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Their son was taken from their residence by two men for a supposed probation-related drug test

2 men hospitalized following crash

BOURNE, Mass. — Two men were hospitalized Tuesday, police said, after they broke into a Bourne home and led the homeowner on a chase that ended in a rollover crash, according to the Cape Cod Times.

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Kristopher Santillo, 25, of Dartmouth and Sage Vandersluis, 35, of New Bedford, were both unresponsive but partially conscious after the vehicle went out of control in a rotary, hit a curb and flipped over numerous times, the newspaper reported.

Homeowner Robert Jarvis said he notified police of the break-in while pursuing the vehicle, but it crashed before police could reach the area.

The Cape Cod Times reported that inside the crashed vehicle there were several items believed to have been taken from the Bourne home.

Police feared couple would harm disabled son

Connecticut police say they have arrested a Massachusetts couple who authorities believed might harm themselves and their special needs son.

HARTFORD, Conn. —Connecticut police say they have arrested a Massachusetts couple who authorities believed might harm themselves and their special needs son.

Hartford Police Lt. Brian Foley said Wednesday night Massachusetts State Police asked for help locating the North Adams couple and their 20-year-old son.

Foley said 45-year-old Patrick Gaffney is charged in a Massachusetts warrant with breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property and larceny. He said Gaffney and his 41-year-old wife Debra were found in Hartford at about 2 p.m. with their son, who wasn’t harmed but was evaluated at a hospital.

Massachusetts officials were arranging care for him.

Foley said the couple were found with heroin and a stolen van. He said they were charged with drug possession and Patrick Gaffney was charged with larceny. It wasn’t clear if they have attorneys.


Couple left seriously injured in attack

Bedford NH

Newly released documents give details of a violent attack in Bedford in which a couple was left fighting for their lives.

According to search warrant affidavits, Sonia Quesada told police she entered the laundry room of her 7 Proclamation Court home on Nov. 24, 2012, and was startled by a large man in a ski mask, who seemed surprised to see her too.

Quesada told police she was forced to the ground and sexually assaulted and told not to look at her husband, who was being assaulted nearby. Quesada escaped after the burglar went to the kitchen, according to the affidavits.

She ran to a neighbor’s house and pleaded for help, screaming about her baby. The documents show that Quesada believed that her husband, Dr. Eduardo Quesada, was dead, while the couple’s daughter was still in her crib upstairs.

The affidavit states that police didn’t enter the home until an hour and a half after they arrived. Investigators said they heard a young baby crying upstairs and discovered Eduardo Quesada lying face down in a large pool of blood. The baby was unharmed.

Eduardo Quesada was taken to Elliot Hospital with severe head and facial injuries.

Investigators located a screwdriver lying near his feet. Police noted that a basement window was forced open, with scrapes, marks and impressions left on the wooden frame.

Court documents show investigators got their first break in the case in January 2013. The Methuen Police Department contacted Bedford, saying a confidential informant had information about the case.

The informant led police to a suspect vehicle owned by a woman from Milford, N.H. The woman told police she loaned her SUV to her boyfriend, Charles Normil, to go out that night, and that Normil vacuumed and wiped down the car before returning it to her.

Normil was indicted in September on more than a dozen charges, including aggravated felonious sexual assault and attempted murder.

Sonia Quesada died in January. Her body was found in her mother-in-law’s home, and police said the death is not suspicious.

Video shows burglar wriggling through window


Odd Home Intrusions

It seems that as of late, some people have forgotten where they live.

On August 01, 2013. A real life Goldilocks story. A family returns home from vacation to find that someone had vandalized their home.

On August 5, 2013 47-year-old Thomas Mello was arrested for ringing the door of a Brookline home. When he received no answer he entered the home and fell asleep. The resident of the hone was upstairs and upon hearing a couple of crashes, she went to investigate and found Mello and called the police. He was of course arrested for breaking an entering. See more on the story here.

On January 2, 2012 53-year-old Jonathan Cooper Allen of Brookline, MA was found naked in his tenants apartment, he was charged with breaking an entering in the nighttime. In 2010, Mr. Allen was arrested for driving pant-less. For more information click here