Teenager charged with OUI
LUNENBURG — After allegedly crashing into a tree and smashing into a utility pole on Goodrich Street, a town teenager was charged with OUI, according to court and police documents.
Officers were called to the area of 587 Goodrich St. on Tuesday on a report of a truck crash.
When they arrived they found a Ford F-350 truck heavily damaged after striking the tree and pole and its driver, Michael H. Longley Jr., 19, of 226 Whalom Road, who was bleeding from the mouth.
The broken utility pole was lying across the road with energized wires on the ground, which sparked a fire in the wood line in the area of the crash.
When officers questioned Longley they determined he had been drinking because of a strong odor of alcohol, police said.
Longley attempted several roadside sobriety tests, failing each and as a result, he was arrested.
When taken to the police station for booking, Longley refused a blood alcohol test and had his license immediately suspended, the arresting officer reported.
In addition to being charged with OUI, Longley was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, according to court documents.
Longley was arraigned Wednesday in Fitchburg District Court and released on personal recognizance and ordered to return to court on Jan. 28.
Fitchburg man arrested for alleged return scam at Walmart
LUNENBURG — After fraudulently returning items for cash on several occasions, an arrest warrant was issued for a Fitchburg man, who was arraigned on larceny charges Wednesday in Fitchburg District Court, according to court and police documents.
Police said that on three separate occasions, William M McKenna, 39, of Mary Anna Drive, went into Walmart’s clothing section and took a pair of pants, stuffed them into a bag and visited the returns department requesting a cash refund, which he was given.
McKenna also allegedly took a pair of boots from the store on one of the occasions he fraudulently returned the pants.
As a result, he was charged with three counts of larceny under $1,200 by false pretense and one count of shoplifting, third offense, according to court documents.
When arraigned on Wednesday, he was ordered held in lieu of a $500 cash bail or $5,000 surety bond and to stay away from Walmart.
McKenna will return on court Feb. 20 for a pre-trial hearing.
Fitchburg man arrested for allegedly smashing restaurant’s glass door with head
FITCHBURG — After causing a disturbance at a local restaurant and bar that ended with a smashed door window, a city man was arrested by police on several charges, according to court and police documents.
Officers were called to the Singapore Restaurant on Dec. 1 to deal with an unruly patron, police said.
Once inside, the officers encountered Nicholas McFadden, 22, of Walker Street, who had been causing a disturbance and was asked on numerous occasions by restaurant staff to leave.
Police took him into custody and as they were escorting him out of the restaurant, he head butted and shattered the glass door, police said.
As a result, he was charged with vandalizing property, resisting arrest, trespassing, and an open container violation, according to court documents.
After being booked, he posted a $200 cash bail and was released.
When arraigned on Wednesday (his original court date was Dec. 3, but continued), he was released and ordered to return to court on Feb. 2 for a pre-trial hearing, according to court documents.
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