Two of the Wareham teenagers accused of robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Sandwich last weekend had been arrested at the Falmouth July Fourth fireworks on charges of disturbing the peace.
The incident in Sandwich happened on Saturday, July 13.
At 12:30 PM, police were called to the intersection of Tarragon and Chandler roads for a report of a disturbance. Police Sergeant Lauren Gilrein was the first to respond and when she arrived at the scene. She requested additional backup and an ambulance.
According to the police report from Sandwich Officer Gregory K. Jaroszuk, an East Sandwich man said that he had been meeting a friend at the address when he was attacked by three men who had arrived in his friend's car.
One of the assailant was identified as Hector M. Flores, 18, of Wareham. Police reports said Mr. Flores had attacked the East Sandwich man with a 3-inch-long knife and ripped a silver necklace with a cross pendant from his neck. He said that two other men then joined in the attack, kicking and punching him.
Officer Jaroszuk identified the other two assailants as Jorden Maclure, 18, of Wareham, and Tyler Noe, 18, also of Wareham.
The report said the assailants' car was searched, and police found a knife and a necklace matching the description given by the East Sandwich man. Police also found an open bottle of Hennessy and an Adderall pill inside a bag that belonged to Mr. Flores.
The injured man identified Mr. Noe and Mr. Maclure as having been involved in the assault. Two other witnesses at the scene corroborated his statement, police said.
Police said that the incident was not a random attack and that the victim was acquainted with his alleged attackers. Police also said that they believe the attack was drug-related.
Police arrested Mr. Flores, Mr. Maclure, and Mr. Noe and charged them with armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and possession of liquor by someone under 21. Mr. Flores was also charged with possession of a Class C drug.
Two additional people are going to be summoned to court on charges of armed robbery and underage possession of alcohol as a result of this incident.
All three men were arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Monday, July 15. They all entered pleas of not guilty.
Mr. Flores was ordered to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing that was scheduled for Thursday, July 18.
Mr. Maclure was released on $5,000 bail with the conditions that he wear a location monitoring device, stay away from and have no contact with the victim or witnesses, maintain a 9 PM curfew, and not be in possession of any weapons. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Mr. Maclure on August 9.
Mr. Noe is being held without bail as a result of violating his probation conditions. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for him on August 9.
Mr. Flores and Mr. Maclure were both arrested, along with three others, in Falmouth on the 4th of July after being accused of causing a disturbance during the fireworks display. As a result of that incident, Mr. Flores was charged with possession of liquor by someone under 21. Mr. Maclure was charged with assault and resisting arrest.