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Scanner Tales: Stories from the Quincy police log

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 15, 2011 01:02 PM

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Garvel Joseph, 21, from Randolph was charged with receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license, illegal possession of ammunition, assault and battery on a police officer, and possession with intent to distribute a class D substance (marijuana)


Man allegedly ssaults officer, found with gun
Police arrested a Randolph man in Quincy Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a police officer and was later found to be in possession of marijuana and a firearm.

According to police, detectives were sitting in an unmarked car near Quincy’s T station at 12:15 p.m. when they saw two males passing something back and forth to smoke.

Police got out of their vehicle and identified themselves to the pair, asking what they were doing. Police said it was illegal to smoke marijuana in public, and asked if the pair had any more on them.

The suspect allegedly pulled out a bag of marijuana from his pocket. When officers asked if he had anything of note in his backpack, the suspect pushed the officer away from him and ran away, police said.

Officers gave chase and caught up with the suspect. A search of the bag allegedly uncovered $409 in cash, another bag of marijuana, and a 32 caliber, semi-automatic pistol loaded with six 32 caliber bullets.

At the station, police said, they discovered the gun was reported stolen in October 2006 from a man in Georgia.

Garvel Joseph, 21, from Randolph was charged with receiving stolen property over $250, carrying a firearm without a license, illegal possession of ammunition, assault and battery on a police officer, and possession with intent to distribute a class D substance (marijuana).

The other man was not arrested or charged.

Officers charge unarmed robbery suspect with assault
Officers were called to the Rite Aid on Granite Street at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday after a man allegedly tried to steal two bottles of liquor.

According to store security, the man came in, attempted to take two bottles of Hennessey Cognac, and was stopped by the assistant manager on his way out the store. The suspect knocked the assistant manager over when store security came out and wrestled him to the ground.

Police arrived and arrested Donald Deltufo, Brockton, 49 and charged him with unarmed robbery.

Police search for purse snatcher
Police are looking for a male believed to have been involved in a purse snatching in the vicinity of West Squantum Street at 11 p.m. Wednesday

The victim, a 25-year old woman, said she was walking home from the T station when a white male, 18 to 20 years old, walked up behind her and grabbed her purse.

The suspect is further described as 5’8”, 150 pounds, wearing a grey sweatshirt, black hat, and black sneakers.

A witness said she man ran east on West Squantum Street.

Police tracked the scent of the man, but lost it soon thereafter. There are no suspects at this time.

Man allegedly robbed Walgreens with needle
Police are reviewing surveillance tape of the Walgreens on Quincy Avenue after a man allegedly came into the store at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday and robbed the cashier, threatening her with a needle.

According to police, the man is a white male in his early 20s, 5’6”, with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket and black hat.

The suspect produced a syringe and threatened to stab her unless the cashier gave him all the money. The cashier put the cash drawer on the counter, which the suspect took and then ran.

Police used a canine to follow the scent to the U-Haul Co., where the tracks ended. Police believe the suspect got into a car at that point.

Officers are reviewing a surveillance tape of the incident for suspects.

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