On January 23rd, 2015, at approximately 9 AM, the Watertown Police Department responded to a report of burglary at Dempsey’s Pub and Brewery, 127 N. Broadway St. Officers arrived on scene to discover a front window was broken. No suspects were on scene.
Sometime during the overnight hours, the suspect forcibly entered the business by smashing a window. An undisclosed amount of cash and property was stolen.
After further investigation, the suspect was identified as Mr. Scott Anthony Robertson, age 44, of Watertown, SD. He was apprehended at approximately 3 PM in Kingsbury County. Robertson is the suspect in numerous other crimes in Eastern South Dakota. Those crimes are currently under investigation.
Robertson has been charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, Theft, Intentional Damage to Property and Possession of Stolen Property. Additional charges are pending. 3rd Degree Burglary is a Class 5 Felony which is punishable up to 5 years in the State Penitentiary and a fine of $10,000.
Robertson is being held at the Codington County Detention Center.