Archives For Road Rage

Daily headlines start and end with violence, violence and more violence. What sickens me most is the violence against children of any age. Heck, violence against anyone that’s none suspecting or innocent is senseless. It mortified me to know that we as a city, town, state, country or even world can’t and won’t do anything to stop all of this violence from happening. Sometimes, it feels like there are some that feel this is as it should be. I’m here to say that no one, absolutely no one should be living this way. When this is all you see and hear, it’s no wonder why the cycle doesn’t end.

1. I can’t even imagine what had to happen to push a mother to beat her children with a broom. Now Jessica Martinez-Zayas will be spending three years in jail and five years on probation. Here’s to hoping that the system doesn’t fail her while she’s inside. She needs help with her mental health issues. Historically, once in the system mental health needs don’t get dealt with and convicted people are thrust back onto the street once they finish their time only to find themselves right back where they left off while hurting more people than they did the first time.

2. A student brought a handgun into the Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield on Friday. Although the bullet filled magazine laid beside the gun instead of in its clip, the intent was still there. Just imagine what would have occurred had the gun not have been confiscated.

3. In trouble since 2013 Richard Penney’s home has been a jail cell. But Mr. Penney maliciously stalks a woman that he isn’t even supposed to be contacting. How is he able to do this you wonder? He’s using a jailhouse phone. He has to know that he was being recorded. Is it possible that he just didn’t care?

4. Brian Art decides to let his hatchet do the talking in a case of Road Rage this morning in Rehoboth. Thankfully, despite the fact that he drove away from the incident, police caught up with him later and arrested him.

5. Jesus Ocasio had no intentions of listening to the police officer that showed up at his door to question him. He felt the need to physically assault several officer who fortunately suffered no serious injuries.

6. To make matters worse, yet another student has been sexually assaulted.  This time on campus at Bridgewater State University. Bridgewater State University Police are investigating.

Here’s to hoping that the past doesn’t define the future.

Baby girl in very critical condition

Tammy Meyers was shot outside her Las Vegas home last Thursday

Police: Man stole cash after woman cashed check

Somerville Robbery

Police say officer saw confrontation between men

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A driver was arrested Tuesday after a police officer witnessed him get out of his vehicle and attack another driver at a Manchester intersection, police said.

Manchester police said they are still investigating what lead up to the morning confrontation on Brown Avenue.

Police said two drivers stopped in the travel lanes about 7:30 a.m. Inside the first car was the driver and a 3- or 4-year-old child. The second vehicle was a pickup truck with two adults and a child, in addition to the driver.

Police said the driver of the pickup got out and approached the other driver and began to hit him.

A police officer was nearby monitoring traffic by radar.

“After being attacked as he sat in his vehicle, the victim was able to stand up and engage the individual in a confrontation, but the officer was pretty much right there, so he was able to break them up immediately, and there was no reported injuries,” said Lt. Maureen Tessier.

Police said the men cooperated once the officer showed up and defused the situation.

The driver of pickup, Keith Hoyt, 46, was arrested and charged with simple assault. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is due back in court at a later date.

Police seek driver of unknown vehicle

police car

DEDHAM, Mass. — Dedham police are seeking the public’s help to find a driver in an apparent road rage incident that seriously injured a teenager.

Police say a male teenager was dragged by an unknown vehicle during an apparent road rage incident at about 4:50 pm. Friday in the area of West Street at Lyons Street, and also Common Street. The teenager suffered serious injuries, police said.

Police are hoping to find the driver of that vehicle. Anyone who has information or witnessed the incident is asked to call police at 781-751-9300.

Police searching for gunman 

EVERETT, Mass. — Police are searching for a gunman who shot a store clerk in a violent armed robbery in Everett.

Watch Report

It happened at the Neighborhood Convenience Mart on Main Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

People living in the area say two workers were inside when one of them was shot.

Witnesses say the victim, man in his 60s, was able to walk himself to the ambulance when crews arrived. The man is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Police said they are looking for at least one gunman.

Police in 3 states still looking for perpetrator

Road rage homicide

(CNN) —In multiple 911 calls shortly before he was killed, a man said he was being chased by an enraged motorist — right up to when he was apparently run off the road in Pennsylvania and then shot to death, police said Friday.

Timothy Davison, 28, was driving to Maine along Interstate 81 early last Saturday when he was shot multiple times and killed in Antrim Township.

So far, there is no indication Davison initiated the incident or provoked the shooter, Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Steven Junkin told reporters Friday.

Davison may have first encountered the shooter on Interstate 70 in Maryland and traveled between 13 and 15 miles, with the gunman in pursuit, before being forced off the road just beyond the Pennsylvania state line, authorities said.

Junkin said Davison called 911 from Maryland and Pennsylvania, but he declined to provide details. Authorities have not released the contents of those 911 calls, citing the ongoing investigation.

A task force made up of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia state police, as well as FBI agents, is seeking help from the public and operators of body shops in finding a “dark colored” Ford Ranger XLT pickup with damage on the driver’s side from ramming into Davison’s car.

“How concerned are we that it’ll happen again?” Junkin asked. “We obviously have an individual out there who was so incensed that he continued to pursue Mr. Davison and took it to that next step. He murdered an individual for whatever slight that he perceived. Will this person do it again? We don’t know. We don’t want to take that chance.”

The Maine resident ended up shot multiple times, a death that authorities have ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-472-8477.

Investigators initially believed the same motorist may have been behind another road rage shooting eight hours earlier and 56 miles northeast, but Junkin said Friday that the two crimes do not appear to be related.

James Allocca, Davison’s uncle, told CNN this week that the family “wants justice before someone else gets hurt.”

The victim’s father, Timothy Davison Sr., said he learned about his son’s death when police arrived at his door Saturday.

“I can’t begin to tell you what it’s like to hear that,” he said. “It’s not right.”

He went to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to collect his son’s personal belongings.

His son, he said, was a “great guy and a very easy kid to raise.”

“He cared for everyone around him,” he said. “He was a rugged kid, extremely sensitive.”

Davison worked at his father’s construction business.

He said he hoped to meet his son’s killer. Asked what he would say, Davison said: “That is for me.”

“There are different levels of loss,” Allocca said. “This has to be the worst.”

Timothy Davison of Poland died from his wounds at a hospital

Timothy “Asti” Davison

Lisa Davison

ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Maine man was gunned down on a Pennsylvania highway early Saturday morning.

28-year-old Timothy Davison of Poland was traveling north on Interstate 81 when he called 911 to report a small pickup truck was chasing and firing gunshots at him.

The driver then rammed Davison’s vehicle, forcing him into the median. After Davison’s vehicle became disabled, the driver approached and fired several rounds that struck Davison.

State police say he died from his wounds at York Hospital.

Investigators are treating the incident as a homicide.

The suspect vehicle will be a Ford Ranger-style truck possibly blue in color with damage to the driver’s side.

Pennsylvania State Police trooper Rob Hicks tells WMTW they believe it was a random act of road rage.

An autopsy on Davison’s body is scheduled for Monday.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Man told 911 someone was firing at him

ANTRIM, Pa. —Pennsylvania State Police say a 28-year-old Maine man called 911 about a road rage attack before he was shot and killed.

They say 28-year-old Timothy Davison called from Interstate 81 near Maryland early Saturday to say someone in a pickup truck was firing at him.

Police say Davison was forced into a median, disabling his vehicle, before the assailant approached and fired several rounds at him.

State police are searching for a Ford Ranger-style pickup. They say the vehicle may be blue and may have damage to the driver’s side.

They say Davison, who was from Poland, Maine, died at a York hospital following the 2:10 a.m. attack.

Police say the attack occurred on northbound I-81 in Antrim Township, about 10 miles north of Hagerstown, Maryland.