Crash in Seaport Turns Drug Bust

At about 6:20PM on Thursday, April 22, 2021, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a fight at 100 Pier 4 Boulevard (Ocean Prime Restaurant). Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses who stated Jason Wages, 29, of Fall River, and three others were having dinner at the restaurant when Wages began harassing female waitstaff as well as customers. 

Staff members confronted Wages, and he head butted an employee and called him a racial slur several times. Wages then head butted a second employee, and spit at a third employee before leaving the establishment. While exiting, Wages threatened to shoot “everyone in the place” motioning as if he had a firearm.

According to witnesses, Wages then grabbed his keys from the valet and fled the scene striking at least one motor vehicle. Several officers responded to the scene and were informed by a witness that there was a motor vehicle matching that description that crashed at 316 Northern Avenue at the Boston Public Works Building. 

Officers responded and located an unoccupied vehicle that had struck the building smashed a main gas line access point open, with the smell of gas quickly spreading to the entire neighbored. Boston Fire responded, and they evacuated an entire block in order to properly vent the buildings. Emergency crews from Eversource were also called in to locate the shut off and secure the leak. Due to the damage to the main connection to the gas lines, crews had to excavate park of the street to reach the primary gas vale for the entire sector.

A witness approached officers and informed them that two males were seen fleeing on foot carrying garbage bags, providing a photo she took of the two men as they ran. Officers located Wages at 22 Drydock Avenue and the second individual was located in the parking garage at 12 Drydock Avenue. Officers located and seized two large garbage bags containing 53 large heat-sealed bags of marijuana as well as $8,600.00 in United States Currency.

Jason Wages was placed under arrest and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, two counts of Assault and Battery, and two counts of Leaving the Scene Property Damage.  The second individual was FIO’d and released. Jason Wages is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court.