“TAUNTON – Taunton police have arrested the man they say intentionally set five fires in the city within a two-hour span last week — and security surveillance footage played a key role in the investigation, police said.
Derek M. Lindsay, 46, of Taunton was held without bail Monday in Taunton District Court pending a dangerousness hearing on June 17. He was arraigned on three counts of arson of a dwelling, two counts of burning personal property and one count of breaking and entering a building in the nighttime for a felony.
Using surveillance video from various businesses in the area, police were able to track the suspect heading toward the location of the first reported fire and then to each fire after that, the report said.
In one case, he is seen on video lighting the fire, at 29 Leonard Court, the report says.
“Video shows Lindsay walk to the rear of the 29 Leonard Court and then there is a flash of light, when the fire is started,” the report says.
Lindsay has 160 previous adult arraignments and eight juvenile arraignments, according to the police report.
He is currently homeless and is well known to police, said the report, which noted he has numerous tattoos on his neck, legs and arms.
A prominent tattoo on his neck says, “deranged mental lunatic.” “
Well, at least he’s self aware?
If arson had a face, it would be this one, for sure. Fuck that whole “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” cliche. Judge away. If you don’t look at this guy,
and see the face of a man who would arbitrarily set fires in front of a surveillance camera, after premeditating it all out in a broken caps lock, emoji-laden Facebook rant:
Then you might be crazy, too. He’s an open book.
This is only the latest in this sludgepump’s prolific career as a violent criminal and overall menace to society. He has 160 previous arraignments. He’s shown up to court more than some of the court employees, I’m sure of it. This guy is DA Rachel Rollins wet dream – he’s picked up every sort of charge you could ever possibly imagine, and thanks to the bleeding hearts of soft liberal Massachusetts judges – he just keep racking em’ up.
Here are some highlights:
2007 – Disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace:
“A city man landed in Taunton District Court Thursday after an alleged verbal tirade at a McDonald’s children’s playland prompted police to charge him with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
Around noon Sunday, Derek Lindsay, 34, of County Street, and his child, were at the crowded fast food restaurant, where Ronald McDonald and Shrek clowns were making balloon animals and entertaining a large group of kids.
The verbal outburst started at the playground area, where another man overheard Lindsay telling his child to push other kids out of the way, police said. The man told police that after Lindsay’s child shoved his kid, he walked up to Lindsay and asked him to tell his child to stop pushing.
At this point, Lindsay began shouting and swearing, challenging the other father to a fight, witnesses said, according to police reports.
Police showed up soon after someone in the restaurant called 911. A restaurant patron pointed to a white SUV in the parking lot and said Lindsay was inside, police said. Police stopped the car and began questioning Lindsay.
“As we continued to attempt questioning of the incident, Mr. Lindsay assumed a fighting stance with fists clenched, at which time Mr. Lindsay was placed in handcuffs for our protection as well as his,” Patrolman Matthew Skwarto III wrote in his incident report.”
2009 – Attempted murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a knife, and intimidating a witness:
“Police said Lindsay attacked a Middleboro man at Pushing Ink, 155 Center St., on Tuesday night.
Also arrested in the incident was David Keedwell, 29, of 15 East Grove St., who was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery with a shod foot and held on $2,500 bail.
Lt. Peter J. Andrade said Keedwell was kicking the victim while Lindsay stabbed him.
The witness intimidation charge against Lindsay came after he threatened patrons in the tattoo parlor, saying he would kill anyone who talked to police, Andrade said. Police found four knives and $4,000 in cash on Lindsay after his arrest.
Officer Steven M. Schofield, the prosecuting officer, said that if Lindsay is convicted on the attempted murder charge he faces 10 years in jail.
Lindsay previously was arrested in January 2008 after Plymouth police said he taunted fighters and their coaches at Memorial Hall and fought with officers as they tried to escort him from the building.”
2009 – assault and battery, disorderly conduct, threatening to commit a crime; drug and gun charges:
“Derek M. Lindsay, 36, of 671 County St., Apt. 3, Taunton, is charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct and threatening to commit a crime after an off-duty police officer reported seeing him spit on a young girl in Middleboro on June 4.
Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney Catherine Ham asked for bail to be set at $100,000.
Lindsay originally was to have appeared Tuesday in Wareham District Court for a probable cause hearing on attempted-murder charges stemming from the March 17 stabbing of a man in a Middleboro tattoo parlor. That hearing was postponed until July 21, according to Bridget Norton Middleton, spokeswoman for Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
At Tuesday’s arraignment, Ham recapped Lindsay’s criminal record, which includes five restraining orders, 18 defaults, 22 arrest warrants and seven probation violations.
Taunton police added June 12 after serving Lindsay a warrant for the June 4 incident in Middleboro.”
So first, daddy dickwasher packs up the kids and teaches them the proper way to incite a balloon animal Mcbeatdown. Because all of the warmest and most cherish childhood memories involve balloon animals, verbal altercations with strangers, and high cholesterol on a bun. Then he tries to stab a man to death at a tattoo parlor and attempts to threaten the patrons into silence. Not to be outdone, he then starts spitting on young girls in public, with some guns and drugs thrown in for good measure, and then gets out and starts lighting fires, to make up a full Rachel Rollins BINGO. Seems legit. Here in Massachusetts, it’s crime and no punishment, because public safety is simply not as important as the feelings of chodestranglers like this.
Yeah, definitely not.
I’m not condoning criminally insane people’s actions. That being said I don’t care who you are you have to be impressed with 160 arraignments. Can you imagine all
The felonies he didn’t get caught for. I mean a guy with his resume surely learned how to get a few past the goalies so to Speak. His commitment and passion to crime is outstanding. I’m impressed they should do a movie about his life.
Hopefully this criminally retarded dingleberry’s homelessness problem will be permanently solved with a lifespanning prison sentence. He’s definitely not going to be able to find any other place willing to provide him shelter and a bed after picking up those arson charges. Way to gain yourself a social pariah status usually only achieved with a list of sex-crime victims
Trump would live this guy I cant believe he isnt working in the White House
Used to be we sent white trash like this off to fight in a war but now they’re too good for the army of navy and we pay for them like a child. 160 arraignments??? WTF.. outsource him to Alabama, Mississippi or Texas they know how to deal with him.
How would you like to be a cop and deal with guys like this all roided out and high on crystal waving a knife and trying to spit and bite you.
Cop survival program = 5 hours a week gun range, 5 hours a week mma gym, 10 hours a week lifting and running.
I know who he is obviously has problems that cant be fixed i had a temper too before and have been in trouble at sometime you gotta grow up and stop acting like a jerk nobody we’ll want anything to do with you thats why he set fires because certain family members wouldn’t let him stay with them his brothers BM works and lives at arts bakery is it a coincidence he lit it on fire shes a cunt face LC HER INITIAL SHES JUST AS BAD BUT THATS THE REAL REASON HIS DEAD BROTHER BABY MOMMA LEFT HIM HOMELESS SO HE BURNT THERE LIVING ARRANGEMENTS DOWN TRYED TOO HE NEEDS TO STAY IN JAIL HES A WEIRDO FREAKAZOID I KNOW THE WHOLE FAMILY ALL FREAKS THE MOTHER PASSED SHE WAS ALLRIGHT SOMETIMES SHE ACTUALLY HELPED ME OUT A FEW TIMES BUT SHE HAD HER MOMENTS MIDDLEBORO NUTJOBS
Derek has many many problems, but this has nothing to do with anyone else but him. You have no reason to disrespect Cheryl. She is gone. No one but Derek can be blamed for what he has done to people. You even said that she helped you out before. Then talk shit about a deceased woman in the same sentence smh. Don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house.
and don’t throw poop when you live in a sewer…. or errr maybe throw soap… idk.
but you sir are 100% correct the responsibility is on the crackhead bodybuilder if he can’t handle his freedom and hurts other people then lock him up as the dangerous psychiatric he is.
PLEASE, ratchet madness next year. OMG.
Please feature this guy on ratchet madness nest year. What an asshole. Should be underground by now
I think I saw a space on his neck where a “I am a cunt” tattoo would fit nicely
If a turtle with Downs Syndrome had a face…
He used to live down the street from me in 2018 I also have had several issues with him he tried blowing up my nephew’s truck by placing a rag in the gas tank and setting it on fire he also cut his brake lines. I confronted him and since then he threatened to burn my house down shoot everyone that lived in this house Etc he was also driving by on his bike making gestures with his fingers like he had a gun I ended up getting a restraining order on him. And his parents lol they ain’t any better all crackheads so sad
Smh all a lie your a rat your the crackhead that can’t take care or your kids wonder why nobody likes u snitch bitch
What a waste of space and menace to society. Wish we could just dispose of him. His parents failed him and the rest of us. Maybe he’ll off himself if he gets a harsh sentence this time.
He’ll be dead within a few years. He’s destroyed all of his vital organs with all of the steroids.
How is he homeless but can afford roid, tattoos, a nice car and has $4,000. Where does he workout to be that jacked ? Obviously some liberal judge believed his BS.
He has spent 90% of life in prison. That’s where the tattoos came from, he also sells every drug you can imagine. He has been a straight up nut case since he was 13. His whole family has been scared to death of him. His mother loved her son but knew she couldn’t help him, and she was scared to death of him too.
A 45 cal hollow point would slice through all of that muscle like butter
I’m wondering if any of those 160 prior arraignments involved him chasing Betsy around the pasture.
This guy is clearly going to kill someone. It’s the same story over and over again. I feel bad for the cops that have to deal with this garbage.
How the fudge is the guy like this still walking the streets? I know Massachusetts has liberal judges want to give everybody a chance upon chance upon chance. But come on this is freaking ridiculous. This guy should be behind bars maybe even for the rest of his Natural Life
Seriously. There is absolutely NO reason whatsoever that this guy is allowed to freely walk the streets. It is simply a matter of time before someone loses their life to this guy.
Mass < Florida
I can’t say I’d look like that guy but if I ever go to jail I’m coming out with a ripped six pack and a badass nickname.
The one thing this Chud should not be seeing is daylight. I would suggest harvesting his organs, but you probably can’t decontaminate them.
Turns out there’s been some success in a trial program that uses organ donations from those infected with hepatitis. It turns out that normal people with organ failure don’t use illegal intravenous drugs and want to live, so they actually are successful with medications that treat hepatitis.
Give him a job writing greeting cards for hallmark!
Give him fentanyl treatment.
He gives himself the treatment daily, maybe just one day it will be to much
He Didt do drugs beside smoke weed y’all can talk so much about other people but don’t look at yourself looser your mother should of never spit u out should of flushed u scum bag
Look at you all proud of your illiteracy and stuff ♂️
I’m sure this was just a big misunderstanding. I hope whoever hears Derek’s case shows him compassion and leniency.
He’s just misunderstood and needs a hug.
It takes a village to teach people right from wrong.
We not him, failed him.
I apologize for not doing my part.
To make up for that Liz, I’ll do my part to try to get you into the White House.
We need compassion in these dire times.
Thank-you for realizing you and your ilk are the problem.
Some of those charges should have had him in jail through 2019. Asshats.
Out on bail while pending trial. And lots of other corrupt reasons.
Build That Wall!
No days off,
No days off,
No days off,
Randall, is your real name John Henry??
Now, you’re getting the picture.
We have enough trash at home; we don’t need to add to the pile.
The respectful immigrants will come over legally and lawfully; the law-breakers jump the border and inundate our courts, social welfare systems, etc.
It is simply NOT sustainable.
#BuildTheWall #MAGA #KAG