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Man Charged with Hitting Pregnant Fitchburg Woman

March 28, 2019

FITCHBURG -- A Worcester man with a history of assaults is being held pending a dangerousness hearing after allegedly striking a woman he knew to be pregnant, according to court documents.

Police reported that on Monday, March 25, Mardochee Chevalier, 29, of 17 Bancroft St., allegedly shoved and punched the 22-year-old woman during an argument that caused her to fall.

He then, police reported, punched the woman in her head with a closed fist.

The alleged victim told police that Chevalier was aware that she was pregnant before the assault.

When arraigned on Tuesday in District Court, Judge Christopher LoConto and revoked Chevalier’s bail and ordered him held pending the hearing on April 1.

Chevalier was arrested in 2011 for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after allegedly attacking Needham police officers with a barbecue fork after officers spotted him preparing to break a vehicle’s windshield with a yard rake.

When attempting to take Chevalier into custody, he violently resisted, leaving three officers with minor injuries.

For that incident, he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (barbecue fork), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, threats to commit a crime (he threatened to kill the officers), and four counts of assault and battery.

Also in 2011, Chevalier was arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly threatening another man with a knife during a party in Framingham.

In 2015, he was arrested in Worcester on a charge of assault and battery.

The dispositions of those cases were unavailable.

Fitchburg man in court on 11 weapons offenses

FITCHBURG -- A city man was in District Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing after being charged in December with 11 weapons’ related offenses, according to court documents.

Police were called to a residence on Olin Drive in December for a report of a disturbance.

When officers arrived, they couldn’t find any evidence of a disturbance, but allegedly saw a weapon in “plain view from outside of the residence.”

When officers finally entered the home of Dennis J. Aube, 60, of Olin Drive, they discovered multiple firearms and rounds of ammunition unsecured in multiple rooms inside the house with no one at home.

Aube, who previously had a license to carry that expired in September 2017, was charged with six counts of improper storage of a firearm, and five counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition without an FID card.

After his arraignment in February, Aube was released on a written promise to appear and ordered to not possess any firearms.

He will return to court on May 2.