Danvers Crime

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  • Detective: Teen confessed to killing teacher but den...

    Friday Jan 16 | via Daily Mail 

    Detective tells court that teen detailed murdering his teacher with a box cutter and led authorities to her body - but student denied he raped her with a stick Detective Sergeant Phil Tanser told court he pointed out a location on a map - leading them to woods behind Danvers High School, Massachusetts A teenager accused of raping and murdering his high school math teacher told police how he knocked her out with a 'karate chop' before slicing her neck two times with a box cutter, a court has heard. Detective Sergeant Phil Tansey from Danvers, Massachusetts, police described to a jury at Essex Superior Court how Philip Chism, now 14, described the details of Collen Rizter's grisly death after he was arrested in October 2013.

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  • Lawyers try to get confession tossed in math teacher...

    Friday Jan 16 | via WHDH 

    A judge is hearing from defense lawyers who want a teenager's confession that he killed his math teacher in Danvers dismissed as evidence before his trial. Philip Chism's lawyers say police coerced the boy into waiving his rights and making detailed statements about the slaying.

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  • Boston taxi drivers sue city over ride-hailing services

    Friday Jan 16 | via WHDH 

    A group of Boston taxi drivers is suing the city, saying officials have violated their rights by allowing online ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate without following the same rules taxis do. According to published reports, the lawsuit filed in federal court Friday accuses the city of destroying the value of the medallions taxis must buy to operate, and asks for unspecified monetary damages.

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  • Heslam: Voice connects moms in Danvers teacher tragedy

    Saturday Jan 10 | via Boston Herald 

    Peggie Ritzer's face creased with anguish as the recorded voice of another mother on the other side of the courtroom - the mom of the teenager charged with raping and killing Ritzer's beloved daughter Colleen - brought her to tears. It was 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2013, and a couple of Topsfield cops had just found 14-year-old Philip Chism, whose mother, Diana, had reported him missing, walking along Route 1. He had a blood-covered box cutter and a pair of women's underwear in his backpack.

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  • Heslam: Voice connects moms in teacher tragedy

    Friday Jan 9 | via Boston Herald 

    Peggie Ritzer's face creased with anguish as the recorded voice of another mother on the other side of the courtroom - the mom of the teenager charged with raping and killing Ritzer's beloved daughter Colleen - brought her to tears. It was 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2013, and a couple of Topsfield cops had just found 14-year-old Philip Chism, whose mother, Diana, had reported him missing, walking along Route 1. He had a blood-covered box cutter and a pair of women's underwear in his backpack.

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  • Danvers Man Accused of Throwing Hot Tea at Woman Dur...

    Friday Jan 2 | via Patch.com 

    A Danvers man is scheduled to be arraigned today in Boston on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after authorities say he throw a cup of hot tea on a woman during First Night in Boston. The victim did not report any injuries to the officers at the time of the incident, according to Boston Police.

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  • Man arrested for throwing hot tea on woman during Fi...

    Thursday Jan 1 | via Boston.com 

    Boston police arrested a Danvers man for allegedly tossing a cup of hot tea on a woman during First Night celebrations on Newbury Street. The woman was uninjured.

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  • Police: Two Juvenile Girls Reported Missing, Stolen ...

    Tuesday Dec 30 | via Patch.com 

    At 3:36 p.m., fraud reported on Brooksby Village Drive. Caller reported that he received several calls believed to be fraudulent in lobby of Town Center.

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  • Police: Woman Thrown From a Moving Vehicle; Drunk Dr...

    Monday Dec 29 | via Patch.com 

    At 4:33 p.m., assault on Forest Street. Possible domestic in progress in a vehicle called in by Danvers Police.

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  • Lawyers for Danvers teen accused of killing his teac...

    Dec 19, 2014 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Dartmouth's John Lyons was running on a treadmill when he suffered cardiac arrest - but thanks to the efforts of a nursing student two machines away, he's alive to celebrate the holiday Dartmouth's John Lyons was running on a treadmill when he suffered cardiac arrest - but thanks to the efforts of a nursing student two machines away, he's alive to celebrate the holiday SALEM - Lawyers for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher have filed a motion seeking to have some statements he made to police dismissed as evidence. In the motion filed Thursday in Salem Superior Court, lawyers for 15-year-old Philip Chism say he and his mother were coerced by police into waiving his rights and making detailed statements.

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Danvers Law

My ex is being charged with his third DUI in MA after getting into a car accident totalling the car and taken to the hospital. I dont understand why he never got arrested and his driver's license was never suspended. What can I do to inform authorities?
If your ex has been charged with an OUI, the "authorities" are already well aware of his actions. You should allow the...
No previous record but have upcoming jury trial for dui. Now I have dui trial December 3 and pretrial for suspended license December 4.
So long as you were eligible to get your license back (i.e., your arrest occurred AFTER the 180 day suspension period),...
And will her insurance (MA) increase as a result of this?
Upon completion of case she has 30 days to report to a RMV hearings officer a lot depends on whether she refused the...
WRITTEN PAPER SIGNED, BUT NO BREATHALIZER DONE, SOBRIETY IN FIELD
You seemeed to have asked this question multiple times. Most states have DUI statutes that allow for convictions...
I was recently arrested again for oui in massachusetts and havent been to court yet. I was wondering if the old dui would show up on my records for the court? What about the registry, would they be able to see this as well? I dont think the md registry even found out because I didnt recieve any points, fines, or insurance increase.
You can contact the registry of motor vehicles and get a copy of your driving record and your criminal record from the...
I would like to know what type of lawyer I need for a dwi that I got in nh. I live and work in ma and I have a ma license.
Well it's a good thing that you recognize that you need a lawyer. Hire a NH attorney.
I would never do that again, i'm so embarrassed and so sorry. I need my license to go to work everyday because I support my household. I work in MA. I'm so afraid I will lose my license. This is my first ever, AND ONLY, offense. Will I be able to keep my license or get a Cinderella license? I know what I did was wrong and I'll never do it again. I live in MA and this happened in NH.
I advise you to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to review the facts...