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ARRESTS: Cash, Drugs Seized After Traffic Stop

The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Brookline Police Department. Credit: Patch
Brookline Police Department. Credit: Patch

Kevin Nguyen, 24, of Dorchester, was arrested at 1:42 a.m. on Feb. 25, and charged with possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute and a warrant. While on Beacon Street, an officer ran a query on a vehicle that came up that the driver had an active warrant. The vehicle was stopped at Summit Avenue and Atherton Road. The driver, Nguyen, had an active warrant from Boston District Court and he was arrested. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers allegedly detected the fresh odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle but nothing was found. After the vehicle was towed, a K9 unit was put into the car and located a scent. Later, police allegedly found a small brown Gucci bag full of cash, about $9,400, and about 6.7 ounces of marijuana in a white shopping bag.

Giovana Dal Toe, 31, of Malden, was arrested at 2:29 p.m. on Feb. 25, and charged with not being duly licensed and cited for failure to stop for a red light. An officer on Harvard Street saw a vehicle that failed to stop at a red light. The vehicle was pulled over and a check of Dal Toe revealed that she didn’t have a license. She was later arrested.

Alex Rodriguez, 44, of Roslindale, was arrested at 9:07 p.m. on Feb. 26, and charged with possession of a stolen credit card, possession of a Class B substance, and a warrant. He was also cited for a seatbelt violation. At Larz Anderson Park, an officer reportedly saw an SUV after dark in the parking lot that quickly fled the scene onto Goddard Avenue. At Avon Street, the SUV slowed to stop and the officer saw that a brake light wasn’t working. At Rockwood Street, the vehicle was pulled over. The officer spoke to the driver who submitted her license and registration. The passenger, Rodriguez, was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt. The officer requested an ID, since he was to be cited for the seatbelt violation, but all he reportedly had was a tax document. A check of his background revealed a warrant out of Chelsea District Court from April 2011, for failure to appear on a failure to stop and operating after suspended license charges, and he was arrested. The driver was cited for defective equipment. At the police station, Rodriguez allegedly had a dollar bill “neatly folded up” in his boot with white powder, thought to be cocaine, inside. He also allegedly had a credit card in someone else’s name. Additional charges were then filed against Rodriguez.

Thiego Gava, 29, of Somerville, was arrested at 6:03 p.m. on Feb. 27, and charged with a warrant, not being duly license, and speeding. While on West Roxbury Parkway, an officer clocked a Ford pickup going above the 35 mph speed limit. The vehicle was pulled over at Horace James Circle. Gava was asked for a license and handed over a passport from Brazil. When checked, Gava had an active warrant out of Brookline District Court for operating after suspension from July 2013. He was arrested.

Christopher Hibbert, 25, of Dorchester, was arrested at 12:14 a.m. on Feb. 28, and charged with operating after suspension. He was also cited for failed inspection sticker. An officer on Harvard Street queried a vehicle and the car came back with a failed inspection on Feb. 21, and the registered owner, Hibbert, a suspended non-renewable license on Jan. 13. The vehicle was stopped and Hibbert was arrested.

Mario Sanchez, 25, of Dorchester, was arrested at 1:29 a.m. on Feb. 28, on a not being duly licensed charge. He was also cited for failure to stop at a red light. While monitoring traffic in Coolidge Corner, a Honda failed to stop at a red light, according to an arrest report. The vehicle was pulled over at Steadman Street. A license was requested from the driver, Sanchez, who only had one from Guatamala. He was later arrested.

Brendan Sullivan, 33, of Melrose, was arrested at 12:46 p.m. on Feb. 28, and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. Officers were called to a report of a possible breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Boylston Street. The suspect fled from a Ford Explorer parked at a construction scene. Upon arrival to the area, an officer reported seeing three men running toward Heath Street. A man at the scene reported seeing two men inside the Ford. A minute later, one of the men was in his GMC van. The witness and another person approached the man who said he was leaving some money for a person at the site. The man dropped $200 on the ground and the man helped him pick up the money and then, he fled. Officers began to patrol the area looking for the man and reportedly found a white man hiding behind a wooden fence on Heath Hill. Officers surrounded the man and attempted to take him into custody but he allegedly struggled. The man, Sullivan, was eventually cuffed and allegedly had two cellphones and seven different credit cards in his pockets. 

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