Press Releases from 2009
Mar 31, 2009

A Wellesley woman was arraigned yesterday for allegedly striking a State trooper with her Mercedes as he attempted to write her a ticket, then driving straight toward him and ultimately fleeing the scene as he tried to arrest her, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

MARGARET GREER (D.O.B. 11/7/51) was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, and failure to stop for police. She was released on her own recognizance and will return to East Boston District Court on May 13. more »

Mar 31, 2009

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a man of manslaughter for fatally stabbing 28-year-old Edward “Red” Quiles to death during a fight in a mutual friend’s Chinatown apartment last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

Jurors found ANTHONY CHAMBERS (D.O.B. 1/15/57) guilty after about three days of testimony and one full day of deliberations. Judge Regina Quinlan will sentence him tomorrow at 2:00 in courtroom 907. more »

Mar 30, 2009

>“I told you last Tuesday that by now we’d know the answer as to why the defendant was in that chair as the defendant,” a Suffolk County prosecutor told a Superior Court jury today during a closing argument in the trial of ANTHONY CHAMBERS for the stabbing death of Edward “Red” Quiles.

“He is not a victim,” Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum continued. “He killed a man, tried to cover his tracks, and lied, lied, lied about it.” more »

Mar 27, 2009

A Revere man’s open bail on gun charges was revoked and new bail totaling $10,000 was set following his arraignment on charges that he spray painted racist messages threatening a neighbor and the President of the United States while free on a litany of gun charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.

Suffolk prosecutors assigned to Chelsea District Court recommended that JOHN SIECKARSKI (D.O.B. 5/11/59) of Revere be held on $10,000 cash bail following his November arrest by Revere Police on 22 counts each of unlawfully possessing firearms or ammunition in his home and improper storage of those firearms; a district court judge released him on his own recognizance. more »

Mar 26, 2009

A Roslindale man was held on $160,000 cash bail today following his arraignment on drug trafficking charges stemming from a bag full of money and drugs that sailed out of his Paine Street apartment when Boston Police tried to serve an arrest warrant on another resident, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

Boston Police trying to execute a warrant yesterday morning were surprised to see a shopping bag packed with bundles of cash, bags of drugs, and blue latex gloves fly from a third-floor window – followed moments later by their alleged owner, LUIS PORTALATIN (D.O.B. 1/19/81), who was dressed only in his pajamas. more »

Mar 25, 2009

“ANTHONY CHAMBERS sits in that chair before you, not because he is a victim, but because he got fed up with a man and stabbed him with a steak knife and took him from this earth,” a Suffolk County prosecutor told jurors this morning in an opening statement marking the first day of that man’s trial for the fatal stabbing of Edward “Red” Quiles.

Chambers, 52 (D.O.B. 1/15/57), a Boston man with no fixed address who frequently stayed at a friend’s Nassau Street studio apartment in Chinatown, is charged with a single count of manslaughter for Quiles’ homicide in the course of an argument on Feb. 10, 2008. more »