Fitchburg Crime

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  • Fitchburg man faces drug, stun-gun charges after stop

    Friday Apr 29 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Police said a Fitchburg man was arrested and charged with two drug-related offenses and possession of an electric stun gun after being stopped for an alleged traffic violation Friday afternoon. Joseph Michaud, 20, of 326 Lincoln St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class D controlled substance , possession of a Class D controlled substance, and possession of a stun gun, according to police Capt.

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  • EDITORIAL: Fitchburg Police Dept. forthright on crim...

    Friday Apr 29 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    The report should be a clear signal to residents that city leaders know that they can't solve the city's problems by ignoring them or sugarcoating them or hiding them, although Police Chief Ernest Martineau is quick to point out that the numbers also show "the perception of things to fear is greater than reality." Nonetheless, there are areas of concern in the 47-page report compiled by Police Department crime analyst Kristie Fritscher from the National Incident Based Reporting Systems and the FBI.

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  • Killer makes bid for parole in fatal shooting

    Wednesday Apr 27 | via Lowell Sun 

    Hoping for freedom after 15 years in prison, convicted killer Matthew Lavoie sat before the state Parole Board and blamed his accomplice for the 2001 fatal shooting and incineration of Westley VaanAnen in Townsend. Lavoie, 36, formerly of Fitchburg, told the Parole Board on Tuesday that co-defendant Kevin Fuller fatally shot a sleeping VaanAnen, 29, in the 4 Sumac Drive home on March 7, 2001.

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  • Convicted killer in Townsend murder case makes bid f...

    Tuesday Apr 26 | via Lowell Sun 

    Hoping for freedom after 15 years in prison, convicted killer Matthew Lavoie sat before the state Parole Board and blamed his accomplice for the 2001 fatal shooting and incineration of Westley VaanAnen in Townsend. Lavoie, 36, formerly of Fitchburg, told the Parole Board on Tuesday that co-defendant Kevin Fuller fatally shot a sleeping VaanAnen, 29, in the 4 Sumac Drive home on March 7, 2001.

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  • Police: Fitchburg man charged with pot distribution ...

    Monday Apr 25 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A city man was arrested on two drug offenses and possession of an electric stun gun after being stopped for a traffic violation Friday afternoon, according to a police department spokesman. Joseph Michaud, 20, of 326 Lincoln St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class D controlled substance , possession of a Class D controlled substance and possession of a stun gun after the traffic stop said police Capt.

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  • Chief: Fitchburg safe despite some challenges

    Sunday Apr 24 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Reviewing his first annual crime report as chief of police, Ernest Martineau emphasized the importance of informing the public about crime and safety in the city. The reality, he said, is that "Fitchburg is a safe place to live," though he does have some concerns based on the 2015 report .

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  • Fitchburg woman arraigned in assault

    Saturday Apr 23 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A city woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly punched a woman she knew in the mouth and knocked one of the victim's teeth out during an argument, according to court documents. Courtney L. Kahahelis, 24, of 19 Charles St., was arraigned Friday on charges of assault and battery, according to court documents.

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  • Seven charged in crackdown on Fitchburg tracks

    Friday Apr 22 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    As part of an effort targeting the public consumption of alcoholic beverages along the railroad tracks at the Laurel Street bridge, police arrested seven people for walking or riding on railroad tracks Wednesday afternoon, according to a Police Department spokesman. "We're just trying to make a point that we're going to make an effort to cut down on public drinking," said police Capt.

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  • Lunenburg man charged in property destruction

    Friday Apr 22 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A Lunenburg man was arraigned Thursday on a felony daytime breaking and entering charge as well as malicious destruction property of over $250, according to court documents. Nicholas G. Lockyer, 37, of 1432 Lancaster Ave., after he allegedly kicked in the door of someone he knew and put the person in fear, according to a police report.

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  • Fitchburg police arrest 7 in effort to curb public d...

    Thursday Apr 21 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    As part of an effort targeting the public consumption of alcoholic beverages along the railroad tracks at the Laurel Street bridge, police arrested seven people for walking or riding on railroad tracks Wednesday afternoon, according to a Police Department spokesman. "We're just trying to make a point that we're going to make an effort to cut down on public drinking," said police Capt.

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  • Homeless man faces gun, assault charges

    Thursday Apr 21 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A local homeless man was arrested on three charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of disorderly conduct Monday after being discharged from HealthAlliance Hospital, according to a Police Department spokesman. Christopher Savage, 38, of Leominster got into an altercation with three hospital security guards after being discharged, police Capt.

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  • Police: Woman seriously injured during assault in Fi...

    Wednesday Apr 20 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Two city residents were arrested after seriously injuring a woman during an alleged assault under the Water Street bridge near Midtown Beef Tuesday afternoon, according to a police department spokesman. The victim, who suffered serious facial injuries, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for treatment and is currently in stable condition, said police Capt.

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  • 1 arraigned, 1 still sought in Fitchburg armed holdup

    Wednesday Apr 20 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A Fitchburg man was arraigned Tuesday in an armed holdup of Cumberland Farms on Electric Avenue in November, and a warrant for his alleged accomplice has also been issued, according to court documents. Ruel Spence, 41, of 94 Myrtle Ave., Apt.

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  • 1 arraigned, 1 sought in Fitchburg Cumberland Farms ...

    Wednesday Apr 20 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A city man was arraigned Tuesday in the armed holdup of the Cumberland Farms on Electric Avenue in November, while a warrant for his alleged accomplice has also been issued, according to court documents. Ruel Spence, 41, of 94 Myrtle Ave. Apt.

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  • News | Worcester Police Arrest 4 Men After Store Cle...

    Wednesday Apr 20 | via Go Local 

    Worcester Police have arrested four men on Sunday for assaulting a store clerk and firing a gun into the air. Police arrested Melvin Nooks Jr, 25, of 14 Shelly Avenue, Fitchburg and charged him with assault and battery, witness intimidation, improper storage of a large capacity firearm, defacing property of another, possessions of a large capacity weapon and feeding device, possession of a firearm and ammunition without an FID Card, discharging a firearm within 500 ft.

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  • 4 men arrested in Worcester gun incident

    Tuesday Apr 19 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Four men from the Twin Cities area were arrested early Sunday and face charges related to the possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of dwellings, according to state police. Citing police records, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reported that three suspects were taken into custody: Melvin C. Nooks Jr., 25, of 14 Shelly Ave., Fitchburg; Andre Mitchell, 26, of 166 Rollstone St., Fitchburg; and Ramond Nieves, 40, of 147 Pleasant Terrace, Leominster.

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  • Police Briefs: Leominster man arrested for assault a...

    Monday Apr 18 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A city man was arrested after allegedly breaking into an apartment and assaulting a pregnant woman, which resulted in minor injuries, during an altercation Friday afternoon, according to a police department spokesman. Zachary Riley, 20, of 170R Lancaster St., was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property, felony daytime breaking and entering, and assault and battery on a pregnant woman as a result of the incident, which occurred at 134 Third St., said police Sgt.

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  • Courthouse Records

    Friday Apr 15 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    William Vega, 39, of 25 Queen St., Worcester, was sentenced to 12 concurrent terms of 2 years in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to 10 counts of attempting to break into a depository, larceny under $250, and possession of burglary tools. Johnathan Gomez, 26, court records list address as homeless in Fitchburg, was sentenced to 3 to 4 years in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery.

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  • 2 face shoplifting charges in different local incidents

    Wednesday Apr 13 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    Jonathan Bernard, 28, of 322 Elm St., allegedly walked into a Leominster department store on March 26, stole a backpack and began stuffing merchandise into the backpack, according to a police report. A store employee called police and reported seeing a "prolific shoplifter" walking down the street carrying a backpack that appeared to be stuffed with merchandise, according to a police report.

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  • Police Briefs

    Tuesday Apr 12 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A Fitchburg man was arrested Thursday after officers allegedly found an estimated street value of $10,000 worth of ketamine on him, according to court documents. Anthony M. Richard, 24, of no known address, was arraigned Friday on charges of possession of a Class A substance, and possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute, according to court documents.

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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...