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Braintree Scanner Tales: Drug arrest, car accident, bank robbery

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 26, 2013 02:55 PM

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Lynn man charged with drug possession

A Lynn man was arrested Dec. 19 on charges that he was allegedly dealing drugs.

According to police, officers were conducting surveillance near Granite Street when they saw the suspectís car turn onto Granite from Davis Road. A vehicle registration query revealed that the car had failed inspection.

Officers stopped the car. During the stop, police said they found a pill bottle containing heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine, along with a Clonazepam pill.

Miguel A. Matos, 43, from Lynn was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and Clonazepam.


OUI accident causes power outage

A 33-year-old Brockton woman will be summonsed to court after allegedly driving drunk and crashing into a Braintree utility pole, cutting power to local residents.

Police said that shortly before 2 a.m. on Dec. 21, officers received a call of a single car accident.

The operator had allegedly drove off the road and struck a utility pole, snapping the pole in half.

When officers responded, the woman was conscious and alert, police said. The utility pole was resting on the roof of the car and the wires were live.

Braintree fire fighters and Fallon Ambulance medics removed the woman from her vehicle after Braintree Electric Light Department cut power to the area.

A section of Washington Street from Common Street to Elm Street was closed for several hours while crews replaced the pole. Local residents were also without power for several hours.

Police said the woman, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to South Shore hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. She will face charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger, and a marked lanes violation.


Police search for bank robber

Police are looking for the man accused of robbing the Braintree Cooperative Bank on Washington Street on Dec. 23.

According to police, a white man in his 40s entered the bank at approximately 2:25 p.m. and passed the teller a note that demanded money.

Police said no weapon was shown, but the man claimed to be armed.

The teller gave the man a sum of money and he fled out the back door. Bank employees indicated that he resembled a man wanted for bank robberies in Needham and Stoughton.

Police are on the lookout for the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Braintree Police.

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