Police Briefs 10-27-09

Road rage (of sorts)

If there were a reason, it probably would not be good enough to justify why Michael Thornier allegedly destroyed an SUV with a brick last Saturday evening.

Police were called to 927 Broadway around 7:30 p.m. last Saturday and found a Toyota Highlander completely destroyed in the street and Thorner, of 927 Broadway, hurling bricks at it.

Once he saw police, he skee-dattled into his apartment, locking the door behind him and sticking his head out the window to let police know he was going to kill them if they entered.

Allegedly, he said he would first stab them to death, and then shoot them to death.


The tirade went on, and after police got some backup, they busted down the door.

Thorner ran to the basement.

Police quickly apprehended him and handcuffed him.

In that same time period, a woman appeared on the stairs. She had been driving the damaged vehicle and was hysterical and in tears. She also appeared to be pretty intoxicated.

Thorner continued his tirade as officers took him out of the home. At the station, he threatened officers and, in his cell, tried to cover up the camera with toilet paper. He was eventually restrained.

The 42-year-old was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250, being a disorderly person, resisting arrest, threatening to commit a crime, assault and battery on a police officer and violating the knife ordinance.

The kicker to it all: neither Thorner nor the drunken woman owned the Toyota. Some poor sap learned later on what had happened to it, as the woman had borrowed it.

Son allegedly attacks his handicapped father

A handicapped father was left seriously injured Friday afternoon after his 17-year-old son had a fit and wailed on the man.

Joseph Fabiano, 17, of Beverly, was charged with assault and battery with serious injury and assault and battery on a handicapped person.

The situation began around 4 p.m. when the parents were taking their son to a relativeÕs home in Beverly, where he was living temporarily. Apparently, the father had suffered some medical complications not long ago that had stretched the family and the son blamed the father.

An argument ensued in the vehicle, and when the father turned around to look at his son, the son began punching the paralyzed man with a closed fist in the face and torso.

The car stopped around Northgate but the attack did not.

As the boy continued to beat his father, the mother tried to pull him off. Only after grabbing him by the hair was she able to remove him and abate the attack.

The man was rushed to a hospital in Boston, where his injuries were deemed pretty severe.

The boy was arrested later that night.

Students arrested on marijuana charges

Two 16-year-old Revere High School students were arrested last Friday afternoon for selling marijuana in school.

The School Resource Officer arrested on youth around 12:30 p.m. and another one around 1:15 p.m.

Both were found with marijuana in their possession at the school, which was packaged to be consistent with dealing.

Police charged them with Possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute.

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