Leominster Man Nabbed on Drug, Weapons Charges
FITCHBURG -- The State Police Gang Unit arrested a Leominster man Thursday on drug distribution and weapons charges, according to court documents.
Taino Reyes, 42, of 101 Mechanic St. Apt 1R, was arraigned in District Court Friday on charges of possession of a class B drug with intent to distribute, possession of a class A drug with intent to distribute, and carrying a firearm without a license.
According to a police report, officers with the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the Gang Unit were attempting an arrest of another man thought to reside at 76 Leighton St. in Fitchburg.
When officers arrived at the Fitchburg residence Reyes let them into the apartment, according to the report.
The man targeted for arrest was not found in the apartment, but officers did allegedly find, sitting in plain sight, a bag “containing numerous other smaller baggies” near the bed where Reyes was staying, the report states.
Inside the small bags were “a white rock like substance and a brown powdery substance” believed to be heroin and cocaine, according to the report.
After another resident of the apartment agreed to let police search the entire apartment, officers allegedly found a handgun, one spent shell casing, a digital scale and plastic baggies, the report states.
Reyes was arrested and held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Oct. 3, according to court documents.
Execution of warrant leads to drug charges
FITCHBURG -- A city man who was the target of a search warrant in June is facing drug distribution charges in District Court, according to court documents.
Orlando B. Anderson-Prescott, 28, of 245 River St. Apt. 318, was arraigned Aug. 13 on charges of drug distribution of a class A substance and cocaine possession with intent to distribute, according to court document.
On June 26, officers with Fitchburg Police Department Drug Suppression Unit, State Police Gang Unit and the North Worcester County Drug Task Force executed a warrant search of Anderson-Prescott’s apartment, according to a police report.
Police allegedly found 6.1 grams of crack cocaine and 4.1 grams of heroin, according to the report.
Anderson-Prescott was summonsed to court for his Aug. 13 arraignment, and was released on a personal promise to reappear in court. A pre-trail conference was held Thursday.
Several charges for Fitchburg man
FITCHBURG -- A city man was released on $500 cash bail set after he allegedly forced his way into a woman’s apartment, then used a wooden stick with nails protruding from one end to smash a car window, according to court documents.
David S. Holden, 26, of 26 Crescent St. first floor, was arraigned in District Court on Aug. 27 on charges of assault and battery on a family or household member, vandalizing property, and strangulation or suffocation, according to court documents.
Police say that on Aug. 26, Holden went to the apartment of a woman known to him and grabbed her by the neck when she came outside, according to a police report.
Around 2 a.m., Holden “used a wooden stick with nails on one end wrapped with tape to break the front drivers side window” of another woman’s car, according to the report.
A pretrial hearing was held in District Court Thursday and a discovery hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 6, according to court documents.
Pair alleged to break into Fitchburg office
FITCHBURG -- Two men were summonsed to District Court Thursday for allegedly breaking into and stealing from the 76 Summer St. office of an organization that supports children and young adults with autism, according to court documents.
Michael J. Bergeron, 33, of 23 Leighton St. and Jeffrey A. Boyd, 35, have both been charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering, larceny under $1,200 and malicious destruction of property valued under $1,200, according to court documents.
Police say the two men broke into the office of Shapiro Educational and Behavioral Consultants on April 18, according to court documents, and stole an unidentified item or items.
Bergeron was arraigned in District Court Thursday, and is due back for a pretrial hearing Nov. 6, according to court documents. Boyd is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 6.