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Young man from Fitchburg and two minors accused of breaking and entering TC Passos

LUNENBURG – After officers were called to the town’s old elementary school when the alarms went off, they arrested three people and charged them with breaking and entering, according to police and court documents.

Last Thursday shortly after midnight, alarms went off at the old school at 1401 Mass Ave., and when officers arrived to check the property, they found three individuals, two 16-year-old boys and Joseph D. Novelli , 20 years. , of Ashby State Road, Fitchburg, sat on a swing in the playground outside the school, police said.

When asked what they were doing, they said they were comforting one of them about a relationship problem and denied being inside the school, police said .

However, the three could not explain why the school alarm went off, police said, adding that they were told to call their parents.

The school district facility manager was called and when he arrived he and two other officers swept the school to see if there was anyone else inside; there was none, police said.

The facility manager and officers then viewed surveillance video tapes from inside the school and clearly saw the three people walking through the hallways, police said.

The facility manager then showed the officer where an unlocked window screen had been removed to enter inside, police said.

Novelli was placed under arrest and charged with breaking and entering, and the two minors were brought to juvenile court on the same charge, police said.

The two minors will have their case tried in a juvenile court, which is a sealed proceeding.

Novelli pleaded not guilty when he appeared in district court on Friday and was released and ordered to stay away from school.

Leominster man accused of stealing computer from Fitchburg police hall

FITCHBURG – A man from Leominster was arrested on Monday for stealing a computer and bag from an officer while in the lobby of the police station.

Police said an officer left his computer in the main lobby while speaking with another officer when Edgardo Colon, 43, of 94 Central Street, picked up the bag and left in early June.

The surveillance camera in the lobby recorded Colon picking up the bag and he was summoned to court on a single charge of theft under $ 1,200, police said.

When arraigned Monday, Colon, who pleaded not guilty, was released on personal bail and is expected to return to court on September 21 for a pre-trial hearing.

Fitchburg man arrested for crashing into cast iron barriers outside Monument Park

FITCHBURG – When officers responded to a car crash outside Monument Square on May 29, a car was badly damaged and empty, but the driver left his vaccination card inside, according to police and court documents .

Minutes after responding to the crash, Luis A. Santiago Jr., 49, of 47 Simonds St., called dispatch to report that a woman wanted to report that her Dodge Caliber had been stolen, which was the same vehicle that crashed into Main Street, police said.

After passing Santiago’s name into the Motor Vehicle Registry database, the Simonds Street address came back and indicated that Santiago had a state ID card but no driver’s license, and police went there to talk to him, police said.

Initially, Santiago insisted the caliber was stolen, but later admitted he was driving it when he hit the cast iron barriers and the light pole, costing the city thousands of dollars. dollars to repair, police said.

Santiago was summoned to court on Monday, pleaded not guilty to a charge of negligent and unauthorized operation, and was released on personal recognizance and ordered to return to court on September 2 for a preliminary hearing .


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