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Indecent assault indecent assault
a sexual attack which does not include rape
indecent assault n (BRIT) → charge added against fugitive
WESTBORO - A New Jersey man arrested for kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and bringing her to a Southboro hotel was arraigned in Westboro District Court yesterday on an additional charge of indecent assault and battery.
Police say Miguel A. Sosa, 23, of Trenton, N.J., touched the breasts and buttocks buttocks /but·tocks/ (but´oks) the two fleshy prominences formed by the gluteal muscles on the lower part of the back. of the girl without her consent and forced her to touch him. His case was continued to Aug. 5 on $500 cash bail.
On June 23, police found Mr. Sosa and the teenage girl at the Red Roof Inn Red Roof Inn is a hotel chain in the United States. It is a chain trying catering to budget travelers, Red Roof properties are often distinguished by the large dark-red shingle roof that gave them their name. There are over 359 Red Roof locations in 48 states. on Route 9 in Southboro. The girl had been sending text messages to friends, which eventually helped police locate her.
Mr. Sosa was arraigned the next day on a charge of being a fugitive from justice An individual who, after having committed a criminal offense, leaves the jurisdiction of the court where such crime has taken place or hides within such jurisdiction to escape prosecution. on a court warrant for kidnapping. Bail that day was set at $20,000 cash. Mr. Sosa likely will be taken back to New Jersey to face charges in that state.
Man accused of rape on Fourth of July Fourth of July, Independence Day, or July Fourth, U.S. holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Celebration of it began during the American Revolution.
FITCHBURG - Police arrested a local man early yesterday at his home on two outstanding warrants and one count of rape.
Steven Morse, 42, of 91 Harvard St., was scheduled to be arraigned in Fitchburg District Court yesterday. The alleged rape occurred in Fitchburg on the Fourth of July. The two warrants for his arrest were issued from Fitchburg and Gardner district courts.
No further information was available.
50 pounds of pot seized from Thompson home
THOMPSON - Connecticut State Police yesterday arrested two men and seized 50 pounds of marijuana worth about $75,000 from a Thompson home.
Benjamin Davidson, 26, and Luke J. Zinsky 3rd, 23, both of 45 Jerzeskia St., are charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and operating a drug factory. Both men were scheduled to be arraigned yesterday in Danielson Superior Court.
Troopers had a search warrant for the home at 45 Jerzeskia St. A police news release said prior investigation indicated Mr. Davidson was involved in the interstate trafficking of large quantities of marijuana into Connecticut.
In addition to the seizure of marijuana, police confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. more than $25,000 and drug paraphernalia drug paraphernalia Controlled paraphernalia Substance abuse As defined in a regulatory context, DP is a hypodermic syringe, needle, metal or plastic (snorting) tube, or other instrument or implement or combination adapted for the administration of controlled , including scales, a money counter, packaging material, drug notes and a laptop computer.
Police said the investigation is continuing. Police are asking anyone with information about illegal narcotic narcotic, any of a number of substances that have a depressant effect on the nervous system. The chief narcotic drugs are opium, its constituents morphine and codeine, and the morphine derivative heroin.
See also drug addiction and drug abuse. activity in the area to call (860) 442-9491 or the anonymous police tip line at (800) 443-7847.
The Statewide Narcotic Task Force from the East Field office and state police from the Troop D Quality of Life Task Force out of Danielson are handling the case.
Police say man had 13 marijuana plants
DUDLEY - A 24-year-old man was allegedly found with 13 marijuana plants, each weighing about a pound, equivalent to 900 marijuana cigarettes, a police report said.
Joshua R. Bousquet, who rents a room at 6 Tracy Drive, was charged with distributing marijuana, malicious destruction of property greater than $250, possessing unlawful fireworks fireworks: see pyrotechnics.
Explosives or combustibles used for display. Of ancient Chinese origin, fireworks evidently developed out of military rockets and explosive missiles and accompanied the spread of military explosives westward to and possessing a Class E substance without a prescription, 17 ibuprofen ibuprofen (ī`byprō'fən), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation. pills.
Mr. Bousquet pleaded not guilty in Dudley District Court yesterday. Judge Neil G. Snider set bail at $200, which Mr. Bousquet posted. A pretrial pre·tri·al
A proceeding held before an official trial, especially to clarify points of law and facts.
1. Of or relating to a pretrial.
2. hearing is Aug. 21.
Dudley police Patrolman James Hutchinson's report said he met Trooper George Berrios of the state police's narcotics narcotics n. 1) techinically, drugs which dull the senses. 2) a popular generic term for drugs which cannot be legally possessed, sold, or transported except for medicinal uses for which a physician or dentist's prescription is required. unit at the residence.
Other state police with the Army National Guard were on the premises with Mr. Bousquet, who was spotted by a narcotics unit helicopter.
The wet plants were on or about the property and had just been taken from elsewhere, the report said.
Mr. Bousquet said he owned the drugs, the report said.
Police said Mr. Bousquet carved an obscenity about "the system" into paint in his holding cell. The phrase is also tattooed on Mr. Bousquet's back.
Also carved into the paint were similar words about the Drug Enforcement Administration The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was established in 1973 by President richard m. nixon as part of the Justice Department, thus uniting a number of federal drug agencies that had often worked at cross-purposes. , as well as "Josh loves weed" and "grow it," the police report said. There were also carvings of hash marks
Minivan hits school bus stopped in Sturbridge
STURBRIDGE - A minivan rear-ended a school bus on Cedar Drive just before 8:30 yesterday morning.
The minivan's driver, Suellen Dumas, of 282 Cedar St., was distracted by construction work in the area when she hit the school bus, which had stopped, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. police. Town employees were preparing the road for paving.
Barbara A. Hart, of 100 Crestwood Road, Brimfield, was the bus driver, and there were two children on board, police said. No one was injured in the crash. An airbag in the minivan deployed.
The children, who were on their way to a summer program, were transferred to another bus.
The Tantasqua Regional School District owns the bus.
The accident is under investigation by Sturbridge police.
Fund set for family of 2-year-old victim
STURBRIDGE - A fund has been established to help support the family of a 2-year-old who was accidentally struck and killed by a minivan driven by his mother in the driveway of their home.
Eli J. Hoy died Tuesday morning on Cooper Road. He was the son of Jordan D. and Pamela S. Hoy of Sturbridge. Eli also leaves three brothers, Joshua, Luke and Nathan; his paternal grandmother; maternal grandparents grandparents npl → abuelos mpl
grandparents grand npl → grands-parents mpl
grandparents grand npl ; uncles; aunts; and 12 cousins.
The boy apparently darted into the path of the minivan being backed up by his mother, who was unaware the boy was there. Emergency medical technicians e·mer·gen·cy medical technician
n. Abbr. EMT
A person trained and certified to appraise and initiate the administration of emergency care for victims of trauma or acute illness before or during transportation of victims to a health care arrived about 8:30 a.m. The boy was pronounced dead at the home. The Worcester district attorney's office said the accident is still under investigation.
"The recent tragic accident that resulted in the loss of the family's 2-year-old son is devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. ," Matthew S. Sosik, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and president of Hometown Bank, said. "In spite of being only 2 years old, young Eli touched the lives of so very many people. The fund will support this wonderful family in their time of need and give them an opportunity to recognize the short, but full life of their son Eli."
Donations should be made payable to the Hoy Family Fund, c/o Hometown Bank, 331 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566.
Eli's funeral service funeral service n → misa de cuerpo presente
funeral service n → service m funèbre
funeral service funeral n will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Congregational Church First Congregational Church may refer to:
Sex charge dismissed against Boston woman
DUDLEY - The case against a Boston woman charged last year with engaging in sexual conduct for a fee in Charlton was dismissed June 30 in Dudley District Court.
throws over lover for another. [Fr. Lit.: Carmen; Fr. Opera: Bizet, Carmen, Westerman, 189–190]
See : Faithlessness
the cards repeatedly spell her death. [Fr. A. Andrews, 26, of 28 Copeland St., will have to pay $300 in court costs court costs n. fees for expenses that the courts pass on to attorneys, who then pass them on to their clients or, in some kinds of cases, to the losing party. .
Ms. Andrews was one of six people either charged or summoned to the court. On March 25, 2008, Charlton police did a sex sting at an undisclosed house after one of the other suspects allegedly placed an ad online at craigslist.org offering sex for money.
Trooper hurt in accident released from hospital
WEST BOYLSTON - A state police trooper who was seriously injured Tuesday when his cruiser was struck from behind on Interstate 190 northbound was released from the hospital yesterday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
State police said Trooper David Matte was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier that hit the cruiser, Sandra J. Konkle, 46, of West Boylston, was seriously injured and also was taken to UMass, state police said. She was listed in fair condition yesterday, according to a nursing supervisor.
State police Lt. Eric Anderson Eric Anderson may refer to:
Ms. Konkle left her vehicle, falling onto the roadway, before it struck the cruiser, state police said. State police are investigating how Ms. Konkle came to leave her vehicle before it struck the cruiser.
State police said Ms. Konkle was going north on Interstate 190 when her car traveled into the construction zone on the left side of the highway. The crash remains under investigation.
Restaurant Week offers 3-course meal for $20
WORCESTER - Restaurant Week is coming to Worcester for the first time from Aug. 3 through Aug. 14, and the 45 participating restaurants are counting on hungry crowds to dine with them for an affordable price during the dog days of summer.
Throughout the "Worcesterlicious" event, participating restaurants in Worcester and surrounding towns will offer a three-course meal for $20.09.
"I participated in Boston's Restaurant Week, and to have it in our own backyard in Worcester is very exciting," said event sponsor and Co-chairman Kathryn E. Krock, owner of KJ Baaron's Fine Wine & Spirits on Summer Street.
The event is intended to give an economic boost to restaurants that may be struggling during the usually slow summer months, but Saade Saade, proprietor of Morocco Restaurant on Shrewsbury Street, doesn't think the financial benefit will be immediate.
"You lose some (money), but it's a form of advertisement," he said.
For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.worcesterrestaurantweek.com.
Police nab man on assault charge
ORANGE - A 19-year-old local man may have managed to elude authorities on July 2, but his luck ran out around midnight Tuesday.
State police arrested Christopher Clayton, of 158 W. Main St., Apt. 1, about midnight in Orange on a warrant issued out of Orange District Court charging him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The charge stems from a June 8 alleged assault in Athol.
Mr. Clayton eluded state police in his vehicle and then on foot July 2 in Templeton, according to authorities.
Mr. Clayton was being held in the Athol state police barracks bar·rack 1
tr.v. bar·racked, bar·rack·ing, bar·racks
To house (soldiers, for example) in quarters.
1. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel. until his arraignment A criminal proceeding at which the defendant is officially called before a court of competent jurisdiction, informed of the offense charged in the complaint, information, indictment, or other charging document, and asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or as otherwise permitted Tuesday. He was scheduled to be arraigned on additional charges, including refusal to stop for a police officer, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to identify himself to police, and trespassing.
Moore credited with saving program
SOUTHBRIDGE - Police Chief Daniel R. Charette said the summer Cops and Kids program began Tuesday because of the quick action of state Sen. Richard T. Moore Richard T. Moore is an American politician from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate. Biography
Richard T. Moore was born August 7, 1943, in Milford, Massachusetts. , D-Uxbridge, who was able to extend a fiscal 2009 grant into the new fiscal year, which began last week.
The chief put the program on hold last week because of uncertainty over funding.
"It was all due to (Mr. Moore's) hard work that this was done so quickly and he got it all set for us," the chief said. Police saved about $32,000 of a $75,000 Beyond the Bell grant from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for summer programming.
More than 100 youths signed up for the program, which offers, among other things, sports, bus trips to Six Flags in Agawam, and breakfast and lunch through Project Bread.