Revere man arraigned for alleged drunken space-saver rage with a snow plow
A Revere man was arraigned today on charges he went berserk in a pick-up mounted with a snow plow outside his house last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, Michael Ciarlone, 54, came out of his Bradstreet Avenue home late on Jan. 14 to find a car parked in "his" space. Prosecutors allege he used the plow to block the car in with snow. When the car's owner and several neighbors came outside, prosecutors say, he began yelling about "you immigrants," backed into one man with the truck, got out and kicked him in the head, then punched another man in the face, breaking his glasses.
The crowd eventually subdued him and held him for police.
The DA's office says Ciarlone was released on personal recognizance on charges of operating under the influence and operating with a suspended license. A judge denied a request from prosecutors he stay away from his alleged victims or attend AA meetings. He's due back in court on March 28.
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Did you use the word
Did you use the word "operaging" on purpose? It's funny because it's true!
This kind of thing is
This kind of thing is absolutely bound to happen when permission is given for private citizens to take "possession" of property that is not really theirs to take--even if it is for a temporary "48" hr period. It is impossible that disputes will not arise when the use of that space is not clear--that is to say, a car is not there, but some object has been placed in the space to save it--but everyone does not agree on what constitutes a legitimate space saver, the space saver may be moved by anyone who walks by, and not everyone agrees that there is any legitimate way to save a space whatsoever.
Any relation to Louis Ciarlone, President/Business Manager, IBEW Local 123, and vocal advocate for gaming at Suffolk Downs. That would explain the judge's leniency.
Ooh Revere, you never cease to amaze me
Revere's Finest over here. This guy used to be a School Committee member and now has (had?) a nice cushy job within the School Department. Too bad he used a city plow that got impounded - could have really used that extra plow during the last couple of storms.
As things (unfortunately) go in Revere, give it a few years and I'm sure you'll see his name on a ballot for some citywide election.
Random question. Why after so
Random question. Why after so many articles, does it say "innocent, etc" in italics?
Undoubtedly hundreds of our lawyer readers are eager to elaborate on this further, but here's what I understand to be the journalist... saying someone is responsible for a crime, when they may or may not have committed, and hasn't actually been proven in court, can be slanderous. Moreover, statements like this appearing in the press can be used by the defense team to show how their client is poorly represented in the media and how the poor soul won't receive a fair trial as a result or has suffered emotionally.
That's a little touch of sarcasm
on our webmasters' part.
Rather than typing "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."
Only people forget how our
Only people forget how our system works and why, so a charge is tantamount to proof, as far as the reputation of the accused is concerned.
Abbreviating a reminder of that helps nothing. And "until" doesn't help either.
Shorhand for "It should be
Shorhand for "It should be kept in mind that people mentioned in this article who are alleged to have commited unlawful acts are, as per the rights described in the US Constitution and the Massachusetts General Charter, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."
aka reasonable buttcovering by HU's representatives of the fourth estate.
I'm guessing Mr. Ciarlone's people haven't been in this country for more than a few generations. Someone needs to remind that a-hole that we're a nation of immigrants, and that his grandfather or great-grandfather probably suffered similar abuse by folks who'd moved her just slightly earlier. It was wrong then, and it's wrong now.
'Ciarlone,' eh? ... unless I'm mistaken, that isn't Native American.
If the suspect backed into one of his victims with the truck, got out, kicked him in the head, then punched a second victim, why wasn't he also charged with, at a minimum, assault or, more seriously, assault with a deadly weapon, i.e. the truck?
he was charged with assault w/ deadly weapon
the article adam linked to says: "He faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon with serious bodily injury (motor vehicle), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), assault and battery, operating with an expired license, operating to endanger and malicious destruction of property over $250.
He also potentially faces charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol depending on the results of the blood test."
shovled-out space stealing
The last time that someone stole a space that I had shoveled out and chaired, I called a few friends and we moved the car out into the middle of the street. Then I parked my car into the space and called the cops to tow the car that someone had left parked in the middle of the street.