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Quincy Scanner Tales: Alleged bank robber arrested in Quincy, Man arrested for attempted vehicle larceny, Man arrested for assault

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  May 10, 2012 11:26 AM

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Alleged bank robber arrested in Quincy

Police arrested a Quincy man on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m after he allegedly robbed the Citizens Bank on Hancock Street.

According to police, officers were called to the scene with a report that a man wearing a blue Red Sox shirt and baseball hat had come up to the bank counter, handed the teller a note, took a sum of money, and ran out of the building.

Bank employees said the suspect ran toward the Quincy Center T station, officers followed by lost sight of him.

An officer monitoring the radio heard that the suspect had fled the scene and started driving to the other side of the T station on Dimmock Street.

A man matching the suspect’s description was spotted walking up the steps near the T station. The officer asked the man where he was coming from, and the man said Quincy Center.

When the officer asked the man if he had robbed a bank, the man said he had robbed the bank and that he was drunk and didn’t know what he was doing.

John Battles, 49, from Quincy was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery.


Man arrested for attempted vehicle larceny

A Weymouth man was arrested on Thursday morning after he allegedly attempted to steal from a cab and attempt to take off in the vehicle.

Police said that the cab driver and 7-11 store manager were standing outside the 7-Eleven on Franklin Street at 2:08 a.m. The driver was waiting for the store to be opened so he could buy cigarettes, and had left the car running, police said.

Suddenly the store manager saw the suspect, dressed all in black, in the front seat of the cab driver’s car, going through the driver’s belongings.

The cab driver ran over to the car as the suspect put the car in reverse in an attempt to get away. Yet the driver was able to stop the car, and the suspect fled, police said.

Police arrived on scene and as they were talking to the victim and the witness, a man matching the suspect’s description walked out from behind Eastern Bank.

The witness and victim both identified the man as the suspect.

Mark Dauphinee, 27, from Weymouth was arrested and charged with breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, attempted larceny of a motor vehicle, and operating after license revocation.


Man arrested for assault

A Boston man was arrested Thursday morning after getting into an altercation with another man outside Stop & Shop on Newport Avenue.

According to police, officers responded to the report of a disorder at 2:18 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Store personnel said the suspect had been acting suspiciously in the store. When store employees approached the suspect, the suspect said he wanted to buy some squid.

Employees told him the fish market was closed, so he bought a 2-liter bottle of Coke-a-Cola and left.

Outside the supermarket, the suspect met up with another man and they began to get in an argument.

The men walked away from the store, however 10 minutes later, police got a phone call from the second man requesting help.

When police arrived to the scene at 459 Hancock Street, the victim said the suspect had grabbed a small pipe and hit him in the back with it.

The victim declined medical treatment.

Russell O’Connell, who gave an address of the Pine Street Inn in Boston, was placed under arrest for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

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