Showing posts with label arrest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label arrest. Show all posts

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Franklin Police joint investigation results in arrests of 3; seizure of weapons, and controlled substances

After a joint investigation with the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Massachusetts State Police, Franklin Police Detectives executed multiple search warrants on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 258 Washington Street, Apartment #2, Franklin.   

During the course of the investigation a package was intercepted through the mail which was addressed to an occupant at 258 Washington Street Apt. 2.  Probable cause was developed that illegal narcotics were contained in the package.   

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 with the assistance of the Metro-LEC Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), the package was delivered and the search warrant was executed.  Two illegal firearms were located in a bedroom of the apartment.  One was a fully loaded AK-47 rifle and a loaded Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun.  Several types of controlled substances were also found in the apartment.

Due to this investigation in conjunction with the evidence seized as a result of the three search warrants, three individuals were charged in this case.  Harry Alberini (04/13/1980), Sonya Peterson (09/18/1977), and Joseph Martin-Morse (09/16/1980) will be charged with several firearms and drug related charges and will be arraigned on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Wrentham District Court.

Franklin Police investigation results in arrests of 3; seizure of weapons and controlled substance
Franklin Police investigation results in arrests of 3; seizure of weapons and controlled substance (Franklin Police photo)

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Boston Globe: "Man charged with murdering ex-wife, setting her home on fire in Franklin"

Initial report:
"The Franklin Police Department, the State Police homicide detectives assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, and investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal are currently investigating the fire in Franklin this morning and the single fatality associated with the incident.
The matter is currently being investigated as a homicide. Substantial additional information is expected to be released later this morning. Continue to follow the department’s social media pages for additional updates. There is no threat to the public at this time.
Twitter: @franklinpolice"
Boston Globe summary article: 
"In a horrific case of domestic violence, a woman was allegedly murdered in her home Friday by her ex-husband, who then set fire to the house where the victim was living with her mother and the former couple’s two teenage children, according to authorities and court records.

Brendon J. Owen, 47, is charged with murdering Shirley Branco Owen, his wife of 11 years before she filed for divorce in 2014, citing years of verbal and physical abuse, police and prosecutors said.

He was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Friday afternoon in Wrentham District Court.

“The facts of this matter are incredibly egregious,” Norfolk Assistant District Attorney Anne Yas said during the brief hearing."
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District attorney press release after hearing at Wrentham District Court. https://www.facebook.com/162770995915/posts/10157969674855916/


Firefighters from several towns along with police and SWAT members converged at Grace Lane in Franklin Friday morning after a fire.MARK STOCKWELL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
Firefighters from several towns along with police and SWAT members converged at Grace Lane in Franklin Friday morning after a fire.MARK STOCKWELL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Franklin Police: 2021 Media Update, Vallee Jewelers

2021 Media Update, Vallee Jewelers

This release is provided as an update to our earlier notice and release of video detailing the break in that occurred on July 31st, 2021 at Vallee Jewelers in Franklin.

            At this time the Franklin Police Department has formally charged Patrick MARANDA, age 32 of North Attleboro, Massachusetts with the following offenses:

  • MGL               266/16             B&E NIGHTIME FOR FELONY
  • MGL               266/20             Larceny from a Building
  • MGL               266/126A        Vandalize Property

An arrest warrant for MARANDA was issued on August 10, 2021. Working with the North Attleboro Police, MARANDA was taken into custody and then brought back to Franklin Police for processing at approximately 3pm on August 10th.

MARANDA was arraigned at the Wrentham District Court on Wednesday August 11th.

 Franklin Police extends its thanks to our Law Enforcement partners, including the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Unit for their help in bringing this case forward.

Franklin Police: 2021 Media Update, Vallee Jewelers
Franklin Police: 2021 Media Update, Vallee Jewelers

The Franklin Police Department is aware that much attention was drawn to the clothing the suspect was wearing in the video. The company, who self-identified publicly as Reilly Tree and Landscape of Plainville came forward early in the investigation and worked with our investigators to identify the individual. Their cooperation assisted this investigation tremendously.

Questions about the status of this case should now be referred to the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office.


All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Franklin Police arrest two on drug charges

On Friday May 8th, 2020 at approximately 8:00 AM the Franklin Police Department, working in cooperation with Homeland Security Investigations, Boston Police, Milton Police, and the Massachusetts State Police executed a search warrant on Brookview Road, in the Town of Franklin. This warrant was the result of an investigation which covered several months.

During the execution of the search warrant, the primary suspect in the investigation, Alan PENNINGTON, of 32 Brookview Road, Franklin, Massachusetts attempted to evade arrest after police officers identified themselves. PENNINGTON rammed the vehicle he was operating into several police vehicles, attempted to strike officers on foot, struck mailboxes, and finally came to a stop after hitting another parked vehicle. At this time, he was ordered out of the vehicle and taken into custody by Franklin Police detectives.

As a result of this investigation and the search warrant executed on the property many pills, believed to be fentanyl with an estimated street value of over $15,000 were recovered.

Additionally, approximately $100,000 in cash, and other items were seized.

Pennington was taken into custody and transported to the Franklin Police Department and was charged with the following offenses:

  • 1. M.G.L. Chapter 94C Section 32E - Drug Trafficking (Suspected Class A Substance - Fentanyl)
  • 2. M.G.L. Chapter 94C Section 32 - Possess with Intent to Distribute (Suspected Class A substance - Fentanyl)
  • 3. M.G.L Chapter 94C Section 40 - Conspiracy
  • 4. M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 24 - Operating to Endanger
  • 5. M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 25 - Fail to Stop for Police
  • 6. M.G.L. Chapter 266 Section 126A - Malicious Destruction of Property (8 counts)
  • 7. M.G.L. Chapter 265 Section 13D - Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (5 counts)
  • 8. M.G.L. Chapter 265 Section 15A - Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon to Wit Vehicle (5 counts)

Also arrested during this incident was Shane CLINTON, of 103 N. Main Street, Woonsocket, RI. He was taken into custody at the scene and charged with the following:
  • 1. M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 10 - Unlicensed Operation
  • 2. M.G.L. Chapter 94C Section 40 – Conspiracy
Both men were booked, and then subsequently transported from the Franklin Police Department to the Norfolk County House of Correction in Dedham, Massachusetts for arraignment by the Wrentham District Court.

Franklin Chief of Police Thomas J. Lynch stated “The work done by Franklin Police detectives and our law enforcement partners show the value of interagency cooperation. As a result of this investigation dangerous drugs were taken off the street and did not reach our neighborhoods.”

Additionally, Lynch added “I am immensely proud of the hard work by all the officers and investigators involved in bringing this case forward. They bring credit to the police profession, and this type of work continues to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Town of Franklin and all other communities.”

Shane CLINTON
Shane CLINTON

approximately $100,000 in cash, and other items were seized
approximately $100,000 in cash, and other items were seized

Alan PENNINGTON
Alan PENNINGTON

Friday, May 31, 2019

In the News: Robbery suspect arrested; Wormtown expanding to Patriot Place

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

Robbery suspect arrested
"A Massachusetts man suspected of armed bank robberies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island was arrested Wednesday at Plainridge Park Casino, according to Massachusetts State Police. 
Officers from the East Providence Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested Joseph Hickson, 31, of Walpole, while he was gambling at the Plainville, casino around 2:45 p.m., the Massachusetts State Police said. 
Hickson was arrested on a warrant charging him in a bank robbery that happened Tuesday, May 28, at the Washington Trust Bank on Newport Avenue in East Providence, according to the East Providence police. Franklin Police believe Hickson is responsible for the robbery at the DCU Federal Credit Union on West Central Street, on May 16, and at the time said “no weapons were shown” during that robbery."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190530/suspect-in-armed-bank-robberies-in-franklin-and-walpole-arrested-at-casino


Wormtown expanding to Patriot Place
"New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will soon add craft beer to his long list of connections to Worcester. 
This summer, Wormtown Brewery will open a brewery and taproom at Patriot Place in Foxborough, its second location and first outside the city. 
Wormtown is taking over Battle Road Brewing Co.’s space at 250 Patriot Place, part of an agreement to assume brewing and packaging operations for the Maynard brewpub."

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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190530/next-draft-wormtown-to-open-brewery-taproom-at-patriot-place

Wormtown Brewery
Wormtown Brewery

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Franklin Police: Media Release arrest of B&E suspect

On Saturday May 25, 2019 the Franklin Police responded to a citizen request to check a property on Highwood Drive. The caller had reported that his property in the Town of Wrentham had recently been broken into, and he feared that the Franklin property may also be targeted.

Responding officers found signs of a break in, and located a suspect, Daniel LENNON (age 37) of Stoughton, MA. LENNON was taken into custody.

During the investigation officers found documents indicating LENNON had been targeting homes of families who had lost family members, and would be attending services for them.

An investigation is still ongoing with law enforcement agencies from neighboring communities.

LENNON was held on $50,000 cash bail over the weekend. He was arraigned in the Wrentham District Court on Tuesday May 28 on the new charges and a warrant for outstanding charges by the United States Marshall's Office.

LENNON was charged with the following offenses for crimes committed in the Town of Franklin:

  • Possession of burglarious instrument
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Breaking & Entering for misdemeanor
  • Malicious/Wanton Damage to property
  • Possession of a Class E substance


The information contained in this press release does not imply listed individuals have been convicted in a court of valid jurisdiction of the crimes for which they were arrested. All individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court with proper jurisdiction over the matter(s) for which they were arrested.

Franklin Police: Media Release arrest of B&E suspect
Franklin Police: Media Release arrest of B&E suspect

Sunday, October 14, 2018

In the News: woman charged in stabbing; Shrewsbury students advocating to prohibit Styrofoam containers

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A Franklin woman has been charged after a stabbing incident Thursday morning at her home on North Park Street. 
Michelle Mangion, 45, faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and assault and battery on an intimate partner, according to police. She was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Wrentham District Court. 
Police say the victim called them at 7:59 a.m. from Mangion’s home at 56 North Park St. When officers arrived, the victim was outside the home, bleeding heavily from the arm. 
As an officer approached the victim, the victim allegedly said, “She stabbed me.” In the report the officer also stated that one eye appeared to be bloodshot with bruising. EMTs were called to treat the wound,"

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required) 
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181013/franklin-woman-charged-in-stabbing



"It appears that the monthslong hard work of four high school students to get the town to prohibit food establishments from dispensing prepared food in Styrofoam containers is paying off. 
Selectmen voted unanimously last week to recommend adoption of each of the town’s Oct. 22 warrant articles, including the citizen petition article that seeks to prohibit local food establishments that require a permit to operate from dispensing prepared foods in disposable food service containers made from Styrofoam. 
The Board of Health last week notified selectmen that it had taken a unanimous vote in support of the warrant during its meeting on Sept. 26."
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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181013/success-for-shrewsbury-students-heading-effort-to-ban-styrofoam

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Franklin Police arrest two in armed robbery

On August 15th, 2018 at approximately 11 PM the Franklin Police Department received a report from two individuals who stated that they had been robbed at gunpoint outside the Glen Meadow Apartments located off E. Central Street. The two male victims reported that cash and other valuables had been taken.

An extensive investigation was begun by members of the Franklin Police Detective Unit. As a result of this investigation search warrants were issued and executed in the Towns of Franklin, and Foxboro. During these searches a .45 caliber handgun was recovered.

The Franklin Police Department extends their thanks to all the agencies that assisted in bringing this investigation to a swift and successful conclusion.

At this time charges have been filed against the following individuals:

Filed in the Wrentham District Court:
NWANKWO, Emmanuel, age 20, of Franklin, Massachusetts

265-17; Armed Robbery
265-15A; Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon
269-10(m); Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Filed in the Dedham Juvenile Court:
JUVENILE (male), age 17, of Franklin, Massachusetts

274-2; Accessory before the Fact
274-4; Accessory after the Fact
274-7; Conspiracy (to commit Armed Robbery)

The information contained in this press release does not imply listed individuals have been convicted in a court of valid jurisdiction of the crimes for which they were arrested. All individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court with proper jurisdiction over the matter(s) for which they were arrested.
This was shared from the Town of Franklin web page
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/2018_media_release_armed_robbery.pdf

Milford Daily News also reports on the event
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180822/police-franklin-residents-held-at-gunpoint

Franklin Police arrest two in armed robbery
Franklin Police arrest two in armed robbery


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Franklin Police Detectives make drug arrest

On September 21st, 2017 Franklin Police Detectives placed under arrest Robert Lozzi, age 50, of 208 Glen Meadow Road, Franklin, and Joel Carrasco, age 28, of 107 Harriet Street in Providence, RI.

These arrests were the result of a weeks long investigation which was initiated by citizen’s complaints of drug activity in the Glen Meadow apartment complex. Detectives credit good information, and cooperation of the residents in the community in bringing these two individuals into law enforcement’s focus.

As a result of the investigation and subsequent arrest of these individuals, several bags of a substance believed to be heroin were recovered, as well as cash proceeds. The Franklin Police Department will also seek to file asset forfeiture proceedings against the cash seized, and the vehicle used during this illegal activity.

The following individuals were taken into custody:

Joel Carrasco, charged with:
94c/32, Distribution of a Class A substance (heroin)
94c/32, Possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance (heroin)

Robert Lozzi, charged with:
94c/34, Possession of a Class A substance (heroin)

The information contained in this press release does not imply listed individuals have been convicted in a court of valid jurisdiction of the crimes for which they were arrested. All individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court with proper jurisdiction over the matter(s) for which they were arrested.


You can also find this information on the Town of Franklin Police Dept page
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/2017_media_release_lozzi.pdf

Franklin Police Dept, 911 Panther Way
Franklin Police Dept, 911 Panther Way

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Franklin Police: Breaking and Entering Suspects Charged

On December 12, 2016 Franklin Police Officers working the evening responded to East Central Street for a report of car break in. As a result of this report, and then a subsequent report of another break in shortly thereafter, a male party by the name of Joshua Olivencia, of Worcester, Massachusetts was located and field interviewed by Officers. As a result of the interview, Olivencia was later placed under arrest for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. 

This vehicle was processed with the assistance of Trooper Moynihan of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Unit, and a large amount of stolen property was recovered. This investigation has led to the identification, and subsequent criminal complaints for another male party by the name of Robert Serverino of Medford, Massachusetts. 

Franklin Police
Franklin Police
At this point it is estimated that property has been recovered from at least six different home and vehicular breaks in several different communities, including Bellingham, Foxborough, Northborough, Norfolk, Upton, Westborough, and Franklin.

Olivencia has been charged with:

  • 266/60/A, Receiving Stolen Property Valued Over $250.00
  • 266/16/A, BandE Nighttime For Felony
  • 266/126A Wanton/Malicious Injury Real/Personal Property Valued Over $250.00
  • 274/6, Attempt To Commit A Crime
  • 266/30/C, Larceny Under $250.00

Warrants have been sought for Severino for:

  • 266/16/A, BandE Nighttime For Felony (3cts)
  • 266/60/A, Receiving Stolen Property Valued Over $250.00 (3cts)
  • 266/60/B, Receiving Stolen Property Valued Under $250.00
  • 266/16/A, BandE Nighttime For Felony (7cts)
  • 266/126A, Wanton/Malicious Injury Real/Personal Property Valued Over $250.00 (6cts)
  • 274/6, Attempt To Commit A Crime (6cts)
  • 266/30/C, Larceny Under $250.00 (3cts)
  • 266/28/B, Larceny Of A Motor Vehicle


The information contained in this press release does not imply listed individuals have been convicted in a court of valid jurisdiction of the crimes for which they were arrested. All individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court with proper jurisdiction over the matter(s) for which they were arrested.
This was shared from the Town of Franklin Police Dept
http://www.franklinma.gov/police-department/news/media-release-be-suspects-charged

A PDF version of the info can be found here
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/2016_media_release_serverino_and_olivencia.pdf

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Franklin Police arrest Tri-County Student for making threats via social media

From the Franklin Police Dept:

On December 13, 2016 at approximately 11am this Agency was notified of a student making threats via social media at the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School. School Resource Officers from the Franklin Police Department and School Officials began an investigation into the incident. 

While the investigation is ongoing, at this time we can confirm that Julius Willis, age 18 of North Attleboro was placed under arrest on school property and has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Disturbing a School Assembly
  • Threat of Serious Disruption of School
  • Threats to Commit a Crime
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Disorderly Conduct

Willis will be arraigned in the Wrentham District Court on Wednesday morning at 9:30am. No information at this point in the investigation has revealed that any weapons were ever brought onto school property.

Due to the ongoing status of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.


The information contained in this press release does not imply listed individuals have been convicted in a court of valid jurisdiction of the crimes for which they were arrested. All individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court with proper jurisdiction over the matter(s) for which they were arrested.



Franklin Police Dept
Franklin Police Dept

http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/2016_willis_press_release_0.pdf

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Franklin, MA: arrest made

An Easton man was arrested yesterday on a warrant for last week's armed robbery of the Tedeschi's Market on Union Street. 

Ronald J. Doherty, 25, of 181 Purchase St., was recognized by Easton police from the surveillance image of Doherty captured early Thursday morning, Deputy Chief Stephen Semerjian said. 
You can read the full article at the Milford Daily News here

The Franklin Police had released surveillance video last week.