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Jan29

DA Early Donates Funds for Drug Drop Box

January 29, 2016 Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 NORTHBRIDGE – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. presented a check to town officials this week to pay for a drop box for unused prescription medicines. Drop boxes are a convenient and safe way to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medicine. Getting these […]

Jan28

Man Arraigned in Gardner Murder

January 27, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 or 508-368-7236 GARDNER — A Gardner man, wanted for murder, turned himself into authorities and was arraigned today in Gardner District Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Francis Arbolay, 21, of 138 Pine St. was charged with murder and assault […]

Jan28

DA’s Statement on Fitchburg Shooting

Statement of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. on the shooting in Fitchburg today (1-27-16): In the early morning hours of Jan. 22 the Sheriff’s office and police in Amelia, Virginia responded to a report of an active abduction and threats to kill at a local home. Inside the home they found the […]

Jan26

Gardner Victim Murdered; Investigation Continues

January 26, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 or 508-368-7236 GARDNER — A Hubbardston man, found dead early Thursday morning on Waterford Street, was stabbed to death during an apparent drug transaction, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Christopher Starkweather, also known as C.J. Anderson, 23, of 150 Old […]

Jan25

Man Found Guilty in Murder of Juan Melendez

January 25, 2016 Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Worcester man was found guilty of 2nd degree murder in a 2011 killing on Rodney Street, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. A Worcester Superior Court jury also found Raphael J. Rivera, 26, guilty of possession of a firearm […]

Jan20

Man Found Dead in Gardner

Jan. 20, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508 368-7236 or Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 GARDNER – A Hubbardston man was found dead early this morning on Waterford Street, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Christopher Starkweather, also known as T.J. Anderson, 23, of 150 Old Westminster Road, Hubbardston, was found […]

Jan14

Woman Sentenced to Jail in Carjacking Case

January 14, 2016 Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER –A Worcester woman was sentenced this week to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction for her involvement in a 2014 carjacking, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Jennifer Keane, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court to carjacking […]

Jan13

DA Early Warns of IRS Scam

Jan. 13, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508 368-7236 or Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 WORCESTER – Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is warning citizens of a scam in which a caller says he is from the Internal Revenue Service and threatens unsuspecting victims with arrest if they don’t make an immediate payment. […]

Jan13

Man Sentenced to Prison in Charlton Arson Case

January 13, 2016 Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Charlton man was sentenced recently to state prison for starting a fire in his own apartment, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Jihad Georges, 45, of Apt. 6, 131 Muggett Hill Road, pleaded guilty to arson of a dwelling […]

Jan06

Autopsy Slated on Body Found off I-290

January 6, 2016 Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 AUBURN – An autopsy will determine the cause and manner of death of a former Oxford man whose body was found yesterday morning in a wooded area just off the eastbound side of I-290 near the Worcester line, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. […]