North Finish restaurant proprietor charged with taking pictures at a person arrested once more


A North Finish restaurant proprietor accused of taking pictures at a person exterior a well-liked bakery final summer time was arrested once more over the weekend after allegedly making an attempt to chop off the digital monitoring machine hooked up to his physique, police stated.

Patrick Mendoza, 55, had been “exhibiting erratic behavior” earlier than Saturday night time’s try and sever the necessary machine, in line with a redacted Boston police report — which famous Mendoza was “extremely stressed” in regards to the prison case pending towards him.

“Officers recovered Mendoza P.’s electronic monitoring device directly from his person, which appeared to be cut,” the police report states. “Officers asked Mendoza P. why he cut the bracelet and he replied, ‘I’m tired and sick of it.’

“During the booking process, Mendoza P. also stated he was (redacted) and was ‘definitely going to kill somebody,’ ” the report goes on to state.

The report signifies Mendoza was arrested on a warrant — charging him with armed assault to homicide, tried assault and battery with a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm with out a allow and possession of ammunition with out a firearm identification card —  at 31 N. Bennett St., an condo that differs from the house tackle listed for him within the doc.

He appeared in Suffolk Superior Court docket Monday and was held with out bail pending a listening to pre-scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Though initially set to be a standing listening to, final weekend’s arrest led to a movement for bail revocation, which can now be the topic of the day’s session.

If the movement is granted, Mendoza may very well be held for as much as 90 days with out bail. His high-profile legal professional, Rosemary Scapicchio, was not current on Monday, however will probably be on the subsequent day’s listening to.

The fees towards Mendoza relate to a July 12, 2023 taking pictures exterior Fashionable Bakery on Hanover Road, a well-liked spot within the North Finish.

Mendoza, whose household owns Monica’s Trattoria, allegedly fired three pictures at a person he had a long-simmering relationship with. The defendant beforehand struck the identical man on the pinnacle with a glass bottle in 2019, for which he obtained six months probation, the Herald beforehand reported.

He was arrested 9 days after the taking pictures occurred.

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