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Scanner tales: Stories from Braintree police log

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  July 26, 2011 06:09 PM

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Sneaker release causes chaos
A man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly creating a disturbance at the South Shore Plaza.

According to police, approximately 300 people gathered outside the mall early Saturday to be the first in line to purchase special release sneakers from the Foot Action store.

One person was trampled and required medical attention when the crowd rushed the door. Even though the sneakers quickly sold out, the crowd continued to surge forward to enter the mall.

According to police, David Chery, 18, of Hyde Park encouraged the crowd to enter the mall and was taken into custody. He struggled with officers upon arrest, and both he and the officers fell to the ground, police said.

Chery was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The remaining crowd was broken up by officers from Milton, Randolph, and Weymouth.

Randolph woman crashes car in OUI
A 23-year-old woman from Randolph was transported to South Shore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after allegedly driving up an embankment on the opposite side of the road and rolling the car onto its roof.

Accident reconstruction teams believe the woman was traveling on West Street from Randolph into Braintree when she lost control of the vehicle, traveling approximately 100 feet, and then went four feet off the right side of the roadway before veering to the left, traveling 150 feet on the wrong side of the road, and then up the embankment.

The woman is faces charged of drunken driving and failure to keep right.

Her name has not yet been released as she has not yet been charged.

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