Articles Posted in Property Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a superior court judge’s order suppressing evidence seized pursuant to a warrant that implicated the defendant in participating in the multi-million dollar burglary of a jewelry manufacturer in Attleboro in 2008.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MurphyContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday agreed with a Boston Municipal Court judge that there was no probable cause to arrest a man sitting in the passenger seat of a stolen car, and therefore his subsequent statements to the police must be suppressed.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PridgettContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed a woman’s money laundering conviction in a case involving the theft of more than $300,000 from her girlfriend’s parents.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BrauneContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed an alleged thief’s conviction for stealing an elderly woman’s jewelry because the investigating police officer conducted an improper identification procedure of the defendant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CarlsonContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the larceny conviction against a man who entered the home of his neighbors, who had recently been murdered, and stole property from them.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GreenContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Chicago man’s conviction for tagging a train at the Alewife station, but reversed his convictions for more than a dozen other vandalism incidents at two other Boston train stations.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BiesiotContinue reading ›

A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man’s conviction for possessing a burglarious instrument near a convenience store that had recently been the target of an attempted break in.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RiveraContinue reading ›

In a 4-3 decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed convictions against two men who were found guilty of possessing burglarious tools as they walked along railroad tracks in Norton in the middle of a freezing February night in 2013.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SquiresContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today held it was error for a superior court judge to order bail posted on behalf of the defendants by their family members could be used to partially satisfy a large restitution order against them.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. UnittContinue reading ›