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Braintree Scanner Tales: Knife threat at Seven-Eleven; drunk-driving charge

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  June 11, 2013 09:51 AM

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Man arrested for threatening shopper with knife

A Weymouth man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly threatening a Braintree man with a knife outside Weymouth Landing.

According to police, while outside a Seven-Eleven store, the suspect asked the victim for money.

The Braintree man told police that words were exchanged, and the Braintree man continued into the store to conduct his business.

While inside the store, the Braintree man said he saw the Weymouth man outside with a knife in his hand. The suspect then motioned for the Braintree man to come outside.

Police said that the Braintree man called police. Upon seeing the victim on the phone, the suspect walked away toward Weymouth.

Braintree and Weymouth police searched the area for the suspect and found him a short distance away.

Brian D. Gerbeville, 57, of Weymouth was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Police found three knives in his possession.


Woman charged in Braintree crash
A Braintree woman was arrested on Saturday for allegedly crashing into another car while driving under the influence, sending the other driver to the hospital.

According to police, officers responded on June 8 to a crash at the intersection of Liberty and Grove streets.

Police had received a call from a motorist who was following what he described as an erratic operator traveling north on Grove Street from Weymouth.

According to the witness, the erratic operator failed to stop for the red light at the intersection, crossed over the center line, and crashed into a Weymouth man’s car, who had been driving South on Grove Street.

The victim, a 60-year-old man from Weymouth, was transported to South Shore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, a 47-year-old woman from Braintree, did not appear to be injured. Police spoke with the suspect and said she smelled of alcohol.

After performing several sobriety tests, the suspect was placed under arrest.

Mary Beath, 47, of Braintree was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, failure to keep within marked lanes, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

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