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Police Logs: Engagement Party Ends in Bloody Fight at Hilton Hotel

The following information was provided by the Dedham Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo

Monday, June 16

At 11:48 a.m., Dedham Animal Control received a report that coyotes were seen in a back yard on Nobel Road. The ACO responded and advised the resident about how to deter coyotes. 

At 12:32 p.m., police responded to a report of shoplifting at Best Buy where a male suspect wearing a checkered shirt reportedly attempted to flee the store with a Play Station 4. The suspect reportedly tried to strike an employee in the face as he fled the store, according to police records. Police were unable to find the suspect after checking the area. 

At 4:07 p.m., police arrested Anthony Silva, 37, of Dedham on four warrants. 

Tuesday, June 17

At 3:58 p.m., police responded to a report of shoplifting at Salon Sentric on Eastern Avenue. The shoplifter had fled the area by the time police arrived, and officers spoke to staff at the business who said the suspect stole a small can of BioSilk and a bottle of Matrix. The previous day, the suspect allegedly took a bottle of Platinum Cream Lightener, according to police records. The products totaled about $36. The business told police it did not wish to pursue the matter, and the suspect, who reportedly dropped her license at the shop, was contacted to pick it up at the Dedham Police Department. 

At 11:30 p.m., officers responded to Fox 25 on Elm Street on a report of an unwanted male trespassing on the property. Upon arrival police spoke with security who then escorted them to the male suspect in question, who was sitting on the stairs by the side door of the building. The man, whom police learned was homeless and took the bus to the studio, told officers he arrived at the station to talk about a medical case he had. Officers learned at the scene that one of Fox's employees had run into the man while leaving; she then turned back and went into the studio. The man later told police that he was not taking any medication nor was he under psychiatric care. Police told the man not to contact the Fox employee moving forward and if he was found on the property again he would be arrested for trespassing. The man told police he understood, and police transported him to the Washington Street bus stop. The man allegedly had several open criminal cases for trespassing and assault-type offenses, according to Dedham police records. 

Wednesday, June 18

At around 12:34 a.m., police responded to a report of an attempted house break in Dedham. A local resident claimed that while inside her home, she heard the gate at the front entrance open, and later saw a male party enter the garage located behind the house. She turned the lights on inside the house and woke her husband, and noticed that a bicycle that was in the garage was on the ground in the driveway, and had a flat front tire. Police searched the area but did not find anyone.

At around 1:05 a.m., police responded to Greenlodge Street on a report of three males lighting off fireworks at a vehicle parked on the roadway. The caller claimed to know the males and confronted them; they reportedly then left the area. The males denied having anything to do with the fireworks; later, the three reportedly returned in a vehicle outside the victim's home with an individual who demanded the victim to "pick on someone his own size." Police later spoke with the males, who said they had been walking on Greenlodge Street when the other man exited his home and yelled at them, then jumped into his vehicle and chased them down the road to confront them. The three males told officers they felt threatened. Police advised all parties to stay away from one another and if there were subsequent issues to contact police immediately. 

At 12:53 p.m., police received a report of larceny by check and forgery at the Blue Hills Bank. A woman reportedly presented a payroll check to be cashed against her account at the bank, and the check was cashed but subsequently returned unpaid for "forgery reasons," according to police records. 

At 2:05 p.m., police received a report that a vehicle was heavily damaged on the night of the Dedham Flag Day Parade, June 14. The seats of the vehicle were reportedly torn, and glass was strewn across the dashboard, while the clock was also smashed. The ceiling was reportedly ripped and the car itself would not start, according to police logs. The vehicle was reportedly ransacked but nothing was taken. 

At 5:45 p.m., police arrested Cobi Deflurin, 21, of Dedham, on three charges of distribution of a Class B substance and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. 

Thursday, June 19

At 7:46 p.m., police issued a summons to two females for shoplifting from Sears on Providence Highway. 

Friday, June 20

At 11:24 a.m., police responded to ATT on a report of a past larceny that occurred on June 19. A man reportedly entered the store and looked at phones before taking a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 off its security device and slipping it into his pocket as he left the store. He then walked toward Legacy Place. The matter is under investigation. 

At 11:47 a.m., police responded to CVS on Bussey Street on a report of a shoplifter. Police spoke with a man who said he had several warrants out for his arrest, and that he had made a mistake trying to steal a hearing aid for his mother. The item in question was valued at about $30. Police arrested John W. McDonald, 53, of Dedham on two default warrants and a straight warrant. 

Saturday, June 21

At 7:12 a.m., police responded to a report of malicious vehicle damage. Officers spoke with the vehicle's owner, who said that he had been parked outside a friend's home and sometime overnight, someone had smashed the rear driver's side window with a large rock. The rock was reportedly lying on the ground next to the vehicle, along with broken glass. There were no items missing from the vehicle. 

At 9:45 a.m., police responded to another report of malicious vehicle damage. The windshield of a 2007 Honda Accord was reportedly smashed overnight. Scratches could be seen on the hood from the grill to the windshield. It was not clear what was used to smash the windshield.

At 10:36 a.m., police responded to yet another report of malicious motor vehicle damage. The windshield of a 2010 Honda CrossTour was smashed and a series of scratches could be seen on the hood. 

At about 3 p.m., police responded to Wicked Pizza at Legacy Place on a report that patrons had left the restaurant without paying for food. Officers spoke with management, who said that a man and woman were dining in the restaurant and had a bill of about $70. The female reportedly told waitstaff that she was going to leave a credit card with the male and left the restaurant. The man reportedly tried to pay with the card but it was declined, and said he had another card in his car. He exited the restaurant but never returned to pay for the bill. Police were able to locate an RMV image of the owner of the credit card that was used, and staff said it was not the person from the restaurant. The matter is under investigation. 

At around 5:34 p.m., police responded to Costco on a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a car in the parking lot. Police found a woman who was lying on the ground and appeared to be in pain, holding her left lower leg. The woman's husband told police that they were walking to their car and heard his wife make a noise then fall to the ground, as a vehicle reportedly came p behind them and passed them. Police spoke with the driver who said he was driving between 3 and 5 miles per hour and saw the couple walk in front of him to his right, and so he moved to the left to go around them. He then heard something hit his car and saw the woman fall to the ground. There were no witnesses to the incident and there were no cameras in the area to capture the accident, according to police records. The victim was transported to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. 

Sunday, June 22

At 1:13 a.m., police responded to the Hilton Hotel on a report of a fight in progress in one of the lodging's rooms. Officers were met with security who led them to the room in question, and a man wearing dark-colored clothing covered in blood answered the door. The man then tried to run out of the hotel but police detained him, and found four other individuals in the room. Police located blood all over the room; every other person was reportedly covered in blood, as were the beds, floor, walls and furniture. Police also found numerous alcohol containers strewn about. The parties stated that the blood was not theirs and they did not need medical attention. The individuals told police they were at the hotel for an engagement party and went to the room to start drinking and at some point one of the individuals had been in one of the beds sleeping, when one of the others tried to wake him and tell him the bed was his. A fight then ensued, with one of the individuals throwing punches and allegedly started to bleed from his hand, which is how blood was strewn across the room. One of the others tried to break up the fight, according to police records. Officers also found evidence of drug use, though all parties in the room denied using drugs and that earlier in the evening there were about 20 people in the room. The individuals were told they were no longer welcome on the premises and they left the area via taxis. 

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