Dave & Buster's Stabbing Suspect Sought By Braintree Police

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

During an altercation at Dave & Buster's just before closing time last Sunday, a 23-year-old Dorchester man was assaulted and stabbed in the games area by an unknown male now being sought by the Braintree police.

Two men and a woman confronted the Dorchester man in the midway section on July 15 while he was playing a game, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. The victim ended up with minor injuries, lacerations and abrasions to his legs and left arm, but declined a ride to the hospital.

The suspects fled afterward in what could have been a 1990s gold Mazda or Toyota, Jenkins said.

One of the men asked the Dorchester man if they knew each other, and then went around like that for a bit, Jenkins said, before he punched the victim and they fought until staff members approached.

"As they were being separated, a female companion of the second suspect approached the Dorchester man while shouting at him and appearing as if to be about to assault him," Jenkins said. "The Dorchester man picked up a pen and struck the woman in the neck causing a minor injury."

A witness, the Dorchester man's friend, also told police that the man who assaulted the victim had a knife and chased the Dorchester man into the bar area, Jenkins said.

Kathleen DeWitt July 23, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Maybe Dave and Busters are going to have to keep the Braintree Police details. Kathleen DeWitt
NewRegimeNeeded July 23, 2012 at 05:48 PM
So the Chief argued (on his own initiative as I read) to reduce police details at D&B. Police Officers argued he shouldn't and didn't have the authority to do it anyways. Town leadership along with Joe Powers ran a kangaroo hearing (seriously, I heard it was like a high school mock trial) and as a result there was a double stabbing within 2 weeks... Guess the Officers can say "TOLD YA SO"
Tyler Seguin July 23, 2012 at 05:48 PM
wasn't it the mayor's call to scale back the details? Not D&B? Tyler Seguin
Kathleen DeWitt July 23, 2012 at 06:06 PM
No it was NOT the Mayors call?????
Tyler Seguin July 23, 2012 at 06:11 PM
so it was the Chief's call?? is that correct? just making sure it wasn't D&B's call
Joey July 23, 2012 at 06:23 PM
D&B should have never opened in that city. D&B needs to go where they are apprcieated, not some thug ridden town so the venue take the heat for a police dept that can't control thier citizens.
Kathleen DeWitt July 23, 2012 at 06:25 PM
It wasn't just the chiefs call, it was also the licensing board who agreed with the chief..Nanakate
Joseph Markman (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Just to clarify: the hearing was held by the license board by request of its chair after the six months post-opening had happened and the chief told the board that he had already reduced the details after a discussion with Dave & Buster's officials.
NewRegimeNeeded July 23, 2012 at 06:52 PM
So to be clear, the details were reduced prior to the scheduled 6 month review by the Chief on his own!
Joseph Markman (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Yes, he did make the decision on his own prior to the board's hearing, which was held a couple weeks after the six-month mark. According to the license board and town solicitor's interpretation of the regulations surrounding Dave & Buster's, the chief was within his powers to do that once the six months hit. Of course, some of the officers and nearby residents thought that decision was made abruptly and without enough input.
NewRegimeNeeded July 23, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Apparently it was given the recent issue...
NewRegimeNeeded July 23, 2012 at 07:03 PM
thanks for the input Joe, you do a good job with the Patch... haven't seen this stabbing in other media outlets? how come?
Joseph Markman (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 07:09 PM
No problem, and thanks. Looks like it went up on the Ledger site a few hours ago (http://www.patriotledger.com/topstories/x1052260832/Police-seek-suspect-in-stabbing-at-Dave-Buster-s). Not sure why it's not appearing earlier or more widely. It was sent out to a bunch of media pretty late last night so that might be why.
Kelly July 23, 2012 at 07:54 PM
So what's next? Will the police detail now return to D&B's?? I have gone there a couple times but only during the day with my kids. My husband likes to take our kids there occassionally on weekend days. My 6 year old attended a birthday party there last weekend. It's too bad that certain out-of-town undesirables are causing a problem!!!
Kathleen DeWitt July 23, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Thanks Joe for straightening out the facts. You do a wonderful job with the Patch. Keep up the good work.
Joseph Markman (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Thanks Kathleen, I appreciate it.
Scotty July 24, 2012 at 05:48 AM
All parties left without medical attention. Doesn't sound like much of a STABBING. Noting like the stabbing at the mall which nearly cut the victim in half from what I understand.
Tyler Seguin July 24, 2012 at 04:15 PM
how many stabbings are there at the Plaza? how many arrests at the Plaza for drug deals, etc? they have a police sub-station there, and those things still take place.
Sean July 24, 2012 at 08:19 PM
have you ever walked by the sub-station? I haven't seen that think occupied in years. The blinds are always down and the lights are always off.
Sean July 24, 2012 at 08:20 PM
*havent seen that thing occupied
Joe Dauria July 25, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Isn't it 21+ after a certain time? Thus during the day when kids are allowed, there wouldn't be a detail anyway, or was there before? The incident that happened was reported, was near closing time. Doesn't every bar everywhere have closing time incidents due to alcohol fueled idiots?
Tyler Seguin July 25, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Hey Joe--is the police substation still in use? thought there was some ceremony there not too long ago with Morrissey and the town council??
Joseph Markman (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 04:29 PM
It is still in use, though as I understand it the officers on duty at the Plaza don't spend a lot of time there on purpose. They spend most of their time on patrol and go there to detain people, etc.
Tyler Seguin July 25, 2012 at 05:13 PM
see below. substation is open but officers are on patrol, which would explain why it's not occupied
tinkabell July 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The officers assigned to the plaza, patrol inside the mall and the parking lots. As a result several drug arrests have been made. The substation is mainly used for report writing, so that officers do not have to leave the mall unattended as they do the paperwork required for the incidents that occur during their shift.
Kathleen DeWitt July 27, 2012 at 01:21 AM
And a job well done, because there have been MANY, MANY, drug arrests by our officers at the mall. Mostly out of towners. A lot of shop lifting arrests also. Keep,up the good work. Nanakate
Paul Hanlon July 29, 2012 at 03:47 PM
the place is a dump anyway u think a detail would stop this from happening?no


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