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Wednesday Aug 26 | via Lowell Sun
A Billerica police officer was hospitalized early Tuesday morning after his cruiser was struck from behind on Route 3 by a Lowell man who allegedly was driving drunk, police said. Officer Daniel Duggan was manning a detail post just south of Exit 29 while a contractor performed maintenance on the highway, the Billerica Police Department said in a statement. Comment?
Sunday Aug 23 | via Lowell Sun
One year ago the state Legislature revised domestic-violence laws, including removing the abuser's name from publicly available police logs, to open the floodgates for victims to report abuse to the police. Since January, five months after the new law went into effect, Billerica police recorded 35 arrests related to domestic disturbances, which is an increase of three arrests from the same time period in 2014. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 18 | via Lowell Sun
A 21-year-old Lowell man was ordered held without bail pending trial on charges that he used a popular adult website to meet prostitutes who he then robbed at knifepoint. Lowell District Court Judge Barbara Pearson ordered Christian Cepeda-Ortiz, 22, of 5 Warwick St., Unit 3, held without bail after finding that he poses a danger if released, according to Jacquelyn Goddard, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Marian Ryan. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 12 | via Lowell Sun
During an outburst in court, Christian Cepeda-Ortiz admitted he was at the Motel 6 in Tewksbury last month, but said allegations were false that he used a popular adult website to set up "dates" to rob prostitutes at knifepoint. "Ya, I went to Motel 6," Cepeda-Ortiz, 22, blurted out, As Lowell District Court Judge Ellen Caulo quickly cut him off, telling Cepeda-Ortiz not to incriminate himself. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 11 | via Patch.com
A violent fugitive has been arrested in New Jersey and faces several charges in an assault on a woman at the Motel 6 in Tewksbury back in July. On July 25, the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the Motel 6 for a report that a woman had been held against her will, brutally assaulted and suffocated. Comment?
Monday Aug 10 | via Patch.com
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Friday the latest list of more than 200 indictments handed down by Middlesex County grand juries. Christopher Holt, 60, of Lowell, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. The Assistant District Attorney is Anne Paruti. Comment?
Monday Aug 3 | via Patch.com
At 4:18 a.m., a suspicious motor vehicle was reported in the area of Amble Road and Blacksmith Street. At 9:20 p.m., following a motor vehicle stop, police arrested David M. Cote, 29, of Groton, and charged him with operating without a license and also on a warrant. Comment?
Jul 24, 2015 | via Lowell Sun
The town has received its first complaint related to Simolaris' painting town crosswalks green last week, according to Selectmen Chairman John Piscatelli. An unidentified individual's car was damaged by the paint and will be heading to the police station on Saturday with a cost estimate for the paint's removal, Piscatelli told The Sun on Friday. Comment?
Jul 24, 2015 | via UnionLeader.com
Television and radio station owner Bill Binnie was involved in snagging a prime piece of real estate on Elm Street that once stood as the state's tallest building. Comment?
Jul 24, 2015 | via Lowell Sun
QUIT BOTH: George Simolaris is a professional painter. If he used deck paint on the town streets, I don't think I would be inclined to hire him to do any painting for me. Comment?
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