Watertown Police Warn of Utility Scam in Town

The Watertown Police Department warns residents to be aware of a scam involving someone posing a representative from a utility. The Watertown Police posted the following announcement on its Facebook page:

WPD received a complaint regarding a “utility company” impostor scam. As always, make sure to verify the credentials of the individual before giving out any financial or personal information. Your utility bill and the internet are good reference points. Scammers request payment through gift cards and Western Union.

Argument Leads to Co-Worker Being Stabbed at Watertown Tire Store

An argument between co-workers at a Watertown tire store ended in a fight in which one was stabbed by a tire tool. A staff member at Doctors Express urgent care alerted Watertown Police that a man who had suffered a stab wound came in for treatment on Sept. 13 at 2:38 p.m.

“The staff explained that a patient came in with a minor stab wound,” said O’Connor, who added that they man had left before police arrived, but the business got his name and his place of employment — Town Fair Tires. The store is located west of Doctors Express on Arsenal Street. When police spoke with the man, he said that he had gotten into an argument with a co-worker while working in one of the bays at Town Fair Tire, and the incident turned physical.

Take at Look Inside a Watertown Police Cruiser

Watertown Police officer Ryan Vaughan shows what is inside a Watertown Police cruiser. Watertown Police Officer Ryan Vaughan showed Watertown News around a police cruiser. The WPD has transitioned from the old Ford Crown Victorias to Ford Explorer SUVs. Vaughan, who has been an officer for six years, said the all-wheel drive vehicles fare better in snow and wet weather. The cruiser is like a mobile office, with a computer and communication equipment.

Space Still Available in the Watertown Citizen Police Academy

Watertown Police Station

The Watertown Citizen Police Academy begins soon and there are still spots available for interested residents. Find out more about the program below in the message from Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn:

Once again this year, the Watertown Police Department will host the Citizen Police Academy, and residents are invited to register. The 2019 Citizen Police Academy will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and will run one night a week for 10 weeks from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Applications must be received by Sept. 13, 2019.

String of Car Break-ins Reported in East Watertown

The Watertown Police Department responded to more than a dozen reports of vehicle that were broken into this week. The 13 break-ins occurred in the East End of Watertown during the overnight hours of Sunday, Aug. 18 into Monday, Aug. 19, according to Watertown Police Sgt. Thomas Grady.

Police Log: Woman Victimized in Computer Scam, Man Caught With Counterfeit Bill

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests

Aug. 6, 10:33 a.m.: An officer spotted a GMC Savannah make and illegal turn so he stopped the driver. While speaking with the driver it was discovered that the man had a warrant for his arrest. The 65-year-old Revere man was arrested on the warrant from Lynn District Court for traffic offenses.

Lowell Woman Busted in CVS Parking Lot With Multiple Crack Pipes

Watertown Police arrested a Lowell woman who was caught with crack pipes in her car. While patrolling the municipal lot behind CVS on Aug. 4, at 6:05 p.m. an officer noticed a car sitting alone in the back of the parking lot, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “As the police car drove by the operator looked at the officer looked shocked and lunged toward the center console,” O’Connor said. “The officer spoke with the woman and observed drug paraphernalia, including glass pipes with burn marks on them.”

Belmont Police Housing Arrestees in Watertown, Temporarily

Watertown Police Station

The Watertown Police Station will not only house those arrested in town, but also the suspects taken into custody by the Belmont Police. Wicked Local reports that the housing of arrestees from Belmont in Watertown will take place during the renovation of the Belmont Police Station, which begins Aug. 4. While Watertown will host the Belmont arrestees, Belmont Police will still be responsible for feeding, and transporting those in custody to and from the Watertown Police Station, including court appearances. During the renovation in Belmont, the BPD will be temporarily housed on the property of the Belmont Water Department at 40 Woodland St.