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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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Argument Leads to Roommate Fight on Albany Street

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. An argument amongst roommates turned violent on Wednesday evening. Boston Police responded to an assault and battery report at about 12:31 on Wednesday, March 13 at 601 Albany Street. Officers spoke to the victim, who stated that his roommate struck him. The two had had an argument about late night visitors. When the roommate asked the victim if he had been drinking, the suspect said no. At this point, the suspect became angry, police said. An arugment ensued and the suspect slapped the victim and punched him in the throat. Officers observed redness on the victim’s throat. Officers spoke to the suspect, who refused to provide officers with her license or any information. The suspect eventually provided her license and admitted to slapping the victim because of the nature of their argument. Officers charged Natalia Trujillo of 601 Albany Street with assault and battery.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

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Bus Attack Leads to Call to Better Protect MBTA Drivers

The president of the MBTA operator’s union is calling for increased efforts on part of police, prosecutors and lawmakers in the wake of a 15-person attack on a bus driver in Dorchester Saturday. Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 John Lee said in a statement published on the union’s website March 10 that such attacks deserve immediate attention by state lawmakers. “The Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 is relieved and thankful that the Bus Driver, attacked in the early morning hours, was not more seriously injured,” the statement said. “However this assault by a reported mob on an isolated Local 589 member simply doing his job illustrates the need for public safety officials and the legislature to act quickly before a transit worker is killed.” The Boston Globe reported Sunday that there have been 22 reported cases of MBTA drivers who have been assaulted or threatened in 2013 and 18 cases during the same period in 2012. Lee calls for new recognition by lawmakers on House Bill 1508/Senate Bill 718 “An Act to Authorize the Arrest for Assault and Battery on a Public Employee,” which would make it possible for police to arrest a suspect without a warrant should there be sufficient probable cause, according to the language of the bill. The bill was referred to the joint committee on the judiciary Jan. 23 by both the house and senate, though there are no hearings immediately scheduled. “MBTA and RTA workers, male and female, are on the job in the early morning hours and late into the night,” Lee’s post continued. “They are often isolated while working in buses, trolleys and transit stations and are increasing becoming the target of violence. It is well passed time for a crackdown on the thugs that target working women and men on any public transit job.” SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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Fight at Pine Street Inn Home Leads to Arrests

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. Police arrested two men on Monday for allegedly starting a fistfight inside a Pine Street in rooming house.  Officers responded to a report of a fight in an apartment inside 1740 Washington Street. As officers were en route, dispatch informed the officer that the fight was between four different people. A resident directed the officers to the apartment when they arrived. A female let officers into the apartment. Officers observed three males in the apartment, one of which was bleeding from the nose and bottom lip. While the officer tried to ask the room what had happened, the female told police that her two friends had been arguing and the argument turned violent. While talking to the female, one of the men interrupted to clarify minor details about the argument, which turned into a shouting match. The argument quickly deteriorated into a fistfight. Officers collected a white towel, a white sweatshirt and blue jeans that all had blood on them. Officers arrested Martin Waters and Brian Swider, both of 185 West Canton Street, Boston, and charged them both with assault and battery.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

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