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Dentures Out, Hearing Aids Off
by Staff | Oct 4, 2012 3:38 pm
Posted to: Legal Writes
Cops responding to a fight between two 50-something brothers were left to sort out a he-said-he-said dispute involving an extended nap, non-working hearing aids, removed dentures, a visiting lady friend, tattling to mom, and a swinging monkey wrench.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
At 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Officers Jaime Franceschi and Caminer Lavache joined Officers Brian Diange and Michael Lozada at the scene of a domestic assault on Sherman Avenue. On their way, they ran into a 57-year-old man leaving the scene. He told them he’d just fought with his brother.
The man had a “contusion on his left cheek and a lacerated finger,” and he complained of leg pain. He told cops the fight had started when he told his mom that his 58-year-old big brother was planning to have a woman spend the night. Big brother got angry, grabbed a monkey wrench and hit him several times, knocking out his dentures, little brother said.
Big brother had a different story. He told cops that little brother had been the instigator. He’d asked his younger brother to listen for his lady friend’s arrival at the house and wake him from a nap when she came. His hearing aids were off, so he couldn’t hear her arrival. “He said he became infuriated with his brother when he awoke, realized how late it was, and saw several missed calls on his phone,” Hartman said. The younger brother then “rose from the couch, removed his dentures and took up a fighting stance.”
Officers “sorted out the stories” and arrested the older brother for assault and reckless endangerment. The younger brother was arrested for breach of peace. The wrench was taken as evidence.
In other police news, according to Hartman:
Sexual Assault: At 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, police arrested a 29-year-old man in a backyard on Farren Avenue. He allegedly sexually assaulted a woman who described him as a family friend. She told police she tried to fight him off while her 2-year-old stood by her side, crying and yelling.
The man was arrested for sexual assault, unlawful restraint, strangulation, risk of injury to a minor, and assault.
For block-by-block year-to-date crime info, check the Independent’s crime map.
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