Two men arrested after early morning disturbance in Watertown diner’s parking lot

WATERTOWN, NY —  Two men were arrested after an incident early Friday, July 10, in parking lot of Mo’s Place diner, 345 Factory St., according to the Watertown Police Department.

Robert E. Rivera, 29, of 823 Bronson St., Watertown, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He is accused of clenching his fists and swinging his arms in an aggressive manner in front of a large crowd at about 2:44 a.m. Friday, police said. He is also accused of physically fighting and refusing to provide his hands for handcuffing, according to court documents.

Mathew V. Belcher, 32, of 62 Brett St., Brockton, MA, was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. Mr. Belcher is accused of yelling at uniformed officers and continually walking towards officers who were conducting field sobriety tests on an individual after being asked several times to back up and leave the area, police said. He is also accused of placing his arms underneath his body to prevent handcuffing and actively fought with officers, according to court documents.

Both men are summoned to appear in October in City Court.



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