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Worcester County, MA

Police ID Suspect In Murder Of 16-Year-Old Boy At Central Mass House Party Police ID Suspect In Murder Of 16-Year-Old Boy At Central Mass House Party
Police ID Suspect In Murder Of 16-Year-Old Boy At Central Mass House Party Authorities have identified a 20-year-old man as the shooter at a Worcester County house party in May that left a teenage boy dead. Police are asking the public to help track the man down.  Erik Coelho Dos Santos, of Brockton, is wanted on a charge of murder, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office said on Tuesday, July 16. He is accused of fatally shooting 16-year-old Ygor Correia, of Milford, at a house party in Northborough on May 12.  GoFundMe Investigators said more than 300 people were at a 21st birthday party at 333 Howard St. Around 1 a.m., one of the guest…
Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool
Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool A 4-year-old autistic girl named Eva was found unresponsive in her neighbor's pool in Worcester County on Thursday, July 11, after she went missing from her home. She was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time later.  Police in Sutton received a 911 call around 3:50 p.m. that the girl had gone missing in the Peachtree Drive area, the Worcester County District Attorney said. Officers quickly began a search and found the girl in the pool. Responders rushed her to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where doctors pronounced her dead, authorities said.  Police did n…
Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest
Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest A man fell and died on Thursday, July 11, in Leominster State Forest, the Worcester County District Attorney announced.  Little is known as of Thursday night as State Police are investigating the circumstances around the death. Authorities also did not reveal any information on the victim.  The DA's office said it would not release more information until detectives are further along in that investigation.  Follow The Daily Voice on Facebook for updates on this developing story. 
Central Mass Elderly Woman Nearly Loses More Than $20K In Scam; Police Issue Warning Central Mass Elderly Woman Nearly Loses More Than $20K In Scam; Police Issue Warning
Central Mass Elderly Woman Nearly Loses More Than $20K In Scam; Police Issue Warning An elderly woman in Worcester County was nearly out more than $20,000 after a scam artist tried to prey on her vulnerabilities.  The woman called Blackstone police on Friday, June 28, after she became suspicious that the man was trying to steal from her.  She told investigators that she received a message that she believed was from her bank that said her account was compromised. She called the number on the message, and the person who answered said she needed to remove as much money as possible to "reclaim" her account, Blackstone police said.  He told her to meet with a "sp…
Central Mass Man Busted With Kidnapping Teen From North Carolina: Police Central Mass Man Busted With Kidnapping Teen From North Carolina: Police
Central Mass Man Busted With Kidnapping Teen From North Carolina: Police Police arrested a Worcester County man over the weekend and accused him of abducting a North Carolina teenager, authorities said.  Michael Oliver, of Clinton, was arrested on Saturday, June 29, and charged with trafficking of a child victim, abduction of a child, and soliciting a child with an electronic device, the Norwood (NC) police department said.  Oliver is believed to have been in contact with the 16-year-old for a year before the abduction, reports from North Carolina said.  Oliver and the girl were found in Berlin. Norwood Police Chief James Wilson thanked officers …
Central Mass Man Tried To Bring Gun Into Leominster Hospital: Police Central Mass Man Tried To Bring Gun Into Leominster Hospital: Police
Central Mass Man Tried To Bring Gun Into Leominster Hospital: Police A 27-year-old man was arrested after security at a Worcester County hospital said he tried to bring a gun into the building and made threats when he wasn't allowed in, authorities said.  Darius Webb, of Holden, was barred from entering UMass Memorial Health HealthAlliance — Clinton Hospital on Monday afternoon, June 24, after authorities spotted the firearm during a security screening, Leominster police. As he left, Webb allegedly made "threatening communications." Police locked down the building following the incident, reports said.  Leominster police issued a be-on-the-lookout …
Ex-Central Mass Retail Manager Who Stole $400K From Employer Sentenced To Prison: Feds Ex-Central Mass Retail Manager Who Stole $400K From Employer Sentenced To Prison: Feds
Ex-Central Mass Retail Manager Who Stole $400K From Employer Sentenced To Prison: Feds A 49-year-old Worcester County former retail manager must repay the money he stole and pay nearly $90,000 in back taxes after he admitted to a payroll scheme at his former company, authorities said.  Anthony Prizio, of Blackstone, was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday, June 24, after he pleaded guilty in February to six counts of wire fraud and one count of tax evasion, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. He must also pay $431,399 in restitution to his former unnamed employer.  Prizio was a manager at a Worcester second-hand retail store, and investigators said he f…
Man Indicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Single Mother Last Year In Central Mass Man Indicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Single Mother Last Year In Central Mass
Man Indicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Single Mother Last Year In Central Mass A 57-year-old Worcester County man has been indicted in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, a single mother, inside their trailer the day after Christmas last year, authorities said on Monday, June 24.  Orlando Garcia Rosado, of Lunenburg, is charged with murder and assault and battery on a family or household member in the killing of Maria Murray, age 53, the Worcester County District Attorney announced.  Related: Support Floods In For Family Of Mother Killed In Lunenburg Attack Police were called to their home at 1790 Massachusetts Ave. in Lunenburg just a…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Central Mass Man 2nd Person In Family To Win Million Dollar Payday $1M Lottery Jackpot: Central Mass Man 2nd Person In Family To Win Million Dollar Payday
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Central Mass Man 2nd Person In Family To Win Million Dollar Payday A Worcester County man who won $1 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery said he's been playing the same numbers for 20 years. That’s around the same time his wife won a $1 million jackpot in the lottery. Thomas Ensko, of Blackstone, claimed the seven-figure jackpot after correctly guessing five of the "Mega Millions" numbers in the multi-state drawing on Tuesday, June 11. Those numbers were 1, 5, 7, 22, and 24, with the Megaplier 8.  Related: Blackstone Woman Is Newly Minted Millionaire  He plans to use the money to help his children and grandchildren.  Ensko b…
Funeral Set For Central Mass Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash Funeral Set For Central Mass Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash
Funeral Set For Central Mass Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash A funeral for a beloved US Marine from Worcester County who was killed last month in a motorcycle crash is scheduled for later this week.  Connor Kelly, 21, of Webster, died on May 30 while driving home from taking his fiancee to a dentist's appointment, his family said. The Worcester native would have turned 22 years old on July 1.  His family will hold calling hours on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home at 357 Main St. in Oxford. A funeral service will follow with family and friends sharing stories of the young man.  Related:…
Marine, 21, From Central Mass Killed In California Motorcycle Crash Marine, 21, From Central Mass Killed In California Motorcycle Crash
Marine, 21, From Central Mass Killed In California Motorcycle Crash A former US Marine from Worcester County who was killed recently in a crash in California was remembered by his family as a devoted boyfriend, caring son, and beloved younger brother. He was just 21 years old. Connor Patrick Kelly, formerly of Webster, was killed while riding his motorcycle after a woman turned into his path less than a mile away from the home he shared with his fiancee in Laguna Niguel, which is about an hour north of Los Angeles, his sister Danielle Beauregard said in an interview with the Daily Voice.  His family created a GoFundMe to help his mother…
Canister Explodes In Car Trunk, Sends 1 To Hospital In Central Mass With Serious Injuries Canister Explodes In Car Trunk, Sends 1 To Hospital In Central Mass With Serious Injuries
Canister Explodes In Car Trunk, Sends 1 To Hospital In Central Mass With Serious Injuries A man was rushed to the hospital on Saturday morning, June 1, after a canister of acetylene exploded in a car trunk at a home in Worcester County, authorities said.  The explosion was reported at 216 Brattle Street in Holden Saturday morning after the tank blew. The canister had been left in the car overnight with a small leak, the State Fire Marshal's Office said.  It's unclear what caused the spark to ignite the acetylene.  Neighbors pulled the man from beneath the car after the explosion and paramedics took him to an area hospital with serious injuries.  The man's n…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass One Bay Stater had a very lucky start to their week when they claimed a $100,000 lottery ticket they bought in Worcester County on Monday, May 20.   The winning ticket was sold at Market Basket at 95 Sutton Ave. in Oxford and was for the $30 "Millions" scratch-off game. Related: Lotter Winners Discuss How Their Lives Changed After Hitting Jackpot The winner's name was not released. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  The winner was among 855 people who won $600 or more in the Massachusetts State Lottery on Monday.  It was also the second-largest pr…
How Sweet: Mass Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl How Sweet: Mass Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl
How Sweet: Mass Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl Forget the apple; this distinguished Massachusetts teacher is getting a cookie party. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, cookie chain Crumbl announced the winners of its “Teacher of the Year” awards, given to educators “for their extraordinary commitment to their classrooms.” In Massachusetts, the honor went to Worcester County teacher Eileen McNamara at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton.  Recipients were selected from a pool of over 6,000 nominations that included testimonials from parents, students, colleagues, and friends. The…
Woman Ran Down Boyfriend In Car, Kicked Bystander Who Tried To Help Him In Central Mass: Police Woman Ran Down Boyfriend In Car, Kicked Bystander Who Tried To Help Him In Central Mass: Police
Woman Ran Down Boyfriend In Car, Kicked Bystander Who Tried To Help Him In Central Mass: Police A 37-year-old woman is accused of intentionally running down her longtime boyfriend in her car during an argument and attacking someone who tried to come to his aid in Worcester County, authorities said.  Angela R. Phaneuf faces multiple charges linked to the Tuesday, May 14, incident, according to police and reports. Officers were called to 9 Homestead Avenue in Auburn just after 12:30 p.m. and found a "chaotic scene," Auburn police said in a Facebook post. They found a man on the ground next to a Mazda 6 sedan screaming in pain and bleeding from a head wound.  Witnesses said&nb…
3 Mass Students Named US Presidential Scholars 3 Mass Students Named US Presidential Scholars
3 Mass Students Named US Presidential Scholars Three Massachusetts high school students were named US Presidential Scholars, an honor given to only a small fraction of teens nationally. The names of the scholars were announced on Thursday, May 9 by the US Department of Education as part of the 2024 US Presidential Scholars program, which recognizes excellence in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Honorees are chosen by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, which picks the winners each year based on their success in the aforementioned fields, as well as through essays, transcripts, and school…
The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die
The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die Whether it’s flying over Alaska’s Denali National Park, taking in Arizona’s Grand Canyon, or skiing the Rocky Mountain Slopes of Colorado, every state has that one bucket list activity that shouldn’t be missed. But just what that activity is, of course, is a matter of opinion. Over on Reddit, one user determined to find the ultimate experience in Massachusetts before they "kick the bucket" turned to their fellow netizens for help. “What is one thing everyone should do in Mass. before they die?” they asked in a May 6 post on the Massachusetts subReddit, which boasts 250,000 members. “At so…
'No Family Should Endure So Much Pain': 20-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Central Mass ID'd 'No Family Should Endure So Much Pain': 20-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Central Mass ID'd
'No Family Should Endure So Much Pain': 20-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Central Mass ID'd Police have identified the man who was fatally stabbed early Tuesday morning, May 7, at an apartment complex in Worcester County. A GoFundMe campaign was also created to help his family.  Robert Wright-Day, 20, was stabbed at the Riverside Village Apartment complex on State St., the Worcester County District Attorney said Wednesday. Police were called to the area around 1 a.m. Original Report: Man Dies Following Leominster Stabbing  Paramedics rushed Day to Leominster Hospital, where he later died of his wounds.  A GoFundMe created to help his family has raised more th…
(UPDATE) 20-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed In Leominster; Police Searching For Killer (UPDATE) 20-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed In Leominster; Police Searching For Killer
(Update) 20-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed In Leominster; Police Searching For Killer Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Worcester County man who was fatally stabbed early Tuesday morning, May 7.  Update: Police ID Man Stabbed, Killed In Leominster Authorities were called to the Riverside Village Apartment complex in Leominster to find the man bleeding from a stab wound, police said. Paramedics rushed him to Leominster Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.  The man's name was not released as police notified his next of kin.  Police have not made an arrest as of 4 p.m.  Investigators ask anyone with information on the attack …
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash $5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash The Force was with a Worcester County dad when he bought his $5.37 million winning lottery ticket on Saturday, May 4.  James Jorgensen won the massive jackpot playing the multi-state Megabucks lottery. He collected the prize with his partner, Jennifer Jorgensen.  The "Star Wars" fan said the win was made extra special because it fell on May the Fourth.  “The best thing is I’m a huge 'Star Wars' fan, so I was all decked out in a 'Star Wars' hat and 'Star Wars' shirt, and I won on May 4th which is an unofficial 'Star Wars' holiday," he told the lottery.  J…
$5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass A $5.37 million ticket was sold in Worcester County over the weekend in the Megabucks multi-state lottery.  The Quic Pic ticket was sold at Lowe’s Variety and Meat Shop at 255 W. Main St. in Northborough for the Saturday, May 4, drawing. The winning numbers were 4-11-15-26-30-40.  The winner's name has not been released. It's unclear if they have attempted to collect their prize yet. They have a year to pick up their check.  The store will receive a bonus for the sale.  The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 7,059,052.
Teen Accused Of Fleeing US After Fatal 2022 Central Mass Crash Brought Back To Stand Trial Teen Accused Of Fleeing US After Fatal 2022 Central Mass Crash Brought Back To Stand Trial
Teen Accused Of Fleeing US After Fatal 2022 Central Mass Crash Brought Back To Stand Trial A 19-year-old accused of a 2022 fatal crash in Worcester County has been returned to the United States from the United Kingdom to stand trial, authorities said.  Gabriel Dias De Holanda, 19, is facing charges of manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Worcester County District Attorney said.  He was ordered held without bail following his arraignment on Monday, May 6.&nb…
1 Dead, 1 Critical After Central Mass Stabbing; 17-Year-Old In Custody 1 Dead, 1 Critical After Central Mass Stabbing; 17-Year-Old In Custody
1 Dead, 1 Critical After Central Mass Stabbing; 17-Year-Old In Custody A 20-year-old man is dead and a teenager is in critical condition following a stabbing Friday night, May 3, in Worcester County.  Police received a 911 call just before 9:30 p.m. for a report of multiple stabbing victims at the Town Common in Northbridge. When officers arrived they found the two bleeding from stab wounds, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office said.  Paramedics rushed them both to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where the 20-year-old died of his injuries, and the teenager remained in critical condition on Saturday. Police did not release either of their na…
Support Pours In For Family Of Central Mass Man Killed In Needham Wreck Support Pours In For Family Of Central Mass Man Killed In Needham Wreck
Support Pours In For Family Of Central Mass Man Killed In Needham Wreck Nearly 150 people have donated to help the family of a Worcester County man who was killed in an early morning crash earlier this week, leaving behind a wife and three young children.  Dylan Chaves, 31, of Fiskdale, was killed just after 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, when he lost control of his pick-up truck and turned into on-coming traffic on I-95 South in Needham, State Police said. The vehicle went perpendicular on the wet roadway, and he was T-boned by a driver from Nashua, New Hampshire.  The other driver was taken to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening …
Central Mass Man ID'd As Driver Killed In Needham Crash Central Mass Man ID'd As Driver Killed In Needham Crash
Central Mass Man ID'd As Driver Killed In Needham Crash A 31-year-old Worcester County man was identified as the driver killed when he lost control of his truck and was T-boned by oncoming traffic in a Needham crash this week, police said.  Dylan Chaves, of Fiskdale, was driving his pick-up truck south on I-95 just after 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, when the vehicle lost traction and turned sideways into the left lane of oncoming traffic, State police said.  The Nashua man who crashed into the truck was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.  Chaves died at the scene, police said.  An initial investigation note…
Driver Crashes Into Central Mass Home After Being Shot Driver Crashes Into Central Mass Home After Being Shot
Driver Crashes Into Central Mass Home After Being Shot A driver who crashed into a Worcester County home earlier this week had been shot before the crash, authorities said.  Officers were called to the home on Paine Street just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, to find the car against the home and a driver suffering from a bullet wound, Worcester police said.  Paramedics rushed the driver to an area hospital to treat his injuries. Police did not say where he was shot or the extent of his wounds. Authorities also did not disclose how badly the home was damaged.  Detectives ask anyone with information about the shooting to contac…
Oxford Man Coerced Multiple Children Into Making Child Porn: Feds Oxford Man Coerced Multiple Children Into Making Child Porn: Feds
Oxford Man Coerced Multiple Children Into Making Child Porn: Feds A 41-year-old Worcester County man is accused of multiple sex crimes against children, including coercing several into producing child sexual assault material, authorities announced on Friday, April 26.  Michael Lamountain, of Oxford, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, one count of sex trafficking of a minor, and four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  He was previously arrested and charged in February with a Rhode Island man for filming their assault of an underage girl. He has remained in custod…
Man Sexually Assaulted Child In Central Mass After Luring Her Into His Car At Beach: Police Man Sexually Assaulted Child In Central Mass After Luring Her Into His Car At Beach: Police
Man Sexually Assaulted Child In Central Mass After Luring Her Into His Car At Beach: Police A 68-year-old Worcester County man is accused of using a dog to lure a child into his car, where he kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, authorities said.  Walter Fanion, of Southbridge, is charged with kidnapping, enticing a child under 16, and four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, Webster police said. The alleged incident happened on Monday, April 15.  The girl told police that she got into the man's car after he approached her at Memorial Beach with a dog. He walked her to his vehicle and then sped away once she was inside, officers said.  He d…
$1M Lottery Winner: Central Mass Man Claims Massive Jackpot $1M Lottery Winner: Central Mass Man Claims Massive Jackpot
$1M Lottery Winner: Central Mass Man Claims Massive Jackpot A Worcester County man says he can already feel the sun on his face on some fishing boat as he spends some of his loot.  John Choate, of Milford, won $1 million in the “$4,000,000 Monopoly Doubler” $10 scratch-off game.  Choate chose to take the lump sum of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He picked his machine he played very carefully. Choate went with No. 21, the same day as his birthday.  He plans to use the cash to travel and go fishing.  Choate bought his winning ticket at the Mac Package Store at 86 Prospect St. in Milford. The store w…
ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Mass ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Mass
ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Mass The identity of a Massachusetts man who allegedly deliberately crashed into the front of a psychiatric hospital has been released by officials. Related: Driver Dies After Deliberate Crash Into Devens Health Center The incident occurred in Worcester County around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at 85 Patton Road in Devens. On Thursday, April 12, Lindsay Corcoran of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office identified John M. Ahern Jr., age 62, of West Boylston, as the person who crashed into the front of the building at 85 Patton Road in Devens.  The truck was on fir…
Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Massachusetts Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Massachusetts
Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a person was killed after allegedly deliberately crashing a truck into the front of a mental healthcare center. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Mass The incident occurred in Worcester County around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at 85 Patton Road in Devens. According to Lindsay Corcoran of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, a truck was found to have crashed into the front of the building at 85 Patton Road in Devens. The truck was on fire, …