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Scituate Scanner Tales: breaking and entering arrest; OUI accident

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 31, 2013 03:51 PM

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Arrest of man acting 'suspiciously'
An Edgartown man is facing several charges in Scituate after allegedly running from police.

Police said they received a call on Oct. 12 around 7:45 p.m. of a man acting suspiciously around Country Way. When police pulled in to the area, they said, the man ran.

Police dog Tango conducted a track of the suspect, and located the suspect’s backpack on the upper deck of a nearby apartment.

The door to the apartment was open. Police searched the apartment and discovered the suspect hiding in the house.

“He had no ownership or knowledge of whose house it was,” said Police Chief Michael Stewart. The chief also said the suspect fought with arresting officers.

Lucas John Riordan, 36, from Edgartown was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime (felony), disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Police believe he ran from them because he had several warrants out for his arrest.

According to police records, Riordan was wanted for knowingly receiving stolen property, OUI second offense (felony), and knowingly receiving stolen property over $250 (felony), all out of Edgartown District Court.

Man in OUI accident suffers minor injuries
A Scituate man allegedly driving under the influence is lucky to be alive, police said, after he split his car in half on a telephone pole.

Police Chief Michael Stewart said the suspect was driving on Tilden Road near Turner Road on Oct. 22, when he lost control of the car, went off the road, and hit a telephone poll.

The car hit the poll at a horizontal angle, hitting the passenger door area and separating the entire back seat from the front of the car, police said.

“Fortunately, there were no rear seat passengers and no front seat passenger,” Stewart said.

As for the driver, Scituate Fire to South Shore Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“He was lucky,” Stewart said.

The driver was treated and arrested once he was released.

Police said Joshua Thibodeau, 25, from Scituate was charged with OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation, and speeding.

“He hit that telephone poll which some force, which indicates some speed,” Stewart said.

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