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Police: Fight on West Newton Leads to Drug Arrest

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. Police who responded to a fight in the South End ended up arresting two men, one on drug charges and one for disturbing the peace.  Boston Police officers responded to a fight in the area of West Newton Street and St. Botolph Street at about 4:25 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, according to police.  Officers stopped a group of 10 men on the Southwest Corridor at Newton Street and began to frisk each person.  Police reported that one of the men frisked had a lump in his left pants pocket, which he reportedly told police was a “bag of rice.” The officer told the man to take the bag out of his pocket. According to police, the suspect pulled out a large bag of rice packaged with smaller bags of heroin. Officers also found a digital scale and $ 208 in cash. Officers placed Lamar Joel Stanford of 430 Columbus Ave. under arrest and charged him with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute. While interviewing the suspect, another man began to yell and cause a disturbance. Police said they told the man to keep his voice down, but he refused. Officers then placed Reginald Kemp of 88 Hazelton St., Mattapan under arrest for disturbing the peace.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

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Police: Heroin Overdose Leads to Drug Arrest at Boston Medical Center

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. Boston Police arrested a homeless man at Boston Medical Center on drug charges on Friday after a woman he was with requested medical attention. Polie said they received a call for a medical emergency at 830 Harrison Ave at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, May 31st. When police arrived, they reported seeing three men in the waiting room who were reportedly worried about the wellbeing of a woman who may have overdosed on heroin.  Upon interviewing the men, police said they determined they had come to Boston Medical Center to inject heroin. The woman reportedly felt sick after injecting and needed medical attention.  Upon a search of the men’s backpacks, police found found two hypodermic needles and a tourniquet. In a side pocket, officers found 23.5 white pills identified as Seroquel. According to the police report, this address is known as an area where heavy drug usage and dealings take place. Boston Police arrested Michael Cardin of 794 Massachusetts Ave., the Woods-Mullen Shelter, and charged him with possession of a Class E substance with intent to distribute. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

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Police: Arrest Made for Attempted Dwight Street Break-Ins

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. Police arrested a South End man for allegedly trying to break in to two buildings on Dwight Street on Tuesday evening. Boston Police Offices responded to a report of an attempted breaking and entering at 7 Dwight Street on April 2 at 5:30 p.m. While en route, officers were informed by the caller’s neighbor that the caller was following the suspect. Officers located the victim with the suspect near Shawmut Avenue and Dwight Street. The victim told police he was out walking his dog for about 45 minutes and returned to find the suspect in the doorway of his residence trying to pry the lock with a pair of scissors. When the victim asked the suspect what he was doing, the suspect reportedly told him, “I’m just looking for them. They went in here.” According to police, the suspect gave the victim several incoherent stories. The victim was able to recover the scissors from the suspect and called the police. The suspect then stated that he was looking for his bags and headed out towards Shawmut Avenue. At this point, the victim informed his neighbor that the suspect had tried to enter his apartment. The suspect then tried to enter the neighbor’s building at 225 Shawmut Avenue. Again, the suspect kept saying that he needed to get his bags, the victim told police.  Officers spoke to the suspect, who told officers that he was looking for his bags. Officers were able to locate two bags in the rear of 225 Shawmut Avenue. One of the bags was empty, the other contained a wooden planter. The suspect identified these bags as his. Officers observed fresh pry marks on the door of the victim’s apartment. Officers arrested David Medina, 19 Dwight St., and charged him with attempted breaking and entering, two counts of possession of burglarious tools, and resisting arrest. Officers recovered a Philips head screwdriver and the scissors, according to their police report. Medina also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Brockton District Court.  The suspect allegedly told police he wanted to pay for the damage to the door for trying to break into the building. He also told police he allegedly saw a man dragging a woman into the house.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

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Heroin Dealer Convicted from 2009 South End Arrest

A habitual offender with 42 prior convictions was convicted once again this week on drug charges stemming from a 2009 drug arrest in the South End.  Julio Medina, 54, was convincted of dealing heroin in a school zone to police officers in 2009. The drug evidence in the case had been tested by state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan, who has been accused of mishandling evidence.  Medina has 42 convictions including 11 for drug offenses, four for violent crimes, and three for weapon-related crimes, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. He faces another trial April 22 for enhanced penalties as a habitual offender. “Given all the facts, anyone can see that the evidence in a drug case is never limited to merely the drugs,” Conley said. “There’s a sequence of events before and after the arrest. There’s a pattern of evidence surrounding the drugs, their packaging, and their distribution. The jury made the right call and they made it in record time – even without knowing this defendant’s long and egregious history.” More on the CrimePolice first linked up with Medina in July of 2009, when they used a phone number traced to him to set up a fake drug deal near a convenience store on the corner of Appleton and Berkeley streets.  A short time later, Medina rode up on a bicycle and asked, “How many do you want?” the DA’s office said. According to the case, the officer explained that he wanted five bags for $ 100. Medina spat five plastic bags from his mouth into his hand and gave them to the officer. The officer in turn provided Medina with $ 100 in pre-recorded buy money and asked if he could call Medina in the future. Medina said that he could. Additional DCU officers moved in and arrested Medina after the sale. Medina removed an additional bag of heroin from his mouth and tried to discard it, but the officers recovered it. They also recovered the plainclothes officer’s buy money, additional cash, and Medina’s cell phone showing an incoming call from the plainclothes officer. Boston Police submitted the drugs to the Department of Public Health drug-testing facility in August 2009. Chemist Annie Dookhan certified the substance in all six bags as heroin. Medina defaulted at his 2010 trial date and was subsequently apprehended in late 2011. In June 2012, after learning of an earlier breach of protocol by Dookhan at the lab, prosecutors asked that the evidence in Medina’s case be re-tested. Once again, but this time by a different chemist, it was certified as heroin. “If the evidence doesn’t support a charge, we won’t pursue it,” […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

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Drug Investigation Prompts Arrest on Harrison Avenue

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. A drug investigation lead to an arrest on Harrison Avenue on Saturday evening.  Boston resident Peter Monzi, of 784 Mass. Ave., was charged with multiple drug charges after police say they saw him buying heroin.  Police conducted a drug investigation in the area of 881 Harrison Ave. on Saturday, March 30 at 6:15 p.m.  Officers said they watched Monzi speak with two people on Harrison Ave, then walk down towards East Lenox Street and stop outside of 889 Harrison Ave. Officers said they then witnessed a hand-to-hand drug transaction.   Police said Monzi returned to the area of 881 Harrison Ave. and sat on the ground with a syringe in one hand and a plastic cup with heroin in the other.  Officers confronted Monzi and placed him under arrest. The suspect told officers that he had traded a $ 36 gift card for heroin with one of the unknowns in the group moments earlier.   Police also found three round purple pills, which Monzi said were vitamins. The pills turned out to be Bupropion, a Class E substance.   Officers arrested Monzi and charged him with possession of a Class A substance and with three outstanding warrants from New Bedford and Fall River District Court.   Officers were unable to locate the man who sold Monzi the heroin.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

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Week in Review: Arrest Made in Overpass Stabbing

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from March 25 to March 29, 2013: Man Charged with Murder in Overpass Stabbing, Held Without Bail An Everett man was charged with murder and ordered held without bail in the stabbing death last month of 44-year-old Corey Thompson, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said on Wednesday. Police Make Arrest for I-93 Overpass Stabbing Authorities have charged Christopher W. Powell of Everett with murder for fatally stabbing a Roxbury man in the South End last month. Police: Attempted Robbery at Washington Street Bank Failed When Teller Couldn’t Read Note After handing the teller a note that she couldn’t read, a bank robbery suspect told her she was “stupid,” and left. Upper Crust: New Owner Says Restaurant ‘Will Be Run Better’ The new owners of the South End’s Upper Crust say the product is the same, but the management is entirely different. Man Found Dead on West Canton Street Boston Police have launched a homicide investigation. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates   South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Police Arrest Homeless Woman on Drug, Larceny Charges on Mass. Ave

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. Boston Police Officers arrested a suspect on several warrants on Saturday, March 9 at 9:34 a.m. near 725 Mass. Ave. Officers arrested Monique Miller, listed as homeless, for a Possession of Class B substance, and two shoplifting warrants out of Lynn District Court. Miller also had warrants out of Boston Municipal Court for two counts of Larceny under $ 250 by single scheme, and two counts of Larceny from a person over 65. Additionally, Miller had two straight warrants out of Boston Municipal Court for intimidating a witness and trespassing. While booking Miller, officers found a prescription bottle with the label removed and three different kinds pills. The bottle contained 19 Cyclobenzaprine, 12 Acetaminophen, and 10 unidentified round white pills. Miller was also charged with possession of a Class E substance for the Cyclobenzaprine.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

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Police Arrest Fugitive in Maine for South End Drug Crimes

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. A Brockton man was arrested while in a Maine prison on Tuesday for defaulting on a warrant related to his 2010 arrest in the South End on drug charges.  At 5 p.m. on February 19, members of the BPD Fugitive Units took custody of Edwell Gethers of 123 South Leyden Street, Brockton, MA from Kennebec County Jail in Augusta, Maine. Gethers had defaulted on a Boston District Court warrant issued on January 18, 2013 for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Gethers was originally arrested on the evening of Friday, September 17, 2010 in an undercover drug operation in the Washington Street area near East Berkley Street. Police reported Gethers provided a bag of off-white rocks believed to be crack cocaine. Officers arrested four individuals as a result of this sting, including Gethers. Gethers was booked for the outstanding warrant and charged with being a fugitive from justice.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

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