Police Log: Car Left on Cinderblocks After Wheels Taken, Multiple Mail Fishing Scams

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

Feb. 16, 3:10 p.m.: Police received a report of a vehicle with a man who might be intoxicated inside on North Beacon Street. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle with two wheels up on the sidewalk, partially blocking the driveway to MacDonald Academy of Martial Arts. The man inside showed signs of intoxication, including an overwhelming odor of alcohol, glassy and bloodshot eyes, and there were several empty Jim Beam nips bottles in the vehicle.

Man Faces Charges After Stabbing Dog That Attacked His Dog

A Watertown man faces criminal charges after he allegedly stabbed a dog that was attacking his dog and would not release it. On Feb. 13, just before 6:30 p.m., police received a report of a fight between two dogs at Filippello Park. When they arrived the two owners, one who had a dog about 20-25 pounds in size, and the other had two dogs that were 40-50 pounds each. The men had been walking along a path in the park when the altercation happened, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.

Police Log: Man Caught Using Fake ID, 2 Cases of Check Fraud

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Feb. 5, 2:28 p.m.: The staff at Ulta Beauty at Arsenal Yards spotted a man using a fake ID to make a purchase. The man had a Maryland driver’s license with a different person’s name on it and asked to use an Ulta credit card with the fake name from the license. Police were alerted and when the investigated they located a vehicle outside the store and found a Dyson hairdryer valued at $600 and two more valued at $430, along with several fragrances.

Police Log: Shoplifter Caught with Laptop, Wall Damaged by Vehicle

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Jan. 16, 12:24 p.m.: Police received a report of a shoplifting at Best Buy. Store security spotted a man who was observed taking a laptop, and gave the description to police and said he had been seen heading toward Arsenal Street. Officers spotted a man matching the description on a bench in Arsenal Yards.

Watertown Police Officer Suspended by POST Commission

A Watertown Police officer has been suspended by the POST Commission for accusations that he was charged with a felony. The Watertown Police Department referred questions to City Manager George Proakis, who confirmed that officer Kevin Rooney has been suspended during the POST Commission process. “Regarding this specific situation, Officer Rooney is on an unpaid administrative leave status. But, due to this being a personnel issue, that is all I can share at this time,” Proakis said. Proakis did not go into details about the reason for the suspension, but added the following statement. “It is my expectation that the actions of every one of our law enforcement officers, both on and off duty, consistently reflect positively on the Police Department and the Watertown community as a whole.