Police Briefs 03-16-2016

ARREST Report

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Victor Martinez, 24, of 56 Calumet St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of drinking an alcoholic beverage in public in violation of the city ordinance and throwing glass on the street in violation of the city ordinance.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Bryanna M. Connolly, 25, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. She also was cited for a marked lanes violation.

Jason C. Petrillo, 36, of 102 Eliot Rd., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.

Lyn Burnell, 46, of Amesbury, was arrested on charges of operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license (subsequent offense), and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction of not having a valid inspection sticker.

Michael A. Moscaritolo, 53, of 35 Stark Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Thomas H. Dunn, 34, of 21 Overlook Ridge Terrace, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, making a threat to commit a crime, and disorderly conduct.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

Ray W. Sargent, 53, of 36 Crescent Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

Miguel A. Lopes-Agudelo, 26, of 76 Prospect Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.

Decourcey Rayshawn Belle, 26, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges of being a fugitive from justice, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, making a threat to commit a crime, and illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10

Abdenbi Elfarkh, 50, of 41 Highland St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of making a threat to commit a crime and disorderly conduct.

Monique Eagle, 23, of Boston, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

Kenneth M. Bing, 47, listed as homeless, was arrested on two outstanding warrants.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Elmer K. Tejada, 40, of 78 Folsom St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

Daniel Brito, 28, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault & battery upon a police officer.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Jason A. King, 26, of 20 Atwood St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Sheriff’s Association strongly oppose marijuana legalization

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the other thirteen county sheriffs are standing in opposition to an initiative that would legalize and tax marijuana sales in Massachusetts.

In his capacity as the President of the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association (MSA), Sheriff Tompkins spoke about the organization’s unanimous decision to stand against the “Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act” and some of the nuances of the issue that led to the decision.

“While the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association is sensitive to the many arguments made in favor of this initiative, and is equally sensitive to the complex criminal justice, economic and public health implications of current drug sentencing laws and practices, we cannot in good faith support a referendum that would inevitably destigmatize drug use and make it easier for young people to gain access to a controlled substance,” said Sheriff Tompkins.

Several reports – including those published by such authorities as the Journal of Neuroscience and the World Health Organization (WHO) – cite that long-term cognitive and motor skills may be negatively affected by chronic, prolonged use, and data released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recalls a study in which people between the ages of 13 and 38 who were frequent users as teens, suffered an 8 point drop in IQ, even after they quit in adulthood. Other reports show that one in six young people who try the drug recreationally eventually become addicted.

“As a Commonwealth, we need not take actions that could increase availability to, and use of drugs among, young people,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “If this referendum were to pass, Massachusetts would surely see an increase in the amount of Marijuana use and addiction.”

Sheriff Tompkins and the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association are joined by Governor Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts District Attorneys, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Attorney General Maura Healey – among others – in their opposition to the Marijuana legalization initiative.

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