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Braintree Scanner Tales: Man arrested after stand-off with cops; Drug arrest

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 13, 2012 10:45 AM

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Man arrested after stand off with cops
A 65-year-old Braintree man was arrested Wednesday after a brief stand-off with police.

According to police, officers went to the man’s home to investigate his behavior the day before, when he allegedly approached a nine-year-old boy on Edgehill Road.

Police said the boy was frightened and told his parents about the incident.

Officers went to his home on Arborway Drive Wednesday and began talking to the man through an open window. Police said the man appeared to be irrational and argued with officers, making threats and refusing to come out of the house.

Neighbors told police that the man had been active in his house earlier, and it sounded as though he was moving furniture to barricade the doors. Neighbors also said the man might possess a firearm.

The Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council SWAT team was called to assist Braintree officers, while police attempted to persuade the man to come out of his house.

A short time later, the man was carrying a large pole as he left his house and allegedly made a threatening move towards officers.

The man, whose name has not been released because he has not been charged, was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

According to police, a friend of the man gave officers information regarding his medical history and a doctor later issued an order for a medical evaluation. The suspect was taken to Quincy Medical Center for evaluation.

Two arrested for alleged drug transaction
Police arrested two men Wednesday afternoon after they allegedly saw the pair engage in a drug transaction at the South Shore Plaza.

According to police, officers observed one suspect parked in the fire lane in front of Macy’s and watched as a second suspect approached the car empty-handed.

The man entered the vehicle and drove off with the suspect. After a brief drive, the pair returned to the Macy’s fire lane, and this time the second suspect exited the car carrying a shopping bag.

Suspecting they had witnessed a drug transaction, police stopped the man as he was walking away from the car.

Police reported smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana on the suspect, and a subsequent search of the shopping bag uncovered over two pounds of raw marijuana.

The man made statements about how much marijuana he purchased and how much he paid, police said, and officers went to stop the first suspect.

Officers pulled the suspect’s car over and searched the vehicle, finding over a pound of marijuana in the back seat and $7,000 in a plastic bag. An additional $952 was found on the suspect, police said.

Both men were placed under arrest.

Kenneth Sullivan, 23, of Yarmouthport, and Nelson C. Delgado, 42, of Riverside, R.I., were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Sullivan was additionally charged with distribution of marijuana.

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