[UPDATE] Stabbing, Baseball Bat Assault on Washington Street

Three men arrested in connection with the alleged assault on Monday night.

UPDATE: Wednesday, July 18, 10:10 a.m.

Three men were arrested after a fight Monday night that led to a man getting hit in the head with a baseball bat and another man stabbed in the shoulder, according to a press release.

At 8:38 p.m. on Monday, police received multiple calls reporting a fight at the intersection of Washington Street and Myrtle Street, according to the release. When officers arrived shortly thereafter, they found an assault victim laying in the street and a vehicle driving away from the area, which was stopped by police a short distance from the scene.

Police, fire and EMS personnel began to treat the assault victim in the street and learned he had been allegedly struck in the head with a baseball bat. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Officers interviewed the people who had been in the vehicle driving away from the scene and learned the driver had been stabbed in the shoulder, and during the interviews, a male approached the driver as he was seated on the sidewalk and struck him over the head with a wooden cane.  

Three people were taken to area hospitals for injuries sustained during the fight.

The investigation revealed that "this assault was not a random act and occurred as retaliation for another fight several days ago," the release said. "All individuals involved have been identified and located."

Arrested in connection with the Monday night assault were Douglas Clark of Saugus, charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and conspiracy; Duilio Fabbo of Peabody,charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy; and Frank Rivera, Jr. of Stoneham, charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. All three were transported to Woburn District Court for arraignment.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, police said.

Stoneham Police were assisted by the Burlington, Reading, Wakefield and State Police Departments during the incident.


Original article:

Police from several jurisdictions have responded to a reported stabbing on Washington Street between Spring and Myrtle streets, according to police radio transmissions.

Several public safety Twitter users have reported two injured parties in the ordeal. Initial reports of the incident came sometime after 8:30 p.m. Monday.

L July 18, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Hahahaha New Headline: Ex resident stalks town. LOOOOOSER!
ex stoneham resident(thank god) July 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM
To l from the sounds of it you are pissed because they cut back on your free money from the system now you cant afford to move to the good life and you are dtuck with the rest of the scum.from the sounds of it its right where you. Belong lol:)
peter pappan July 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Thats because he is still in the hospital u idiot!!!
KL July 18, 2012 at 01:44 PM
All I can say to the NH ex stoneham resident is you live in new Hampshire... Thats all i gotta say. I wouldn't even tell anyone that I lived in new Hampshire so I commend you on that. The Boston area has the best school systems, colleges, medical facilities, and law endowment in the country. Once you cross that border into new Hampshire all you have is the pants you have on, some clinics, and maybe your teeth. And Chinese restaurants named Tony's and Pizza places named Stanleys motel and pizza parlor.
Daniel DeMaina (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Patch's policy is to not name victims of crimes, and to that end three comments were removed from this article. Any questions can be directed to me at danield@patch.com. Stoneham Police sent a press release with official details of the incident. The article above has been updated.
ex stoneham resident(thank god) July 18, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Boston does have some of the best hospitals and colleges .the inner city crime has spilled into your community. Nh living is much better than the rat race you live in. Lol thats why300,000 of you vacation up here evry weekend to escape the hell hole you live in.lol
KL July 18, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Your key points - * Mass residents will go to NH for only 1 week out of a year. * Mass residents will live in their own state of Mass to raise a family and better their lives for 51 weeks out of a year. The sum = if you and your family get into a major car accident on 128, you get air lifted to Mass General (#1 hospital in the country). if you and your family get into a major car accident on Rte 16 in North Conway you get air lifted to Tony's Chinese food shop.
Russ July 18, 2012 at 02:48 PM
The "initial" people with their child-like abbreviated names are just that, children, at least intellectually. Clearly they are net recipients of the largesse of the state. Crime has increased in town but it is not the problem of the police department. Despite the 2010 census results, we now have a serious problem with crime and illegal aliens. The inner city is, in fact, creeping in upon Stoneham and our town has done nothing to stop it. Just wait until we have to absorb the influx from Everett, Malden and Medford resulting from the development of hundreds of apartment units. The town has hired a stonrg "40B" proponent to ensure approval of this plan. Ever wonder who the proponents are for these projects? More later ...
ex stoneham resident(thank god) July 18, 2012 at 04:20 PM
To kl you would get air lifted to darthmouth hitchcock still one of the best hospitals. Im pretty sure nh drivers have a much less fatality rate anyway
Nancy July 18, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Scary thought!!
glad to be here July 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM
all these comments these people are stoneham people the town has not changed that much the same problems were going on in the lete 60s and early 70s its society as a whole wake up and smell the coffee we just know more about whats going on around us
Russ July 19, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Getting tired of convicted criminals posting regarding the wonderful, safe, expensive town of Stoneham. This is bizarre at best.
Roy Prescott Stone July 19, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Are you serious? In any potentially dangerous situation,the cops lay back until every cop in town is committed to the call.No such thing as one cruiser,responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Roy Prescott Stone July 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Hey, "L" your lack of a name,speaks volumes about your intestinal fortitude, or lack of same.What "subsidized"apartments are you refering to,exactly?Come out and say what's on your mind,or do you not want to rock the boat.Your problem,sir,is that you moved to this town with stardust in your eyes,& upon waking,you don't like what you see!
Roy Prescott Stone July 19, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Look at all the pretty butterflies,and doesn't that cloud look like "Snoopy?"
Roy Prescott Stone July 19, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Why don't you "sprout a pair" and speak with a voice to be recognized?Jerk
Daniel DeMaina (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Guys, watch the personal attacks and the euphemistic language. Don't make me turn this Internet around and go straight home.
Roy Prescott Stone July 19, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Three quarters of New Hamster residents are Massachusetts transplants.Where in Mass. do you work?How is the traffic Northbound on a 2 lane,route 93 in N.H. on a typical Friday afternoon?Do your children walk to school on sidewalks?NO If you go off the road on 93 in N.H.,are you stopped by a guardrail?NO Fire hydrants are rare. Streetlights are over 2 times farther apart,than in Mass.Do you have trash pick-up,or a sticker for the town dump?Do you have "Kindergarten" in N.H.?NO--It appears that you get what you pay for.And while "Live free or Die"is a catchy slogan,it most certainly is not true!
mark stevens July 20, 2012 at 01:26 AM
"Xstoner",So happy to hear that you have found work in New Hampster,thank heaven for Burger King.And your roads are clogged with folk from N.H.,who are going home each day,from their jobs in Mass.(check the license plates:Live Free or Cry.)These same folks pay Mass.income taxes,& when a person from Mass.purchases a motor vehicle in N.H.,the state of Mass.collects the very taxes,for the cost of said vehicle,that your state proudly forgoes!Mass thanks you very much.Compare property taxes between Mass. & N.H. and you'll find that they are grossly disproportionate.While Mass. does have toll roads,rtes 93 & 95 are not among them.Wouldn't that be a kick in the pants,if Mass were to collect tolls on these two roads,just south of the N.H. border?And as for cities with high crime rates & serious drug problems,N.H. has those also,Manchester,Nashua,Pelham,Salem,Derry & Londonderry to name a few,the major difference being that N.H.drug dealers come to Lawrence,Lowell & Gloucester,to re-up.Oh yeah,the rate of "teenage pregnancy" per capita,is greater in N.H. than Mass.Derry N.H. is the new Lawrence Ma. as drug dealers realised that less police equates to less chance of getting busted.All the lack of streetlights does is allow drug deals to go unhampered.Just keep the younguns off the streets after dusk,as there are no sidewalks to travel safely on foot.Your facts are skewed,and won't stand,under scrutiny.Nice try though!
glad to be here July 20, 2012 at 05:08 AM
no criminal here just life long resident how bout you
Russ July 20, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Roy, Please read the police logs to learn the location of the problem residents. Also, keep an eye out for a new and improved "project" at Fallon Road. We can look forward to yet another increase in the crime rates as well as increased costs which will not be offset by any associated 'income' from the new development.
Russ July 20, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Roy, Those net recipients of aid from the federal and state governments tend to be very cynical rather than realist. The residents need to rise up and protect this town. Ex-Stoneham resident knows whereof he speaks!
Russ July 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Warning Will Robinson ... childlike commentary.
Russ July 20, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Yet another net recipient of government largesse. Would the web master please screen for age and IQ? Thanks!
Russ July 20, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Referring to an actual criminal posting above. Web Master - can we also post demographics for those posting here, at least to some extent?
Russ July 20, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Sounds like Cambridge may be a better match for you. Stoneham is an actual working class community. We provide the money for the inner cities.
thetruth8 July 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I posted on this article this morning giving actual events that took place leading up to this incident(along with my opinion of small town PD), and it was taken down. Why? Does the truth hurt? To repeat a little of what I said, the person who was assaulted in this matter (aka, THE GUY WITH THE KNIFE), should have been arrested days earlier for assault and battery of a minor (16 years old) but stoneham failed to charge the party, which lead to court being held in the street. Whether or not you agree with the retaliation or not, this was certainly not an upstanding citizen who was assaulted... Infact I happen to know he was a junkie criminal, and if Stonehams "finest" had done what they were paid to do, you could have added assault and battery of a minor to his record, which would have most certainly avoided the second incident.
stoneham girl July 21, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I agree with. thetruth8. Grew up with the people involved and they were drug dealing dirt bags then. Why they were never locked up is mind blowing. Hope they all go to jail.
ex stoneham resident(thank god) July 21, 2012 at 07:35 PM
i grew up with all involved , and agree they should all go to jail , you cant take the law into your own hands . im sure if it was my kid i would want to do the same but just like that your a dirtbag like the rest of them
Chazz July 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Nothing for nothing if they were dealing drugs and had beat up a minor and the police didn't do anything about it then, GOOD for the two that did something about it.. Like the truth8 said if they arrested the person for assault and batter on a minor it would have never escalated to this.. Just saying..


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