Father of missing boy arrested on drug charges
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Since: Feb 10
#1 Jan 2, 2014
The father of Jeremiah Oliver, the missing five-year-old boy from Fitchburg, was arrested in Connecticut on drug trafficking charges just days before he was due in a Massachusetts courtroom to seek custody of his two other children, official said.
Jose Oliver was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, and criminal attempt of sale of narcotics, according to New Britain Police Department Lieutenant Jeanette Saccente.
“We received information that he was involved in drug trafficking,” said Saccente, who added that police then arranged a drug bug from Oliver.
According to police, Oliver arrived at the pre-determined location with 30 bags of suspected heroin in his possession and was arrested.
His son, Jeremiah Oliver, has not been seen since September. Authorities were alerted to his disappearance Dec. 2, when his 7-year-old sister told counselors at Reingold Elementary School in Fitchburg that she was being abused by her mother’s boyfriend and that she had not seen Jeremiah in some time.
Authorities are treating the case as a potential homicide, with Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office alleging that Jeremiah’s two siblings were savagely beaten by Alberto Sierra Jr., 23, and that their mother, 28-year-old Elsa Oliver, did not prevent the abuse.
Sierra has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is being held without bail. Oliver has refused court orders to disclose where her son is and is being held in contempt. She has also pleaded not guilty to criminal charges.
The boy’s disappearance has shaken the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, which has fired three employees - the direct care social worker and two supervisors - for failing to meet their professional responsibility to the Oliver family.
Jose Oliver, who lives in Connecticut, had vowed to appear in Fitchburg Juvenile Court Jan. 10 to seek custody of Jeremiah’s sister and 9-year-old brother, who are currently in a state-administered foster home.
While his previous criminal record included an arrest for possession of heroin and a charge of assault and battery, Jose Oliver insisted in a recent Boston Globe interview that he was a changed man. Oliver acknowledged his history of drug use, he requested that state officials look beyond his past infractions and return his children to him.
“Don’t judge me on my past. People do change,” Jose Oliver insisted in an interview with the Globe last week.“Everybody makes mistakes, man. There’s nobody perfect in this world. The past is the past, let’s leave it there. I’m a new person. I’m older, I’m wiser.’’
Two days after the Globe interview, Oliver was in handcuffs -- charged with drug dealing.
It is unclear if the missing boy’s father, who could not be immediately reached for comment, will abandon his attempts to regain custody of his other children as a result of his arrest this week.
#2 Jan 2, 2014
"Don't judge me on my past. People do change"
What a joke!! See Lynchie this why YOUR past will never be erased or forgotten. Your past is who you are today. PUTZ!
#3 Jan 2, 2014
The drugs are worth $300. He probably would have profited $75. He was probably attempting to fund a bus trip back to Fitchburg. Whatever his reason for going out and securing drugs at the request of a cop he should have not done it.
This case has many discussion points. Now Stamy will state, throw him in prison for 10 yrs. So Stamy would rather spend $450,000 to house Jose.
It is funny listening to these so called" conservatives" ! Every time a country blinks at the US you hear them state "just nuke them"
Every time someone commits a crime Stamos and his not so smart cohorts will say, "jail them"!
But while they are in prison, cut ALL schooling, cut ALL training and just let them sit there for ten years so they get out at the same level they went in on.
The more these conservatives pass laws the more the entire system gets so messed up.
As city and towns cut back the number of police, some how somewhere the conservatives think that cutting food stamps, welfare and social security checks will cure the problem.
Since the 1st we have read of home invasions, domestic abuse spikes, drug dealers and gangs everywhere. One guy carried a 300 lb safe out of a house. Car jackings and the list goes onward.
And what is the conservative voice? "Jail them and throw away the key". Thank god there are real thinkers such as myself that will actually solve problems.
I am not saying to reward them but come on. My transition program is the way to go. Transition people off social security through employment! When a firefighter retires then hire two social security beneficiaries at a lower but fair rate such as $10 an hr.
#4 Jan 2, 2014
He was not funding a bus trip, he owns a Mercedes that he doesn't parade around unless he is going out to a gang party.
"So Stamy would rather spend $450,000 to house Jose."
We had to pay for you didn't we?
Welfare brings crime. Move social services, cut Section 8 housing and move the methadone clinic. The city will become totally different.
These people don't want to work. They earn $2,000-$6,000 per week selling drugs.
I never sold drugs but I have lived the welfare lifestyle. Free everything. Why would someone want to work to pay for everything when they can lie and get it free? This lifestyle is handed down generation to generation.
If they get all their needs taken care of and they are happy they will never change. If it's is taken away from them then they will have to change. Yes, some will sell more drugs to meet those need but cutting out Section 8 housing the majority of them will move to a community that offers it.
It is like feeding birds, the more they get fed more of them will arrive. Take away their food and they will leave. The same goes for welfare, our city is too small to offer these services and freebies. They need to go to a bigger city such as Worcester or Springfield.
Welfare was meant for the laid off worker from the paper mills to receive their government block of cheese and other food until they return back to work. It was never meant to be a permanent lifestyle.
So social workers are now going to put out fires and respond to medicals?
#5 Jan 2, 2014
Attempting to fund a bus trip? Really? supposedly he stated he lives on $600 / month in disability you really think he just started selling 30 bags of heroin so he could take a bus back to Fitchburg??? People just don't start selling drugs for a $50 bus ticket! Losers always gives losers the benefit of the doubt! Way to go Lynchie boy
#6 Jan 2, 2014
This is really hilarious, Kevin. You're not a real thinker. You're a real kook. So your ability to solve problems is non-existent. And in any event, even the miniscule number of people who stumble across your many loony and ill-informed ideas won't ever take you seriously. Not just because you're crazy, but because you don't bother to work or pay taxes, you're a felon with a long and violent history and your only experience in public service has been with the Department of Corrections, the Parole Board, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, various courts and numerous constabularies. As a frequent customer.
Hint: No "real thinkers" have your pedigree. Tom Friedman never got banned from a university campus. H.L. Mencken didn't get his license revoked for road rage. Alan Dershowitz wasn't busted for receiving stolen property when he was 17. Oliver Wendell Holmes never got lugged for A & B on a PO. And none of the noted thinkers in U.S. history ever spent eight years in the can for manslaughter.
So, yeah, it's pretty much a given that your ability to influence any kind of public policy debate is pretty limited. As shown by your two dismal attempts to get elected to public office. People know a kook when they see one. So stop pretending that you're something that you aren't. You're just a deranged crank.
#7 Jan 2, 2014
I tell everyone if they want a lay around job with full benefits then apply to become a firefighter or a cop/state trooper.
And let me ask you, move the methodone clinic? Are you serious? The clinic came to serve a need it wasn't here in Fitchburg before heroin!!!! All police should have to take a course to understand methodone!
Methodone cuts crime and illegal drug use.
I agree that section 8 and other social programs need to be changed into transition programs.
#8 Jan 2, 2014
Lets be honest for once OK. So if we cut section 8, welfare, food stamps and other social programs then crime will go down????
Do you have ANY logic at all ? Lets even get more honest. Do the current FPD members know who the drug dealers are in Fitchburg????? I say YES as many have stated that they went to school with these officers!
So, if we take away all the social service spending do you think that your pay rate will go down? Who is going to rent apartments in Fitchburg? Who will pay all the excise taxes? Who will support all the businesses? How will the economy work? Explain.
It is easy to say, "just cut it all off" or "just bomb that country". This is a "conservative approach. But then when you begin to explain the results such as a tripling of prisoners and a tripling of yrs served in jail against the fact that there will be less tax spenders.
#9 Jan 2, 2014
Taxes come from cigarettes sales, alcohol sales, sales taxes, excise taxes, tolls, income taxes and the list of fees is endless!
It isn't as clear cut as you think. Methodone is a good program, it works better than ten jails, 50 cops and millions in spending!
But the State police will sit outside of the clinic ticketing for inspection stickers. Leave struggling people alone. Why would we want a state trooper at the clinic making it more difficult for people to stay clean and crime free?
We have a poorly managed police and government because people do not vote.
You do understand that those receiving social services spend 100% back into the economy where it in turn employs people and pays for police and fire salaries, correct??
#11 Jan 2, 2014
I know one place taxes DON'T come from: You, Lynch. You don't pay taxes on the crazy check. We're all paying for your lardass lifestyle.
People who get welfare and SSDI will pay taxes on smokes and beer. No taxes on food. And the bulk of public revenue comes from income, exise, gas and property taxes. Something you' never pay.
#12 Jan 2, 2014
I am a thinker. I like Dershowitz but I do not always agree with him either. Yes, he stayed away from alcohol and drug abuse and Yes many others have had the opportunities that others never had in persuit of making wealth.
Take Romney and Jerimiah. Romneys' father was a Senator and very wealthy. Jerimiah was born into poverty and dysfunction. Same with Bush whose father was president. In fact Bush got pulled over for dozens of drinking and driving incidents and had many more fists fights than I ever had in my life.
Unfortunately people stopped voting as they have lost faith in government so what is left is a group of people like you that influence the law which everyone must live under. A law where corrupt criminal police are NEVER charged.
There is corruption everywhere especially in Fitchburg. From the judges, court personel and the list goes onward. Yes the people are to blame because they do not vote any more. They have lost faith in government.
And you are 100% right, I cannot get a job anywhere! For example Dave had a custodial job where he was going to move up to manager. He was brought in , given a raise and many compliments for his work and conduct. He worked for an outfit in Worcester that houses retired nuns. Two days later they called him in and let him go.
A new law had been passed that disallows anyone with a cori to be employed in health care. And in fact, if you have a Cori you cannot even sell flowers on the corner nor hot dogs and the list goes onward. It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE for an "ex con" as you put it to get a job anywhere!
And so many go onto disability rightfully! This is a clear discrimination. And you will say that it should be like that. They took DNA forcefully from everyone in jail. And they stated that 99% of unsolved crimes would be solved. Over 15 yrs later less than 1% where solved and more innocent people were let off death row than were arrested for unsolved crimes!
Then there is the truth that anyone with money does not go to jail so they are skipped from having the label of ex con like many cops, politicians and even Geroge Bush the ex president. And his wife the ex first lady killed some young college student while drinking and driving.
When I was in jailI fought for rehabilitation programs. These programs had been funded for years but never implemented . All along while one sheriff was conducting cash parties and collecting double pay for the same job and all the governor did was chuckle!
Yes, we have elite Democrats who are the same as far right conservative/self righteous pay to get out of trouble Republicans. I am a registered Independent. The only reason an independent is not elected president is because people are afraid to vote for the best guy as they want to follow the winner!
#13 Jan 2, 2014
I pay all kinds of taxes. All my money is spent before I get it. Everyone who rents pays the owners property taxes. Please do not say different!
#14 Jan 2, 2014
They're receiving that money without putting anything into the system (much like yourself) It's recycled money you Putz! Which is the problem, people like you who don't wanna work and be a legal taxpayer are multiplying and the work force is shrinking. Do you really think the police and fire dept. are the downfall to Fitchburg? So take a look in the mirror and ask yourself - did I contribute to society as a productive human or did i take from society? I'm quite sure the answer is you are stealing from society!
#15 Jan 2, 2014
And you definitely DO NOT PAY TAXES! You make $25,000 a year so you receive 80% of your paid income taxes back. And you claim kids that are not yours which increases your rebate check by $4,000 a year. You collect food stamps.You buy food stamps for half price as you strong arm a food stamp recipient that I know.
You work for social services, you illegally run social security numbers. I have spoken to your boss's boss about this and they are watching you!
#16 Jan 2, 2014
Why shouldn't the police ticket cars with expired or illegal inspection stickers? If they are involved in a collision they are uninsured. In order for ins to be in force you must have a valid sticker. Lynch, you always want to give a free pass to the people who have made a career of grabbing every "free pass" they can, legally or through fraud. You, sir, are not a problem solver. You, sir, ARE the problem.
#17 Jan 2, 2014
You don't own a home. You don't own a car. You pay taxes on your McDonalds! That's about it!
#18 Jan 2, 2014
Yes, I contribute more to society then many FFD members and more than MOST FPD members. I am a better person than most of them. I am more honest.
And yes I pay taxes. If you know the program then you would understand. I have more work hours in than every firefighter and police officer my age!
I work harder than every FFD and FPD member my age besides those who work construction outside of their job.
See, I have respect for firefighters but even they will tell you that they do not work much at all. And a FPD member works probably 1 hr a day and the rest he is driving around.
There are many jobs like this! Now if you get paid less than a firefighter or a police officer then you are working much harder. The further you go down the harder the person is working.
A housekeeper at a hotel is pushed into having to completely change sheets and make a bed in under 4 minutes. Four beds into their work day and they are physically working harder than an officer.
The only thing that stopped me from being hired as an officer was the fight I had in 1992.
You cannot state the truth out here. I do all the time but you people hide behind fake names and still cannot tell the truth!
If I ever stated anything wrong about you then state it strongly! State your name and state "I never filed a false report against you Lynch" and we will go from there. It is easy and simple!
You know why they do not? Because they know the truth! Detective Ledoux spends time out here on topix and a frequent basis. So does a couple self admitted topix users. I know who they are!
Right baldy? Or Little boy wonder/leave it to beaver? Everything I said about them is 100% true!
#20 Jan 2, 2014
Some of these dishonest police have children and they teach them how to mistreat people. Some of their kids got hooked on drugs. Now the FFD families have a better track record because they protected their children from the rest of society and that is why you know out here when you are talking to a firefighter whose parents protected them from the real world which 99% of us live in!
#21 Jan 2, 2014
Lying again, Kevin. As you do.
To begin with, it wasn't "the fight I had in 1992." A man was murdered. You pleaded guilty and went to jail for your part in it. For eight years on a 6-15 year sentence. And even a six year old knows that no one does eight years for a fist fight.
Secondly, you already had an extensive arrest record before that. According to you, the U.S. military wouldn't accept you (And I take everything you say with a grain of salt. You might have made up the whole story about attempting to enlist in the service) because you were arrested for receiving stolen property when you were 17. And then there were the numerous A & B on a PO charges in Boston. As well as whatever the crime was that caused you to violate whatever probation you were on when you were arrested in connection with a murder in 1992. So don't try to tell us that there was only one tiny, little insignificant issue that prevented you from becoming a police officer. You were already a career criminal at a very young age. And a psych eval would have immediately set bells ringing once a doc realized that you were a violent psychopath with a substance abuse problem. You could never have become a cop. Ever.
#22 Jan 2, 2014
Kevin, Kevin, Kevin. We've gone over this before. Your real world has nothing to do with the real real world.
In the real world, people don't lose their license for life because of a violent road rage incident. They don't do eight years in the joint for their part in a murder. They don't have multiple arrests for A &B on a PO. Or for assault. Or receiving stolen property. They aren't barred from college campuses. They have jobs. They pay taxes. They don't attack cops or firemen and don't hide in people's bushes, peek in their windows or take photos of their license plates.
Your real world is what 99% of people call Wacky World. Your real world is an insane asylum without walls.
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