LEOMINSTER – On Monday, May 15 at about 12:42 p.m., a man known to the Commonwealth stormed into the lobby of the Leominster Police Department with some paperwork.
According to Officer Matthew Fallon’s Narrative for the incident, the man who police recognized as Matthew Vaillette, left some paperwork with Officer Randy Osborne, the House Officer.
According to Officer Fallon, Vaillette, 38, is homeless in Leominster, “has known mental health issues” and “a history of disorderly conduct in the City of Leominster.”
“After dropping off the paperwork, Matthew states, ‘and by the way, Morrell [Ofc. Morrell] needs some training.’ He was apparently annoyed with Ofc. Morrell, for some reason,” wrote Officer Fallon in his Narrative. “Matthew then approaches the entry/exit glass door and forcefully kicks it open. Matthew kicks the lower window directly in the center. This results in the glass breaking. Matthew then turns around, apparently acknowledging the fact that he just broke the glass door. He then walks away.”
Officer Fallon said that the glass entry/exit door Vaillette kicked “is completely splintered and will need to be replaced.” He was also caught on security camera kicking the door in.
According to the incident report submitted to the Leominster District Court, the glass window of the door Vaillette broke is worth $1,500.
Following the incident, Vaillette was located by Leominster police and arrested for vandalism, which is a felony.
On May 15, Judge Mark Noonan of the Leominster District Court approved a motion for a 15a mental health evaluation for Vaillette and brought his case forward due to new arrests on his Board of Probation Record.
Vaillette was formally arraigned in Leominster District Court on May 17.
Vaillette attended a pretrial hearing on June 15, which was continued to Aug. 21.
Disclaimer: If you are wondering why the incident in this story was from May, that’s because I had to file FOIA request(s) to get the court documents for the incident. FOIAs are time consuming.