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Quincy Scanner Tales: Woman arrested in Walmart assault, Walgreens robbed again, Car accident sends four to hospital

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  January 17, 2012 12:02 PM

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Woman arrested in Walmart assault

A Waltham resident was arrested on Friday after allegedly assaulting a couple outside of Walmart.

At 12:18 p.m. on Jan. 14, police responded to the scene of an altercation outside of the store involving numerous people.

The suspect said she had been walking out of the store when the victim brushed past her. The suspect yelled at the victim to slow down, but the victim continued to walk out the door and toward an idling car.

The suspect, who was holding her 2-year-old child, went up to the woman and started to attack her, police said. A man who was operating the car then got out and approached the suspect.

Three other people who knew the suspect then approached the man and started to attack him. They had knocked him to the ground and were kicking him when police arrived.

Police obtained video surveillance of the incident, police said.

As a result of the investigation, Cassandra Gendraw, 49, from Waltham, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and reckless endangerment of a child.

Walgreens robbed again

Quincy police said the Walgreens on Adams Street was robbed for the second time in a month this past weekend.

According to police, the cashier said that a white female came in to the store at around 8:45 p.m. on Friday and requested cigarettes. The clerk asked for the woman’s ID, to which the suspect said, “I don’t have an ID, but I do have a gun. Give me the money.”

The cashier said she thought it was a joke and laughed. The suspect told the cashier it wasn’t a joke, police said.

The cashier said she removed the drawer and gave the suspect the money.

Detectives are following up on the case and are on the lookout for a white female, approximately 5’5”, 120 pounds, in her early 20s with brown hair. She was wearing a black hoodie and black gloves.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Quincy Police.

Car accident sends four to hospital

Four were taken to area hospitals Sunday morning after a single car accident involving a possibly intoxicated driver.

According to police, a male front-seat passenger was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. The two rear passengers were taken to Quincy Medical Center, and the driver was taken to South Shore Hospital.

Police said that the suspect had been driving on Franklin Street not knowing where she was going when she turned on to Independence Ave.

The car started to fishtail, spun around, and flipped over, coming to a stop once it struck a telephone pole, police said.

The pole split in two, and the operator was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Quincy Fire Department responded to the scene to release the two passengers from the back seat.

According to police, the involved parties said they had been out with friends and had been drinking.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, Kathleen Plaisted, 23, from Holbrook, was charged with OUI causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation.

She was not arrested. She will be summonsed to Quincy District Court.


Female robbed, suspect located at home nearby

Police responded to a call of an unarmed robbery at Newport Avenue in Quincy on Monday only to locate the alleged suspect at his home nearby.

Police said the victim was walking in the vicinity of Newport Avenue and West Squantum Street when she was approached by an unknown male. The man grabbed her bag as he ran past her and ran off.

The victim called police as she followed the suspect. She watched him go into the backyard of a house on Farrington Street, and relayed the information to police.

Officers went to the house and located the victim’s purse on the back porch. Officers then spoke to the homeowner, who was sweating and appeared to be nervous, police said.

The victim positively identified the suspect as the man in the house.

David Causby, 29, from Quincy was subsequently arrested and charged with unarmed robbery.

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