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Friday Feb 27 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
A 27-year-old woman who posed as her senior citizen boyfriend to withdraw money from his account was given away when her fake mustache started peeling off, according to court records. Last Friday, police say Kayleigh A. Mendonca of 29 Harrison St., Leominster, was in disguise when she drove up to the window of the IC Federal Credit Union on Bemis Road and filled out a form to withdraw $500 from her boyfriend's account and supplied his photo ID. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 25 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Jeremy Colon , 20, court records list him as homeless in Fitchburg, was sentenced to 2 to 3 years in Walpole State Prison after being found guilty of unarmed burglary after a jury-waived trial. The charge was amended from armed burglary . 1 comment
Saturday Feb 21 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
A Leominster man shot and wounded late Friday by police as he allegedly charged them with a knife was in critical condition Saturday night. Richard Hurley, 26, suffered several gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where a spokeswoman provided his condition. Comment?
Thursday Feb 19 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
At 4:02 p.m., Sgt. John Fraher said a victim came down to the police station to report a past road-rage incident. 1 comment
Wednesday Feb 18 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
A Jamaica Plain woman facing charges in bank robberies in three communities is being held without bail pending trial following a dangerousness hearing Tuesday in Gardner District Court. Jody Claudio, 38, of Jamaica Plain is charged with a Jan. 9 robbery of a Bank of America branch on Parker St. She is also charged with a Jan. 2 bank robbery in Fitchburg and a Jan. 16 bank robbery in Salem. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 11 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
On Wednesday morning, Judge Christopher LoConto ruled in Fitchburg District Court that suspects Jeremy Cruz and Jose Sanchez posed a danger to the public, and that their detention was necessary to protect the public. Sanchez, 46, and his nephew Cruz, 28, allegedly beat and stabbed Fitchburg resident Jesus Maldonado outside a local convenience store. Comment?
Saturday Feb 7 | via CBS Local
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Saturday Feb 7 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Nicholas Barrieault, 29, was arrested by Officer Daniel Boudreau. Boudreau reported to the home of Megan Barrieault, a relative of the suspect, after she reported her vehicle stolen. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 4 | via The Brattleboro Reformer
BRATTLEBORO >> On Feb. 3, the Brattleboro Police Department took into custody Dennis P. Pearce 46, of Putney, on an arrest warrant issued by the Keene, N.H., Police Department. According to police documents, Pearce entered the Price Chopper at the Monadnock Marketplace on Dec. 21 and removed without paying merchandise valued at $279.97. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 4 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Jose Sanchez and Jeremy Cruz were arraigned Monday in Leominster District Court and held on charges of attempted murder for the stabbing Friday of Jesus Maldonado at the M&M Variety on Water Street. Sanchez, 46, and Cruz, 28, of Fitchburg, were held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, and both admitted to assaulting Maldonado. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 3 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Residents Jose Sanchez and Jeremy Cruz were arraigned and held on charges of attempted murder on Monday for the stabbing of Jesus Maldonado last Friday outside a Water Street variety street. Sanchez, 46, and Cruz, 28, were both arraigned in Fitchburg District Court on Monday. Comment?
Monday Feb 2 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Two Fitchburg men are due to be arraigned Monday in Fitchburg District Court on charges connected to the stabbing of a 35-year-old Fitchburg man Friday afternoon Jeremy A. Cruz, 28, 77 Congress St., turned himself in to police Saturday around 4 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Paul Bozicas. Mr. Cruz is charged with assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and assault with intent to murder. 1 comment
Sunday Feb 1 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Police have arrested a pair of men believed to have assaulted and stabbed a man near the M&M Variety store Friday afternoon. Two male suspects were arrested Saturday, and both face charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder, according to Sgt. Comment?
Saturday Jan 31 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
A Gardner man charged with stabbing a woman before kidnapping her and her daughter has been deemed dangerous by a Gardner District Court judge and will be held without bail for 120 days, according to the district attorney's office. Carl Carbonello, 41, of 141 Main St. in Gardner, is charged with attempted murder, armed assault to murder, two counts of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon , larceny over $250, home invasion, and two counts of intimidating a witness. Comment?
Jan 30, 2015 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
During Tuesday's giant snowstorm, tempers flared inside a Pratt Road home, resulting in the arrest of resident Calvin Ellis. Just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, Fitchburg Officer Benjamin Kalinowski responded to a call for possible domestic violence at 164 Pratt Road. Comment?
Jan 29, 2015 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
The Fitchburg Senior Center is once again sponsoring its Heater Exchange Program. Any senior who has an old heater can bring it in to the senior center for a free replacement. Comment?
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