Pair Charged With Breaking into Watertown Homes

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Police arrested two men after catching them allegedly breaking into homes in a neighborhood near the Charles River.

A resident called police after she became suspicious when two men asked her if she knew someone living in the area because they were serving an arrest warrant, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.

Watertown Police and a Massachusetts State Trooper responded to the call and the state trooper spotted a man fitting the description get into a vehicle in a driveway on Priest Road and pull out. Then he picked up a second man.

One man, identified as Mark Pasquarello, 41, of Concord, N.H., had an outstanding warrant from Middlesex Superior Court for multiple counts of possession of burglarious tools and receiving stolen property.

“Officers discovered a crowbar and a ski mask in the suspect’s car,” Lawn said.

Pasquarello was arrested on the warrant.

The second suspect, Peter Rivera, 35, of Somerville, was taken to the Police Station for questioning.

“He became upset and head butted the police car, putting a dent in the car,” Lawn said.

Rivera was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250.

The two may face other charges, Lawn said. A home was broken into on Irving Street, and a number of items were taken, including a package containing sneakers.

“A pair of sneakers was found inside the vehicle the men were driving,” Lawn said.

Paquarello and Rivera will be charged with receiving property and possibly other charges related to other break ins in the area, Lawn said.

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