"Woman charged with assaulting 103-year-old man in Framingham" by Felicia Gans Globe Correspondent November 25, 2015
A 53-year-old Framingham woman is facing charges for allegedly demanding money from her 103-year-old former neighbor, forcing her way into his apartment, and keeping him from using an emergency button to call for help, authorities said.
Though Leslie Belliveau no longer lives at the Irving Street apartment complex, police said she found a way to enter the building on Monday at about 7:46 p.m. She was allegedly “heavily intoxicated” and was seen on security cameras stumbling and staggering down the hallways, said Framingham police Lieutenant Stephen Cronin.
The building is a multiunit apartment complex with units that cater to the elderly and the disabled, Cronin said.
Belliveau knocked on her former neighbor’s door, and when he answered, she demanded money. When he tried to close the door, she pushed him back, Cronin said.
The man tried to call police and use the emergency button installed in all apartments, but Belliveau allegedly kept him from doing so. He was not able to call police until Belliveau left a short time later without the money she had demanded.
Belliveau was arraigned Tuesday in Framingham District Court on charges of assault and battery on a person over 60 or a disabled person and witness intimidation, Cronin said. She is also charged with an outstanding warrant for an alleged disturbance in the emergency room of MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham in May.
At her arraignment, bail was set at $500 cash, and if Belliveau makes bail, she is ordered to stay away from, not abuse, and have no contact with the victim, according to Elizabeth Vlock, a spokeswoman for Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office.
Belliveau is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 21.