OMGPD: Familial Affection, Guy in Road in His Undies & Stories of Angry Men
Our weekly compilation of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
When it comes to family, the knives are out. Literally.
A Waltham man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly breaking into a Tewksbury home this week — and attacking family members with a knife. Why? Because they wouldn't post bail for him on a domestic assault charge. After Waltham Patch Editor Ryan Grannan-Doll tweeted the story of Eathan Becker's arrest, which was headlined:
'Why Did Waltham Man Try To Kill His Relatives?'
A Patch reader tweeted back to Grannan-Doll:
@WalthamPatch Really? Why? Maybe because THEY ARE HIS RELATIVES...
For the whole story: http://patch.com/A-xJ8z
Angry men: Please don't wake me
A Watertown man got angry at three men walking and talking loudly at 3 a.m.; police said he got into an argument with the men and then pulled a knife on them. The night did not end there. He followed them into the Ridgelawn Cemetery in his Chevy. See more here:
More angry men: STRONG political views
A woman was reportedly assaulted on Friday, Aug. 31, while she was handing out political information near the Citizen's Bank in Newtonville.
According to police reports, the woman was canvassing when a man approached her and tried to rip several signs off her display. He also reportedly grabbed her by her arms and started to shake her. After briefly fighting with the woman, the man gave up and went inside the bank. Bank employees reported that the man asked general questions, but did not make any transactions. A witness nearby recorded the assault on his cell phone, reports said, and later showed it to police. The suspect is described as a 65-year-old white male with a yellow button-up collared shirt with thin, grey stripes. He was also wearing glasses and a hat that had an "M" on it, police said: http://patch.com/A-xBQf
Alleged drunk driver takes down traffic light, thoughtfully leaves his license plate
A 22-year-old Newton man faces drunk driving charges after he allegedly crashed his car into a traffic light on Sept. 2 and drove off. According to police reports, officers responded to the area near Crafts Street and Waltham Street for reports of a driver who struck a traffic light. When police arrived on-scene, they found the traffic light pole lying across the street as well as pieces of a license plate and car (a Lincoln) in the road. After moving the light post off the road, police ran the license plate that was found and drove to the address registered to the plate. When the police arrived at the home, they found a Lincoln parked in front of the house with front-end damage. Police rang the doorbell and the door was answered by a man who was later identified as the driver. Police said he smelled strongly of alcohol and his eyes were glassy and red. He also required medical attention and was transported to Beth Israel Hospital. The 22-year-old Newton man was later cited with, among other things, charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, police said: http://patch.com/A-xBQf
'I like to stay underdressed; it keeps me cool in the late summer heat.'
Acton police officers received a report of a male standing in the middle of the road on Carlisle Road in his underwear, throwing things at cars. Responding officers spoke with the mother of the suspect. Both denied the incident: http://patch.com/A-xDkk
Man accused of urinating in the roadway
Needham police stopped a vehicle on Fair Oaks Park on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 7 after receiving a report that the driver may have been urinating in the roadway. Police spoke with all parties involved and determined that, sorry, maybe the driver had not been urinating, after all. He was sent on his way: http://patch.com/A-xFYy
Stereotype is true?
Police responded to the Newton Centre Post Office on Friday, Aug. 31 after a mail carrier reported that he was bitten by a dog while delivering mail on Commonwealth Avenue. According to reports, the dog escaped from the house and bit him on the hand: http://patch.com/A-xBQf