Region Roundup: Drunk Driver Assaults Officer; Elderly Man Brutally Beaten; Marijuana Bust (And More...)
A look at what is happening around the region.
An alleged drunk driver led Stoughton Police on a high speed chase into Brockton early last Sunday morning, according to Executive Officer Robert Devine.
Stoughton Police Sgt. John Bonney attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Jayson Zimmerman, 29, of Country Club Dr. in Randolph, on Park St. near Alger Way in Stoughton, but Zimmerman kept driving, with the pursuit eventually ending at 339 Arthur Paquin Way in Brockton, about four miles away.
Zimmerman faces several charges in addition to OUI, including assaulting a police officer.
Two teens, one from Stoughton, and the other from Easton, were arrested by Easton Police Monday after allegedly robbing and assaulting another teen.
Michael Bunce-Grenon, 19, of Dennison Court in Stoughton was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and robbery. A 15-year-old Easton juvenile was arrested on the same charges.
Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said the incident occurred March 4 at approximately 4 p.m. near Frothingham Park in Easton.
Dozens crowded into the community room at the Stoughton Police Station Tuesday evening as the department honored three of its own, Lt. Daniel McGowan, Sgt. Donna McNamara and Officer Daniel Carmichael, at a Badge Pinning Ceremony.
McGowan, a Stoughton police officer for 15 years, was promoted from the rank of sergeant to lieutenant. McNamara, meanwhile, was promoted from detective to sergeant, filling the void left by now Lt. McGowan's promotion. She is the first female sergeant in SPD history. And, Carmichael is Stoughton's newest officer, officially joining the force in January of this year.
At around 3 p.m. this past Wednesday, a 91-year-old man was attacked in his car at the BJ's parking lot in Dedham, FOX 25 reported.
According to Dedham Police the man was putting groceries in his car when the suspect opened the passenger door and then punched and choked him. The suspect then stole his wallet.
This past Tuesday, Norwood Police arrested Romeo W. McCubbin, 24, for the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of ammunition without a Firearm Identification Card (FID).
On Monday the USPS delivered a package to a residence in Norwood. But it was later discovered that the recipient did not live at the residence and the package was returned.
Postal Investigators then indicated that the package contained marijuana.
The United Nations is requesting action from the federal government to support the stand against the use of electric shock treatment at the Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Center, according to a news report this week.
In a report presented to the UN Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez called on the government to bring an end to the use of such treatments and restraint at the JRC.
The Judge Rotenberg Center is a school for special needs children and has residential group homes in Stoughton.