Aug30

Third Man Charged with Murder in Shooting Last July

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – A third defendant was arraigned on a murder charge Monday in the shooting death of a Worcester man last July, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Jeffery Beltre-Rojas, 27, of Worcester, was arraigned in Central District Court today after Worcester […]

Aug25

Arrest Made in Connection with Milford Homicide

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 MILFORD – An arrest has been made in connection with the stabbing death of a Milford man found inside a storage locker last week, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Christopher Tetreault, 28, was arrested in Charlottesville, Virginia on Tuesday on the […]

Aug17

Worcester Police to Suspend Ticketing for Distracted Driving for 1 Month; Instead Will Re-Educate Drivers about Hands-Free Law

For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Shea 508-368-7229 WORCESTER — For the next month, the Worcester Police Department will be not be ticketing for distracted driving and instead offering reminders to drivers about the Hands-Free Law and the dangers of distracted driving. The City of Worcester, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, the Worcester Police Department, […]

Aug09

DA Early Honors Worcester Police Officers for Rescuing an 89-year-old Woman From a Burning Building

For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Shea 508-368-7229 WORCESTER– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today honored two Worcester police officers for their heroism when they rescued an 89-year-old woman from a burning building in February. Officer Timothy Foley and Officer Daniel Pennellatore were presented with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit — […]

Aug05

Jury Convicts Man in 2016 Fitchburg Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – Jose Crespo was convicted of first degree murder in the 2016 killing of a Fitchburg man, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Crespo, 36, of Newark, N.J., was also found guilty of home invasion; aggravated kidnapping; two counts of […]

Jul22

DA Early Supports Summer Youth Programming with Drug Forfeiture Funds Over $1.3 million donated in the last 15 years

WORCESTER – So far this year, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. has donated more than $70,000 as part of his Drug Forfeiture Community Reinvestment program benefitting more than 20 programs across Worcester County, many focused on youth programming during the summer months. The reinvestment program uses money seized from drug crimes to […]

Jul12

Third Adult Arraigned in Stabbing of Lifeguard

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WORCESTER — A third Worcester man, charged in the beating and stabbing of a lifeguard at Bell Pond on the 4th of July, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Worcester Central District Court today, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. […]

Jun25

 Worcester Man Indicted for Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER — A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up a murder indictment today against a Worcester man for a fatal shooting on Chandler Street in May, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Angel Ortiz-Santos, 28, of 244 Pleasant St., was […]

Jun22

Worcester County Overdose Response Program Sees Successes in First Year

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – More than half of those offered services following an overdose accepted treatment as part of a program launched last year by District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. and all 60 police departments in Worcester County. Critical Incident Management System (CIMS) launched in March 2020 […]

Jun14

McNally Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

June 14, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — A 37-year-old Leominster man was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison today after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a 2018 crash that claimed the life of a female passenger in the vehicle he was driving, according to Worcester […]

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