Friday, April 12, 2013
The incident at the Watertown market started as an argument and escalated from there.
A couple of workers at Russo’s and Sons market got into an argument early on the morning of April 4, and it got serious when one of the men pulled out a knife. The two men began arguing and one challenged the other to a fight, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The suspect, identified as Tien Van Nguyen, reacted to the challenge. “Nguyen pulled a knife out and pointed it at his co-worker,” Lawn said. Police arrested Nguyen, 49, of 46 Linwood St. Apt. 1 in Medford, on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, Lawn said.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Watertown Police arrested the man who allegedly drove while intoxicated.
A Waltham man faces OUI charges after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel of his car in Watertown. On March 29 at 3:17 a.m., a citizen approached a Watertown Police officer after seeing a man slumped behind the wheel of his vehicle on Spring Street near Summer Street, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "The officer found the suspect's car in the middle of two lanes and an individual slumped forward and asleep," Lawn said. The officer knocked on the door and woke up the driver, Lawn said. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol and performed field sobriety tests, Lawn said. Christian G. Hidalgo, 34, of 1148 Main St. in Waltham, was arrested on a charge of driving under the incluence of alcohol, Lawn said.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Three people have been charged with heroin and crack cocaine possession after one was caught shoplifting.
Police responded to a report of shoplifting Tuesday, Feb. 26, but ended up leveling charges of drug possession against three people. Police were called to JC Penney at the Solomon Pond Mall on Tuesday after a woman who was later identified as Courtney Elizabeth O'Reilly, 33, of 53 Alder Street in Waltham was detained for allegedly taking a Keurig Coffee maker and a pack of coffee and tea. Police interviewed the woman and discovered she had produced a stolen New Hampshire drivers license when she had been detained and maintained that identity while being interviewed by police. Police were able to locate another man, later identified as Richard Gaudet Jr., 34, of 53 Alder Street Waltham, on Donald J. Lynch Boulevard that had allegedly been …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The man refused to cooperate with the taxi driver or police.
A Watertown man faces charges after getting into an argument with a cab driver, and would not cooperate with police. Police responded to a report of a fight on Coolidge Avenue on Feb. 14 at 11:46 p.m. and when officers arrived they found a cab driver arguing with a customer, identified as Omar Bamukhashab, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The driver told police he picked up the man at the Crowne Plaza in Newton and drove him to Coolidge Avenue, but when he stopped the passenger got out and tried to walk away without paying, Lawn said. The fare was $13.40. When police arrived, the passenger would not calm down, Lawn said "Omar got loud and refused to stop yelling when officers asked him to," Lawn said. Omar M. Bamukhashab, 20, of …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A 15-year-old Watertown boy reported being attacked as he walked along the path near Waverley Avenue.
Watertown Police arrested a 16-year-old Watertown boy after he allegedly attacked a another teen as he walked on Linear Path. The 15-year-old boy told police he was "jumped" by the other boy when he was on the path between Waverley Avenue and Whites Avenue at 3:13 p.m. on Feb. 1, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Police did not release the name of the 16-year-old boy because he is a minor. "The 16 year old got on top of the boy and repeatedly struck him in the head," Lawn said. "(The 15 year old) was holding his phone in his hand in an attempt to block his face and the phone shattered." Police charged the 16-year-old boy with assault and battery and malicious destruction of property, Lawn said.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Boston Police arrested the 23-year-old man after he allegedly smashed the mirror of a car on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston.
Boston Police arrested a Watertown man after he allegedly smashed the mirror of a car after the driver refused to give him a ride home from Allston. According to Boston Police, at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pat Malstedt, 23, of Watertown, opened the back door of a car and got into the back and said he would pay $100 for a ride home. The driver, who did not know Malstedt, refused and told him "keep his money and get our of his car," according to the BPDnews.com report. Malstedt allegedly got out and smashed the passenger-side mirror and then ran into T Anthony's Pizzeria on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston. Police officers arrived at the scene and went into the pizzeria. When he saw police, Malstedt allegedly tried to avoid officers by running …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The 35-year-old man pleaded guilty to wire fraud after making unauthorized credit card purchases and cash advances.
A Watertown man received a sentence of more than three years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from his former employer, Iron Mountain. John J. Palandjian, 35, was given a 41 month (3 year, 5 month) sentence from Federal Court Judge Mark L. Wolf, according to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office. He will also have three years of supervised release and must pay $7,500 in fines and pay $1.148 million in restitution. Palandjian pleaded guilty to 10 counts of wire fraud in October 2012, after being accused of stealing the money from his employer. According to a release from Ortiz's office: From August 2010 to June 2011, Palandjian used Iron Mountain’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases and cash advances in excess of $1,148,000…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Boston Police arrested the man for trying to use two fake $100 bills.
A Watertown man got into even deeper legal trouble at a Boston court house Wednesday when he allegedly paid his court fees with counterfeit money. Police went to the Brighton District Court House after a court clerk discovered that Fernando Costa, 24, of Watertown, used fake bills, according to a report on BostonInno.com. Costa used two $100 bills, two $20s and a $10 bill, and the clerk found that the $100 notes were fake, according to the report. He tried to run away, but police caught Costa and placed him under arrest. See the whole story on BostonInno.com by clicking here.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Both men, including man with Watertown connection, will return to court on Friday, Dec. 14.
Two men charged with a home invasion in Walham will return to court on Friday for a dangerousness hearing, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. Andre Laventure, 26, of Manchester, N.H., and Cameron Fournier, 24, of Chelmsford will appear in Waltham District Court for a dangerousness hearing on Dec. 14, according to the DA's office. The pair is being held without bail pending that hearing. Laventure, who used to live in Watertown, faces the following charges: discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, three counts of armed assault in a dwelling, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of attempted murder, one count of intimidation of a witness, two counts of armed robbery, three counts of assault and …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
He will not be charged this time around, according to the Fox 25 News report.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
James Marzilli, the former state senator from Arlington who pleaded guilty last year to lewdly harassing four women on the streets of Lowell in 2008, is facing new accusations, but he will not be charged, according to a Fox 25 News report this evening. Roughly three week ago, on Friday, Oct. 26, Marzilli allegedly stood in the doorway of his Watertown home, wearing only a dress shirt, and watched a female neighbor do yard work, according to the report. After about 10 minutes, the woman called police when Marzilli touched his bare thigh, Fox reports. Marzilli told police that he was wearing shorts at the time of the incident, but the neighbor disputed this claim, according to the report. Watertown police told Fox that Marzilli will not be …