Police nab 2nd stabbing suspectBy Mike Berger
A 17-year-old Canton man was arrested Monday night in connection with a domestic stabbing incident on Andrea Drive on Friday, July 27.
This is the second stabbing incident reported to police in successive weeks, but police said they are not related in any way.
Jevon C. Taylor of 10 Andrea Drive faces charges of assault to murder (armed) and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was arrested by Canton and Attleboro police in Attleboro and was due to be arraigned on Tuesday, July 31.
The victim, who was an acquaintance of Taylor’s mother, was reportedly stabbed seven times. He was initially treated by Canton paramedics and transported to Boston Medical Center. He was still hospitalized as of Tuesday but was stable and improving, according to Canton Police Lt. Helena Findlen.
Findlen, working the midnight shift on July 27, took the initial 911 call. She said the crime was serious enough to call in additional officers to pursue all leads. Police Chief Ken Berkowitz assisted in the investigation along with all detectives. Making the arrest Monday evening were detectives Paul Gallagher and Chip Yeaton, Officer Rob Quirk, and Attleboro police.
“The chief did not want this taken lightly,” said Findlen. “Additional officers were called in to follow all leads, and it required around-the-clock investigation.”
Meanwhile, Findlen reported no additional progress in the investigation into the stabbing of a 45-year-old man at Hagen Court on Sunday, July 22. The victim, described by police as a caretaker of an elderly resident at the housing complex, was stabbed five times after reporting an attempted break-in at the man’s residence. Findlen said he has improved medically and repeated that the incident does not appear to be a random act.
Rash of car breaks reported at Waterfall Drive apts.
Police continue to investigate five car burglaries that were reported by Waterfall Drive residents on Sunday, July 22. Police Lt. Helena Findlen said most of the cars were unlocked. Among the items reported stolen were electronics, personal items, gym bags, golf clubs, and cash. Police continue to advise all motorists to lock their unattended cars at all times.
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