Chief Gary F. Sullivan
46 Lothrop St.
North Easton, MA 02356
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Easton Police Arrest Man with Multiple Outstanding Warrants
EASTON — Chief Gary Sullivan reports that a man with multiple arrest warrants was arrested by the Easton Police Department today in Brockton.
LEE J. FRUZZETTI, AGE 53, OF EAST BRIDGEWATER had three separate arrest warrants from three incidents where he was charged, respectively, with:
- Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Knife
- Intimidation of a Witness (Two Counts)
- Providing False Information to a Public Safety Answering Point
At approximately 12:50 p.m., Easton Police detectives, with assistance from Brockton Police detectives and members of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, arrested FRUZZETTI inside a Brockton home.
On Jan. 28, Easton Police responded to Corfinio restaurant, 285 Washington St., for a report of a disturbance involving a man with a knife. Officers responded and spoke to a male victim and his girlfriend. Following a subsequent investigation, it was determined that FRUZZETTI had confronted them and allegedly pulled a knife on the man.
FRUZZETTI fled before officers arrived and police were unable to locate him. No one was injured in the incident and an arrest warrant was issued.
On Feb. 9, FRUZZETTI allegedly called the Easton Police dispatch center claiming that he knew he had a warrant out for his arrest and that he was at a home on Massapoag Ave. in Easton. When officers arrived, he was not at the home, and a second warrant was issued for the additional charge of Providing False Information to a Public Safety Answering Point.
On Feb. 13, FRUZZETTI called the victim that he had confronted outside of Corfinio restaurant. As a result of that conversation, the victim called police in fear for his own safety and a third arrest warrant was issued for FRUZZETTI.
Through the subsequent investigation, it was determined that FRUZZETTI had been staying at an Ettrick Street home in Brockton. The homeowner gave permission to the officers to go into the house Tuesday afternoon, where they placed FRUZZETTI in custody without incident.
“This is an individual that we have been working diligently toward getting into custody,” Chief Sullivan said. “I want to thank our law enforcement partners at the Brockton Police and State Police for their assistance in this investigation.”
FRUZZETTI is expected to be arraigned today in Taunton District Court.