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Scanner Tales: Stories from the Quincy police log

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  August 24, 2011 04:44 PM

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10-year-old arrested after allegedly stabbing pig

A 10-year-old Quincy boy was arrested yesterday after allegedly stabbing a neighborhood pig with a knife.

Police responded to the scene after the owner of the pig heard a commotion in the backyard of his home.

The owner reporting going outside and seeing three boys standing around his backyard. His pig, Bacon, had several puncture wounds, and there was a small knife in the pen.

The boys said they were playing in the backyard when one of them found a knife. He then went up to one of the other children and cut a scab off his left shin. The second boy asked the first one to put the knife away.

The suspect then took the knife and allegedly stabbed the pig.

Police arrested the boy and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and cruelty to animals.

He was taken for evaluation after the incident.

According to police, Bacon is recovering.

Baby unharmed in hit and run
Police responded to a report of a hit and run this morning after a car allegedly tapped a baby carriage as a woman and her child crossed the street.

According to police, the woman had been crossing the street near 7-11 on Franklin Street at 9:33 a.m. when a vehicle pulled out from the gas station lot and made contact with the stroller.

Police said two of the stroller’s wheels lifted off the ground, but the stroller didn’t tip over. No one was injured.

The vehicle took off traveling southbound on Franklin Street. A witness wrote down the plate number of the vehicle and gave it to police.

Police tracked the number to a Quincy address and spoke to Steven Bresnahan, 41, from Quincy, who said he left the scene because he didn’t have his driver’s license and didn’t want to get in trouble.

Bresnahan was issued a citation for operating on a public way after having a license revoked.

The child did not have any injuries, police said.

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