Region Roundup: Alleged Drunk Driver Accused of Killing Woman; Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery
A look at what is happening around the region.
The Rhode Island man accused of killing a 24-year-old woman in an alleged drunk driving crash on North Main Street in Attleboro walked out of the local courthouse late Tuesday afternoon after posting $15,000 cash bail, various media reported.
Jason Kwolek, 32, of Pawtucket was arraigned on manslaughter and drunk driving charges. He must return to court in November, according to WHDH-TV in Boston.
A 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds were arrested for armed robbery Saturday night in Easton.
Police responded to a 911 call at 6 p.m. from a 20-year-old male who said that he had just been robbed at gunpoint and he was at the corner of Sheridan Street and Coughlin Road.
Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim who said he had arranged to meet several people for a drug transaction and that when he got into the suspect’s vehicle he was robbed at gunpoint for a small amount of cash, Police Chief Allen Krajcik said.
According to Krajcik, the victim also stated one of the suspects put a knife to his throat. The victim described the vehicle to police and stated there were three occupants, two males and a female driver, and that he knew one of the males.
After a subsequent investigation, police arrested Zachary Wilson, 17, of 138 Summer St., Easton and charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute, and armed robbery.
Also arrested was Anthony Reed, 18, of 465 Bay Rd South Easton who was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) and unlawful possession of ammunition. The third person arrested was the driver, Alex Elizabeth McKeen, 18 of 10 Rocky Brook Drive, Easton. She is charged with armed robbery.
The Stoughton Police Department issued an alert on the town's website and on the Department's Facebook page, warning residents of recent cases of purse thefts at the RK Plaza on Park St. in Stoughton on the Stoughton/Brockton line.
"There have been two purse snatchings in the RK Plaza in the last few weeks. Please be aware of your surroundings and safeguard your property," the announcement states.
Norton was well represented at Saturday’s playoff game between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. The Norton Police Honor Guard was selected to present the colors during the National Anthem.