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Quincy Scanner Tales: Three charged in drug arrest, Massage worker charged with rape, Man arrested in cab incident, Weymouth man charged with OUI

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  May 31, 2012 11:56 AM

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Three charged in drug arrest

Three men were arrested Wednesday night after allegedly dealing drugs in a Quincy neighborhood.

According to police, the Quincy Drug Unit had received calls about drug activity occurring around Roberts Street over the last couple of months. As a result, police set up surveillance in the area.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., police said they saw the resident get into a car with two other men in it. The car drove around the street, and the suspect jumped out, police said.

When police stopped the suspect, they allegedly found heroin and a bag filled with a white substance believed to be cocaine.

The suspect also had Suboxone pills and $158 in cash, police said.

Police subsequently stopped the vehicle that had dropped off the suspect. The men in the vehicle said they had just been driving around in Quincy to drop somebody off, police said. Police searched the car and found $357 in cash.

As a result, Richard Cruz, 28, from Boston and Miguel Duran, 32, from Dorchester were arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate controlled-substance laws, a school zone violation, and distribution of Class A – heroin.

Darquan Douglas, 18, from Quincy was arrested and charged with conspiracy, two counts of possession of a Class A substance, possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, and a school zone violation.

Screen shot 2012-05-31 at 11.58.30 AM.pngMassage worker charged with rape
A Quincy man has been charged with rape after allegedly inappropriately touching a client who came in for a massage.

According to police, a woman and her friend came into the police station at 7:19 p.m. Wednesday saying that they both received a massage at Whole Body Solutions around noon that day. The friend had gone into a private massage area with a female, and the victim with a male.

The male allegedly told the victim to get naked, which the victim said she felt uncomfortable with. The suspect then allegedly inappropriately touched the victim, police said.

Police arrested John Edwards, 45, from Quincy and charged him with rape and indecent assault and battery. Edwards was held without bail pending his arraignment in Quincy District Court today.

Man arrested in cab incident
A Quincy man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly getting in a confrontation with a cab driver over a fare.

According to police, the cab driver picked up the suspect in Boston and brought him to Quincy. The suspect attempted to pay with a credit card; however, the card was declined.

Police said the suspect then started screaming in the back seat and pounding on the glass, telling the cab driver that he was going to shoot him.

The driver told the man to get out of his car, but the man refused.

Police arrived on scene and found the man sitting in the back seat. According to police, he had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on him.

Police had to struggle to get the man out of the car, and the man allegedly attempted to fight with officers. Police secured the suspect and searched him, but found no gun.

Thomas Fitzgerald, 45, from Quincy was arrested and charged with threatening to commit a crime, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

Weymouth man charged with OUI
A Weymouth man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly hitting two parked cars while driving under the influence.

Police said that they arrived on scene to find two vehicles with major damage were blocking the roadway. The operator was uninjured, but was shuffling his feet and had slurred speech when officers spoke to him, police said.

The man told police he was coming from a bar, and had only had eight beers over the course of five hours.

Ryan McAllister, 22, from Weymouth was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger, and speeding.

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