After an investigation initiated by The Holland Blog, the Police Department (HPD) confirmed today in its official report that Brian Johnson hired his neighbor Alexander A. Haney III to operate a town owned 21,585 lb Front Loader knowing that his neighbor had neither the qualifications nor a license to operate the heavy machine.
You would expect a responsible town official trusted with expensive equipment worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire operators who are qualified and legally licensed to operate such heavy equipment.
Unfortunately this is not the case.
It is a scary proposition that someone would drive a piece of machinery weighing 21,585 lb with speeds up to 25 mph through our narrow snow covered streets and around the Holland Elementary School without training and proper license.
Brian Johnson’s neighbor Alexander A. Haney III, was operating the heavy Front Loader, a John Deer 544H, yesterday, Tuesday January 18, 2011, in front of the Holland Elementary School. I spotted him after a visit to the Assessors Office and walked over to take pictures with my I-Phone.
The following picture shows Alexander Haney operating the Heavy Front Loader at the Holland Elementary School.
As I took the pictures shown here to catch Haney in the act, Haney exited the heavy Front Loader and approached me swearing like a drunken sailor.
He claimed that I (scum bag) would not have the (f---ing) right to take any (f---ing) pictures, and that he was (f---ing) gonne (f---ing) kick my (f---ing) ass if I (f---ing scumbag) would not (f---ing) stop taking (f---ing) pictures, (Haney has a somewhat limited vocabulary).
Haney did not kick my (f---ing) ass but he hit me to catapult my I-Phone out of my hands.
Corporal Jeffrey K. Forcier from the HPD was just on his way to have lunch when he noticed the yelling. He informed Haney that I had all the right to take his picture and that he should stop yelling. It was my first contact I had with Corporal Jeffrey Forcier and his professional conduct was impressive!
Subsequently, I filed a voluntary statement against Haney for assault. Officer Forcier called the State Police who assisted Forcier in the ensuing investigation at the Highway Department.
The investigation confirmed that Alexander Haney had no license to operate the heavy front loader and that Brian Johnson was fully aware of the fact that his neighbor had no license!
42 year old Haney will face charges for assault, threat to commit a crime, and to operate without a license.
The implications of Brian Johnson’s irresponsible conduct are huge. Brian Johnson is not only toying with the safety of every member of our community, he is also subjecting the community to potentially grave liability in case of an accident. Last but not least, unqualified operation of this expensive piece of equipment may result in costly damage.
Despite the fact that two individuals reported to me also having seen Alexander Haney operating the Front Loader on public roads throughout our town over the last few days, Brian Johnson tried to minimize the situation.
According to the official report of the HPD, Brian Johnson stated, “he [Haney] normally operates a regular pick up truck to plow. However, on this day one of the trucks was away for repairs (...)”
Brian Johnson, are you kidding me?? He “normally operates a regular pick up truck,” and then you just let him drive a 21,585 lb heavy front loader because the pick up truck is being repaired? Knowing that Haney does not have the needed license??
Alexander Haney entered my radar screen back on September 30, 2009. I was working on the piece Office or residence? to inform readers of the Holland Blog that Brain Johnson was president of J&G Construction Inc., and two other town employees working under Brian Johnson were vice president and director respectively.
I drove to the “headquarters” of Brian Johnson’s construction company, his residence on 61 Stafford Road, to take a picture.
Alexander Haney conspired with Brian Johnson, both lying to Trooper John A. Puccia from the State Police and Acting Chief Bryan Haughey of the HPD, claiming I had trespassed onto Brian’s property.
Acting Chief Haughey’s sharp mind recognized that the pictures on my digital camera told a different story, and Brian Johnson and Alexander Haney were exposed as liars.
The Holland Blog reported the incident in the piece Our elected Highway Superintendent a liar?
Haney seems to have had other problems recently. The HPD allegedly removed several firearms from Haney’s resident on 65 Stafford Road here in Holland. I will try to find out why the fire arms were removed from his residence and inform the readers.
Brian, how do you find them? How is the aphorism again? Birds of a Feather..
January 19, 2011, Peter Frei
As always, every term typed in bold/italic is a link!
Balderelli told me he understood, and Haney did make it to his house while we were searching for him. Balderelli (Scott ) told me Haney was not injured and no longer present in his house, because he told him he had to leave and could not stay. I asked if we could enter his residence to be certain and Scott said we could because he wanted to prove to us that he was telling the truth. Scott escorted us throughout the house and we had negative contact with Haney. During this time, I had conversation with Ms. Diane Balderelli and she told me Haney called her and told her he was driving his car and got it stuck on a stump and he wanted help from them towing it back onto the road. Diane further said Haney had been drinking alcohol all day and she was concerned for him, because he has a very bad case of diabetes and alcohol has a lot of sugar. She also told me he did go to their house while we were searching for him, but they told him he could not stay there. She told me he left and walked through the woods and called her from behind PJ's bar asking her to go pick him up. Diane stated she told him she would not do that and he should walk out into the road and turn himself in, because the police were still looking for him. Diane further informed me she had taken Haney's girlfriend to the Harrington Hospital to see his mother and was with her all night, just incase Haney tried to lie and say he was not driving the vehicle, his girlfriend was. This information was consistent with incident # 10-68-OF.
February 4, 2011, Peter Frei
“nd i love the ‘thugs with guns’ comment hahaha.”
Little did I know that her daddy was not only a thug, but also had allegedly a gun without a license. He allegedly also had brass knuckles (not a garden tool by the way).
Maybe the worst, Brian’s buddy and close friend Alexander Haney was allegedly repeatedly stealing money from his OWN DISABLED MOTHER...
Here the official police report reformatted for easier reading:
On 01-08-2011 I at approximately 11;37hrs I responded to a call at 65 Stafford Road in the town of Holland. The resident NIEMEYER, Ruth MA OLN: SXXXXXXXX/04-04-1952 (disable person) wanted to file charges against her son for stealing her identity, getting a Walmart Credit Card (#XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX) and charging $778.00 to it. She stated that she never gave her consent to get a credit card in her name. She stated that she was tired of her son HANEY, Alexander A MA OLN: SXXXXXXXX/07-02-1969 and his girlfriend a Kim Cyr MA OLN: SXXXXXXXX/12O1-1970 of Sturbridge constantly stealing from her. She said that she was made aware of the existence of the credit by Walmart creditors, who call the house looking to settle the debt. She also had received a letter from NCO Financial Systems INC. She then looked for the credit card in her sons room because she suspected this was his doing. She' found the Walmart Credit Card inside her sons wallet on top of the bureau in his room. She handed me the NCO Financial Systems Inc letter and the Walmart Credit Card as evidence. As I was standing in the living room of 65 Stafford Road in the town of Holland speaking with Mrs. NIEMEYER I could see into her sons room and observe a black handgun on top of a table. The handgun was not properly secured, was in plain view, and was laying on top of a pair of brass knuckles. NIEMEYER informed me that was her sons room and that was his gun. I informed her that it was illegal to just leave a loaded gun laying about like that without at the very least a trigger lock. The pistol had a loaded magazine with-8 rounds inside the magazine. I asked NIEMEYER for a consent search to make sure there were no other unsecured weapons laying about. I located a loaded 12 ga shotgun laying on top of a table in the basement. The weapon had two 12 ga slugs in its magazine and there were an additional two 12 ga. slugs right next to the gun. Both weapons were secured and taken as evidence. Holland Police officer Fourcier arrived on scene to assist, I advised him of the situation and he suspended HANEY'S FID on MIRCS for improperly secured firearms, as well as a possession of of handgun without a license.
I will be requesting a subpoena for record to Walmart Fraud Investigators concerning the charges to the credit card, times, dates ect.. When Holland PD spoke to HANEY he stated that it was Kim CYR who filed the paperwork and got the credit card from Walmart. However both parties have being actively using the credit card since July 27, 2009 until January 2, 2011. Kim CYR was only able to obtain a Walmart credit card on Ruth A. Niemeyer's name because HANEY provided her with his mothers information. The credit card was found by his mother inside his room, in his wallet, he was in constructive possession of the card. Surveillance video has being requested from Walmart Corporation showing both HANEY and CYR using the card. Walmart has already provided detail statements regarding the use of the card, and have requested to also be named as victims of Credit Card Fraud.
Brian, how do you find them??
To read a copy of the original police report in pdf form, click here!
February 21, 2011, Peter Frei
Alexander Haney had some creative defenses for Presiding Justice Honorable Patricia T. Poehler of the Palmer District Court, among them:
And the best of all:
In regards to my concern about the allegations against Haney levied in the police report by Trooper Luis DeJesus from the Massachusetts State Police he claimed:
Justice Poehler scheduled a hearing for February 27, 2012, during which she will make a decision whether to extent the order to protect me from further harassment of Brian Johnson’s close friend and neighbor Alexander Haney.
To read the Order issued by Justice Poehler, click here!
February 28, 2011, Peter Frei
Haney lawyered up for the show cause hearing last Thursday, July 8, 2011 at Palmer District Court. During the hearing, Haney’s lawyer claimed that I’m the instigator and aggressor, but First Assistant Clerk Magistrate Jane A. Filipek didn’t seem to buy it.
Haney will be back in court for a second show cause hearing on additional “Criminal Harassment” charges pursuant G.L. c. 265, s. 43A.
Haney will be arraigned thereafter and will have to stand trial some when in the future.
Back on February 28, 2011, Honorable Justice Patricia T. Poehler issued a so called “Criminal Harassment Prevention Order” to protect me from further criminal harassment perpetrated by Brian Johnson's friend and neighbor, Alexander Haney.
July 14, 2011, Peter Frei