Cambridge Woman Arrested For Theft Of Public Funds

By Amanda Somers – As the result of a federal grand jury indictment, today Malisha Pitt, 49, of Cambridge was arrested in connection with fraudulently receiving Social Security disability benefits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and Section 8 housing assistance.    Pitt, was indicted on three counts of theft of public funds and she made…

Boston Police Investigating Monday Night Shooting On Warren Street

By Tiffany Williams – Wednesday night at approximately 11:18 PM, officers with the Boston Police Department, assigned to District B-2 were dispatched to a call for a man shot at 38 Warren St. In the Roxbury section of the city. Upon arrival officers located the victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim…

Lynn Police Arrest Suspect From Friday Shooting

By Adam Washburn – Friday, Lynn Police Department arrested Michael Tate in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old girl in the area of North Common Terrace. The victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to survive. Tate will be arraigned on Monday at Lynn District Court. At this time there is…

Winthrop Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Incident

By Tiffany Williams – What started out as a peaceful hot summer Saturday in Winthrop, at 2:41 p.m., quickly turned into a chaotic and deadly day. It was at the corner of Shirley and Cross Streets where a stolen truck crashed, the driver witnesses say climbed out of the truck, climbed over a fence, started…

Brockton Man Arrested For Cocaine Trafficking And Possession of A Firearm

By Tiffany Williams – Wednesday, June 16, 2021 State Police and Brockton Police executed a search warrant at an undisclosed location in Brockton. The target of the search warrant was Amilton V. Araujo. The execution of this search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation by the State Police and Brockton Police. At approximately…

Dominican National Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charges.

By Theresa Diaz – On Thursday, at the U.S. District Court in Boston, Juan Baez, 57, a Dominican national who previously resided in Roslindale, pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of making a false statement relating to health care matters. Baez used the identity of…

State Trooper Charged With Domestic Assault Relieved Of His Duties

By Bruce Kennedy – Over the weekend, officers with the Wrentham Police Department arrested Michael Atton, a Massachusetts State Trooper. Massachusetts State Police have relieved Trooper Atton of his duties and responsibilities until an internal hearing is held. At his appearance in Wrentham District Court, Atton pleaded not guilty to domestic assault charges and he…

Texas Man Sentenced At U.S. District Court In Springfield To 56 Months

By Tiffany Williams –  At the United States District Court in Springfield, U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni on Friday, May 14, 2021 sentenced Sunil K. Akula, 32, of Texas to 56 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In November 2020, Akula pleaded guilty to kidnapping, stalking, obstruction of justice and…

Boston Police Sergeant Charged In Overtime Conspiracy Investigation

By Tiffany Williams – On Thursday, George Finch, 59, of Franklin was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federalfunds. Finch is a former Boston Police Sergeant who was assigned to the Evidence Control Unit (ECU). Beginning in at…

Boston Police E-18 DCU Arrests Female For Trafficking Fentanyl And Cocaine

By Tiffany Williams – On Friday, May 7, 2021 officers with the Boston Police Department assigned to the district E-18 Drug Control Unit (DCU) were working in the area of the 800 block of Cummins Highway. This area is known to the E-18 DCU for illegal drug activity, including selling/buying and consuming illegal drugs. While…

Leicester Police Fatally Shoot Man Pointing A Riffle At Officers

By Tiffany Williams – In Leicester on Sunday, police fatally  shot a  man. That man has not yet been identified but Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early, says the man was in his twenties. The man drove an SUV into the front entrance of the Leicester Police Station around 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning. District Attorney…

Teenager Shot At A Worcester Playground

By Tiffany Williams – Worcester Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation Friday night at about 7:45 p.m. and located 16-year-old shot by the playground area at Crompton Park. The teen was taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Worcester Police says that the their investigation is ongoing and anyone with information…

Suspect Arrested In Dorchester Double Homicide

By Tiffany Williams – On Sunday at about 12:27 p.m. officers with the Boston Police Department responded to 26 Taft St. in Dorchester for a report of a stabbing. Responding officers were informed by dispatch that the caller stated that he needed EMS because he had just stabbed his wife. Upon arrival at 26 Taft…

Stoughton, MA. Convicted Felon Arrested On Firearms Charges

Crime Trackers A joint law enforcement investigation led to the arrest Wednesday of Michael Robert Moura, 27, of Stoughton. Moura, who is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a 2020 conviction in Worcester County, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. In a statement the Department of Justice…

Boston Police Arrest Mass & Cass Homicide Suspect

(STAFF REPORT) – In the homicide investigation of Jamal Chin-Clarke, Boston Police Homicide Unit has arrested Liquarry Jefferson, 41, of Taunton. On February 27, 2021 at approximately 5:45 a.m., officers with the Boston Police Department assigned to District C-6 responded to the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard for a report of a…

Wareham Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

By Jerry Filmore Jr. – On Thursday at the United States District Court in Boston, David St. Jacques, 56, of Wareham pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. A search of St. Jacques’s residence on Sept. 29, 2020 resulted in the seizure of a computer, three phones and one thumb drive. St…

Worcester Police Chief Breaking His Silence

By Tiffany Williams – Worcester Police Chief, Steven M. Sargent is breaking his silence and offering out an olive branch to the Black community. Chief Sargent who joined a Black Lives Matter rally and march in the wake of the George Floyd murder, has been under attack by a member of the Worcester Board of…

Mass State Police Arrest Two Connecticut Men In High Speed Pursuit

By Jerry Filmore – On Tuesday, just before noon, Trooper Brian Gervais with the Massachusetts State Police observed a black Acura sedan pass his location while he was stationary observing traffic on Route 84 eastbound in Sturbridge. Trooper Gervais was able to catch up to the vehicle and as they approached Exit 3 State Police…