Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The man traded oregano for a television, but the victim of the ruse called police.
A Watertown man tried to trade marijuana for a television, but when the victim discovered it was not the drug he called police. Daniel Reilly, 19 of 14 Green St. in Watertown, allegedly traded the fake drugs on Nov. 29 at 5:07 p.m., said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "He exchaged two bags of marijuana to a resident of a group home on Green Street," Lawn said. "The man discovered it was actually oregano and reported it to police." Reilly was placed under arrest, Lawn said, for receiving stolen property worth more than $250, as well as intimidating a witness. He allegedly told the victim not to call police, Lawn said.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The man had advertised that he would give prescription drugs to "party" with a woman.
A Watertown man who advertised that he would trade drugs for sex faces drug possession charges after he gave prescription drugs to an undercover Watertown Police officer. Police learned that the man man, identified as Scott Watts, 40, had been advertising online, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "We received information from an anonymous source that an individual was posting on Craigslist offering to exchange Adderall to 'party with a female,'" Lawn said. Police set up a time to meet Watts at the parking lot of Starbucks on the afternoon of Oct. 31, Lawn said. "At this point, Watts met with an undercover officer, and handed her 15 Aderall," Lawn said. Police placed Watts under arrest. Scott Watts, 40, of 23 Oakland St. in Watertown…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A man went into Foot Locker and allegedly ran off with shoes. Police caught him and he had drugs in his bag.
A Waltham man faces drug possession charges after he allegedly tried to steal a pair of sneakers from Foot Locker in the Arsenal Mall on June 3. Watetown Police were called to the Arsenal Mall at 1:29 p.m. on Sunday after Foot Locker reported a man tried to shoplift, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "A man was trying on shoes and asked for a different color," Lawn said. "The employee observed the man stuffing the first pair into a bag and attempted to leave the store. When he was confronted he dropped the sneakers and fled." The suspect was seen running toward Home Depot. A Watertown Police officer spotted a man matching the description and stopped him. "Inside the bag the officer found a small bag of heroin and (drug) paraphernalia…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The former Watertown Town Councilor faces marijuana growing and distribution charges, but his attorney contends the search warrant was based on false or misleading information provided by the Waltham Police..
Former Watertown Town Councilor Thomas "Gus" Bailey was arrested on drug growing and distribution charges after Waltham Police found marijuana plants inside a warehouse he owns, but his attorney argues that the search was illegal because the search warrant was obtained by using false statements. In documents filed at the Federal Court in Boston, attorney Kevin Mahoney argues that certain details used in the affidavit filed by Joseph Connors, a drug investigator with the Waltham Police Department, were untrue and were included to ensure that the search warrant would be approved by a judge. Waltham Police received a tip from a Framingham drug investigator about an indoor marijuana growing operation in the city. When police went to …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Police were called after a couple went into the bathroom for an extended period of time.
Workers at Dunkin Donuts in East Watertown called police on April 27 at 1:30 p.m. after a man and woman went into the bathroom for a long period and had not come out, and when police rousted the couple they allegedly found the man had a syringe. Police first cleared the couple out of the bathroom, out of the store and onto the street so they could question them, said Watertown Police Sgt. Thomas Grady. "The gentleman dropped something into the storm drain," Grady said. "Officers discovered a syringe which, I guess you would say, was loaded and ready." The officers used a test and found that the substance in the syringe was heroin, Grady said. Patrick J. Faherty, 27, of 27 Lexington St. in Waltham, was arrested on a charge of possession of…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A police officer spotted the man make a drug deal in the delta at Lexington and Belmont streets.
A Watertown man faces charges of distribution of drugs after being spotted selling a bag of marijuana on the grassy delta at the intersection of Lexington, Belmont and Orchard streets. On Sept. 1 at 9:19 p.m., a plain-clothed officer spotted two people at the delta, and then saw a third person who he recognized as Joel Figueroa of Watertown, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The officer saw Figueroa talking on a cell phone, and then looking around before walking to the delta. “The officer observed Figueroa reach into his pocket and take out an item and exchange it with one of the other individuals,” Lawn said. “The officer then approached them and identified himself as an officer.” The officer discovered that Figueroa had sold the …