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Braintree Scanner Tales: Police arrest alleged pimp for alleged assault, Drunk driving arrests, Teen arrested for alleged drugged driving

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 24, 2014 12:35 PM

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Police arrest alleged pimp for alleged assault

A Roxbury man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old woman with a knife.

Police said that they were called to the Extended Stay America hotel on Rockdale Street. The woman alleged that she worked for the suspect as a prostitute, and that the suspect assaulted her and threatened to kill her because she wasnít working.

Police said that after the assault, the suspect left the hotel with the womanís clothing and other personal property.

Police found the suspect outside the Registry of Motor Vehicles and placed him under arrest.

Joao F. Vincente, 24, was charged with assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny from a person, deriving support from prostitution, and threats to commit a crime.

Vincente was with another wonman when he was picked up. Police also arrested the woman, Mikeala M. Brunke, 19, of Dorchester, on a warrant for sexual conduct for a fee.


Drunk driving arrests

Police arrested two people within half an hour of one another on Friday for separate alleged drunk driving incidents.

Police said that an officer working a private detail at Motel 6 observed the first suspect at 8:30 p.m. on Union Street and alerted nearby officers.

Another officer located the suspect on Washington Street, where she had been blocked in by another car.

The couple in the second car said that the suspect had backed her vehicle into theirs intentionally, causing minor damage. The couple also said the suspect had been driving erratically.

Police spoke with the suspect and then arrested her.

Julie A. Fay, 48, of Braintree was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger, and assault with a dangerous weapon (her vehicle).

At 9 p.m., officers received a call of a hit and run accident in the Jared Jewelry Store parking lot.

The suspectís vehicle was alleged to still be in the parking lot, and a nearby officer responded to assist.

The officer met with the victim, who said that the suspect hit his car and then attempted to drive away. The victimís wife then ran after the vehicle in an attempt to stop him.

Police spoke with the suspect and said they made several observations that he was under the influence.

Kevin E. Segreve, 53, of Braintree was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol (third offense).


Teen arrested for alleged drugged driving

An 18-year-old Braintree teen was arrested late Sunday after allegedly rear-ending a police cruiser on Washington Street while driving under the influence.

Police said officers had responded to an accident at the 7-Eleven store in North Braintree Square shortly before 11 p.m. in which a 68-year-old Weymouth woman had driven into the front window of the store.

Police said the woman had experienced a leg cramp and took her foot off the break and pressed the gas. Though the window and car were damaged, no one was injured in the incident.

While police were investigating, officers said the suspect drove by the accident scene and videotaped it on his cell phone camera. The suspect then crashed into the rear of a marked police cruiser that had an officer seated inside.

Neither the suspect nor the officer was seriously injured.

Police approached the suspect and smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Police also observed that the suspect was possibly impaired.

William T. Sawyer, Jr., 18, from Braintree was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating to endanger, impeded operation, and obstructing an emergency vehicle.

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