Tuesday, December 4, 2012
District Attorney Jon Blodgett hosted a training conference for area law enforcement to cover crimes against people with disabilities and the elderly.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
[The following was submitted by the Essex County District Attorney's office.] “I’ve learned over the years that nothing beats collaboration,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said as he opened, “From Crime Scene to Sentencing, and Beyond: Addressing Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities and Elders,” a day-long training he sponsored in conjunction with the Building Partnerships for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities Initiative (BPI) on Nov. 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Danvers. Collaboration was in evidence throughout the day as over 400 police, prosecutors, victim advocates, persons with disabilities and elder services providers participated in workshops and plenary sessions designed to inspire and inform the people who…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The DA's office says police officer Fred Wojick was arrested last night on charges of indecent assault and battery and disseminating obscene material to a minor.
A veteran Peabody police officer is facing indecent assault charges on a child, according to the Essex County District Attorney's office. Spokesperson Carrie Kimball-Monahan briefed local media outlets that officer Fred Wojick, 48, will be arraigned in Peabody District Court this morning on six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and one count of disseminating obscene material to a minor. She said Wojick was arrested by state police detectives assigned to the DA's office last night at 7 p.m. No further details were available. Stay with Peabody Patch for more on this story. For breaking Peabody news as it happens, sign up for our email newsletter
Friday, October 19, 2012
Six North Shore men, including one Peabody resident, were arrested Friday morning. Police seized thousands of oxycodone pills, more than $50,000 in cash and a gun.
Authorities arrested six local men, including one Peabody resident, Friday morning in several drug raids across the North Shore. One of the men was also identified as the owner of Bangkok Paradise in Salem. Essex Country District Attorney's office spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan said warrants were executed at 10 different locations in Lynn, Peabody, Salem and Danvers and police also seized thousands of oxycodone pills along with more than $50,000 in cash and a gun. She said the arrests were the result of a "long-term, multi-agency drug investigation." The agencies involved were DA's Drug Task Force, state police, Drug Enforcement Agency, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Peabody, Lynn, Salem and Danvers police. The following men were …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
DA Blodgett says only a matter of time before the ruinous drug starts showing up more frequently on the North Shore.
Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett says the only reason crystal methamphetamine hasn't taken root on the North Shore as it has in many other areas of the country is because heroin is still cheaper here. But, Blodgett says, that situation may change in the future with drug users switching over to the highly dangerous substance, and he wants to get out in front of it with education and coordinated efforts by law enforcement agencies -- the incident at Holiday Inn may even be a sign of worse to come. Blodgett, a Peabody native, has been warning about crystal meth for the past five years, as New England was the only region not have to been hit by it yet. He was interviewed recently by the Salem News and explained how devastating …