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Braintree Scanner Tales: Shoplifting at the mall; stabbing at Randolph border

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  August 3, 2012 11:49 AM

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Pair attempts escape after alleged larceny from SSP
Two women from Brockton were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing jewelry from a store in the South Shore Plaza.

According to police, loss prevention officers were watching the women after recognizing one of the women from an alleged shoplifting incident the day before.

Police said that on Monday, they had observed the suspect steal a bracelet and necklace, but were unable to apprehend her.

On Tuesday, loss prevention officers attempted to detain the two women after they left Lord & Taylor and entered the mall with allegedly more stolen jewelry,

The suspects refused to return to the store with loss prevention officers, police said. One of the suspects then assaulted both officers, attempting to scratch at and around their eyes with her fingernails.

Both women then fled through the parking garage, into the Target, and out to another parking lot, police said. They were ultimately apprehended by one of the loss prevention officers.

Police said that one woman stole $430 of merchandise; the other stole $382 of merchandise.

Maria Gomes, 19, and Josiane A. Fonesca, 23, both of Brockton were charged with larceny over $250.

Gomes was additionally charged with two counts each of mayhem, assault and battery, and receiving stolen property under $250 for the theft the previous day.

Both loss prevention officers were treated at the scene for their injuries.

Underage drinking party leads to stabbing, police say
Braintree and Randolph police are investigating a report of a stabbing that allegedly took place on the Randolph/Braintree town line near the town reservoir on Pond Street.

According to police, shortly before midnight on Thursday, police received a 911 call saying that a 22-year-old Braintree man had been stabbed near the Hostess store on Pond Street.

Braintree officers arrived to the scene, but could not locate anyone. A second call stated that the victim was on his way to his Braintree home.

Officers began stopping cars in the area suspected of leaving a party that had been occurring in the woods. After stopping three cards, police earned that there had allegedly been a fight and stabbing on the Randolph side of the reservoir, where approximately 30 kids attended an underage drinking party.

The second car contained the victim of the stabbing and a few of his friends.

According to police, the victim sustained a stab wound to the leg and was bleeding heavily. Officers applied a bandage to the leg until an ambulance arrived. The victim was later transported to South Shore Hospital after telling officers that he didn’t know who stabbed him.

A 17-year-old Braintree youth was also transported to the hospital with a hand injury that police believed was consistent with a knife wound.

Both men were treated and released

In the third car, officers found several teenage females and one male female who were coming from the party. The witnesses gave police a description of the suspect, who matched the description of a man found in the first car stopped.

The male passenger from the car full of females was brought to the scene of the suspect’s stop, where he made a positive identification of the individual, but couldn’t positively state that he had stabbed the victim.

The parents of all the juveniles who were stopped were contacted and responded to the Braintree Police station to pick up their children.

Meanwhile, Randolph police returned to the scene of the crime, seized evidence, and took photos.

According to Randolph police, officers are still looking into identifying the suspect, and expect to file charges.

Officers were unsure if charges would only be filed for the alleged stabbing, or if those charges would also include underage drinking charges.

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