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Hindering arrest, Possession of heroin, Resisting arrest

Michael Rivera, 54, of Chicopee, MA

Zamont Frenkelhassan, 41, of Holyoke, MA

Officer Lynde

On August 1, 2017 Brattleboro Police were on foot patrol on Flat Street when they noticed a male holding suspected drugs in his hand. When police made contact with the male he fled on foot. As police pursued another male attempted to block police from pursuing after the male who fled. Police were able to apprehend the male who fled but he had got rid of the suspected drugs when he fled. Police back tracked the path the male took and located heroin in the bushes. The male who fled was identified as Michael Rivera and he was arrested for possession of heroin and resisting arrest. The male who had blocked police was identified as Zamont Frenkelhassan was also arrested for hindering arrest. Rivera was held on $2000 cash bail but was later bailed out. Both subjects were issued citations to appear in court on September 12, 2017.