At about 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, the Cohasset Police K9 assisted Norwell and Hingham police who were searching for a 52-year-old male who was wanted in connection with an alleged domestic abuse assault and battery that occurred inside a car in the area of Queen Ann’s Corner, Norwell.
The suspect was located hiding behind the Hanniford’s Supermarket in the Queen Anne Plaza. Despite numerous commands and warnings from the police to surrender and show his hands, the suspect refused to comply and continued to challenge the officers.
Cohasset K9 officer Patrick Reardon was forced to deploy his K9 partner Erik, a 3-year-old Slovakian German Shepherd, to control the suspect. After Erik made contact with the suspect, Norwell officers were able to move in an handcuff him.
The suspect was transported under police guard to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth by the Hanover Fire Department ambulance. He was treated and released. William Quigley, the Acting Chief of Police in Cohasset, who witnessed the apprehension, stated, “The officers were extremely professional and gave this man every opportunity to surrender. Foolishly, he opted to fight with the officers and a well trained police dog. Luckily there were no serious injuries to the suspect, the officers, or Erik.”
Norwell Chief of Police Ted Ross said, “This was a coordinated effort with the Hingham, Cohasset and Norwell Police Departments that resulted in the search and ultimately arrest of the suspect; outstanding work by all involved.”
A 52-year-old Stoughton man, James Hazelhurst, 11 Clifford Ave. Apt. 2, was charged with domestic assault and battery and resisting arrest, police said.
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Cohasset K-9 Officer Patrick Reardon with Anna Oberlander, the generous donor of K-9 Erik’s protective vest. This is Anna’s second vest donation, the first was for K-9 Britta, partner of Massachusetts State Trooper Shawn Cayer.