The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 26, 2010

Update on court cases

The following cases were first reported in the Mosquito over the past several months:

According to Jessica Venezia, Communications Director for the office of Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leoni, the case against Gabe Rocco of East Meadow Lane has been dismissed, because “there was no good-faith basis to proceed.” He was 17 last July when he was charged with assault and battery with a knife in an altercation against Robert Quinn, also of East Meadow Lane. Venezia said that officials “didn’t have the facts to support the prosecution.”

Stemming from the same incident, charges brought against Quinn have not been dropped. Quinn, 47, is charged with assault and battery against Rocco, as well as threats to commit a crime against a person or property. His case is scheduled to go to trial in Middlesex District Court in Concord on May 18.

The case is continuing against Gregory Collison, of Concord, arrested last September at age 18 in connection with bomb threats written on a bathroom wall at the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS). The original complaint issued on September 28, 2009, included two charges of school disturbance, one count of “threat to commit a crime” and two charges of “bomb/hijack threat with serious public alarm.” Bomb threat charges were later dropped. However, in November, he received lesser charges relating to the September events at the school: two counts of defacing property and two counts of causing damage under $5,000. He is to appear in Concord District Court for a pre-trial hearing on May 18. After the September incident, Collison was ordered to stay away from school property and on May 18 he is to also face arraignment for a charge of allegedly trespassing on CCHS property on November 13. ∆

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