Quincy Scanner Tales: Burger King break-in; drug bust at Crane library; 4 arrested in alleged drug deal; drunk-driving arrest
Burger King break-in
A homeless man was arrested on Monday morning after allegedly attempting to break into a Burger King on Granite Street.
According to police, a Quincy Police officer was driving past the Burger King at 4:12 a.m. on Monday morning when he saw a man banging on the glass doors. The man ran around to the back of the building and out of site of the officer, who followed him.
At the rear entrance, the man was attempting to break in through the drive-through windows.
When the officer asked him what he was doing, the man said he was hungry and that he just wanted to buy some food.
David Jenkins, 39, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and threatening to commit a felony. He also had a default warrant out for his arrest for breaking and entering, destruction of property, and trespassing.
Drug distribution at Quincy library
Police said two men were arrested on Monday morning after allegedly dealing drugs at the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Police said they had put surveillance on the two men after they had allegedly been dealing heroin around Quincy Center.
Police watched as the men went to the men’s room and allegedly exchanged drugs. One of the men walked out of the building while the other stayed behind, police said.
Police stopped one of the suspects, who had two bags of heroin on him. He told police that he paid $80 for the drugs.
The second suspect was stopped outside of the library. He had $129 on him, police said.
Stephen Cohen, 44, who gives an address of Father Bill's & Mainspring in Quincy, was arrested and charged with possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate controlled drug laws, and a school zone violation.
Ramon Velazquez, 54, who also gave an address of Father Bills, was charged with distribution of a class A substance, conspiracy to violate controlled drug laws, and a school zone violation.
Police said they have filed to keep both the suspect’s cell phones and money as they believe both were being used to purchase drugs.
Four arrested after alleged Burger King drug deal
Police arrested four individuals on Monday afternoon after they were allegedly caught dealing drugs in the Burger King parking lot, police said.
According to police, drug unit detectives were watching the parking lot of the Burger King on Granite Street, where people allegedly often deal drugs, when they saw two people walk out of the restaurant and get into a vehicle.
The pair was in a nearby car for 15 seconds when one of the suspects got out of the car and got into a different vehicle and drove off.
Detectives approached the suspect still in the parking lot and asked her what had occurred. The suspect denied any knowledge of dealing drugs, however police found an allergy pill bottle with four tablets of 15 mg Oxycodone inside.
Police said they also found $1,060.
Kendra Blake, 35, from Weymouth was subsequently arrested for distribution of a class B substance, possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate controlled drug laws.
Police also followed the second car and stopped it down the road. The occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle and were separated.
Although one of the suspects admitted to having some drugs on him, police eventually found nine 30mg pills of oxycodone, and eight 15mg pills of oxycodone.
Michael Mahoney, 35, from Quincy, was charged with possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute, possession of a class B substance, and conspiracy to violate controlled drug laws.
Nicholas Tawa, 29, Plymouth, was charged with possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate controlled drug laws.
Jeffrey McCormack, 30, Plymouth, was charged with possession of class B substance with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate controlled drug laws, and operating a motor vehicle with revoked license.
Woman arrested after alleged OUI
A Weymouth woman was arrested on Tuesday morning after allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and crashing into a tree.
Police said that they arrived on scene at 1:08 a.m. on Tuesday to find a woman walking near a damaged motor vehicle. The woman’s face was covered in blood, and both air bags in the car had deployed.
A witness said that the car had come off of Hancock Street onto Revere, jumped the curb, struck a tree, and come to rest against a fire hydrant.
When police talked to the suspect, she was unsteady on her feet but uninjured. She said she wasn’t driving, but did admit that she had been out celebrating her 21st birthday and had had four drinks, police said.
Police found a half-full can of Coors Light in the car as well, police said.
Police administered several sobriety tests and the suspect was arrested.
Caitlin Muran, 21, from Weymouth, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.