Recent Crime News
Saturday Apr 25 | via Lowell Sun
In Lowell District Court on Wednesday, prosecutor Whitney Williams admitted "the facts of this case are not serious," but she noted Houser's criminal background is serious. Houser, 52, of Lowell, has a 2006 conviction for rape and abuse of a child under 14, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and dissemination of material harmful to a minor. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Patch.com
One male and one female youths left notes of a rude nature under the doors of exchange students from Thailand. Police were unable to locate the youths at this time. Comment?
Sunday Apr 19 | via Lowell Sun
Prosecutors allege a Billerica man stole more than $1,500 from his 77-year-old grandmother's bank account and pawned computers stolen from his grandmother and a friend's mother to feed his drug habit. In Lowell District Court on Monday, Zachary Giacoppo, 18, of Billerica, was released on personal recognizance. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via WHDH
A Chelmsford man faced a federal judge on charges of trying to have two people murdered, including a state trooper. Andrew Gordon, 52, appeared in U.S. District Court Friday. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Lowell Sun
With Tax Day upon us, numerous households in Greater Lowell have fallen victim to tax-return identify theft, which some area police departments are calling a "new wave of crime." Since the beginning of February, 16 Billerica homeowners have discovered that their tax returns were filed fraudulently by identify thieves, Billerica Deputy Police Chief Roy Frost said Tuesday, one day before Tax Day. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Boston Herald
In this CSI age of police investigations, Suffolk County prosecutors built a case heavy with technological evidence to charge a Billerica man with lying in the murder of an innocent college student. Cellphone records showing calls between him and Rebecca Payne's killer that May night in 2008; video footage of a SUV "consistent" with his leaving the scene; and a third man inside the car, the witness, allowed prosecutors to tie together their perjury case against the Billerica man. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via Lowell Sun
Before he was convicted of first-degree murder, Jameson Phuon was potentially one of the most dangerous pretrial detainees at the Billerica jail. He was facing the real possibility that he would spend the remainder of his life behind bars, so he had nothing to lose, and it showed. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via Lowell Sun
Police arrested the suspect of a Chelmsford bank robbery on Thursday after a three-town, high-speed chase that ended in a crash on Middlesex Turnpike in Bedford. Chelmsford police received a tip from Billerica police that helped them track down Jason Jewett, 38, of Littleton in Nashua, according to a Chelmsford police press release. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via Patch.com
The suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday night in Chelmsford has been caught after crashing his vehicle following a police pursuit Thursday morning in Billerica at the Bedford line. Just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the suspect was caught after a pursuit with Billerica and Bedford Police led to a motor vehicle crash with entrapment on the Middlesex Turnpike at Lexington Road on the Bedford/Billerica line. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via Lowell Sun
The suspect in a Wednesday bank robbery in Chelmsford is in Lahey Clinic, arrested after a chase Thursday morning that ended in a crash on Middlesex Turnpike. The chase began in Chelmsford, making its way through Billerica and just into Bedford near 900 Middlesex Turnpike, according to Billerica Police Chief Roy Frost. Comment?
Mar 24, 2015 | via Pocono Record
We were talking about death, about the growing number of young people killed by overdoses of heroin and prescription drugs. “Are you kidding?” said Philip. Comment?
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