Man ar­rested for al­leged threats against CPD

Collins dis­missed as CPD of­fi­cer in 2012

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and is be­ing held in the county de­ten­tion cen­ter on $125,000 bond.

Ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff’s depart­ment, a deputy re­ceived a text mes­sage from Collins that im­plied his in­ten­tion to at­tack the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment head­quar­ters and kill a mem­ber of the ad­min­is­tra­tive staff.

Ac­cord­ing to charg­ing doc­u­ments, the num­ber from which the text mes­sage came was one that the deputy knew to be­long to Collins. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the sher­iff’s depart­ment, Dorch­ester County State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice and Cam­bridge po­lice de­ter­mined that the threat was cred­i­ble.

Collins was sus­pended from his po­si­tion at the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment in April 2011 and dis­missed by res­ig­na­tion un­der un­fa­vor­able cir­cum­stances in March 2012, ac­cord­ing charg­ing doc­u­ments.

Po­lice said that Collins, as a for­mer of­fi­cer, is trained in ad­vanced tac­ti­cal en­tries and at­tacks, is an ex­pert in mar­tial arts, and is fa­mil­iar with the build­ing, grounds and daily op­er­a­tions of the city po­lice depart­ment.

The Dorch­ester County Sher­iff’s Of­fice was as­sisted in the case by the Dorch­ester County State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment, Mary­land State Po­lice and the United States Mar­shal’s Of­fice. to

MATTHEW RUSSELL COLLINS

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