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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Trisha M. Skirkanich, 31, 82 Manila St., Oakville at 4:31 a.m. July 12 for disorderly conduct.

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Animal Control Officer Judy Umstead and her partner Lola, attended the first ever New England “Cops & Comfort Dogs” symposium hosted by the Groton and UCONN Police Departments on Thursday, July 1. Lola is a certified comfort/therapy dog and the newest “sworn member” of the Watertown Poli…

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Jonathan Bellon, 38, 132 Cinnamon Rd., Milford at 11:30 p.m. June 30 for breach of peace in the 2nd degree and assault in the 3rd degree.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that Lisa Ricciardi, 32, 245 Cherry Ave., was arrested at 9:20 a.m. June 26 for use of drug paraphernalia excpt<1/2 oz., and possession of a controlled substance or >1/2 oz. cannabis. 

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Semaqer Ausartegasut Ebron, 28, 461 Spring St., Naugatuck, at 10:45 p.m June 18 for failure to respond to an infraction.

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WATERTOWN — Officers on patrol heard several shots fired while they were on patrol on Main Street at approximately 1:15 a.m. Friday, June 11. The area of the shooting was narrowed down to the Pondview Drive / Kimberly Lane area and police dispatch started receiving calls.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested John P. Dimaria, 27, 69 Washington St., Waterbury, at 7:30 a.m. June 12 for harrassment in the 2nd degree.

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In a ceremony on June 2, Jersey Mike’s owner Fran McCormack (left), presented a check for $3,000 to the Watertown Police Department, the proceeds from a grand opening program in which customers received a free sandwich in exchange for a $3 donation to the WPD Police Benevolent Association. N…

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Michael Solia, 38, 48 Silver St., Waterbury, at 11:30 p.m. on June 6 for violation of a protective order. 

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Robert Elardo, 61, 20 Pythian Ave., Watertown, at 4:45 p.m. May 28 for failure to appear in the 1st degree.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Kevin Faircloth, 51, 48 Atwood Ct., Watertown, at 3:30 a.m. May 24 for sale of a narcotic substance and risk of injury to a child.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested John Eddy Pond, 61, 159 French St., Watertown, at 11:50 a.m. May 12 for breach of peace in the 2nd degree. 

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Robert Dingwell, 58, 174 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, at 11 a.m. May 8 for violation of a protective order.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Jeremiah Laporte, 21, 150 Birch St., Waterbury, at 11:43 a.m. April 29 for breach of peace in the 2nd degree.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested John W. Render, 59, 97 Park Rd., Waterbury, at 6:55 p.m. April 23 for illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and failure to grant the right of way on a private road.

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The brand new Jersey Mike’s announced a program that customers would receive a free regular sandwich in exchange for a $3 donation to the Watertown Police Departments’ Benevolent Association at Jersey Mike’s grand opening in the former KMart Plaza on April 14. The program, which ran through …

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WATERTOWN-OAKVILLE — With the warmer months coming and the increase in pedestrian traffic, the Watertown Police Department would like to remind the public of pedestrian safety involving crosswalks, especially on Main Street.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department will conduct a DWI check point from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, April 22 on Echo Lake Road in the area of DeLand Field.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Carlos Infante, 27, 127 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, at 10 a.m. April 13 for larceny in the 1st degree.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that John Vanvlack, 55, 8 Summit Rd., Prospect, was arrested at 12:45 a.m. March 10 for disobeying the signal of an officer and illegally operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Patrick M. McDonald, 31, 123 Dalton St., Oakville, at 1:45 a.m. March 28 for illegally carrying firearm while under the influence of drugs/alcohol, risk of injury to a child, breach of peace in the 2nd degree, and reckless endangerment in the 1st …

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Daniel Priestman, 42, 176 Smith Pond Rd., Watertown at 11:30 p.m. March 21 for risk of injury to a child, breach of peace in the 2nd degree and harassment in the 1st degree.

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On March 17 at approximately 4 p.m., the Watertown Police Department responded to a single family residence on Morris Town Line Highway for the report of a home invasion and that the suspect was armed with a hatchet and injured an occupant in the residence.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Conor Zoller, 29, 44 Ledgewood Rd., Watertown, at 5:45 p.m. March 12 for breach of peace in the 2nd degree.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Brian Collier, 48, 296 New Haven Ave., Waterbury, at 9 p.m. March 6 for burglary in the 3rd degree, criminal mischief in the 3rd degree, and larceny in the 4th degree.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Jeffrey Bushey, 26, 48 Harvard St., Watertown, at 1:20 a.m. on February 25 for improper use of a marker/license/registration, traveling unreasonably fast, operation of a drug factory, possession with intent to sell narcotic substances, possession …

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WATERTOWN — Watertown police report that on February 18, the Watertown Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at the Golden Phoenix Spa, 1278 Main St. in connection to a promoting prostitution investigation.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Janeiro Sandoval, 32, 221 Riverside St., Oakville, at 9:13 p.m. February 11 for breach of peace in the 2nd degree. 

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WATERTOWN — Police report they arrested Timothy Griskus, 63, 52 Long Hill Rd., Waterbury, at 8:30 p.m. February 7 for illegally operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Maxwell Weiff, 24, 351 Oakville Ave., Waterbury, at 4:45 a.m. January 31, for traveling unreasonably fast, reckless driving, failure to drive in the proper lane, improper muffler, tinted auto glass requirements and breach of peace in the 2nd degree. 

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WATERTOWN — Police arrested Marco Guenter Spaeth, 29, 13 Colonial St., Oakville, at 9:45 a.m. January 22 for disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order.

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 WATERTOWN — Police arrested Rudolph Sigel, 63, 360 Straits Tnpke., Watertown, at 8 p.m. January 18 for disorderly conduct.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that Nijat Dzafer, 58, 76 Buckingham St., Oakville, was arrested at 7:20 p.m. January 3 for criminal lockout. He was released with a promise to appear.

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WATERTOWN — Chief Joshua Bernegger was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Watertown Police Department on January 4. Chief Bernegger is a twenty-three year law enforcement veteran, beginning his career with the Naugatuck Police Department in 1997. The Watertown Police Department hired Chief B…

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Veteran Watertown Animal Control Officer Pat Conte is retiring from the town after 31 years of dedicated service to the town of Watertown, its citizens, pets and wildlife. From iguanas to bears and more, Officer Conte used her expertise to evaluate circumstances, which was such a valuable as…

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WATERTOWN — Police arrested Vincent Perucci, 40, 386 Buckingham St., Oakville, at 4:10 p.m. December 13 for disorderly conduct, assault in the 2nd degree and strangulation/suffocation in the 3rd degree.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department is attempting to locate a male party named Connor Harkins. Mr. Harkins is a white male, approx. 5 ft. 11. in. tall approx. 155 lbs. brown hair, clean shaven. Last seen wearing a black ski Jacket, black pants, grey sneakers. If you locate this indiv…

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A check for $1,500 is delivered by Watertown Lion President Kathie Trowbridge to the Watertown Police Department to enhance their training site. Shown from left are Town Manager Mark Raimo, Police Chief John C. Gavallas, Range Officer Jesse Esposito, Lion President Kathie Trowbridge and Dept…

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WATERTOWN — Police arrested Koffi Pipi Ande, 37, 220 French St., Watertown, at 4:20 p.m. December 4 for risk of injury to a child. 

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Lions Club discovered that 18 Christmas trees were missing on the morning of Sunday, November 29 when they opened for their Christmas tree sale fundraiser in the Watertown Plaza. Three hundred and twenty-four trees were counted when they were taken off the delivery …

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WATERTOWN — Police arrested Kevin Masse, 63, 587 Plank Rd., Waterbury, at 6:38 a.m. November 25 for disorderly conduct and threatening in the 2nd degree.

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Officer Matthew Chiucarello was sworn in as Watertown’s newest officer in a brief ceremony at police headquarters on November 18. Officer Chiucarello was a certified police officer in Meriden prior to coming to Watertown, where he most recently served as a school resource officer. Due to the…

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WATERTOWN — Police report that David Griffin Dimichele, 21, 107 Circuit Ave., Watertown, was arrested at 4:07 p.m. November 20 for disorderly conduct.

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The Watertown Police Department is attempting to identify a male party observed (and videoed) physically abusing a dog that he was walking on Westview Drive in the area of Frances Ann Drive in Oakville at approximately 8 a.m. on November 15. The male is identified as a white male, approximat…