Wednesday, March 13, 2013
See what a Cambridge District Court judge ruled in the case.
A Cambridge District Court judge continued the case against former selectman Annie LaCourt and her husband, Mark Burstein, without a finding for one year Thursday, March 7, according to a Middlesex District Attorney's Office spokeswoman. The couple was facing 33 counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. They allegedly hosted an underage drinking party at their Chatham Street home on Oct. 19, 2012. Police said they found 33 minors at the party, 21 of whom were intoxicated. Most of the partygoers were 17, police said. The ruling by Judge Sevelin Singleton III required LaCourt and Burstein to change their pleas to guilty on all 33 charges. However, if the couple adheres to the conditions of their probation for one year, all of the charges will…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Arlington's Kathleen Keefe recently received the District Attorney's Victim Witness Advocate Award.
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Friday, February 22
The following is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Arlington Resident Receives Award For Outstanding Service At Middlesex District Attorney’s Office WOBURN – In honor of her exemplary service to the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney, Arlington resident Kathleen Keefe was presented with the District Attorney’s Victim Witness Advocate Award at a ceremony held in Woburn, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced Thursday. The District Attorney’s Victim Witness Advocate Award is awarded to a Victim Witness Advocate for demonstrating extraordinary commitment and dedication to serving and protecting those who are most vulnerable in our communities. Keefe is a Victim Witness Advocate with the Lowell Superior Court …
Friday, January 11, 2013
An Arlington woman is being held on $100,000 bail.
Andrea F. Koutis, a 30-year-old Arlington woman, and Erick G. Stout, 35, of Somerville, were arraigned Friday in Cambridge District Court on charges related to Tuesday’s robbery of the East Cambridge Savings Bank in East Arlington. Koutis was charged with one count of armed robbery, Stout with one count of armed and masked robbery after an investigation late Tuesday night by the Arlington Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau and the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force. Koutis and Stout are both being held at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Jail on Nashua Street in Boston, according to an Arlington Police Department release. Koutis’ bail was set at $100,000, Stout’s at $250,000, the release states. The two are due back in …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Gerry Leone said he has no specific plans after he leaves office.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone has announced he will not seek a third term in 2014, according to his office. Leone made the announcement during an awards ceremony with his staff on Jan. 10 "These decisions are, and should be, predicated upon what is best for the person and their family," Leone said in a statement. "What is best for me and my family is that I not seek another term. As someone who is much smarter than I am once said, 'I must be willing to give up what I am, in order to become what I will be.' Other than a husband and father, I am not yet sure what that will be when I am no longer a District Attorney." Leone said he does not plan to seek another elected office but has no other specific plans at the moment, according …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The former Arlington selectman and her husband's next court date is Wednesday, Jan. 30, for a pre-trial hearing.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The following is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Arlington Husband and Wife Arraigned on Charges of Providing Alcohol to Minors CAMBRIDGE – An Arlington couple was arraigned Friday on charges related to providing alcohol to minors, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public Friday. Anne LaCourt, 54, of Arlington, and Mark Burstein, 58, were arraigned in Cambridge District Court on charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor (33 counts). They were arraigned earlier this week in Cambridge Juvenile Court on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (three counts). Cambridge District Court Judge Michele Hogan released the defendants on personal recognizance. The defendant’s next court date is January…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
LaCourt was expected to go before a Cambridge District Court judge.
Update 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 Due to a defense council conflict, the Annie LaCourt and Mark Burstein arraignments have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to Middlesex District Attorney spokeswoman Stephanie Chelf Guyotte. ----- Former Arlington selectman Annie LaCourt is scheduled to be arraigned today in Cambridge District Court, according to Middlesex District Attorney spokeswoman Stephanie Chelf Guyotte. LaCourt and her husband, Mark Burstein, are each facing 33 counts of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The couple was allegedly caught the night of Friday, Oct. 19, having another underage drinking party at their Chatham Street residence, while they…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Edward "Ted" Dever has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to Superintendent Kathleen Bodie.
Arlington High School Athletic Director Edward “Ted” Dever is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Arlington Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney’s office, according to Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie Wednesday. Dever has been placed on paid administrative leave, she wrote in an email. The investigation involves allegations of “certain criminal conduct,” she wrote. “While we cannot comment on the allegations or on the investigation, we are unaware of any allegations of conduct that involves the operation of the Arlington High School athletic programs or of the Arlington Public Schools,” she added. Arlington Police Chief Fred Ryan confirmed the ongoing investigation Wednesday. “There is an ongoing …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
A Middlesex prosecutor is honored for his service as a Marine, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy to open doors in town and more from this week's newsmakers in Arlington.
An Arlington High School student was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer after the student allegedly became disruptive, resulting in the use of pepper spray by police. Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Terence Kiernan was honored by local and state officials for his service as a Marine in Afghanistan, where he just returned from after serving since 2011. And town officials on Thursday threw a retirement party for outgoing Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who worked as Arlington’s top administrator for eight years and is set to retire later this month. Here are more of this week's essential news from Arlington Patch's coverage: BUSINESS Arlington will soon be home to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. Nate …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, is charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, child enticement, reckless endangerment of a child and kidnapping.
Updated at 10:52 a.m. An Arlington karate coach who confessed to indecently assaulting a 7-year-old girl at his studio appeared briefly in court Thursday and was rescheduled for Jan. 20. Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, is charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, child enticement, reckless endangerment of a child and kidnapping. He is the founder of T&P Martial Arts in Arlington, where authorities say the crime took place. On Thursday morning, he was scheduled for a pretrial conference at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. He was in court briefly. Due to a scheduling conflict, the hearing was moved to Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. Donahue was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court on Dec 1. He was first arrested on …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Police close in on details surrounding the November death of a 23-year-old New Hampshire man, who was found nearly three weeks later in Spy Pond.
Arlington police are still trying to figure out how a 23-year-old New Hampshire man ended up dead in Spy Pond. But they have found new details surrounding his death, including that he was likely in the water for nearly three weeks when police found him. Cameron Raudonis-Blicker, 23, of Derry, N.H., was found unclothed in Spy Pond on Dec. 6. Officials are still waiting for autopsy results—including a toxicology report—to determine how he died. There were no clear signs of trauma to his body. On Thursday, Capt. Richard Flynn said police have locked down the likely date of death to be Nov. 18, nearly three weeks before the man was found. According to the captain, there are receipts showing Raudonis-Blicker’s last few activities in Arlington—…