Wednesday, March 12, 2014
From news service reports
Man armed with knife dies after he was shot by police
The Essex District Attorney says a Danvers man died after being shot by police at a Danvers apartment complex.
District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett identified the man on Friday as 37-year-old Scott Kehoe.
Blodgett said five Danvers police officers and a state trooper were investigating an alleged assault Thursday night and trying to serve existing warrants on him when Kehoe approached them with a knife. The district attorney said Kehoe refused to drop the knife and was shot when he lunged toward one of the officers. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Danvers Police Chief Neil Ouellette said the shooting occurred as the man was being taken into custody. The chief said the alleged assault was related to a robbery and wasn't "a random event."
Slain MIT officer sworn in by local police department
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer slain just days after the Boston Marathon bombing has been posthumously sworn in as a Somerville officer.
Authorities allege the marathon bombing suspects shot and killed Sean Collier on April 18 to get his gun.
Collier's brother spoke for his family at a ceremony at Somerville City Hall Thursday night. Boston's WFXT-TV Fox25 reported that he asked those who attended to be "Collier strong," echoing the "Boston Strong" bombing recovery theme.
Among those attending was MBTA officer Richard Donohue, a friend of Collier's wounded in a police shootout with the bombing suspects.
Collier was assigned badge number 310, which was then retired in his honor. The 27-year-old had accepted a position in Somerville before he was killed and was just weeks away from starting his new job.
Suspect in stabbing pleads not guilty to murder charge
A 37-year-old Bridgewater man has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a man in Brockton.
Alfred Giannini was arraigned Friday in his hospital bed at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth where he's being treated after being shot by police in a manhunt following Wednesday's stabbing.
The Brockton Enterprise reported that Giannini appeared agitated and tried to talk with court officials near the end of his brief hearing, but was calmed by his attorney.
Prosecutors said Giannini went to a Brockton house at midday on Wednesday and stabbed 44-year-old Jeffrey Cicerano in the torso.
Prosecutors said Giannini stole a relative's car from a nearby house and drove away. Police found him in Abington a few hours later.
Resident chases suspects in burglary, detains one
Police have made an arrest after an apartment resident chased down two suspected burglars.
The Manchester man and his roommate were in their living room when they heard noises in one of the bedrooms. The resident said he saw a man jumping out of the window and running away with another man.
The resident chased the suspects and ripped a backpack off of one of them before the suspect ran away. He was able to hold the other man -- 20-year-old Eddil Ortez -- until police arrived.
The victim reported that a wallet, purse and cellphone had been taken.
Ortez has been charged with prowling.
Texas Republican Sen. Cruz attends fundraising event
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican seen as a possible contender for president in 2016, visited New Hampshire Friday.
Cruz attended a Republican State Committee fundraiser in Dublin. The $100-a-ticket event at Knollwood Farm was attended by about 40 people who met privately with Cruz under a tent atop a hillside overlooking the Monadnock Valley.