17-year-old Faces Charges Over Drug Activity at Braintree School
A roundup of Braintree cases going through Quincy District Court. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction unless otherwise stated.
James P Flaherty, 17 of Braintree, was arraigned in Quincy District Court on charge of possession to distribute a Class D drug, a drug violation near a school or park, and conspiracy to violate drug law.
The case was continued to Feb. 26. Flaherty was released on personal recognizance.
Editor's Note: The backpack described below was claimed at the scene by another youth, 17-year-old Giovanni Rodrigues, according to police, and contained a digital scale along with the drugs, not cash.
The charges stem from a Sept. 20 incident in Braintree at 4:30 p.m. when police were dispatched to the Highlands School for a report of eight to 10 youths who may be involved in drug activity. After an investigation, police recovered from a backpack six small baggies containing marijuana and a digital scale, according to the police report.
Braintree man charged with violating restraining order
Daniel G. Szecskas, 42 of Braintree, was arraigned in Quincy District Court on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order. The case was continued to Dec. 13. The charges stems from a Oct. 4 incident in Braintree at 1:58 p.m. when police responded to a report of a restraining order violation involving an ex-husband who allegedly drove by a house several times in violation of the order, according to the police report.
Dorchester man charged with larceny at motel
Arthur J. Bennett, 26, of 713 Dudley St., Apt. 20, Dorchester was arraigned in Quincy Disrict Court on a larceny over $250 charge. The case was continued to Feb. 6. Bennett was released on personal recognizance. The charge stems from a Jan. 14 incident at Motel 6, 125 Union St., in Braintree where police investigated a report of a missing drop envelope containing $717 from the previous night.
Brockton woman arraigned on receiving stolen property charges
Jasmine O. Cartwright, 23 of Brockton, was arraigned in Quincy District Court on charges of receiving stolen property under $250 and two counts of receiving stolen property over $250. The case was continued to Jan. 17. Cartwright was released on personal recognizance.
The charges stem from a March 7 incident in Braintree at 8:30 p.m. when police were dispatched to the South Shore Plaza parking lot for a report of a motor vehicle break-in. Police said the victim reported a Tomtom GPS system and loose change were stolen. The car had been left unlocked, police said.