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Threats lead to man’s arrest

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Sandusky police arrested Alvin Watson, 33, on Tuesday, after receiving two separate complaints he’d threatened two people.

But officers didn’t discover his true identity until later.

He’d told all three people who filed complaints against him in the past month his name was “Miguel Orejuela”

During the first incident Dec. 15, a man stopped a police officer on Hancock Street and said Watson, whom he knew as “Hook,” had pulled out a small black gun and told the victim he was not to return to Hancock Street.

The victim just wanted to make police aware of the incident and didn’t want to file charges at the time, according to a police report.

But the next day, a similar incident occurred with the same victim.

When police questioned another witness, she said Watson didn’t have a gun, so no charges were filed that week.

Then on Dec. 29, a second victim called police about Watson threatening him when the victim was trying to retrieve clothing from his wife.

When the victim arrived at their house, his 5-year-old son told him “mom had replaced him with another man” and the victim found Watson inside the house.

The two argued, and the victim said Watson pulled a gun from his waistband and started waving it around.

After the victim left, he allegedly received a threatening voicemail from Watson.

The next day, Watson allegedly threatened a third victim, leaving a voicemail for a woman he’d allowed to put a gas bill in his name.

The woman played the voicemail for officers, who heard him say he would burn her house down if she didn’t change the bill.

Later that day, the second victim told police he was having additional problems with Watson.

When police went to the victim’s home in the 1200 block of Seavers Way, Watson allegedly started yelling at police and tried to shut the door in an officer’s face.

He allegedly claimed to personally know a judge and to be a member of the military and said police couldn’t do anything about it.

Officers arrested him that day for aggravated menacing and discovered his true identity.

Watson denied ever carrying a pistol or claiming to be a member of the military, according to a police report.

A search turned up a broken black toy pellet gun at the house where he’d been staying.

In total, Watson faces four counts aggravated menacing, one count obstructing official business and charges of possession of dangerous drugs and drug abuse.

He remains in the county jail on a $14,000 bond.

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