Fitchburg Crime

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  • Man held in Fitchburg shooting, chase

    Thursday Feb 16 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A former Lowell man with a "significant history of violent activity" was deemed dangerous by a judge Wednesday and will be held up to 120 days after he was arrested for allegedly shooting at a Leighton Street residence last week. District Court Judge Robert Pellegrini said there were no release conditions for Juan Carlos Felix, 31, of no known address, that could ensure the safety of the community after hearing arguments from the district attorney's office and Felix's defense attorney about the case and the suspect's criminal history.

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  • Fitchburg man arrested for stabbing woman is held pe...

    Friday Feb 10 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A city man was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly stabbed a woman three times in the stomach and one time on the right side of her neck with a "long kitchen knife," according to court documents. Martin P. Curran, 59, of Pleasant Street, was arraigned Friday in Fitchburg District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a household member, according to court documents.

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  • Two Fitchburg men charged after reported shooting

    Friday Feb 10 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Two city men were arrested just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday following a reported shooting in the area of Leighton Street, a Police Department spokesman said. Arrested in the incident was Juan Felix, 31, of Fitchburg who has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct, possession of a Class B substance, illegal possession of a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, said police Capt.

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  • Bail denied for Fitchburg man accused in stabbing

    Wednesday Feb 8 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A man wanted on a charge for assault to to murder after he allegedly stabbed someone on Jan. 1 was held without bailed Monday pending a dangerousness hearing, according to court documents. Joseph S. Dinardo, 32, of 70 Myrtle Ave., 2R, was arraigned Monday in Fitchburg District Court on charges of assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, according to court documents.

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  • Ashby man held on larceny warrant

    Friday Feb 3 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Kyle J. Falter, 32, of 333 Main St., was arraigned Thursday on a charge of being a fugitive from justice on a court ordered warrant, according to court documents. Police were dispatched to a Merriam Avenue residence at 3:29 a.m. Thursday for a domestic disturbance and "came in contact" with Falter who was at the residence, but not involved with the incident, according to a police report.

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  • Fitchburg man charged in string of armed robberies o...

    Wednesday Feb 1 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Police charged a city man Monday with the armed robbery of three gas stations in the last two weeks, including the Patriot Gas & Convenience store on Friday, according to a department spokesman and court documents. Zachery R. Barnes, 26, of 40 Fitch Hill Ave., was arraigned in District Court Monday on three counts of armed and masked robbery and three counts of assault with the dangerous weapon in the robberies of the Royal Fuel gas station on Jan. 14, the BP Gas Station on Jan. 19, and Patriot Gas on Friday, according to court documents.

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  • Girlfriend of man who killed Fitchburg's Roy Rivera ...

    Tuesday Jan 31 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    The girlfriend of Andrew Mathieu, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for shooting and killing Roy Rivera in 2015, pleaded guilty Monday to three charges connected to the case, according to a spokesman for District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Janell Haley, 28, was sentenced in superior court by Judge Richard Tucker to 21/2 years and a day in the state house of correction for one count of accessory after the fact, according to Early's spokesman Paul Jarvey. Haley was also sentenced to 21/2 years on two counts of child endangerment, which was suspended by Tucker, according to Jarvey.

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  • Woman gets 2.5 years in fatal shooting in Fitchburg

    Monday Jan 30 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    A woman has been sentenced to 2 years in state prison in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Roy Rivera of Fitchburg. Judge Richard Tucker sentenced Janelle Haley Monday in Worcester Superior Court after she pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact and two counts of child endangerment, according to Paul Jarvey, a spokesman for Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Ms.

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  • Police working to help battle addiction

    Monday Jan 30 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    When police respond to an overdose, an AdCare life coach comes along or follows up later to assist with getting the victim into treatment. Since April, they've been going with police to people experiencing overdoses and other crises in the community and at the emergency room.

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  • Fitchburg traffic stop ends in arrest on assault charge

    Thursday Jan 26 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A former city man wanted for nearly 10 years on an outstanding warrant for assault and battery, breaking and entering was arrested on a drug possession charge during a routine traffic stop. Wilson Guerrero, 33, Newport Avenue Extension, Quincy, was the passenger of a car stopped by an officer on Normandy Road because it was operating with its lights off, according to court documents.

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  • Fitchburg man charged in robbery, assault on woman

    Jan 19, 2017 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A local panhandler arrested for stealing a woman's pocketbook outside a Leominster supermarket in June was arraigned in district court Wednesday. Matthew W. Donahue, 27, of 342 St. Joseph Ave., Fitchburg was charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery on someone disabled or over the age of 60. A warrant for Donahue's arrest was issued after a June 8 incident, in which he allegedly stole the purse of a woman exiting from the Shaw's Supermarket at Water Tower Plaza.

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  • Man charged in beating, apartment fire that left man...

    Jan 18, 2017 | via Boston Herald 

    The second of two men charged in a fatal beating and arson in Massachusetts has been ordered held without bail. Ramon Milan, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arraigned Tuesday in Fitchburg on charges of murder, arson of a dwelling and other offenses in the killing of 24-year-old Kevin Cabrera.

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  • 2nd suspect in Fitchburg murder, arson is held witho...

    Jan 17, 2017 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    A second man charged with murder and arson in the Dec. 3 slaying of a Fitchburg man was held without bail Tuesday. Ramon Milan, 37, or Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arraigned Tuesday in Fitchburg District Court in the death of Kevin O. Cabrera, 21, of Fitchburg, who was found dead in his apartment by firefighters responding to a fire at 122 Laurel St. The victim's hands were bound behind him when he was located.

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  • Connecticut man arraigned Tuesday for murdering Fitc...

    Jan 17, 2017 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    One of two Connectict men accused of the murder of a 24-year-old city man in December was ordered to be held without bail following his arraignment in District Court Tuesday. Ramon Milan, 37, was charged with murder, home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon, and arson of a dwelling for allegedly killing Fitchburg resident Kevin Cabrera on Dec. 4 in his third floor apartment on Laurel Street.

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  • N.J. man reportedly among 2 charged in Mass. killing

    Jan 13, 2017 | via NJ.com 

    Kevin Cabrera of Fitchburg, Mass., above, was killed in his Fitchburg, Mass. apartment last month.

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  • Warrant issued for Fitchburg man in stabbing

    Jan 13, 2017 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    An warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Fitchburg man accused of stabbing a man on Jan. 1, according to court documents. Joseph S. Dinardo, 32, of 70 Myrtle Ave., 2R, is being charged with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to court documents.

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  • Accused Fitchburg killer ordered held

    Jan 13, 2017 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    The man the state says is the "primary individual" behind the assault that led to the death of a 24-year-old Fitchburg man in December was ordered held without bail Thursday. Jose Crespo, 32, of Newark, N.J., appeared for a short arraignment in District Court.

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  • Tyngsboro man shot in chase is held without bail

    Jan 13, 2017 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A 27-year-old Tyngsboro man was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week after he was shot twice in the head by a Tyngsboro officer last summer after he allegedly dragged a Chelmsford police sergeant with a car stolen from a Fitchburg couple. In Middlesex Superior Court on Thursday, Michael G. Clark was ordered held without bail pending a 2 p.m. dangerousness hearing in Lowell Superior Court on Jan. 18. Clark pleaded not guilty to: Assault to murder; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; assault and battery on a public employee; and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

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Fitchburg Law

What penalties will i face. i have no money, what will happen if i can't pay my fines?
hello, in september of 2014 i was arrested for dui and driving with a suspended license. i was arrested 18 months earlier for dui. in may of 2015 i lost my job of 28 years. i was a 1099 person and could not collect unemployment. i also lost my license in june of 2015.
I am very sorry to hear of your difficulties. In Massachusetts, we have a "Community Service" option. Generally, any...
Would the cost of appealing a CWOF for potentially faulty breathalyzer be worth it financially?
According to reports on the myfoxboston.com website, there appears to be a potential issue with some breathalyzer results due to a certain cleaning solution being used which is resulting in improper results. I agreed to a CWOF in January of this year and received unsupervised supervision and the 24D disposition which mandates the 16-week DAE program. Would it be worth it to see if my case would potentially be one of the affected cases, and if i did appeal is there a potential of losing the CWOF disposition?
Possibility. It depends on what the other facts of your case were. Was there other evidence, other than the breath test,...
Cano get off drug test early if I test negitive for awhile in concord district
For drug testing
It depends on the circumstances. In some cases, a person who is on a lengthy probation and has consistently done well,...
I am wondering if I decide to fight my dUI and I lose , I was told I could still ask for the cwoff?
I have never been in trouble in my life, I got my first dui on christmas eve I refused the breath test and the field sobriety test. I keep changing my mind on wether I should fight it or not
Then speak to a lawyer
Do you get your license back if you take the cwoff
I got my first dui on christmas eve and have no criminal or previous record
If you took the breathalyzer test then you will have to wait at least 45 days (minimum sentence judge will impose to...
Do I need an attorney for OUI Liquor?
I took the breathalyzer and blew 1.3. Should I just plead GUILTY and throw myself on the mercy of the court, or should I plead NOT GUILTY and retain a lawyer?
Plead not guilty and talk to an oui defense lawyer! Even if you don't want to fight the charge, if this is a first...
I got a fine for o.u.i. 1srt offense and driving without license in n.h.
i never paid fine my brother said he did but didnt can they come to ma. to arrest me.
If you failed to abide by the terms of your sentence, most likely there is a warrant for your arrest for violating the...