Christopher Delmonte, Chief of Police
220 Pleasant St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324
For Immediate Release
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bridgewater Police Arrest Intoxicated Person Illegally Armed with Handgun
BRIDGEWATER — Police Chief Christopher D. Delmonte reports that the Bridgewater Police Department arrested a man for unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest after being escorted out of a local bar.
DAVID LeMEÉ, AGE 37, OF BRIDGEWATER is been charged with:
- Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (two counts)
- Carrying an Unlicensed Firearm (two counts)
- Carrying a Firearm while Intoxicated (two counts)
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm (two counts)
- Threat to Commit a Crime (two counts)
- Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
- Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
- Resisting Arrest
- Disorderly Conduct
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers responded to Barrett’s Ale House, 425 Bedford St., on a report of an individual refusing to leave the establishment after being declined drinks.
Upon arrival, officers observed LeMEÉ displaying signs of intoxication. The officers offered to give LeMEÉ a ride home, to which he agreed. As officers were placing LeMEÉ in the cruiser, they felt an object in his side pocket. A preliminary investigation on scene determined that LeMEÉ was unlawfully carrying a firearm.
LeMEÉ then attempted to gain control of the handgun and threatened responding officers. Police gained control of the firearm and placed LeMEÉ in custody before transferring him to a local hospital for evaluation.
A subsequent search revealed a second loaded firearm sewn into the lining of LeMEÉ’s coat.
“The Barrett’s staff did the right thing by recognizing a problem and calling for assistance,” Chief Delmonte said.“I commend both Officers Peter Balboni and Nicholas Chmielinski for their quick action to prevent what could have become a violent situation in a crowded place.”