Shrewsbury Man Charged In Assault, Heroin Trafficking

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A Shrewsbury man faces multiple charges after a woman was assaulted. Photo Credit: File

SHREWSBURY, Mass. - A report of an assault has led to the arrest of a Shrewsbury man on multiple charges, including assault, drug trafficking and firearms violations.

Bail for Andres Eduardo Abreu, 47, of 845 Hartford Turnpike, Apt. 109, was set at $35,000, or $350,000 surety, on Nov. 30 at Westborough District Court.

According a statement filed in court by Shrewsbury Police Officer Patrice Babin, police received a report before 1 p.m. on Nov. 29 of an assault at the Rainbow Motel on 845 Hartford Turnpike.

Police said Abreu  was accused of threatened a woman with a knife, pinning her down on a bed and making stabbing motions after an argument. Abreu was also accused of threatening to “blow her away” and harm her family if she contacted police, according to the report.

The victim freed herself after kicking Abreu, who attempted to stop her from calling 911 by destroying her cell phone, according to police reports.

Abreu was stopped on Hartford Turnpike by Sgt. Ronald Benoit, who found that Abreu’s right to operate a vehicle had been revoked.

While Abreu was held at the Shrewsbury Police Department, State Police executed a search warrant of Abreu’s one-room apartment.

According to a court report filed by State Trooper John Fraioli, troopers found 36 grams of heroin, a coffee grinder, three digital scales, packaging material, and miscellaneous papers with phone numbers and numeric notations among other records.

Police also found a King Cobra .357-caliber revolver and a box of 50 rounds of .38-caliber ammunition.

A search of Abreu’s Chevrolet Impala at Shrewsbury Police headquarters revealed $703.28 in cash, two cell phones, and more paper documents.

Abreu is charged with assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, possessing ammunition without a firearms identification card, threatening to commit a crime, heroin trafficking, and possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.

Abreu was convicted in May for distributing a Class A substance and was sentenced to eight months in prison.

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