Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Private Dick

"Ex-police sergeant who faced 40 complaints wins investigator’s license" by Jan Ransom Globe Staff  February 28, 2017

A former Boston police sergeant who amassed 40 complaints from residents, colleagues, and supervisors over two decades with the department and resigned after agreeing to a suspension is now a state-licensed private investigator.

Martin B. Kraft, a 32-year veteran, resigned from the department in 2015 and received a private investigator’s license last year. He announced his new business, Kraft Investigations Group, on social media in March. After the Globe inquired about Kraft’s license, State Police scheduled a hearing on his application for March 3.

They killed a Vietnam veteran's business?


Another guy they ran out of town:

"‘Whitey’ Bulger’s former FBI handler eligible for parole in 1982 slaying" by Shelley Murphy Globe Staff  March 14, 2017

Former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr., the once-decorated FBI agent who grew up in the same South Boston housing development as James “Whitey” Bulger and recruited him as an informant, was not in Florida when John Callahan, a Boston businessman, was killed, but jurors found Connolly leaked information to Bulger and Stephen Flemmi that prompted the gangsters to order the death of Callahan, an accountant and former gambling company executive with ties to Bulger’s gang.

Only problem is Bulgar wasn't allowed to bring up his informant status during the trial.

Flemmi testified Connolly warned him and Bulger that the FBI wanted to question Callahan and that the businessman would probably implicate them in the 1981 slaying of World Jai Alai owner Roger Wheeler in Oklahoma, as well as two other slayings in Boston. A Bulger associate, John Martorano, testified that at the urging of Bulger and Flemmi, he lured Callahan to Florida and shot him to death.

Connolly’s sentence for the murder came while he was already serving a 10-year prison term for a 2002 federal racketeering conviction. In that case, a federal jury in Boston found that Connolly helped Bulger evade capture by warning him he was about to be indicted....


Related: Bulger Found Guilty

Also see: Fitzpatrick’s Fibs

Just working my way back to the present without getting in too Depp about Bulger.

"2 N.H. residents die in police chase in Maryland" Associated Press  March 20, 2017

Two people were killed in Maryland after a 50-mile, high-speed police pursuit of a pickup truck reported stolen in New Hampshire, authorities said.

Officials said Maryland Transportation Authority Police tried to stop a Chevrolet Silverado on Sunday morning on Interstate 95 north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel in the Baltimore area. Authorities say the Laconia, N.H., police reported the truck stolen Friday.

The driver failed to stop, leading police on a pursuit for about 50 miles into northeastern Maryland.

The pursuit ended when the driver of the Chevrolet, 28-year-old Stephen Reinholz of Laconia, lost control. The truck struck a guard rail and went down an embankment.

Reinholz and a passenger, 28-year-old Kaili Pierce of Concord, N.H., died at the scene, officials said.

Also, a pileup on the Florida Turnpike Sunday evening killed two people.

Police identified the victims as a 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man who were traveling in the same vehicle, which was struck from behind.

The seven-vehicle crash occurred near Howey in the Hall, northwest of Orlando. Police said nine people were taken to hospitals after the pileup.

Traffic was backed up for 10 miles in the northbound lanes after the accident, according to the Department of Transportation.


"Maryland student held without bond in fatal stabbing" Washington Post  May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — The University of Maryland student arrested in a fatal stabbing that authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime was ordered to remain in jail without the possibility of bond but could be considered for GPS-monitored release at a later date.

Sean Urbanski, 22, made his first appearance before a judge Monday since his arrest in the weekend slaying of Bowie State University student Richard W. Collins III, 23.

Urbanski’s lawyer, William C. Brennan, told the judge that ‘‘alcohol and substance abuse may have played a significant role in all of this.’’


"Arrest made in murder of Worcester woman" by John R. Ellement Globe Staff  March 20, 2017

A man is being held without bail Monday over allegations that he killed a a 49-year-old Worcester woman who worked in that city’s public school system.

The body of Sandra Hehir was found in her Congress Street apartment Feb. 5, and authorities later said she had been strangled.

Jose Melendez, 54, of Worcester, is charged with her murder, and the Worcester district attorney’s office said DNA recovered from the crime scene had connected him to the case.

Melendez, who also uses the names Alvarado and Segura, had been arrested last week on a warrant out of Lynn. He had defaulted on probation in a 2014 breaking and entering case, prosecutors said. He also faces charges in two Worcester drug cases for allegedly giving police a false name.

The suspect was arraigned on Monday in Worcester District Court, and he will return to court April 13....

If the globe had returned to it I would post more but....


Also see:

Masked man robs bank in Lowell

FBI offers reward for information on dangerous fugitive

Cambridge man arrested after gun found in car