Saturday, May 11, 2013
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey testified this past week on a bill, cosponsored by several area legislators, to force predators to provide their online identities and email addresses when they register as sex offenders.
Saturday, May 11
The following is a press release from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey: Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey was at the State House this past week, standing with Rep. Tackey Chan to push their bill to force convicted predators to provide their email addresses and other online information when they register as sex offenders. “As we investigate crimes, we see cases where defendants started with electronic contact, under false names or false identities, with their eventual victims,” Morrissey said. “This is an effort to curtail that kind of activity from those previously convicted of sexual assaults.” Morrissey said the legislation should improve public safety in two ways. First, it will be useful …
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 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Auricelli Braga pled guilty Wednesday in Norfolk Superior Court to charges stemming from a June 2012 car crash which killed a 64-year-old Stoughton woman, according to the Norfolk County DA's office. Braga is not a legal resident and faces deportation.
The unlicensed illegal immigrant drunk driver from Stoughton who crossed the center line of Rte. 138 in Canton on June 24, 2012, striking and killing Sara Escudero, a 64-year-old Stoughton woman, was sent to jail Wednesday, according to a press release from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. Auricelli Braga, 32, from Stoughton, pled guilty in Norfolk Superior Court to both charges against her: Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation while Operating Under the Influence and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, according to the DA's office. “The judge imposed 2.5 years in the house of correction with two years incarcerated and the balance suspended during 5 years of supervised probation," Morrissey …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey announced Friday afternoon that the Sept. 29 shooting which killed 17-year old Stoughton High senior David Wade was an accident.
The September 29th shooting which killed Stoughton High senior David Wade, long understood to be an accident, has officially been ruled as such, the office of Norfolk Country District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey announced in a press release Friday afternoon. Wade, 17, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest at his Turnpike St. home. He was accidentally shot by his 21-year-old brother. "The investigation into the September 29, 2012 shooting death of David Wade in his Stoughton home has concluded that the shooting was accidental, the pistol was lawfully possessed and criminal charges are not warranted," the release states. "Massachusetts State Police detectives attached to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s Office and Stoughton…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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CLERGY GET TRAINING ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE PREVENTION: More than 60 clergy members from across Norfolk County, including Rev. Jean Lenk from the First Congregational Church in Stoughton, Rev. Stanley Schultz from Faith Baptist Church in Stoughton and Rabbi Joseph Meszler of Temple Sinai in Sharon, attended a training session hosted by Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey last week to learn how best to recognize even subtle signs of domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse – and how to tap into the right resources when a member of their congregations needs help. “Responsible citizens and community leaders are often the best partners law enforcement can have,” District Attorney Morrissey said after the half-day…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey launched his new Bad Check Restitution Program at a meeting with three dozen Norfolk County merchants held at Legacy Place in Dedham this week.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The following is a press release from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey: District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey launched a new way for Norfolk County businesses to deal with bad checks this week. “The existing ways of dealing with bounced checks has left a lot of merchants, tradesmen and small businesses frustrated and still out their money,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “This kind of crime is an indirect theft from the honest customers who have to pay higher prices to cover the loss. We wanted to find a good way to deal with bad checks.” District Attorney Morrissey developed the program with five key components: Morrissey invites businesses wanting more information, or to access the program, to …