2 Dead, 45 Arrested Including a Springfield Man Following Concert in Mansfield
19-year-old Connor Brandon of Acton and 27-year-old Dominic Impelizzieri of Syracuse, New York, died after using drugs at the concert.
The event called the “Identity Tour” had a number of stages, a rave style atmosphere, and “techno” type music.
Police and emergency medical services were extraordinarily busy throughout the day and evening with criminal activity and medical issues.
Mansfield Police Chief, Arthur O’Neill told ABC40 News, “A total of 45 persons were arrested on various charges including 10 for drug possession, 25 for being persons under age 21 in possession of alcoholic beverages, 3 for disorderly conduct, 1 for domestic assault and battery, and 5 for possession of a forged registry document to wit driver’s license which is a felony.”
O’Neill added, “Additionally, 21-year-old Alex Marotte of Springfield was arrested and charged with possession of a class B substance MDA a/k/a ecstasy with intent to distribute.”
Police also handed out 10 civil citations for marijuana possession given out under Town of Mansfield bylaw.
A total of 21 people were taken to area hospitals during the concert including to Sturdy Hospital in Attleboro for drug issues. One of the individuals was transported after being found lying in the street during outbound traffic and another was transported after they stumbled out of the woods after daylight.
O’Neill says, “Brandon died at Boston Medical Center from the effects of several drugs as well as alcohol that were in his system.”
Police say Impelizzieri died at Rhode Island Hospital from the effects of a combination of drugs and the ingestion of a copious amount of alcohol.
“Impelizzieri had been brought back from full cardiac arrest by Events EMS personnel but later succumbed to the substances that he had ingested,” added O’Neill.
The overwhelming amount of calls for emergency medical services was handled by a combined effort of the private Events EMS personnel and Mansfield Fire Department personnel.
The Mansfield Police Department continues to investigate this situation.