Police Briefs 08-16-2018


Pistol-packin’ dimwit

On Saturday, Aug. 4, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of an unknown disturbance at JJ Foley’s at 117 East Berkeley St.

On arrival, police spoke with a victim, who said there was a physical altercation outside the bar, at which time the suspect brandished a firearm and pointed it in the air in an attempt to diffuse the situation. This action alarmed patrons outside the establishment, one of whom tackled the suspect in an effort to disarm him.

Another victim verified this account and said an off-duty police officer on the scene subsequently seized control of the firearm and unloaded it for safety reasons.

A bar employee told police he observed the suspect being restrained when he went outside to disperse the crowd.

Police observed that the suspect, who had a concealed holster visible in his waistline, appeared to be visibly intoxicated.

The suspect, who produced a license to carry at the officer’s request, was subsequently charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon (firearm), possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol and disturbing the peace.

A 9mm Sig Sauer handgun was also seized as evidence.

Hairy situation

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, at around 1:52 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a past breaking and entering at the Elsewhere Salon, located at 33 Waltham St.

Upon arrival, the officer met with the business owner, who showed him a surveillance video showing an unknown woman enter the salon and remove some items.

At about 7:24 a.m., the suspect entered the business via the front door, which appeared to be unlocked. Over the course of about 10 minutes, she removed a bottle of Andrea champagne, valued at $60; a $700 pair of shears; and an $80 bottle of shampoo. She also ate candy that was left out for customers and drank some water, although she didn’t appear to touch several iPads left out in plain view around the store. The suspect appeared very disheveled as she was observed walking around the store.

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