Tuesday, March 12, 2013
People have asked Patch, 'What is the latest on the murder charges stemming from the incident at Motel 6 last year?"
In August, two suspects pled not guilty to murder charges stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at Motel 6 in Northborough. James Howze, 20, and Lara Cori, 22, both of 37 Harvard St., Providence, were charged with the murder of Joseph Webster, a Worcester man whose last known whereabouts was at Motel 6 with Howze and Cori in March. Many have asked, "what is the latest on this murder case?" Howze and Cori last appeared in Worcester Superior Court on Feb. 11, and will next appear before the judge on April 29, according to Tim Connolly, spokesperson for the Worcester District Attorney's office. "It is moving along, but no date has been set for a trial," said Connolly.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Motel 6 owner follows up with the board after updating security at the motel.
It's a "family business," but after a multitude of serious incidents and crimes that emanated from the premises at Motel 6, not only did management want to improve the problem; the town demanded it do so. Manager Jayesh Patel reported to the Board of Selectmen on Monday that it has, and that security—and safety—has been drastically improved. In November, manager Jayesh Patel was called to a Board of Selectmen meeting after he and the town looked to improve conditions that were tagging the motel with a less than reputable reputation. Within the past year, an alleged murder, domestic disputes, drug deals, youth fights and an assault with a deadly weapon were among the incidents. Patel had met with Northborough police and devised a number of…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A scheduled disciplinary hearing is on hold after the manager of the motel worked through a remediation plan with the police department's help.
"When that 19 year old got killed in my motel room, I couldn't sleep for three days," Jayesh Patel, manager of Motel 6 in Northborough told the Board of Selectmen at what was scheduled to be a disciplinary hearing for the motel. Patel was referring to the murder that allegedly occurred in a room at Motel 6 on March 16. Instead of a discliplinary hearing, based on a proactive move by Patel, managers and employees at the motel are taking a number of steps to combat the crime that has plagued the location. Patel contacted the Northborough Police Department and together constructed a plan. In addition to the alleged murder (of which the two suspects have been charged with homicide), other Motel 6 incidents included a domestic dispute on April …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Northborough police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Incidents, Wednesday, Oct. 24 10:03 a.m.: Medical call on Davis Street 11:17 a.m.: Found wallet, Main Street 11:39 a.m.: Employee reporting a returned check, Southwest Cutoff 3:44 p.m.: Assist FD with illegal burning, King Street 5:24 p.m.: Medical call on Bartlett Street 6:54 p.m.: Party in lobby reporting credit card fraud, Shady Lane 7:16 p.m.: Caller reporting missing 14 year old male, Davis Street. Party located in Shrewbury at friends house. 7:29 p.m.: Assisted male with voluntary health evaluation, Main Street. FD notified for transport. 7:51 p.m.: Medical call on West Main Street Incidents, Thursday, Oct. 25 5:01 a.m.: Employee reporting a possible domestic, Southwest Cutoff. Suspect fled on foot. Shrewsbury PD called for mutual …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
No arrests have been made.
A reported stabbing at the Motel 6 on Belmont Street overnight sent two people to the hospital, Northborough Police say. No arrests have been made in the 12:21 a.m. incident, which is under investigation, police said in a press release today. The two victims are in stable condition at the hospital, police said. A Westborough Fire Department ambulance took them to the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, according to that department.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Two from Rhode Island were injured in a crash that occurred on Route 9 on Wednesday evening.
An argument that started at Motel 6 and made its way across to the median of Route 9 ended in a crash that seriously injured two on Wednesday night. Police have named the victims as Torrez Lumpkins and Maria Robinson, both of Providence, RI. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. According to police, Lumpkins and Robinson had been in an argument, after which Robinson ran across Route 9. Lumpkins chased after her and they were crossing back across an unlit portion of the road when they were struck by Peter Levine of Sharon, MA. Levine was the lone occupant of his 2010 Toyota Camry. Levine stopped immediately after …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A couple's argument spills into the middle of Route 9, resulting in a crash.
A man and woman were hit by a car going westbound on Route 9 in Northborough while crossing the street on Route 9. According to police, the crash was the result of an accident that spilled out from Motel 6 onto Route 9 across from the Celtic Tavern. Both victims, who sustained injuries, are from Providence, RI. Witnesses say the argument started in the parking lot of Motel 6. The woman walked across the divided, two-lane highway, sitting on the Jersey barrier when the male came out to talk with her. "Apparently, the man convinced her to go back," said Chief Mark Leahy, "and when she started to come back she was hit in the middle of the lanes by an oncoming car." The male was also hit and landed against the barrier. "The person who hit them…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Two Providence, RI, residents were indicted on Friday for the murder of Joseph Webster.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up murder indictments on Friday for two Providence R.I. residents who were involved in the disappearance and death of a 19-year-old Worcester man, according Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Joseph P. Webster of Worcester last known whereabouts were with the two suspects at Motel 6 in Northborough, according to police. Lara Cori, 22, and James Howze, 19, both of 37 Harvard St., Providence were indicted for murder. Howze also was indicted today for larceny of a motor vehicle. They are both held without bail and will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court at a future date. Cori was previously indicted on charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny…
Friday, April 27, 2012
A Peabody man was arrested on charges of damaging two vehicles in the parking lot of Motel 6.
A Peabody man has been arrested and charged with damaging two vehicles in the parking lot of Motel 6 in Northborough, according to Northborough police. Darren Redmond, 40, 3 Magnolia Way, No. 326, of Peabody, was arrested on Thursday on two counts of defacing property. The incident had a "domestic angle," according to police, and involved Redmond's fiancee and another person she was allegedly with at Motel 6. Redmond was arrested and released on $40 bail, and later transported to Marlborough Hospital for medical issues.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The following cases involve Northborough residents and/or occurred in Northborough.
James A. Howze, 19, of 37 Harvard Ave. second floor, Providence, R.I. was summonsed to court on a complaint from State Police and the District Attorney and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in an incident that allegedly occurred at Motel 6 in Northborough. Judge Vito Virzi continued the case to May 2. Frank A. Desposito, 19, of 62 Allen St. in Northborough was arrested by Northborough police on March 30 and charged with OUI drugs, leaving the scene of property damage, unsafe operation of a motor vehicle and state highway traffic violation. The charges stem from an incident on March 30 in which a hit and run crash was reported on Main St. According to the police report, Desposito …