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 …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A 26-year-old Stoughton man has been charged with smuggling drugs (believed to be Suboxone) into the Norfolk County House of Correction, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.
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Wednesday, April 17
The following is from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey: A 26-year-old Stoughton man has been arrested and charged with allegedly smuggling drugs into the Norfolk County House of Correction in Dedham by mailing envelopes doctored to appear as if they came from area law firms to avoid detection, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. “Sheriff Mike Bellotti contacted us last month to begin a joint investigation based on information that his department had developed,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “With their partnership, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to our drug unit executed a search warrant [Tuesday] afternoon on a package that had arrived at the facility. …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Photos from a February Vacation basketball camp offered by the Stoughton Recreation Department and sponsored by the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
Continuing the partnership between the Stoughton Recreation Department and the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, which has resulted in a popular three-day summer basketball clinic, the two organizations made the camp available to Stoughton youth this past week during February vacation. About 40 children spanning grades 3 through 8 attended the DA's Basketball Clinic held the mornings Feb. 19, 20 and 21 at the O'Donnell Middle School gym. In addition to drills, this three-day clinic also stresses the positive influence participating in sports can have off the court as well. The clinic was organized by Stoughton resident Paul Wilder, who works for Norfolk Country District Attorney Michael Morrissey. Stoughton resident Carl Boen, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Stoughton School officials and members of the Stoughton Police recently took part in ALICE school shooter response training, hosted by the Norfolk County DA. The program encourages a more flexible response to an active shooter situation.
You wouldn't stay in a building that was filling up with smoke, so why do so if there was an active shooter in the building, Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany reasons. The common practice has been for a school to go into lockdown if there was an active shooter in the building, but the more passive approach might not be as effective as a more proactive defense, supporters of the ALICE program say. ALICE - an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate - was developed by Greg Crane, a former SWAT police officer, and Lisa Crane a school principal. Chief Shastany spoke to the Stoughton School Committee about the ALICE program and its benefits at the Committee's Feb. 12 meeting. Like, the Chief, it's something the Stoughton …
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 …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey has produced posters with domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse and prescription drug disposal resources for the Norfolk County region. They can be printed from the Media/Press section of www.norfolkda.com.
The following is a press release from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey: The office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey has posted updated regional domestic violence, sexual assault and substance abuse hotline posters. Any business, school or organization that wishes to post credible, up-to-date resources on those topics, or the Prescription Drug Disposal Partnership between DA Morrissey and local police departments can print copies of these posters in the Media section of www.norfolkda.com. Posters are updated semi-annually. “A good number of these have already been put up in restaurants, libraries, medical and dental offices, pharmacies – sometimes in the privacy of restrooms, sometimes…
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…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office released the name of the victim from Friday afternoon's fatal pedestrian accident. No criminal charges will be filed at this time, according to the DA's office.
The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office has released the name of the toddler killed in Friday afternoon's pedestrian accident in front of the Hansen Elementary School on Central St. in Stoughton. Shayla Lutz, age 3, of Stoughton, was transported from the scene after being hit by a box truck, but did not survive her injuries, according to the DA's office. She was pronounced dead at the Good Samaritan Medical Center. The accident took place at about 2:45 p.m. on September 14. "Shayla and her mom, who was pushing another child in a stroller, were crossing Central Street to pick up her older sibling from Hansen Elementary School," CBS Boston reports. "Initial indications are that the collision did not take place in the vicinity of a …