Watertown police cruiser. Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — Marks G. Horton, 41, of 555 Mill St., Upper Apt., was charged by city police Sunday with third-degree falsely reporting an emergency, petit larceny and criminal mischief with intent to damage property.

According to police records, at about 7 a.m., Mr. Horton kicked in the door of Ronald Delair’s apartment at 557 Mill St., Upper Apt., causing the door to come apart. He then stole about seven bags of returnable cans from Mr. Delair.

At about 8 a.m. Sunday, Mr. Horton told a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy he observed two elderly men with long guns enter his residence, stating they “looked like they were going after someone.”

After several officers arrived on scene and investigated the claims, they found the report was false.

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