Saturday, March 5, 2016

Slow Saturday Special: Quincy Cops Quickly Track Down Drunk Caller

"Weymouth man charged with threatening Quincy police detective" by Evan Allen Globe Staff  February 26, 2016

QUINCY — A Weymouth man with a long criminal record allegedly threatened to murder the detective investigating him for a breaking into a series of Quincy businesses after the detective sought arrest warrants for the man and his girlfriend, prosecutors said Friday.

Salvatore Mendez, 29, called the detective from his own phone and left a voice mail — and his full name, prosecutors said.

Mendez was arrested in Marlborough Thursday evening when police discovered him smashing windows and brought him to UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital for a mental evaluation. Doctors determined that he was not a danger to himself or others.

Other than the destruction of property and exhibition of violence?

He was reexamined in court Friday at the request of his lawyer, Sheila Murphy. The examining doctor said that while Mendez could not remember some of his actions, there was no evidence of delusion or paranoia, or any history of mental illness.

So what happened?

In court, Mendez appeared calm and focused.

Murphy said her client had a problem with alcohol.

“The mistake he made was drinking to blackout,” she said.

After the arraignment, Murphy said she was still concerned about his mental state and was considering making another request for an evaluation.

Mendez has drug convictions involving heroin, OxyContin, and Suboxone, according to court documents.

Maybe he has more than an alcohol problem?

He has several open charges for breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and malicious destruction of property worth more than $250, according to court documents....

Good thing he isn't a danger!


Also seeIs it (finally) Quincy Center’s time to shine?