Watertown Police were able to link a man to a home break in through the brand of cigarette that he smokes.
On May 1 at 11:15 p.m. Watertown Police received a call from a Winsor Avenue resident who said a man had just broken into her home, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.
“The man entered here apartment and she had no idea who the person was,” O’Connor said. “She was upstairs when she heard her front door open. She went downstairs and saw a male in the interior of her apartment and she began yelling for him to get out. She was able to physically push him out, locked the door and called police.”
The resident described the suspect as a white male, 30-35, with a beard and a green jacket, O’Connor said.
A neighbor heard the screaming and looked out. She spotted a man fitting the same description in the driveway of the home and he threw the butt away on the driveway.
“Officers located the cigarette and said it was an unusual cigarette, with a black filter and a green strip around it,” O’Connor said.
A short time later officer located a person fitting the description of the suspect at a home on Winsor Avenue.
“He was smoking a cigarette and it was determined to be the same type and brand as the the one found at the scene,” O’Connor said. “The person also matched the description.”
Police arrested Kenneth Clinton Graff, 35, of Watertown, on a charge of breaking and entering at night, O’Connor said.