Nov16

Shirley Man Charged in Fatal Crash that Claimed Life of 16-Year-Old Girl

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 LEOMINSTER – A Shirley man was arraigned in Leominster District Court Tuesday in connection with an October fatal crash that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Christopher Filz, 19, was arraigned on […]

Nov16

DA’s Office Expands Youth Substance Misuse Prevention Program

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 WORCESTER — The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office is expanding access to the Drug Story Theater program for all middle and high schools across the county, including providing translated Spanish and Portuguese versions, so that all students can receive an education on substance misuse and the disease of […]

Nov14

DA Early Honors Lunenburg Police Officer for Saving Man Who was Attacked by Dog

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 LUNENBURG – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized the life-saving actions of a Lunenburg Police Officer who saved a man being attacked by a dog this year. Lunenburg Police Officer Gage Russell was presented with the District Attorney’s Team […]

Nov04

14th Annual Safe School Summit

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tfKVogbXRyWeWBLsA1I7vA

Nov02

Man Charged in Shrewsbury Fatal Hit-and-Run

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 SHREWSBURY – Investigators arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on Route 9 in Shrewsbury Saturday night, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. and Shrewsbury Police Chief Kevin Anderson. Jerry Santiago, Jr., 24, has been charged with […]

Oct26

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in 2016 Killing of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A 36-year-old Worcester man pleaded guilty to murder in the 2016 killing of Vanessa Marcotte, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Angelo Colon-Ortiz pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and unarmed robbery. He was sentenced to serve life […]

Oct04

DA Early Supports Lunenburg Skate Park with Drug Forfeiture Funds

For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Shea 508-368-7229   LUNENBURG – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. is proud to support the Lunenburg Skate Park Project as they aim to provide a safe recreational space for all. “The Lunenburg Skate Park Project will bring together all ages and skill levels, creating a strong sense […]

Sep29

Woman Indicted on Four Counts of Second-Degree Murder in Connection with Fatal Worcester Fire

For Immediate Release Contacts:  Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A 36-year-old woman was indicted on four counts of second-degree murder in connection with a May 2022 Worcester fire that claimed the lives of four people, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Yvonne Ngoiri, […]

Sep02

Worcester Man Charged with Manslaughter in Connection with Overdose Death of Woman

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A Worcester man is facing charges of manslaughter and distribution of a class A substance in connection with the March 2022 overdose death of a 36-year-old woman, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. The charges against Jonathan Delacruz, 31, […]

Aug10

District Attorney Early Partners with Worcester Sheriff, MassHire to Host CORI-Friendly Job Fair

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – A job fair focused on finding jobs for those with a criminal record is being held next week in partnership between Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, and MassHire Central. On Thursday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. […]

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