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Quincy Scanner Tales: Three arrested in street confrontation, Officer assaulted in domestic dispute

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 24, 2012 11:32 AM

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Three arrested in street confrontation

Three people were arrested in Quincy on Saturday after an off-duty Quincy officer allegedly broke up an argument on Independence Avenue.

According to police, the officer was driving in his personal vehicle at the intersection of Independence Avenue and President Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday when he saw several people standing around, one of whom was holding a baseball bat in a confrontational manner.

The officer stopped his vehicle and called the situation in to the station. The officer, who was in uniform, then approached the group of people, police said.

The man holding the bat allegedly tossed it into his vehicle upon seeing the cop. The suspect began to walk toward the officer when the officer told him to stop.

According to police, the suspect then allegedly turned around and jumped into the car, driving off.

Someone yelled that a different man had a knife. According to police, the officer approached this man and told him to put his hands on his head. The suspect complied but became combative, and so the officer took the suspect to the ground and handcuffed him, police said.

At that time, another man started walking toward a windbreaker jacket that was on the ground near the officer. The officer told him to stop walking toward him, but the suspect said he was just getting his coat.

Police said that the officer then attempted to place the suspect under arrest. After a brief scuffle he was put into handcuffs.

During the scuffle, a female suspect attempted to interfere, when she didn’t back off, the officer sprayed pepper spray into her eyes. She was then placed under arrest.

As a result of the confrontation, Stephen Guest, 29, and Jessica Duggan, 26, from Quincy were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Stephen Pellegrine, 49, from Quincy was charged with disorderly conduct.

Police are following up on the fourth suspect who initially drove away from the scene. The responding officer was hurt in the scuffle however his injuries are not serious, police said.

Officer assaulted in domestic dispute

An officer was assaulted by a man after police responded to a domestic violence call at a house in Quincy Center.

According to police, the female victim called police at 2:50 a.m. on Sunday to report that her husband had hit her. When police arrived, they found the female standing in the street outside her house.

The male suspect was allegedly sitting in his car in the driveway when police arrived. The female identified the man as her husband and an officer went over to the car to talk to the suspect.

According to police, the suspect refused to get out of the car or turn the car off. When the officer opened the car door, the suspect put the car in reverse and hit the officer with the door.

Police said that the officer then leaned into the vehicle and hit the suspect in the face, yelling at him to get out of the car. The officer tried to get the seatbelt off the suspect when the suspect then hit the officer, police said.

Police said that the officer hit the suspect with pepper spray. The suspect then tried to bite the officer in the arm.

Additional officers arrived on scene and were able to get the officer out of the car and into handcuffs.

As a result, Wo Yuan Mei, 54, of Quincy was arrested and charged with violating a restraining order, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and felony assault and battery.

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