Elderly Natick Man Charged with Assault

Police sent to Summer Street after 911 hang up call.

Natick Police Department. Credit: Patch
Natick Police Department. Credit: Patch

A local elderly man was arrested on Thursday after a domestic disturbance on Summer Street.

Patrick J. Hoye, 66, of Natick, was arrested at 7:50 a.m. on June 5, on a single assault and battery count.

According to a police report, a 911 hang up call occurred at the address. Dispatch called back and was told that a possible domestic situation was happening at the home. Officers were sent in and Hoye was later arrested.

Editor’s note: The following story was derived from information supplied by the Natick Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. 

Bill McGinley June 07, 2014 at 07:31 PM
What does the man's age have to do with this story? 66 is not considered elderly today.
Tony Schinella June 08, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Thanks for the note Bill. Depends on the situation. 65-plus is considered by most to be elderly. The World Health Organization notes, "Most developed world countries have accepted the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of 'elderly' or older person, but like many westernized concepts, this does not adapt well to the situation in Africa. While this definition is somewhat arbitrary, it is many times associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. At the moment, there is no United Nations standard numerical criterion, but the UN agreed cutoff is 60+ years to refer to the older population."


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