Brookline Man Arrested for Misleading Woman into Taking Medication to End Pregnancy

The Watertown Police and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office provided the following announcement:

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Watertown Chief of Police Justin Hanrahan have confirmed that Robert Kawada, 43, of Brookline has been charged with poisoning, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on pregnant person and assault and battery on a household or family member in connection with misleading a woman, who was known to him, into taking medication to end her pregnancy. The preliminary investigation suggests that Kawada and the victim were in a dating relationship and that the victim became pregnant. Kawada is alleged to have secretly given the victim medication under the guise that he was giving her iron pills and vitamins. That medication was actually intended to end the pregnancy. After the victim had been given the pills, one of which is believed to be Misoprostol, the victim suffered a miscarriage.

Middlesex DA, Police Chief to Speak at Forum on Immigration in Watertown

A panel discussion to support immigrant communities in Watertown and Middlesex County will be held at the Library on Feb. 20. Middlesex DA Marian Ryan, State Rep. Jonathan Hecht and Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn will host a the conversation. According to Rep. Hecht’s office, the event is a panel discussion and Q&A on immigration in Middlesex County cities, towns, and courthouses, and aims to foster a supportive environment for our local immigrant residents.. The organizers sent out the following information:

Please join us for a Conversation about immigration in our cities, towns and court across Middlesex County.

Middlesex Grand Jury Indicts 3 on Charges in Watertown Cases

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced the following grand jury indictments involving cases in Watertown. These indictments were handed down between January 17 and April 29, 2019. Defendants without a hometown listed do not have a last known address. These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Bruce Demelo, 43, of Lynn, was charged with larceny from a building (6 counts), breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the daytime to commit a felony, breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the daytime to commit a misdemeanor, larceny over $1,200, and larceny under $1,200.

Boston Man Arrested for Breaking Into Homes in Watertown, Other Communities

Police arrested a Boston man suspected of breaking into 19 homes over the past five months in five communities, including Watertown. Jargle Soto-Suazo, 33, of Boston, was apprehended following an alleged break-in that occurred in Brookline on Thursday, Feb. 7, according to the announcement from Middlesex District Attorney Marina Ryan’s office. DA Ryan, Watertown Chief of Police Michael Lawn, Medford Chief of Police Jack Buckley, Brookline Chief of Police Andrew Lipson, Quincy Chief of Police Paul Keenan and Acting Arlington Chief of Police Julie Flaherty announced that Soto-Suazo is believed to be responsible for the uptick in housebreaks in the communities of Watertown, Medford, Brookline, Quincy and Arlington. 

Police departments across Middlesex and Norfolk Counties have been investigating the reported crimes since September 2018. The statement read:

As part of the ongoing joint investigation into the alleged burglaries, police from multiple departments located the defendant displaying suspicious behavior in the area of Colbourne Street in Brookline.

Three Watertown Men Indicted on Drug Charges by Middlesex Grand Jury

A grand jury indicted three Watertown men on drug-related charges, Middlesex District Attorney Marin Ryan’s office announced. The three men — Dominic Davis, Akeem Mapp, and James Paul — were arrested in June after a joint investigation by the Watertown Police and the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force. Their home was raided by a NEMLEC SWAT team. The raid found cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA), Ketamine, marijuana, three firearms, and approximately $10,000 in cash. This week, the Middlesex DA’s office announced the indictments from Nov.