Worcester woman charged with DUI drugs after crashing into cruiser

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman was arrested for OUI drug charges after police say she crashed into a parked cruiser while overdosing on heroin.

Worcester Police said two officers were responding to a call Friday afternoon when someone told them a cruiser had been hit.

The officers saw a vehicle smashed head-on into the driver’s door of ones of the police cruisers, Boston25News reported.

Police say they saw a young female driver slumped over in the driver’s seat as they approached the car. When they realized she was unresponsive, an officer had to smash in a back window to get into her car.

Worcester Police said two officers were responding to a call on Main St. Friday afternoon when someone told them a cruiser had been hit.

Several hypodermic needles were found inside the vehicle, and officers said it appeared the driver was suffering from a heroin overdose. Several doses of Narcan were administered to revive the driver, police said.

The driver, 24-year-old Melissa Cain, was brought to a local hospital for observation, Boston25News reported.

A woman in Worcester was arrested for OUI drug charges after police say she crashed into a parked cruiser while overdosing on heroin.

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man landed himself in jail after allegedly pointing a gun at his neighbor in a dispute over a property line between houses.

Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies said that on Feb. 3, Saheil Namdar, 62, got into a heated argument with his neighbor about a fence he erected behind his home in a gated community in an unincorporated area of Boynton Beach. The neighbor told Namdar that his fence was on her property line, and she wanted it removed, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The neighbor told deputies that she obtained a copy of a land survey from the city showing that Namdar’s fence was on her property, but Namdar refused to take it down, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Both officers just went into the building when someone told them that a car smashed into one of the cruisers. They looked outside, and indeed, a blue Ford Escape had smashed head on into the driver’s door of one of the cruisers, the driver of the Ford apparently unconscious behind the wheel, according to police.

When the neighbor used a lawn chair to stand on and look over Namdar’s fence to show him the land survey, he allegedly pointed a long black gun at her and said, “If you touch my fence I’m going to shoot you and burn your house,” the arrest report states.

A witness told deputies that Namdar was heard yelling at the neighbor and threatening to shoot her. Deputies arrested Namdar on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators say she was driving the Ford on Federal Street when she passed out behind the wheel and drove across all lanes of Main Street before smashing into the police cruiser.

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 5:36 PM By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In an attempt to drive homeless people and criminals away, a McDonald’s owner in New Mexico may be driving customers away as well.

The officers had just entered the building when someone notified them that a car had just crashed into one of the cruisers. The officers looked outside and observed a blue Ford Escape smashed head on into the driver’s door of one of the cruisers. It appears that the operator was unconscious behind the wheel of the Ford.

A rash of criminal activity and loitering around a McDonald’s and Circle K combination in Albuquerque prompted the owner of the store to install speakers which emit a high-pitched sound, KRQE reported.

The city’s environmental health department has received multiple complaints from citizens, and is conducting tests on the frequency and decibel levels to see if any city ordinances have been violated, KRQE reported.

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 3:31 PM By: Lauren Foreman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It appeared that the driver was operating the Ford on Federal Street when she passed out behind the wheel and traveled across all lanes of Main Street before smashing into the parked cruiser.

ATLANTA — An Atlanta Hawks player was arrested early Friday after he was caught racing another vehicle in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85, police said.

Cyrus Moulton Telegram & Gazette Staff @MoultonCyrus A local woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs after she crashed into a police cruiser while suffering a suspected overdose, police said in a press release.

About 12:20 a.m., Atlanta police saw a purple Dodge Charger driven by small forward DeAndre’ Bembry “traveling at a high rate of speed south of Buford Highway” along with another car, Officer Donald Hannah said.

Police said officers had parked two cruisers in front of 524 Main St. to respond to a disturbance call at 531 Main St. at 2:12 p.m. Friday. As officers entered the building, they were told that a car had just crashed into one of the cruisers.

“Both vehicles were changing lanes and appeared to be racing each other as they traveled on I-85 approaching the Buford Highway exit at speeds visually estimated to be close to 150 mph in a 55-mph speed limit zone,” he said.

The Charger was clocked going 128 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-85 near Buford Highway, according to Hannah. The officer was not able to obtain an exact speed on the first vehicle.

Bembry was stopped in the 1900 block of Piedmont Circle without incident and arrested on charges of reckless driving and speeding, Hannah said. His vehicle was impounded.

Officers reported they could not rouse the woman by knocking on the car;s windows, found the doors all locked, and had to smash out one of the rear-door windows to gain entry.

Bembry was booked into the Atlanta City Detention Center and released on a cash bond. 

Once inside, the officer saw hypodermic needles in the car and suspected the woman had overdosed while driving, police said. The driver was given several doses of Narcan, the anti-overdose drug that can revive people from near-fatal overdoses in seconds, and regained consciousness at the scene.

The Hawks selected Bembry, who played college basketball at St. Joseph’s University, with the 21st pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

>> On AJC.com: DeAndre’ Bembry reacts to Hawks picking up his contract option

He was recently brought back to the Hawks after a stint with the Hawks’ G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. 

During Thursday’s game against the Magic, Bembry sat on the bench in uniform so the team would have the minimum number of players dressed out in Orlando. The Magic edged the Hawks, 100-98.

Around 2:12 p.m. yesterday, two Worcester officers arrived in their squad cars to respond to a disturbance call at 531 Main Street, police said. They parked their cruisers nearby and entered the building.

BROCKTON, Mass. — Officials with the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office say a Brockton, Massachusetts, mother was following a ritual when she stabbed her two sons to death Monday. 

Attorneys in a Tuesday court hearing for Latarsha Sanders, 43, said she told police she killed her 5- and 8-year-old boys in a ritual incident. It is not clear what the ritual was.

According to prosecutors, the 8-year-old boy was stabbed 50 times. Police say Sanders stabbed her two sons before putting them in separate beds and covering them with sheets. 

Court documents show police asked her why she stabbed her sons, and she responded, “It was because of the voodoo stuff.”

She allegedly told police she mopped up the floor and put the knife in the kitchen sink. 

According to court records, Sanders didn’t mention her sons to police or EMS when she was taken from the home in an ambulance.

When asked for details about the alleged ritual she was following, officials with the district attorney’s office simply said they are still looking into it, but she had supposedly mentioned rituals to her family in the past. 

Investigators said Monday that the killings took place within the past few days and they are trying to figure out a motive.


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