Fall River Crime
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Thursday Jul 21 | via SouthCoastToday.com
A city man is being sent to state prison after he smashed a guitar over his girlfriend's head and punched her in the face. Casey Miller, 34, with a former address of 183 George St., was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Robert T. Kane to two to four years in state prison, to be followed by two years of supervised probation. Comment?
Sunday Jul 17 | via Boston.com
State Police say they are searching for a 15-year-old boy in connection with a fatal shooting in Fall River last week. Comment?
Friday Jul 15 | via SouthCoastToday.com
An arrest warrant charging a second teenager with the Monday night murder of 29-year-old Jerrod Cohen has been issued, the Bristol County District Attorney's office said Friday night. District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III and Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine are asking the public for any information regarding Smith's whereabouts. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via SouthCoastToday.com
Police arrested 16-year-old Joel Lopez on murder and gun charges after three eyewitnesses identified him from a police photo array this week, prosecutors said. A separate witness also reportedly told police that Lopez, of Fall River, appeared to be nervous before and after Jerrod Cohen was shot and killed in front of 129 Plain St. on Monday night. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 12 | via SouthCoastToday.com
Police have arrested a 16-year-old youth and charged him with murder in the fatal Monday night shooting of 29-year-old Jerrod Cohen, a father of three. The Bristol County District Attorney's office said Joel Lopez, 16, of Fall River, was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 12 | via The Gillette News-Record
Democratic Reps. Michelle DuBois, of Brockton, and Alan Silvia, of Fall River, Massachusetts, filed a bill following the fatal shooting of five officers in Dallas on Thursday. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 5 | via SouthCoastToday.com
In a case Fall River's police chief says "shook hardened homicide investigators," a city man has been indicted in the death of his elderly mother and is also charged with failing to properly care for his two disabled sisters. The Bristol County District Attorney's office announced Tuesday that Antonio M. Branco, 56, of 77 Holden St., was indicted by a grand jury last Friday on charges of murder, assault and battery upon a person with a disability, and two counts of neglect of a person with a disability. Comment?
Friday Jul 1 | via Boston.com
Eighty-year-old Edward Acquisto was known to retreat to the Pocasset Hill Cemetery in Tiverton, R.I., to pray and meditate. But when he went there last month to meet with an 81-year-old Kingston man about an unpaid debt, police say only one of them left alive. Comment?
Friday Jul 1 | via Go Local
Following a Providence Board of Licenses meeting on Monday, June 27, at which the board voted to reopen The Vault after it was closed for five days following the shooting, the City Solicitor's office on Thursday recommended the case be reopened next week, "in light of new information." "I asked why are you moving to re-open it? I'm concerned that there's new information now," said Board of Licenses member Johanna Harris. Comment?
Friday Jul 1 | via Lowell Sun
A Fall River man with a history of mental-health issues is being held without bail after he allegedly threatened to "blow up" the Billerica 12-Step Educational Program with "propane bombs." Billerica police also allege that Aaron D. Sofge wielded a knife as he repeatedly threatened to kill Billerica police and Middlesex Sheriff's officers. Comment?
Jun 22, 2016 | via SouthCoastToday.com
Police arrested a Brockton man Tuesday in connection with break-ins on May 19 and June 12 at State Road Auto Sales, 851 State Road, Detective Jeff Majewski said. Joselito Franquiz, 40, of 76 Foster St, Brockton, with a secondary address of 29C Pleasant View apartments, Fall River, was arraigned at the Fall River Justice Center on two counts of breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, two counts of destruction of property and two counts of larceny over $250. Comment?
Jun 20, 2016 | via SouthCoastToday.com
Officers recovered a large capacity firearm, loaded with 15 rounds, and arrested two men Sunday afternoon on Salisbury Street in the city's South End, police said. Officers David Raymond, Matt Rodrigues and John Alexander responded to the 0-block of Salisbury Street about 4 p.m. regarding a report of a man with a gun, according to Detective Lt. Comment?
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