Region Roundup: Baby Shower Brawl; Firefighters Battle Blaze; Market Robbed at Gunpoint
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
A baby shower at Club Luis de Camoes on Porter Street in Stoughton the evening of Saturday, Jan. 12 turned into a full-fledged brawl that took 20 police officers nearly an hour to quell. Four from Brockton ended up getting arrested, including one juvenile.
Nearly 200 people, including children, were at the baby shower, which started at 9 p.m. A fight, which quickly escalated, broke out a little after 11:30 p.m. Stoughton Police responded, but needed assistance from three other local police departments as well as the State Police and Norfolk County Sheriff's Office to quell the brawl.
The three adult men pleaded not guilty to charges at Stoughton District Court on Monday, Jan. 14 and were released on $1,000 cash bail each.
A pipe from a woodstove resulted in a fire that caused extensive damage and forced an Easton family to evacuate their home Thursday morning, Jan. 17.
Easton firefighters responded to a call at 9:40 a.m. at 5 Twin Pine Lane.
Nobody was hurt in the fire, but it wasn't easy to completely put out because the fire entered the walls of the home from the basement where a woodstove was inserted into a fireplace.
At approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, an unknown suspect robbed AJ’s Market at gunpoint, Norwood Police said in a statement.
The suspect was described as a black male 5’2” to 5’4” in height. He wore a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana over his face.
The suspect produced a small black handgun and robbed the clerk of an unknown amount of cash before making his escape in a small red motor vehicle down Route 1A.
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The Raven's Nest, located at 998 Main Street in Walpole, once again temporarily changed its named this week to support the New England Patriots in their quest for another AFC Championship.
The owners, Mark and Maura McAuliffe, have changed the name to "The Patriot's Nest" in light of the Patriots matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game this Sunday. They did the same last year when the Patriots hosted Baltimore on their way to Super Bowl XLVI.