Fitchburg Police: Victims fought carjacker - Sentinel & Enterprise

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A Daniels Street man is being held without bail for allegedly kidnapping three women and forcing them to drive him toward Boston on Wednesday, according to Fitchburg Police Sgt.
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Joseph House

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#62
Mar 6, 2009
 
Word is that the gentleman is known to the police and has some kind of "problem." Which means he many not be competent to stand trial.

According to the Joseph House management he was "trespassed" from the Daniels Street property. Was this the same day of the incident?

Was he in custody of the PD? Not much they can do if he isn't acting up when they're talking to him.

Gov Patrick cuts mental health workers and the mental health budget and puts these unfortunate individuals out into the community to endanger themselves and others - but we have the money to buy new SUVs for the Staties that protect the gov and MART execs, and to hire new press secretaries to promote slot machines and casinos.

We have our priorities screwed up. Was this guy off his meds? Who's supposed to be caring for these individuals?
WOW

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#63
Mar 6, 2009
 
only in fitchburg can this happen..
Mr Slick

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#64
Mar 6, 2009
 
If this DUDE was known to police, then why wasnt he in jail.

These poor woman will suffer cuz of this guy..he needs to rot in jail
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Mar 6, 2009
 
Joseph House wrote:
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Brother Keane,
From an elderly female relative in Joseph House, this was distributed to the residents by property manager Linda Begley this afternoon:
Re Sentinel and Enterprise news article
Please be advised that the article that appeared in today's Sentinel and Enterprise newspaper regarding JQuan L. Durham listing 279 Daniels Street as his residence has been corrected. We have been in contact with both "The Telegram" and "The Sentinel and Enterprise" to make this correction. We would like to assure all of our tenants that Mr. Durham has never been approved for residency at our facility nor does he appear on any tenant lease.
The Fitchburg Police Department, upon our request, trespassed mr. Durham earlier this week from our property due to his inappropriate actions while visiting our building. If Mr. Durham violates this trespass order he is subject to immediate arrest. We, the staff, at Joseph's House are actively working with our local police department and corporate attorneys to ensure he does not return to our property.
Pursuant to the newspaper article Mr. Durham is currently being held without bail, at the Worcester County House of Corrections, until his court appearance on March 24th. We are currently requesting, with our attorney, additional court ordered remedies to keep Mr. Durham from entering our property in the future and will be following this case very closely.


You have some famous tenants there, it's scary.
REoL

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#66
Mar 6, 2009
 
Another normal day in Fitchburg, only quieter.
Fishburg

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#67
Mar 6, 2009
 
With the unemployment rate rising...things will get a whole lot worst.
Frank

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#68
Mar 7, 2009
 
Great to see excellent coordination of police efforts and quick thinking by the women.
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Mar 7, 2009
 
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Are you ****? Do you know how many gray Kia Sephia's there are in the state?
They gave the towns the girls live in,,,how many are in templeton and baldwinville????
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#70
Mar 7, 2009
 
Look at his picture,,it says it all,,,,,
Blue Blazer

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Mar 7, 2009
 
Tallman wrote:
<quoted text>Drive through there and see the racial make up of the city. And these comments from NEWTON!!!..Full of RICH white people who lament about minorites while living high on the hog. Then their white kids play "Dress up" wearing baggy clothes and listening to rap and flipping gang signs like it's fun. You uppercrust white people throw the guy under the bus, INNOCENT UNTILL PROVEN GUILTY. Oh yeah you don't complain about a Bernie Madoff because that's the games you rich play but a poor person from Fitchburg..Ohhh Put him in jail
First Tallman, noting your IP address as Buxton, Maine, and having lived in Fitchburg, and in Maine at least twice, you are full of BS.
Secondly, while you talk greatly about diversity, last I remember that Portland, Maine is turning into Fitchburg on a much larger scale (and for those wondering...Portland is Maine's LARGEST municipality). and is the tail end of what travels through Fitchburg (the Drug Intrastate Highway).
Thirdly, while you have lived/live in the sticks, I am sure that the Rednecks would love to get your hands on the PR/Dominicans etc. They are proven innocent until proven guilty, however in Fitchburg, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the nationality of the accused, and the charges are probably warranted, as anyone who knows the Daniels Street area of Fitchburg is becoming the slimeheap of the city. Although it is sad, because 10-20 years ago, it was a decent area to live. Not so now.
So Tallman, if you don't like it, move back to Maine with your Rednecks. Stupidity does reign supreme in Buxton, and you'd fit right in!
Blue Blazer

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#73
Mar 7, 2009
 
A few questions come to mind:

A.) After looking up the management company that runs the Joseph House, it shows that it is a home for the Elderly, and those with Alzheimer's. How supposedly did this guy Durham get to apply to live at a place like this?

B.) If this guy Durham was supposedly Mentally ill, regardless of cutbacks with Mass DMH, he STILL would be eligible for MassHealth, and hospitalization at a private Mental Health Institution.

However, I think it all boils down to one thing. The guy had to be on drugs (and not antipsychotic types), and figured to put himself into an area where it would be easy to steal such drugs. These days, Prozac, and other antidepressive and anxiety meds are what young people are after, and make wonderful party drugs (as I found out to my behest after a neighbor tried to break in to my apartment to get such meds), while living in "the burg".

Fact is that kids love these drugs, and mixed with alcohol, can make partying even more of a "trip". That is why I think this guy was trying to get into a place like this. Kind of a business with a large stockpile to choose from.

This guy is competent to stand trial. I think he probably got seen in the wrong place, found a getaway vehicle, and did what he had to do to get away. It's just that he picked on the wrong people.

Kudos to the Mass SP and Officer McCall.

PS: Isn't Officer McCall the officer who went after the Knife wielding subject last summer on Main Street??
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#74
Mar 7, 2009
 
Mr. Durham is known to the PD and the reason he was not in jail or a mental institution is because of our liberal court system lets these idiots out on personal recoginance or gives them menial bail. They did something right by giving him no bail this time. If they had done that the last couple times that the PD had dealt with him, then this incident could have been prevented!

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Mar 7, 2009
 
One who knows wrote:
Mr. Durham is known to the PD and the reason he was not in jail or a mental institution is because of our liberal court system
Down here between Baltimore, PG County, and DC here is a a murder or two per day. Lot of gang on gang bs or someone will hail a cab and then execute the driver at their destination... recently a chinese delivery guy was shot and the thugz were caught by police eating the food while the delivery guy was bleeding out in the parking lot. Girl got murdered getting out of her car in her apt complex by a thug who had been in jail for slitting peoples' throats and robbing them... he actually cut peoples' throats with a knife, and he was OUT of jail after serving I think 7yrs and he just walked up and executed her and took her wallet. This stuff happens DAILY. they catch about 1/3 of the savages and each time they turn out to have dozens upon dozens of felony convictions -- yet here they are, out on the streets. If crime was actually PUNISHED, which it absolutely is NOT anymore in this country, then these dangerous savage thugz would be in jail and unable to carjack or home invade and all the other things they do without any fear whatsoever of any negative consequence.
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Mar 8, 2009
 
Blue Blazer wrote:
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First Tallman, noting your IP address as Buxton, Maine, and having lived in Fitchburg, and in Maine at least twice, you are full of BS.
Secondly, while you talk greatly about diversity, last I remember that Portland, Maine is turning into Fitchburg on a much larger scale (and for those wondering...Portland is Maine's LARGEST municipality). and is the tail end of what travels through Fitchburg (the Drug Intrastate Highway).
Thirdly, while you have lived/live in the sticks, I am sure that the Rednecks would love to get your hands on the PR/Dominicans etc. They are proven innocent until proven guilty, however in Fitchburg, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the nationality of the accused, and the charges are probably warranted, as anyone who knows the Daniels Street area of Fitchburg is becoming the slimeheap of the city. Although it is sad, because 10-20 years ago, it was a decent area to live. Not so now.
So Tallman, if you don't like it, move back to Maine with your Rednecks. Stupidity does reign supreme in Buxton, and you'd fit right in!
..Look, Just because you still wet the bed is not my problem. Buy some Depends.
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Mar 8, 2009
 
Tallman wrote:
<quoted text>..I stick up for the ones who have been beat down economically and socially. Stripped of their dignitiy and thrown in jail to serve the racist agenda of Mass.
Hey how was jail?

Did your baby's momma come see u?

Hate is what hate does and you are filled with hate, do us all a favor and head right down to the 5th street bridge, grab hold of the railing jump up yell jesus loves you and push yourself off ontot he railroad tracks below, oh and no need to wait for a train feel free to jump anytime of day.

Thanks for you stupid thoughts.
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Mar 8, 2009
 
Tallman wrote:
You think you can treat a person like a wild animal and expect him to be a lamb. You opressors want your cake and eat it too.You make "Laws" to strangle minorites, Your CIA brings drugs into america, You whites put some of us in such a position thats the only way to make money, Selling it to upper whites with their BMW's and toney neighborhoods. Cheating house wifes with little coke habits. Then when you "Want to do good" THROW US IN JAIL!!!.Afraid we might get enough money to become powerfull. You had 2PAC and Biggie killed because they knew the truth about "The System" and you tried to kill 50 cent, Because he grossed 50 million in one year, Too much money for the blackman so you wanted him dead. You even see hate postings about our president, Call him a chimp in a NY paper. You get the pie, Others get the crumbs.
Hey I have an idea, you hate this country so much leave. Get up off your butt and keep heading north soon you'll be in Canada with free health care. But hey WTF don't stop keep going until you find a place where you can fit in say like CUBA.

What a dumb A$$
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Mar 9, 2009
 
Cracker Jacker wrote:
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Hey how was jail?
Did your baby's momma come see u?
Hate is what hate does and you are filled with hate, do us all a favor and head right down to the 5th street bridge, grab hold of the railing jump up yell jesus loves you and push yourself off ontot he railroad tracks below, oh and no need to wait for a train feel free to jump anytime of day.
Thanks for you stupid thoughts.
..I'm filled with spinach and egg. Don't forget salt and pepper. My name is Mr Omelet.
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Mar 9, 2009
 
Cracker Jacker wrote:
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Hey I have an idea, you hate this country so much leave. Get up off your butt and keep heading north soon you'll be in Canada with free health care. But hey WTF don't stop keep going until you find a place where you can fit in say like CUBA.
What a dumb A$$
Hey I have a idea!! I'll tell you later!!
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#82
Mar 10, 2009
 
Tallman wrote:
<quoted text>..Look, Just because you still wet the bed is not my problem. Buy some Depends.
Your lack of education up in Maine hasn't hurt you none, but down in Massachusetts, we do require a bit more intelligent conversation.

So while you are still an expert of the Rubber Sheet Brigade, you might want to put a mirror over your bed.

Because the only thing you did with that comment is show how much of clueless idiot you are. Go back to Maine where you belong. They need more people like you with the IQ of an ice cube!
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#83
Mar 10, 2009
 
Another Kim wrote:
Girls! This is typical of the forums...people sitting behind their desk with nothing better to do but through insults at each other and not discuss the subject at hand. It's nice out here enjoying a coffee at Starbucks in the boro...come on down and have one with me and stop bickering...please!
Kim...just curious, but do you want just any guy from Fitchburg to go into Starbucks and have coffee with you?

If you did that, the guy would make you buy the coffee, and if you didn't he would probably stick the place up, along with all the patrons.

Even the obvious idiot in Fitchburg knows, that Starbucks charges ALOT more than Dunkin, and the Doughnut place next to Conquest Video. Maybe you'd want a few of Conquest's patrons to take your offer for a free latte (I think not...)

Kim, it's just that there is enough cannon fodder created by the idiots of Fitchburg. Besides, I only do this to relieve stress!

So be careful of inviting just anyone from the "burg" to enjoy a coffee at Starbucks with you. After all, Starbucks has a reputation to uphold, not only yourself!

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