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Braintree Scanner Tales: Brass knuckle assault; robbery-assault in home; heroin trafficking; Pure Hockey burglarized

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 20, 2014 12:06 PM

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Warrant out for alleged teen assault

Braintree Police are looking for a 19-year-old Braintree teen who allegedly assaulted another teen with brass knuckles and a knife.

According to police, the victim, another 19-year-old from Braintree, reported that he was walking by McDonalds in South Braintree Square at approximately 11 p.m. on Feb. 14 when he was tapped on the shoulder from behind and called by name.

The victim said when he turned, he was struck in the face and knocked to the ground. The victim said he knew the attacker, and saw brass knuckles on his hand.

The victim and suspect allegedly struggled, at which point the suspect pulled out a folding knife. The victim told police he then broke free and ran down Pearl Street while being chased by the suspect.

The suspect eventually stopped following the victim and the victim met up with a parent, police said.

According to police, the victim suffered non-life-threatening facial injuries. He reported the incident to police the following day.

Police said there is a warrant out for the suspect’s arrest. Charges include assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, and threats to commit a crime.

Homeowner attacked during robbery

Braintree Police said a Connelly Circle homeowner was assaulted by one of two men who robbed his home.

Police were called shortly before 5 a.m. on Feb. 13 after the two men entered the home through a family room bay window and entered a bedroom.

Awoken by the family dog, the homeowner confronted the two men and struggled with one of them before both suspects escaped out a sliding glass window in the rear of the house.

Police said the suspects, who police believe know the homeowner’s son, targeted the house and took electronic items.

Couple accused on heroin trafficking

Police said they are seeking charges against a Rockland woman and a Randolph man after allegedly finding evidence of heroin and cocaine dealing in their Candlewood Suites hotel room in Braintree.

According to police, drug unit detectives became aware that the couple, who were known to police, had been renting out a room at the Candlewood Suites since December.

Police put the couple on surveillance, and on Feb. 13, detectives said they saw the couple leave the hotel and drive to Quincy.

Quincy Police were notified and started observing the couple. Police said they saw what they believe was a drug transaction on a Quincy street, and confronted the couple a short distance away.

A Braintree police dog was called and discovered heroin and cocaine in the woman’s possession, police said.

Police subsequently applied for a search warrant of the couple’s hotel room. In the room, police reported discovering 31 grams of heroin, 11 grams of cocaine, and drug- packaging paraphernalia.

The 35-year-old Rockland woman and 25-year-old Randolph man will be charged with trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Pure Hockey burglarized

Police said several hockey sticks were stolen from Pure Hockey on Wood Road after thieves allegedly smashed both the inner and outer glass doors.

Police said officers responded to a burglar alarm shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, finding both doors smashed.

A large blue tarp which apparently had been used to carry the sticks had become stuck on the glass door, limiting the number of sticks taken away, police said.

Witnesses staying at the Holiday Inn Express said they saw a car, possibly a green Jeep Cherokee, back up to the store. Two people dressed in black and wearing masks and hoods then got out of the car and broke in to the store, the witnesses said.

According to witnesses, the suspects went in and out of the store several times with items they put in the vehicle. Police said the witnesses did not call police until after the suspects had left the area.

Anyone with information should call Detective Charles Paris at 781-794-8685.

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