Suspected bike thief lets his hair down

On February 27, 2013, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

Police were called to Wally’s Barber Shop on Broadway last Thursday on reports of a man behaving violently and threatening customers.

Upon arrival, officers were waved into the shop by the owner of the business, who then led them to the man who was reportedly causing a disturbance.

The officers immediately took notice of two men who were arguing, while one in particular appeared to be highly intoxicated and was extremely aggressive and insulting to people in the barber shop.

Police asked the man, Edwin Vazquez, 49, to step outside, but he reportedly continued his tirade as they left the building. Officers reportedly noted that passers-by on the sidewalk were frightened by Vazquez’s behavior.

After being asked several times to calm down, Vazquez still continued to vent his anger, even threatening the officers themselves. Police decided to handcuff Vazquez for the sake of everyone’s safety while witnesses to the disturbance were questioned.

The owner of the shop reportedly told police that Vazquez had entered the establishment and asked if anyone wanted to buy a bicycle. When no one took him up on the offer Vazquez reportedly began insulting everyone in the shop and threatened physical violence. It was then that the shop owner called the police.

Upon examination of the bicycle, officers contacted the victim of a recent bicycle theft, based on the fact that the bicycle in Vazquez’s possession matched the description of the missing bike.

The bicycle theft victim came to the barber shop and reportedly positively identified the bicycle as his, offering police unmistakable information about certain markings and equipment on the bike.

After Vazquez witnessed the victim’s identification of the bike, he reportedly threatened to kill him.

Vazquez was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct, threat to commit a crime, and receiving stolen property over $250.

 

2 Responses to “Suspected bike thief lets his hair down”

  1. Ray Spitzer says:

    Most likely, absolutely nothing will happen to Vazquez, while the poor guy who he threatened to kill will feel considerably less safe for a while…

  2. Massachusetts Whistleblower at Oversight Watch Massachusetts

    MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE, TUNNEL, SUBWAY, AND GAS TAX INCREASE PROPOSALS BEING PROPOSED BY MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK APPEARS TO BE A COVER UP FOR , WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE OF THE BIG DIG AND FAILURE TO FIX THE ROADS AND BRIDGES FROM THE PROMSED PREVIOUS GAS TAX INCREASE?

    Former longtime Turnpike Chair Jack Driscoll wanted to pay off original bonds to make the road free. His financial promise was not carried out by his successors and they issued more bonds and unnneeded debt. Former House Chair of Transportation and now lobbyist Steven Karol stated in a debate measure before the House to stop legislation that would have guaranteed oversight of the Big Dig that the turnpike would not pay for the Big Dig!

    During the heyday of the BIG DIG Karol and his cochair counterpart in the Massachusetts Senate Robert Havern battled against or did not listen to calls for accountability and oversight of the Big Dig. The plague of the Big Dig scheme was birthed by former Democratic Michael Dukais and his Transportation guru Fred Salvucci. Subsequent Republican Governors Weld, Cellucci, Swift, and Romaney along with their transportation czars Jim Carlin and Jim Kerasiotis elevated the effort to an art form.

    This resulted in needed funds to fix unfit roads and bridges coming in from the Federal Government being diverted to the Big Dig. Their tandam efforts saw the Big Dig go from $2.3 Billion to $23+ Billion with almost not accountability and oversight. Massachusetts now has the most expensive unmonitored privitized construction project monument in history built that resulted in waste, fraud, and abuse, and bad construction.

    We were promised that the Big Dig would be funded 90% with federal funds and was not. The last gas tax in 1991 was suppose to fix the roads and bridges needing repairs and did not.

    House Chair SenatorThomas M McGee and Representative William M Straus rneed an education wake up call. First, their Transportation Committee should hire its own non political independent structural and civil engineers and an economist to do its own analysis and determine the real needs and not depend on the special interests to set policy. Also, when will Senator Baddour and Representaive Wagner learn that privatization with no accountability that they have allowed does not work? They have not learned from privatization failures of the Big Dig genius of Bechtel Parson or Modern Continental on Rte. 3.

    Massachusetts needs another WARD type commission that came about during the government center scandal to get the real facts, precisely pinpoint blame for current failures to see where the monies went before any subway, toll or gas tax increases. The time is overdue for real accountability and oversight that guarantees no more waste, fraud, and abuse of Federal Highway Monies, Toll and Tunnel Collections, or Gas Taxes.

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