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Scanner Tales: Stories from the Quincy police log

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 29, 2011 01:25 PM

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Three arrested after gunshots fired
Three men were arrested on Christmas Eve morning after allegedly firing gunshots from a car on the Walter Hannon Parkway.

According to police, a Quincy police officer was traveling north on Hannon in his personal car at 1:13 a.m. on Dec. 24. He was stopped at a traffic light along with several other cars when he heard a firearm discharge.

The officer put out a radio transmission for shots fired, got out of his vehicle and drew his weapon, holding up traffic at the site.

Several other officers arrived and helped search the other four vehicles at the scene.

In the fourth vehicle, officers reported, several gun shell cases were in the rear of the car. Several rounds were also on the pavement next to the car.

The suspects were searched as was the car. Police said they found a black Glock 17 9mm weapon fully loaded in the vehicle. The weapon had six rounds in it with one in the chamber.

Jorge Baez, 20, Dorchester, Reginald Milton, 23, from Hyde Park, and Lecian Dale-Johnson, 23, Dorcheser were arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a license, discharge within 500 feet of a dwelling, and illegal possession of ammunition.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Two arrested in bar disturbance
Police arrested two men in a disturbance of Clash of the Ash in Quincy at 1:32 a.m. on Dec. 26 after the men allegedly applied graffiti to the men’s bathroom and started arguments with patrons and staff.

According to police, an employee said he noticed the two men doing graffiti on the building across the street. When the men attempted to enter the bar, the employee said he didn’t want them doing the same to his establishment. The men agreed and entered.

Upon closing time, employees said they found the men’s bathroom extensively graffitied with the same symbols and colors as was on the building across the street. The owner found one of the men and escorted him outside. The suspect allegedly struck the owner with his fist as he was taken out of the bar.

After the first suspect had been taken out of the bar, the owner heard a commotion inside the bar, where the second suspect was in a fight with another man, kicking the victim in the head while the victim was lying on the ground, police said.

The second suspect was also brought out of the bar. Police arrived at the scene and allegedly witnessed the second suspect slam his own head into a glass window of the bar.

Fintan Doherty, 38, Malden, was arrested and charged with wanton injury to personal property (graffiti), and assault and battery for allegedly striking the owner.

Joseph Kilroy, 23, of Quincy, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (shod foot), and wanton injury to real property for breaking the bar window.

Kilroy was taken to Quincy Medical Center with injuries.

Bank robber leaves coat, ID behind in escape
Quincy police arrested and detained a suspected bank robber after the suspect left his coat and prison ID behind in the escape.

According to police, a man walked into the Citizens Bank on Hancock Street at 10:38 on Dec. 27, handing the teller a note written on a bank withdrawal slip. The note said “100s, 50s, and 20s”, and the suspect allegedly said, “Now, now, give me the money now.”

The teller handed the suspect the money, slipping him a dye pack as well. The suspect grabbed it and ran off, police said.

Police received the call about the robbery and were told that the man may have been headed to a nearby parking garage.

Upon questioning, garage employees said they saw a man fitting the suspect’s description inside the garage, and showed them video surveillance of the man. Officers observed that in one frame, the suspect had on a blue, puffy coat, and by another frame, the suspect had discarded it.

As such, officers began checking trashcans looking for the coat. The coat was soon found in a trashcan with red stains all over it, a color and feel consistent with a dye pack explosion.

Police said they checked the coat pockets to discover money, which had dye pack stains on it, along with an ID bracelet from the Essex County Sherrif’s Department with the name, date of birth, and photo ID of the suspect.

Officers began questioning people in the surrounding area to ascertain the location of the suspect. Suddenly, the suspect was located around Des Moines Road. He had red dye on his clothes and had red stained cash hanging out of his pockets.

Police arrested Brian Lavelle, 40, homeless and charged him with unarmed robbery.

When questioned, Lavelle admitted his identity. The photo ID also matched that of the suspect, police said.

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