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Braintree Scanner Tales: Pot plants in car; OUI charge; mall robbery

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  July 2, 2013 01:08 PM

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Marijuana plants in the back seat

Braintree police arrested two brothers on Saturday after allegedly finding them driving around town with marijuana plants in the backseat.

Police said that just after midnight Saturday morning, two officers observed a vehicle driving down Union Street with excessively tinted windows.

Police stopped the car on Middle Street. As officers got close, they saw two large marijuana plants, approximately three feet tall, in the back seat.

Jose D. Vega, 36, and Steven R. Vega, 26, both of Jamaica Plain, where arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana.

Jose Vega, who was driving the car, was additionally charged with a tinted glass violation.

Woman robbed at South Shore Plaza
Police say a woman was robbed on Monday while standing at the bus stop at the South Shore Plaza.

According to police, a 20-year-old Jamaica Plain woman was standing at the bus stop counting her money when a white man, wearing blue shorts, a white T-shirt, and a red hat snatched the money out of her hand and ran up the ramp to the upper level of the nearby parking garage.

Responding officers and plaza security searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Braintree woman charged with OUI

A Braintree woman was arrested on Friday after getting in a car accident while allegedly driving under the influence.

According to police, officers arrived after a minor car accident took place at the Landmark Condos on Washington Street.

While speaking with the suspect, officers said they could smell a strong odor of alcohol and made other observations of possible intoxication.

After several sobriety tests, Theresa Sheridan, 44, of Braintree was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

At the police station, Sheridan consented to a breath test, which showed a recording twice over the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

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