NEW BEDFORD — A city teenager is charged with stealing a motor scooter and assaulting two people on Monday, police said.
Dangel I. Molina, 18, of 67 Phillips Ave., Apartment 1, is charged with possession of burglary tools, larceny over $250, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault and battery and unarmed robbery, according to the New Bedford Police Department logs.
A 62-year-old New Bedford woman saw Molina cutting the cable on a scooter with a bolt cutter and confronted him outside Bom Apetite, 703 Belleville Ave., according to police. He struck her with a bolt cutter, hit her in the arm and caused minor injuries.
Molina fled and the owner of the scooter confronted him and was struck in the face, she said. The owner was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment.
Police recovered the scooter and Molina was arrested at 6:35 p.m., she said.
— Curt Brown