Juvenile accused of attacking, seriously injuring father over texting

– Yarmouth Police report that on Saturday, at 7:45 PM, Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Bryan P. Mey was dispatched to the Montebello Restaurant in Kings Circuit in Yarmouthport for a report of a past assault.

Members of the Yarmouth Fire Department were already on scene. Patrol Officers Ryan Murphy and Mary Gibney were also dispatched to the scene as well as Patrol Sergeant Stephen Renzi.

Investigation revealed that a family was having dinner in the restaurant. A father asked his son to stop repeatedly texting during dinner. The father and son argued and went outside.

Once outside, juvenile male punched his elderly father in the face with so much force that it knocked him unconscious and he ended up hitting his head off of the ground. The father sustained a severe head injury from the incident.

The crime scene was secured and members of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit arrived to provide crime scene services.

The juvenile male was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters.

Yarmouth Police Detective Christopher VanNess was contacted to respond to Cape Cod Hospital where he met with the victim who was suffering from severe face and head wounds.

Fortunately, the man is expected to survive.

The juvenile was released later that evening by the Juvenile Probation Department after paying the $40 bail fee to the custody of his mother and is due for arraignment in the Barnstable Juvenile District Court on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 for Felony Assault and Battery on Person over 60 with Serious Injury.

The Yarmouth Police Department commends all of the Police Officers and First Responders involved in this incident. We especially commend the off-duty Dennis Fire Department Firefighter who was at the restaurant and took quick and decisive action that helped to save a man’s life.

No further information will be released on this incident by the YPD
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police

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