When It Comes To Family, the Knives Are Out. Literally.
A Waltham man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly breaking into a Tewksbury home this week and attacking his 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...
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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.
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More Angry Men: STRONG Political Views
A woman was reportedly assaulted on Friday, Aug. 31, while she was handing out political information near the 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 was 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. 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.
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
Cooling Off in the Middle of the Road
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 Come True?
Police responded to the 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