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March 4, 2014

Pelham man arraigned for machete attack

Man allegedly dropped machete, went for butcher knife

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Lozeau told Montano he had left his bicycle in the parking lot and then he told the officer much more.

Lozeau said he and his 65-year-old sister jointly own their home on Hinds Lane, but she has been criticizing him about not working for six months.

On Feb. 20, their dispute turned serious.

“Dennis stated that on the date of the incident he was in his room sitting in a chair watching TV and drinking some vodka,” Montano wrote. “According to Dennis, he heard Dianne talking about him, how useless he is.”

Lozeau told Montano that his sister threatened to kick him out and that he wanted to cut her head off, but his niece, Danielle, 29, stopped him.

“I just lost it. My niece wasn’t involved, but she was there to stop me,” Lozeau told Montano. “Otherwise, it would’ve been murder.”

Lozeau admitted to investigators that he lost control.

“I just remember standing in the living room with a machete in my hand,” Lozeau told Montano.

“Dennis told me he swung the machete at Dianne, but did not land the machete on her,” Montano wrote. “Danielle got in the middle in an attempt to stop Dennis, but she was struck in the arm with the machete.”

The niece later told police the machete left a red mark on her arm, then fell to the floor.

Lozeau told Montano he then went into the kitchen for a butcher knife and confronted his sister.

“Dennis stopped six feet away from Dianne, dropped the knife on the floor and said to Dianne she was not worth it,” Montano wrote. “Dennis then walked away into his room.”

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