Jan27

DA Early Continues Partnership with IFB to Stop Insurance Fraud and Lower Premium Costs for Local Residents

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252          WORCESTER – For the 15th year, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is continuing a partnership with the Insurance Fraud Bureau to work to eliminate insurance fraud, an effort that helps reduce automobile insurance premiums for all drivers. On Wednesday, Executive Director of the IFB of […]

Jan20

DA Early Honors Douglas Police Officers, Firefighters and Civilian for Saving Man Who Stopped Breathing after Crash

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 DOUGLAS – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. on Thursday recognized the life-saving actions of police officers, firefighters and a civilian who all worked together to save a man’s life who stopped breathing after he had been in a car crash. […]

Jan18

Man Sentenced to Prison in Killing of Worcester Public Schools Employee Sandra Hehir

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A Worcester man was sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to killing Worcester Public Schools employee Sandra Hehir in 2017, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Jose Melendez, 60, was sentenced to serve 17 to 19 years in […]

Jan13

DA Early Offers Funds to Support Safe End-of-Year School Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811  WORCESTER – For the fifth year, District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is offering funding to support safe post-prom and post-graduation programs designed to keep students from driving impaired. “Prom and graduation are major milestones that deserve to be celebrated, but too often we see these […]

Dec22

Worcester Man Indicted for Murder After Body Found in Paxton in March

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – A Worcester man was indicted on a murder charge in the death of a man whose body was found in Paxton in March, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up an indictment yesterday against […]

Dec21

Pair Indicted in Organized Retail Crime Operation

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER – A 68-year-old man has been indicted on charges related to leading an organized retail crime operation, while a 43-year-old woman was also indicted on a single count for her role in the operation, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early […]

Dec20

Fitchburg Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Worcester Fatal Shooting

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A Fitchburg man was indicted on murder and firearms charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old woman and the non-fatal shooting of another woman in Worcester, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. A Worcester County Grand […]

Dec19

DA Early Honors Webster Police Officers for Saving Woman from House Fire

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 WEBSTER – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized the life-saving actions of four members of the Webster Police Department after they rescued a woman from a burning home. Sgt. Robert Larochelle and Officers Jacek Ochocki, Jonathan Brooks, and Robert […]

Nov18

Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Death of Man Inside Millbury Home

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 WORCESTER – A 34-year-old man was indicted on a murder charge after 29-year-old Ryan C. Anderson was found dead inside his Millbury home in October, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. A Worcester County Grand Jury today handed up […]

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 […]

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