Articles Posted in Property Crimes

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

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday reversed a terrible opinion by the Appeals Court that upheld the conviction of a defendant based on a single fingerprint found at the scene of the crime.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FrenchContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that double jeopardy principles do not prohibit the prosecutor from charging a defendant with larceny when he was already acquitted of receiving stolen property (related to the same property) at a prior trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RodriguezContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed the conviction of a man who was hired by a Marshfield couple to perform home improvement work but didn’t finish the job after receiving payment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LongContinue Reading

In upholding a woman’s animal cruelty conviction for starving her dog to death, the Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled it was proper for the trial judge to prohibit her from owning any pets as a condition of her probation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WallerContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ordered a criminal defendant to pay restitution to his victim for storage fees that were accumulated when the police department failed to tell the victim where his car had been stored.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BuckleyContinue Reading