Yarmouth Police arrest six for heroin and assaulting officer

YARMOUTH – From Yarmouth Police: “Yarmouth Police report that on Wednesday at 4 PM, Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Sean Geary conducted a motor vehicle stop of a black Chevrolet Blazer on Autumn Way in South Yarmouth.

Anti-Crime Unit Officer Geary observed a small bag of heroin in the vehicle. Officer Geary further learned that a wanted person was currently inside a nearby home at 12 Amelia Way.

Yarmouth Police Officers went to the home and encountered Michael Geggatt and placed him under arrest.

Inside the home Police Officers observed in plain view a large amount of drug paraphernalia, syringes, cotton swabs, metal caps used for cooking heroin, and empty corner cut bags.

Police Officers also observed Michael Santos in the process of using heroin with a syringe in his hand and a small bag of heroin next to him.

Yarmouth Police Department Detectives arrived at the home and during a search of one of the rooms, Detectives and Police Officers observed Timothy Dafinee sitting on the floor of the bedroom and an unknown male at the door.

Seconds after opening the bedroom door, the male slammed the door on a Detective striking him. The male subject then jumped onto the bed in an attempt to get away.

A Yarmouth Police K9 Officer assisted the Detective and fellow Police Officers and the attack on the Detective was overcome. Unfortunately during the attack, the Detective was stuck with a used hypodermic needle and was later treated at Cape Cod Hospital for this infectious exposure.

Dafinee and the male party, identified as Euclides Matias of Boston, were placed in handcuffs.

A search of the room was conducted and heroin was located in the room.

During a search of Matias, 2 large bags of heroin fell out of Matias underwear onto the floor. The two bags weighed approximately 32 grams.

Additional drug evidence was seized from the residence including $1,601 U.S. currency and a digital scale.

Top (l-r) Micahel A. Geggatt, Timothy W. Dafinee, Michael Edward Santos
Lower (l-r) Zachary Cody Tuers, Euclides Matias

The following criminals were arrested and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters:

Michael A. Geggatt, 28, of Yarmouth who has 39 prior offenses was charged with:
Warrant for shoplifting
Warrant for operating after license suspended

Timothy W. Daffinee, 32, of South Yarmouth who has 15 prior offenses was charged with:
Possession of a Class A substance (heroin)

Michael Edward Santos, 19, of West Yarmouth who has 3 prior offense was charged with:
Possession of a Class A substance (heroin)

Zachary Cody Tuers, 29, of South Yarmouth who has 17 prior offenses was charged with:
Warrant for possession of a Class A substance (heroin)
Warrant for operating after license suspended (2 counts)
Warrant for carrying a dangerous weapon
Warrant for leaving the scene of property damage

Euclides Matias, 31, of Roxbury, MA who has 29 prior offenses was charged with
Warrant for possession of a Class B substance (fentanyl)(subsequent offense)
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
Assault and battery on a police officer
Resisting arrest
Trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium (18-36 grams)

All are scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court this morning.

The following was summonsed:
Paulina Gontraz 26, of South Yarmouth who has 11 prior offenses was summonsed for
Possession of a Class A substance (heroin)

The Town of Yarmouth has been notified of the rental property at 12 Amelia Way and will conduct a follow-up and review of licensing and sanitary conditions.

The Command Staff of the Yarmouth Police Department commends all of the Officers involved in this arrest and reminds everyone to call us anytime 24/7 if you have any information regarding drugs, thefts, or any other illegal activity or questions or concerns about your safety.”

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