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Quincy Scanner Tales: Cocaine arrest; an arm through a window; vehicle thefts

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  April 23, 2012 10:34 AM

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Screen shot 2012-04-23 at 10.33.59 AM.pngMan arrested with cocaine

A man from Jamaica Plain was arrested Saturday for allegedly dealing cocaine in a Quincy neighborhood.

According to police, undercover drug officers were doing surveillance on Putnam Street at 6:37 p.m. Saturday after numerous residents complained of illicit activity in their neighborhood.

Officers witnessed a drug transaction on Greenleaf Street and then followed the suspect to Furnace Brook Parkway, where he was pulled over.

Cocaine and cash were found in the vehicle.

As a result, Jorge Correa, 28, from Jamaica Plain was arrested and charged with distribution of a class B substance, a school zone violation, and giving false information to police.


Screen shot 2012-04-23 at 10.33.51 AM.pngMan caught in attempted burglary
A 20-year-old man from Quincy was arrested on Sunday after allegedly attempting to break into someone’s home.

Police said that a resident of Herbert Road was upstairs when she heard a noise coming from the downstairs at around 4:02 a.m.

When she went to inspect, she saw an arm reaching through the window to try to unhinge the latch.

The victim screamed and pushed the man out of the doorway and called police.

Officers found a man matching the suspect’s description on Quincy Shore Drive a short while later.

John Russell, 20, from Quincy was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime, and attempt to commit a felony.

Police search for vehicle theft suspects

Police are looking for suspects involved in the breaking and entering of six cars sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Police received reports that six vehicles at the Lincoln Heights Apartments had smashed windows and their GPS and other electronic devices in the car had been taken.

Officers are looking into possible video surveillance in the area.

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