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Braintree Scanner Tales: Police make arrests in gun/knife fight at playground, Three arrested for alleged heroin deal

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  March 11, 2013 11:02 AM

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Police make arrests in gun/knife fight at playground

Police have arrested two men in connection with an assault that took place at Mattulina Playground on March 3.

According to police, the assault centered around a dispute between the victim and his assailants.

An investigation uncovered that the victim believed that the suspect or the suspect’s friends was responsible for the vandalism of the victim’s home. As a result, the victim and one of the suspects agreed to meet at the playground near the victim’s home that Sunday evening to fight each other.

During the fight, an off-duty Boston police officer drove by and then heard gunshots.

Two men were taken to the hospital with stab wounds.

Police interviewed several witnesses and the victims, and after one of the victims picked two men out of a photo array, police obtained arrest warrants.

Alexandros Korpetis, 17, of Kingston, and Jordan Tabbi-Manning, 20, of Whitman, were arrested on Wednesday, March 6 in Holbrook.

Korpetis is being charged with five counts of assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Police believed the suspect allegedly fired several shots at the stabbing victim and his four companions.

Tabbi-Manning was charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after being identified by the victim as the person who stabbed him while he was fighting the other suspect.

“Making these arrests was a priority for the Department and the Mayor’s Office,” said Chief Russell Jenkins in a release. “We will continue to have an increased police presence in the neighborhoods around the playground to send a strong message that the playground is a safe place where our children can enjoy themselves and not a haven for criminal activity.”

Three arrested for alleged heroin deal

Three people were arrested on Wednesday after the Braintree Drug Unit allegedly witnessed a drug deal involving heroin.

According to police, detectives received information that one of the suspects was very active in dealing heroin in Braintree, and put a surveillance on her to check out the complaint.

On Wednesday, detectives watched as the suspect was picked up at her home by a second suspect. The pair then met up with a third suspect on Cedarcliff Road.

The parties were acting in a way that suggested they were doing a drug deal, police said. When the parties went their separate ways, police stopped both cars.

Amanda M. Moore, 25, of Braintree, and Joseph J. Martin-Morse, 32, of Bridgewater, and Felix L. Monclova, 30, of Boston, were all arrested.

Moore and Martin-Morse were charged with possession of heroin and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Moore was additionally charged with distribution of heroin.

Monclova was charged with distribution of heroin, trafficking in heroin, and conspiracy.

A search of Monclova’s vehicle recovered approximately 20 grams of heroin and over $1,800 in cash.

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