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Crime Briefs: Taunton man, 22, charged with murder of Falmouth teen, Longmeadow kids injured by acid in park

Plus: Boston Police seek armed robbery suspect

Photos released by police depict their suspect for an armed robbery that occurred Friday in Dorchester. (Courtesy / Boston Police Department)
Courtesy / Boston Police Department
Photos released by police depict their suspect for an armed robbery that occurred Friday in Dorchester. (Courtesy / Boston Police Department)

A 22-year-old Taunton man is being held without bail after being charged with the murder of a 19-year-old Falmouth man.

Adrian Black of Taunton, appeared in Falmouth District Court Tuesday on charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say that he stabbed Milteer Hendricks, 19, of Falmouth, on Saturday at the Gosnold Grove Apartments in Falmouth.

Falmouth Police officers responded to the East Falmouth Highway apartment complex at around 4:45 p.m. and found Hendricks bleeding from stab wounds. He was transported to Falmouth Hospital and then flown to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he was pronounced deceased the next morning.

A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 16.

BPD looking for armed robbery suspect

The Boston Police Department is looking for the public’s help in locating a suspect for an armed robbery that occurred Friday in the 200-block of Columbia Road in Dorchester, which appears to be the address of a barber shop.

The department released images of the man and described him as taller than 6 feet, of stocky build and tattooed on his left hand. At the time of the alleged crime, he was wearing a black “Just Do It” hooded sweatshirt, a black facemask, black pants and Nike Air basketball shoes. They say he fled in a sedan with a Florida license plate.

Authorities say not to approach the suspect if you see him, but to call 911 immediately. The department asks that if you have any information regarding the suspect or incident to call detectives at 617-343-4275 or submit an anonymous tip via the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

Children burned at Longmeadow playground

Someone poured pool-cleaner acid on three of the slides at Bliss Park Playground on Sunday morning, which caused “burn-like” injuries to at least two children and local authorities want your help in tracking the culprit down.

“I let the kids go play. I didn’t notice that there was liquid to collect at the bottom of the slide. I just assumed it was rainwater,” Ashley Thielen, the mother of the two injured children, told Western Mass News in Springfield. “I didn’t really think much of it, and then, my baby, who is one, just started crying. That was when I knew this liquid that they were around wasn’t water.”

The Fire Department on Tuesday said that “all hazardous materials have been cleaned up and removed” from the park but that “the playground area will remain fenced off out of an abundance of caution.”

The investigation determined that the park’s pump room in the basement of the pool building had been broken into in what the Fire Department determined must have been “a great deal of effort,” as the perpetrator had climbed two fences, ripped the cover off a ventilation shaft and got in through there. Authorities believe whoever did it was probably also injured by the acid.

Longmeadow authorities ask that if anyone has any information to contact the local police department tip line at 413-565-4199.