Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Robert Pizzuto was allegedly shot by a former Bedford Police officer, who then shot himself.
One of the three people slain in Cambridge over the weekend was an Arlington resident, reports say. According to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, at about 6:40 p.m. on Friday, Cambridge Police responded to a call for shots fired inside a single family home at 161 Grove St., Cambridge. Upon arriving, officers found three family members had been fatally shot, Leone said. The Boston Globe identified the victims, according to a relative, as: Patrick Pizzuto, 63, his brother, Robert Pizzuto, 52 and their mother, Mary, 91. Robert Pizzuto was an Arlington resident, NECN and other sources reported. A phone book search shows he lived on Lantern Lane. The alleged suspect, John “Jack” Brosnahan, 67, who was a former Bedford Police Officer …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Police say the man found Tuesday is Cameron Raudonis-Blicker, 23, of New Hampshire.
Updated at 2:18 p.m. Authorities have identified the man whose body was found in Spy Pond on Tuesday. The deceased is Cameron Raudonis-Blicker, 23, of Derry, N.H., according to Cara O'Brien, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. O'Brien said officials are still waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death. No further information is available at this time, she added. Chief Fred Ryan, of the Arlington Police Department, on Tuesday said the body appeared to have been in the water for days, which had hampered the identification process. Ryan added there was no clear sign of trauma. Raudonis-Blicker was found unclothed, police said. On Thursday, Capt. Richard Flynn said officers found the man's clothes at …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Middlesex Superior Court judge orders Darrell L. Kinney, 55, of Iola, Kansas, to serve no less than four years in state prison.
A Kansas man was sentenced Monday to four to five years in prison on charges of stealing $195,000 from an elderly Arlington woman. Darrell L. Kinney, 55, of Iola, Kansas, was found guilty on Nov. 28 by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman on one count of larceny over $250 from a person older than 60. “This is a particularly heinous crime,” Tuttman said in court Monday, “and the reason is not only the significant amount of money which was stolen from the victim, but because the person who was victimized in this case was particularly vulnerable given her circumstances.” Authorities say Kinney deceived his victim into thinking she had won the lottery. According to authorities, between February and June 2009, the elderly Arlington …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Police still investigating death of man reported to be Conor Fairbairn, 22, of Tanager Street.
The Friday gunshot death of a 22-year-old Arlington man appears to be accidental, officials said. Arlington Police said Conor Fairbairn, of 55 Tanager St., died overnight at his home of a single gunshot wound. Preliminarily, police added, the death does not appear to be suicide. Middlesex District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Cara O'Brien said O'Brien said the cause of death appears to have been an "accidently self-inflicted shooting." An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.
Darrell L. Kinney, 55, was convicted of tricking an elderly Arlington woman into thinking she won the lottery.
A Kansas man found guilty of stealing $195,000 from an elderly victim in Arlington through a foreign telephone lottery scam is scheduled to be sentenced later this Monday. Darrell L. Kinney, 55, of Iola, Kansas, was found guilty on Nov. 28 by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman on one count of larceny over $250 from a person over 60. Judge Tuttman will sentence Kinney at 2 p.m. Authorities say that Kinney deceived his victim into thinking she had won the lottery. In a statement, District Attorney Gerry Leone warned residents to never send money to anyone that residents don't know. Those who believe they fell victim to a similar scam are encouraged to contact the Arlington Police Department, Leone added. According to authorities, …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, is accused of molesting a young female student at T&P Martial Arts in Arlington.
A former Arlington karate coach was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court Thursday on charges he indecently assaulted a young female student at his studio. Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, faces charges of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 and enticement of a child. On Thursday, his bail was set at $10,000 with conditions he wears a GPS bracelet, has no contact with the victim or children under 16 and is only allowed in his karate studio before 2 p.m., when children are not present. He is the founder of T&P Martial Arts in Arlington, where authorities say the crime took place. Donahue was first arrested on Aug. 25, arraigned in Cambridge District Court and released on $10,000 cash bail. He was indicted by a Middlesex Grand…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
An Arlington man was arrested Tuesday in Bedford in connection to two bank robberies in Wakefield in February of 2010.
An Arlington man accused of dressing up a a female and robbing two banks in Wakefield in 2010 was ordered held on $50,000 bail in Malden District Court on Wednesday. Patrick J. O'Connell, 28, of Arlington, was arrested at his workplace in Bedford on Tuesdy in connection with two Feb. 2010 bank robberies in Wakefield. The first robbery occurred on Feb. 10, 2010 at the Eastern Savings Bank on Main Street. O'Connell is accused of approaching the teller disguised as a woman and passing a note that said "Calm down, just give me all the money in your drawers and I'll walk out like nothing happened. There's no reason for anyone to get hurt, it’s up to you." The suspect was then handed $2,000 in cash and left the scene, said Christopher Minue, an …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
An opinion piece from the desk of Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Editor's note: The following is an opinion piece from Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Recent events have highlighted the merits of the concept behind making basic information on campus crimes and arrests available to the public; information sharing is a common sense safety concept that should be readily adopted and more often exercised by all schools and is especially important for secondary and elementary schools. One area of information sharing that is especially important for secondary and elementary schools regards the full and complete transferring of school records. Under current state and federal law, student information and records should contain all relevant information about a student’s personal and disciplinary history …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, is the founder of T&P Martial Arts in Arlington, where authorities say the crime took place.
A Middlesex grand jury has indicted an Arlington karate coach on charges he indecently assaulted a young girl at his studio, officials said Monday. Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, faces charges of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 and enticement of a child, according to a release from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. He is the founder of T&P Martial Arts in Arlington, where authorities say the crime took place. An arraignment date has not yet been set. Donahue was last in court on Wednesday, when he was scheduled for a probable cause hearing Dec. 5. Assistant District Attorney Deborah Bercovitch has said Donahue gave Arlington Police a “full confession” of the crime. Donahue, who was released after posting $10,…
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, was arrested early Thursday afternoon.
An Arlington-based karate coach was arrested Thursday on charges that he indecently assaulted one of his students, officials said. Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, was arrested by the Arlington and Lexington police departments this afternoon after a traffic stop near the split between the two towns. According to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Donahue coached karate to the victim, who was 7 years old at the time. Donahue allegedly asked the victim to stay and come to his office after class to help him remove his leg brace. DA's Office spokesperson Cara O'Brien said Donahue taught at T&P Martial Arts. According to Arlington Patch's business directory, Donahue is the founder of the school. A call to the school …