Wedding reception ends in police intervention
Police are seeking charges against a 34-year-old man from Attleboro after he allegedly struck a North Weymouth man on the head with a beer bottle during a wedding reception at the D.A.V. Hall.
According to police, on Saturday evening, as the first snowstorm of the season approached, police received two 911 cell phone calls reporting the fight at the D.A.V. Hall on Liberty Street.
Witnesses at the scene had conflicting reports of what had occurred, but were told by the victimís 25-year-old girlfriend from Weymouth that a fight broke out after a 25-year-old Avon man got into an argument with her and allegedly threw a punch at her.
The suspect was identified as a member of the bridal party.
According to police, the womanís boyfriend, a 33-year-old North Weymouth man, intervened in the argument, and was allegedly struck in the head by the groomís brother, a man from Attleboro.
The three men continued to fight; however, the Attleboro man left the function hall before police arrived.
Other guests reported that the victim and his girlfriend had been causing problems throughout the course of the night, police said.The victim refused medical treatment.
Police will summon the Attleboro man, whose name has not yet been released as he has not yet been charged, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Drug arrests at South Shore Plaza
A Dorchester and New Hampshire resident were arrested in Braintree on Tuesday afternoon after allegedly selling Percocet to a 29-year-old woman from Hanover.
Officers were patrolling the parking lots at the South Shore Plaza at 4 p.m. and observed the Hanover woman sitting in an Oldsmobile parked near the Target store.
While watching the vehicle, the officer saw a Volkswagen drive toward the Oldsmobile and then turn around. Both vehicles drove to an area in the new garage across from the 99 Restaurant, where the officer observed what he believed to be a drug exchange.
Both cars were stopped by two separate policemen.
The Hanover woman, driving the Oldsmobile, had her two young daughters in the back seat with her, police said. She allegedly produced four Percocet pills and made statements prompting the officers to arrest the Volkswagen passengers.
Four more Percocet pills were later discovered in the womanís pocketbook, police said.
Patrick A Vassel, JR, 23, of Dorchester and Amanda Deschenes, 22, of Nashua, N.H., were placed under arrest.
Police said additional Percocet pills and money, which police believe was paid to the pair by the Hanover woman, were discovered on Deschenes.
Vassel and Deschenes were both charged with distribution of Percocet, possession of Percocet with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.
The Hanover woman, whose name has not yet been released as she has not yet been charged, will face charges of possession of Percocet and conspiracy.