Watertown Man Given Probation For His Role In Apartment Burglary

(Watertown) A Watertown man guilty for his role in burglarizing an apartment was placed on probation for three years Wednesday. Julio Castro entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Burglary in December.

Castro was also given 30 days of conditional jail time. Twenty-nine-year-old Alexander Mendoza is facing similar charges for his alleged role.

Castro entered the Watertown apartment in September of 2019 to take money and drugs that he believed were there. Police found a metal pipe that was used to smash a garage window to gain entry at the scene which had blood on it. Castro’s DNA was a match.

When questioned, the 24-year-old admitted to the crime. Mendoza, who allegedly entered the home with Castro, has denied his involvement.