Police Investigating Triple Stabbing In Holbrook Police Investigating Triple Stabbing In Holbrook
Police Investigating Triple Stabbing In Holbrook Police in Holbrook are investigating a triple stabbing that happened early Saturday morning, July 13.  Officers received a 911 call around 3:30 a.m. about the attack near 166 Longmeadow Drive, Holbrook police said.  When they arrived, police found two men and one woman suffering from stab wounds. Paramedics rushed the victims to an area hospital for treatment.  Authorities did not provide information on the severity of their wounds or updates on their conditions.  Officers do not believe this was a random attack and say there is no ongoing threat to the community.…
Motorcyclist Killed In Groton Crash ID'd As 27-Year-Old Man Motorcyclist Killed In Groton Crash ID'd As 27-Year-Old Man
Motorcyclist Killed In Groton Crash ID'd As 27-Year-Old Man Police have identified the 27-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a head-on crash earlier this week in Groton.  Cody Trudell, of Ayer, died after his bike was struck head-on along Boston Road just after 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said.  Investigators believe the driver of an oncoming car in the westbound lane veered into his lane. The 20-year-old Townsend driver of that car remained at the scene.  Police are investigating the circumstances leading to the crash. No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon. 
'Depraved' Lynn Man Who Admitting To Sexually Exploiting Kids He Taught Gets Prison: Feds 'Depraved' Lynn Man Who Admitting To Sexually Exploiting Kids He Taught Gets Prison: Feds
'Depraved' Lynn Man Who Admitting To Sexually Exploiting Kids He Taught Gets Prison: Feds A 56-year-old Lynn man who admitted to sexually exploiting minors in Laos, where he worked as an English teacher and ran a help organization, will spend more than a decade in federal prison, authorities said.  Michael Sebastian was sentenced on Wednesday, July 10,  to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release after that, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. He pleaded guilty to three counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places in December.  He was arrested in July 2020.  “Mr. Sebastian took advantage of young, vulnerable children in h…
Elderly Man Killed In Hyannis Fire Started In Bedroom: Investigators Elderly Man Killed In Hyannis Fire Started In Bedroom: Investigators
Elderly Man Killed In Hyannis Fire Started In Bedroom: Investigators Firefighters say the blaze that killed a man in his 60s on Wednesday, July 10, began with a lit cigarette in the man's bedroom at his Hyannis home.  Neighbors called firefighters to the Oakland Road house just before 5:30 a.m. when they saw smoke billowing out of the one-story home. Crews arrived to find the home fully involved.  Two adults inside were able to escape the flames, but firefighters found one man dead inside, the state Fire Marshal's Office said. Crews were able to get the blaze under control in 15 minutes but spent hours putting out hot spots.  Fire investigato…
Mass. Sex Offender Guilty Of Indecent Assault On Child Last Year Charged Again With Child Porn Mass. Sex Offender Guilty Of Indecent Assault On Child Last Year Charged Again With Child Porn
Mass. Sex Offender Guilty Of Indecent Assault On Child Last Year Charged Again With Child Porn A 33-year-old Cape Cod level-three sex offender who was convicted last year on multiple charges including indecent assault on a minor and child porn now faces more charges, authorities said.  Anthony Argo, 33, of Orleans, is charged with possession of child sexual abuse material, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Police identified Argo on a chat application expressing sexual interest in minors and sharing child sexual abuse material, the prosecutor said. When officers searched his home, they found an SD card containing more than 100 videos of child pornography.  …
Police Looking For Truck That Slammed Into Mansfield Fire Engine On I-495, Sped Away Police Looking For Truck That Slammed Into Mansfield Fire Engine On I-495, Sped Away
Police Looking For Truck That Slammed Into Mansfield Fire Engine On I-495, Sped Away State police are asking for the public's help to identify a tractor-trailer that crashed into a Mansfield fire truck on I-495 over the weekend and drove away.  The hit-and-run crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes near Exit 27 in Norton. Fire Engine 33 was being used to block traffic as police cleaned and investigated a car crash that happened earlier that morning, troopers said.  A tractor-trailer truck crashed into the side of the fire engine, causing significant damage to the municipal vehicle. The truck driver sped away from the area. The tractor-trailer woul…
Trooper Who Led Karen Read Investigation Suspended Without Pay: State Police Trooper Who Led Karen Read Investigation Suspended Without Pay: State Police
Trooper Who Led Karen Read Investigation Suspended Without Pay: State Police State Trooper Michael Proctor has been suspended without pay for the duration of a duty hearing to determine if he mishandled the investigation into Karen Read, a Mansfield woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend, officials said.  Proctor, who led the state's investigation into Read, was removed from his position with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office hours after her eight-week trial ended in a hung jury last week.  Proctor admitted on the witness stand that he sent "unprofessional" texts to his coworkers and friends, in which he called Read "retar…
Teen Shot Multiple Times Dies In Lawrence Teen Shot Multiple Times Dies In Lawrence
Teen Shot Multiple Times Dies In Lawrence A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed over the weekend in Lawrence, authorities said.  Police were called to the area of Brook Street just after 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, after people heard multiple gunshots, Lawrence police said.  They arrived to find the teenager bleeding from gunshot wounds. Paramedics rushed him to Lawrence General Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.  Authorities did not release the boy's name.  Lawrence police and Massachusetts State troopers are investigating the shooting. They ask anyone with information about the fatal s…
Comedians Team With Mass Police To Raise Money For Injured Officer Comedians Team With Mass Police To Raise Money For Injured Officer
Comedians Team With Mass Police To Raise Money For Injured Officer Springfield police are partnering with local comedians to host two comedy show fundraisers for their fellow officer, who was shot in the head during an attack. The two events — one on Sunday, July 21, and one on Friday, July 26 — will benefit Officer Nestor Santos, who was attacked in the 600 block of State Street last month. Earlier Report: Springfield Police Raising Funds For Officer Seriously Wounded In Shooting The first show, hosted by comedian Jess Miller, will be held at the Portuguese Club in Ludlow, located at 149 Exchange Street. In addition to the show, a raffle and a 50/50 …
Haverhill Man Admits To Stealing Money Meant For Veteran Suicide: Feds Haverhill Man Admits To Stealing Money Meant For Veteran Suicide: Feds
Haverhill Man Admits To Stealing Money Meant For Veteran Suicide: Feds A Haverhill man pleaded guilty to siphoning nearly $50,000 from a nonprofit focusing on helping veterans considering suicide to use on OnlyFans models and a cruise, authorities announced.  David Duren, 48, admitted to wire fraud on Monday, July 1, the US Attorney for New Hampshire said. He faces up to 20 years in prison during his sentencing on Oct. 10.  Duren was a program manager at a healthcare provider in Nashua, New Hampshire, and oversaw a $750,000 program funded by a Staff Sergeant Fox Suicide Prevention Grant. The money was earmarked for treatments and services for ve…
3 Homemade Bombs Found In Worcester; Police Warn Of Unattended Items 3 Homemade Bombs Found In Worcester; Police Warn Of Unattended Items
3 Homemade Bombs Found In Worcester; Police Warn Of Unattended Items Worcester police say they have located three explosive devices throughout the city since they found the remnants of a small explosion last month.  Police learned of the explosion on Wednesday, June 19, at 185 Madison St. They found fireworks, a butane gas can, and projectile materials at the scene, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office said.  Officers found two other unexploded devices left inside coolers last month.  Related: Police Detonate Bomb, 'Energetic Material' At Haverhill Home Police are investigating who built those bombs.  Authorities ask residen…
Unruly Malborough Man Charged With DUI At Private CT Club: Police Unruly Malborough Man Charged With DUI At Private CT Club: Police
Unruly Malborough Man Charged With DUI At Private CT Club: Police An unruly 74-year-old man was charged with allegedly driving while intoxicated after police were called to a private Fairfield County beach club. Peter Welsh, of Middlesex County in Marlborough, Massachusetts, was arrested on Wednesday, June 19, at the Tokeneke Beach Club in Darien. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, officers were called to the club on a report of a possible unruly, intoxicated man.  Officers identified the individual as Welsh, who exhibited signs of intoxication and had a small laceration on his arm, Vigil said. Following a series …
(NEW UPDATE) Police Explode Bomb In Haverhill, Scene Cleared; Man In Custody (NEW UPDATE) Police Explode Bomb In Haverhill, Scene Cleared; Man In Custody
(NEW Update) Police Explode Bomb In Haverhill, Scene Cleared; Man In Custody New Update: Residents near Rosebud Avenue are allowed to return to their homes after police said they destroyed a bomb at a house near there. Police had evacuated the area for hours as they searched for more explosives.  Original: A state police bomb squad destroyed an explosive device at a Haverhill home on Friday, June 28.  Police were called to 5 Rosebud Ave. around 8 a.m. to investigate reports that someone found an incendiary device. At 1 p.m., Haverhill police said they had destroyed the device in a controlled explosion.  Police originally reported they found two …
'Barbaric Attack': 2 Men Who Burned Victim During Springfield Home Invasion Sentenced 'Barbaric Attack': 2 Men Who Burned Victim During Springfield Home Invasion Sentenced
'Barbaric Attack': 2 Men Who Burned Victim During Springfield Home Invasion Sentenced Two men found guilty of torturing and permanently disfiguring a Springfield man during a 2019 home invasion were sentenced to decades in prison on Thursday, June 27, authorities said.  Paul Gayle, 30, and Malik Erskine, 24, both of Springfield, were found guilty of multiple violent felonies in the "barbaric attack," Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni. Markendall Johnson, now 21, who was charged as a youthful offender because of his age on the day of the robbery, was also convicted in the case. Gayle was sentenced to 35 to 40 years in state prison, and a judge gave …
Missing Mass 1-Year-Old Found Safe In Alabama After Mom Kidnaps Him: Police Missing Mass 1-Year-Old Found Safe In Alabama After Mom Kidnaps Him: Police
Missing Mass 1-Year-Old Found Safe In Alabama After Mom Kidnaps Him: Police A missing Massachusetts baby was found safe in Alabama after the boy's mother ran away with the child, authorities said.  The baby went missing on the morning of Thursday, June 20, from Fall River. Genezza Packett, the boy's mother had told the child's aunt, who has custody of the child, that she wanted to take her son to a local Dunkin' and would return to the apartment immediately after, State Police said.  The mom and the baby didn't return. Despite Packett facing multiple non-violent felonies, since she hadn't made any threats, Amber Alert authorities said the matter did not n…
Ex-Mass High School Staffer Who Worked With At-Risk Teens Charged With Raping Child: DA Ex-Mass High School Staffer Who Worked With At-Risk Teens Charged With Raping Child: DA
Ex-Mass High School Staffer Who Worked With At-Risk Teens Charged With Raping Child: DA A former high school staffer who worked with at-risk teenagers has been charged with 30 sex crimes involving children, including forcible rape, child pornography, and trafficking, authorities said.  John Jamar Cokley, 38, of Boston, is accused of seven counts of sex trafficking of a child, five counts of aggravated rape of a child, one count of rape of a child by force, three counts of posing a child in a state of nudity, four counts of posing a child in a state of sexual conduct, four counts of enticing a child under 18 into commercial sex, two counts of inducing a minor to sell a…
Greater Boston Area Man Nabbed For Alleged DUI In CT After Troopers Smash Window Greater Boston Area Man Nabbed For Alleged DUI In CT After Troopers Smash Window
Greater Boston Area Man Nabbed For Alleged DUI In CT After Troopers Smash Window Connecticut State Police had to smash a window and use a taser on a 24-year-old man before charging him with alleged drunk driving.  The incident occurred in Middlesex County around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, on 1-91 northbound in Middletown between the rest area and Exit 20.  According to State Police, troopers found a black GMC Sierra pickup with a Massachusetts license plate parked in the right climbing lane and several damaged DOT traffic cones.  The truck's engine was running, and the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, state police said. Troopers attempted …
Investigators ID Appliance That Sparked Fatal Fire In Georgetown, Destroyed Home Investigators ID Appliance That Sparked Fatal Fire In Georgetown, Destroyed Home
80-year-old Nancy Holbrook Was Killed In The Blaze A malfunctioning refrigerator is to blame for a four-alarm fire that killed an 80-year-old woman and destroyed a home in Georgetown over the weekend, investigators said.  Firefighters were called to the 238 East Main St. home just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Three people escaped the flames, but Nancy Holbrook was trapped inside, the State Fire Marshal's Office said. Fire crews pulled her from the house through a second-story window and rushed her to an area hospital, where she died the next morning.  Investigators traced the start of the fire to a small refrigerator …
Crack Pipe Found Under Driver's Seat In Truck That Crashed At Dunkin' Drive-Thru In Cohasset Crack Pipe Found Under Driver's Seat In Truck That Crashed At Dunkin' Drive-Thru In Cohasset
Crack Pipe Found Under Driver's Seat In Truck That Crashed At Dunkin' Drive-Thru In Cohasset Police have charged a 28-year-old Halifax man after police found a crack pipe and cocaine in his truck after he crashed into another car in the drive-thru at a Cohasset Dunkin' last week, authorities said.  Alex Neumeier is charged with operating under the influence — drugs, negligent operation, and trafficking in a Class B drug over 100 grams, the Cohasset police said.  Officers were called to the King Street Dunkin' on Tuesday, June 18, after Neumeier slammed into another car in the drive-thru. Witnesses said they believed Neumeier was having a seizure as his vehicle remained in…
Parts Of Endangered Species Smuggled Into US By Mass. Man: Feds Parts Of Endangered Species Smuggled Into US By Mass. Man: Feds
Parts Of Endangered Species Smuggled Into US By Mass. Man: Feds A 39-year-old Reading man is accused of helping smuggle the skulls, skins, and other parts of animals — many of them endangered — into the United States to sell on the black market, federal authorities said.  Adam Bied is charged with two counts of conspiracy to smuggle goods into the United States, specifically, illegally imported wildlife parts, and three counts of violating the Lacey Act which prohibits trafficking in wildlife, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  The indictment said Bied brought in more than 100 animal parts from January 2018 through June 2021, knowin…
Militia Members Guilty Of Armed I-95 Hours-Long Standoff With Police In Wakefield Militia Members Guilty Of Armed I-95 Hours-Long Standoff With Police In Wakefield
Militia Members Guilty Of Armed I-95 Hours-Long Standoff With Police In Wakefield Two men were found guilty on Friday, June 21, for their role in an eight-and-a-half-hour armed stand-off with police that shut down a portion of I-95 on one of the busiest travel days of the year, authorities said.  Jamhal Tavon Sanders Latimer was found guilty of unlawful possession of a large capacity weapon, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a shotgun or rifle, improper storage of a rifle or shotgun near a minor, use or wearing body armor during a felony, and unlawful possession of ammunition, the Mid…
Ex-Mass State Senator Accused Of Fraud Now Charged With Lying About 'Sham Job Offer': Feds Ex-Mass State Senator Accused Of Fraud Now Charged With Lying About 'Sham Job Offer': Feds
Ex-Mass State Senator Accused Of Fraud Now Charged With Lying About 'Sham Job Offer': Feds A former state senator already facing 28 counts of fraud and tax evasion is now accused of lying about a fake job offer at his sister's company, federal authorities said.  Dean Tran, 48, of Fitchburg, was indicted on one count of obstruction of justice and one count of making a false statement. Tran's sister, Tuyet T. Martin, 54, of Pelham, New Hampshire, was indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of perjury, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Related: Ex-State Senator Charged With Illegally Collecting $30K In Unemployment Benefits “The charges …
24-Year-Old Woman On Bike Killed In Cambridge Crash With Box Truck 24-Year-Old Woman On Bike Killed In Cambridge Crash With Box Truck
24-Year-Old Woman On Bike Killed In Cambridge Crash With Box Truck Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Friday morning, June 21, between a woman on a bicycle and a box truck, authorities said.  The 24-year-old woman was hit around 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of Hampshire Street and Portland Street, the Middlesex District Attorney said.  The woman's name was not released as police notified her next of kin.  An initial investigation revealed that the bike and truck were traveling in the same direction on Hampshire Street and crashed when the truck turned right onto Portland Street.  Paramedics rushed the woman to Massa…
Waltham Man Who Offered $200 For Sex With 12-Year-Old Gets 15 Years In Prison: Feds Waltham Man Who Offered $200 For Sex With 12-Year-Old Gets 15 Years In Prison: Feds
Waltham Man Who Offered $200 For Sex With 12-Year-Old Gets 15 Years In Prison: Feds A 38-year-old Waltham man who reached out to an online ad for sex with a child in an undercover sting will spend the next 15 years behind bars, authorities announced on Thursday, June 20.  Misael Fabian Medina was convicted of one count of attempted sex trafficking of a child and one count of attempted coercion and enticement, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Investigators said Medina responded to an online ad offering sex with two young girls in November 2022. In a text exchange with the people he believed were selling the children, Medina offered $200 to have sex wi…
Family Killed In Western Mass Murder-Suicide ID'd Family Killed In Western Mass Murder-Suicide ID'd
Family Killed In Western Mass Murder-Suicide ID'd Police have identified the three people found shot to death inside a Western Massachusetts home as a mother, her son, and her domestic partner.  Sima Pariseau, age 56, Dylan Pariseau, age 27, and Peter Donaldson, age 56, were found dead Tuesday morning, June 18, after police were called to perform a welfare check, the Hampden District Attorney's Office said.  Police saw Donaldson's body through a window and forced their way inside. They found Sima and her son in the basement. Both had been shot multiple times.  Donaldson, who was found in the living room of the 851 Main St. …
Haverhill Educator Sent Nude Photos To Teenage Student: DA Haverhill Educator Sent Nude Photos To Teenage Student: DA
Justin Smith, 25, Facing 2 Felony Charges An education support staffer at Gateway Academy in Haverhill has been charged with sentence pornographic material of himself to a 16-year-old student, authorities announced Friday.  Justin Smith, 25, was charged with two counts of distributing obscene matter to a minor on Thursday, June 13, the Essex County District Attorney said. He was arraigned on Friday.  A judge ordered him held on $4,000 bail.  If he can pay that, he must stay away from the school and alleged victim, have no contact with minors, and remain in home confinement, the prosecutor added.  It's unclear h…
Teen Accused Of Spraying Bullets At Cambridge Basketball Court In Double Shooting: DA Teen Accused Of Spraying Bullets At Cambridge Basketball Court In Double Shooting: DA
Teen Accused Of Spraying Bullets At Cambridge Basketball Court In Double Shooting: DA A 19-year-old man is now the second person accused in a double shooting at a basketball court last month in Cambridge, authorities said.  Machyus Battle, of Cambridge, was arraigned on multiple felonies linked to the May 23 shooting at Donnelly Field. Battle was being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.  Cambridge police were called to the 91 Berkshire Street park just after 9:30 p.m. for reports of multiple gunshots. Investigators said Battle and 23-year-old Yonayvi Cruceta had gotten into an argument on a basketball court that quickly turned violent. Cr…
'Hate Has No Home' Here: Bomb Threat Didn't Stop Drag Queen Story Hour In Newton 'Hate Has No Home' Here: Bomb Threat Didn't Stop Drag Queen Story Hour In Newton
'Hate Has No Home' Here: Bomb Threat Didn't Stop Drag Queen Story Hour In Newton The New Art Center said it would not be bullied into changing its mission after receiving a bomb threat shortly before its planned Drag Queen Story Hour over the weekend.  The call came in just after 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, claiming that bombs placed on the roof of the 61 Washington Park building would "go boom" at 11 a.m., said New Art Executive Director Emily O’Neil in a news release.  The caller did not mention the event by name, but the Drag Queen Story Hour was set to begin at 11 a.m. And events like it have also been the target of protests and threats in the past.  …
Medford IT Director Stole From Law School To Fund His Band Sloth Machine: DA Medford IT Director Stole From Law School To Fund His Band Sloth Machine: DA
Medford IT Director Stole From Law School To Fund His Band Sloth Machine: DA A 52-year-old Medford man was arraigned on Wednesday, June 12, after police said he stole more than $65,000 worth of Amazon purchased, many of which were used for his band Sloth Machine.  Gareth Flanagan, of Medford, is charged with three counts of larceny over $1,200, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said.  Flanagan worked as the IT Director for the New England School of Law, where he had access to purchase things on the school's Amazon account below $5,000 without prior approval. The NESL hired an outside auditing firm to investigate some of the purchases made on t…
60 Boxer Dogs Seized From Merrimac Home Taxing Help Networks 60 Boxer Dogs Seized From Merrimac Home Taxing Help Networks
60 Boxer Dogs Seized From Merrimac Home Taxing Help Networks The MSPCA is asking for help after the group took in 60 boxers from a home in Essex County earlier this week, making it one of the largest seizures in the group's history.  Police said officers removed the dogs from a home on Locust Grove Road in Merrimac on Tuesday, June 11, after receiving reports of animal hoarding and overcrowding. The owner voluntarily forfeited the dogs to authorities.  Police did not release the owner's name as no charges have been filed, but a multi-agency investigation involving Haverhill, Windham (New Hampshire), and Merrimac police is ongoing. …
Drunk Wakefield Man Threatens To Blow Up Store During Fight With Security: DA Drunk Wakefield Man Threatens To Blow Up Store During Fight With Security: DA
Drunk Wakefield Man Threatens To Blow Up Store During Fight With Security: DA A drunk Wakefield man is facing multiple charges after he got into a physical fight with Primark security, tried to steal something from the store, and then threatened to blow up the building when he lost, authorities said.  Williams Rodriguez-Juarez, 24, is charged with unarmed robbery, making a bomb or hijack threat, assault and battery on a police officer, strangulation or suffocation, trespassing, resisting arrest,  and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), the Suffolk County District Attorney said. A judge set his bail at $500, and he must stay away from…