Friday, April 5, 2013
In addition to the seven arrested in Brockton and Stoughton, an eighth man related to the investigation was also arrested in Connecticut. They were indicted on federal distribution of Oxycodone charges.
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Friday, April 5
The following is a press release from the office of United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, District of Massachusetts: Seven men were arrested in Brockton and Stoughton charged Thursday in federal court on oxycodone distribution charges and aiding and abetting. An eighth man related to the investigation was also arrested on state drug charges. John Cruz, 33; Kenneth A. Harris, Jr., 30; Isaac J. Marrero a/k/a Saki, 19; Joel Marrero, 32; Reinaldo Marrero, a/k/a Joseph, a/k/a Jo Jo, 33; and Louis Porter, 35, all of Brockton and Jose Martinez More, 34, of New York were arrested and charged April 4 in federal court with oxycodone offenses. Cruz, Isaac Marrero, Joel Marrero, Reinaldo Marrero and Porter were arrested Thursday morning in Brockton…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region.
Synagogues in Stoughton, Brockton, Randolph Looking to Merge A Tri-Congregational Discussion on Regionalization for three local synagogues was held on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Temple Beth Emunah in Brockton. Representatives of Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton and Temple Beth Am in Randolph also attended the meeting, which attracted over 250 interested parties. The plan, still in the discussion phase, is for these three temples to merge into one congregation and use an interim site (Temple Beth Emunah) until a new building is constructed. The recommendation to merge, and begin attending services at the interim location in July of 2014 is not finalized. Each of the temple’s congregations still needs to vote on the plan. The vote is …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A Brooklyn man was arrested in Canton on Friday for allegedly accepting nearly 300 pounds of marijuana. Stoughton Police assisted in the arrest.
The Stoughton Police Department along with other state and local police agencies arrested a Brooklyn, New York man in Canton this past Friday for allegedly accepting a marijuana delivery valued at nearly $1 million, according to reports. Thomas Jin Kim, 30, of Brooklyn, was taken into custody after taking possession of nearly 300 pounds of pot, according to MyFoxBoston.com, and was subsequently charged with trafficking in marijuana. Canton police made the arrest shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, assisted by Detective Sergeant Robert Welch of the Stoughton Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, and members of the Drug Enforcement Agency, according to the Boston Globe and MyFoxBoston…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
Stoughton College Student Dies in Amherst Apartment Fire Jake Hoffman, 21, of Stoughton, was identified as the UMass Amherst college student who died in an early morning fire in an off-campus apartment building in Amherst Jan. 21. Hoffman, a 2009 graduate of Stoughton High School, was in his senior year at the UMass Amherst, studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. Fire crews responded to a three-alarm fire at the Rolling Green apartment complex in Amherst around 4:45 a.m. on Monday. The fire, which caused severe damage to the building, displaced 32 people, 22 of whom are students at UMass, according to The Republican of Springfield. Hoffman was the only reported fatality. The State Fire Marshal's Office said the cause of the fire is …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Norfolk DA Drug Task Force and local police arrested a Canton mortgage broker and three associates seizing as much as 70 pounds of alleged marijuana and $110,000 in possible drug proceeds.
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Thursday, January 24
The following is a press release from the Office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey: State Police detectives assigned to Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s Drug Task Force, working with Canton and Stoughton detectives, have seized as much as 70 pounds of alleged marijuana and $110,000 in possible drug proceeds – arresting four, according to DA Morrissey on Wednesday. "This is an investigation that began in September, focusing on the illegal distribution of marijuana in this area," Morrissey said in a statement. “State Police in our office, under the supervision of Sgt. Charles Kane, have been working closely with the Stoughton and Canton police departments in conducting surveillance and other …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Police executed a search warrant Friday April 27, resulting in the arrest of a 26-year-old Stoughton man.
The Stoughton Police Department's Detective Division concluded a month-long investigation Friday, April 27 on an individual who they suspected was selling crack cocaine out of his vehicle. As a result of their investigation, two search warrants were issued for the suspect's home and car, which led to the arrest of a 26-year old Stoughton man. According to SPD Sgt. Bob Welch, The warrants were executed simultaneously. "A small amount of crack cocaine and several thousand dollars in cash were discovered in the home. No drugs were found in the car, but more cash was on the suspect's person," Welch said. Stoughton Police arrested Andrew Levy, 26, of Stagecoach Road in Stoughton. That is the new apartment complex on the Stoughton/Canton …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Stoughton Police Detectives arrested a Duxbury man after serving a search warrant at a Stoughton home Tuesday afternoon on Fosters Run.
Detectives from the Stoughton Police Department arrested a Duxbury man living in Stoughton, after recovering approximately 25 pounds of marijuana from a home on Fosters Run Tuesday at 2 p.m., according to the Department’s Facebook page. Michael L. Vercollone of Duxbury, but living at a home on Fosters Run in Stoughton, was arrested and charged with possession to distribute class D and E substances as well as possession of class B and C substances, according to the SPD Facebook page. The arrest is the end result of Stoughton Police Detectives serving a search warrant on Fosters Run, a street located in a neighborhood off Bay Road. In addition to the recovery of 25 pounds of marijuana, Police also found pills and cash, according to the SPD …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
A look at the top Stoughton Patch headlines from February 12 – February 18, 2012.
* Pre-Prom Event at Stoughton High Brings Fashion, Responsibility Together OASIS (Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton) sponsored a pre-prom event at Stoughton High School on February 13. The goal of the event, held for the second consecutive year, is to reduce youth substance abuse on Prom night. And have some fun—there was also a fashion show, with a group of students modeling the latest prom fashions. OASIS and SHS have tried to make the prom safer by requiring all those attending to sign a "Prom Contract" Read more by clicking here. --- * Soldier Stationed in Afghanistan Speaks with 2nd Graders at Stoughton’s South School [VIDEO] Lt. Col. John Lee of the Army National Guard recently spoke with second graders at the South …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Canton Police made an arrest, confiscating cocaine, heroin and a gun
Canton Police arrested a Stoughton man as part of a drug bust, which also involved several Canton residents, early Friday morning, confiscating drugs and a gun after an investigation. "It was an ongoing drug investigation which culminated in a search warrant served about 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning," Canton Police Lt. Helena Findlen said. "We were able to get a gun, cocaine, heroin and some pills," Findlen said of the bust., which took place on Weathervane Road in Canton. On Friday, February 10, police arrested John R. Lozzi of Stoughton, charging him with the possession of a firearm without a FID card and possession to distribute a Class B drug. Police also issued a court summons to the following: Ronald A. Lozzi of Canton on charges of …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Stoughton Police, with the assistance of three other police departments, executed a drug bust Friday night at a Stoughton residence.
The Stoughton Police Department executed a search of a Stoughton residence Friday evening, which resulted in the recovery of multiple drugs and the arrest of a Stoughton man. Stoughton Police, under the direction of Detective Sgt. Robert Welch, served a search warrant at 47 Wheeler Circle #152 at 8 p.m. on Jan. 6, recovering 8 pounds of marijuana, hundreds of Percocet pills, a handgun and $80,000, according to the Stoughton Police Department’s website. Michael Fraser, 30, was charged with possession to distribute a Class D substance; possession to distribute a Class B substance; drug violation near a school or park (Wheeler Circle is within 1,000 feet of the Hansen Elementary School); Class D drug possession; Class B drug possession; and …