Samantha Allen, Telegram & Gazette

Samantha Allen

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Worcester, MA, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

In Charlton, Long blue line pays respects to slain Auburn policeman

CHARLTON – Bounding up the sidewalk to St. Joseph’s Church, suit jackets in their arms on a hot day, high school friends of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. walked closely together.When they entered the church parking lot, after a walk from another parking lot a mile away in anticipation of large crowds Thursday, the friends encountered a line of people outside the church doors. Police… → Read More

After Auburn officer's slaying, suspect's history of second chances under scrutiny

WORCESTER – Jorge A. Zambrano only made five of his nine appointments with the Probation Department since his release from custody in March for a violent offense case.With numerous charges on his record, including allegations of assault and battery on a police officer and a reported assault on his girlfriend, Mr. Zambrano was continually released from custody on a promise he would keep… → Read More

Mock motorcycle crash is a hit with police at training in West Boylston

WEST BOYLSTON – Math can be so fun that sometimes it leads to the destruction of property in an exciting live demonstration.The consensus among 40 police officers from across the state who were in training here this week was that calculating formulas and crunching numbers can be a blast. Then again, their number-crunching was only warranted after the officers crashed a Harley-Davidson, with a… → Read More

Gun used in Oxford shootout was stolen, police say

AUBURN - Detective Sgt. R. Scott Mills confirmed that the weapon used by gunman Jorge A. Zambrano in a deadly Oxford shootout Sunday had been stolen. → Read More

Girlfriend of Zambrano: 'I think factors came together that day'

WORCESTER – The girlfriend of Jorge A. Zambrano said she is "shocked and stunned" that her boyfriend shot Auburn Officer Ronald → Read More

Judge in Clinton had harsh words for Zambrano before setting $500 bail

CLINTON – Just three months before he allegedly shot and killed an Auburn police officer, Jorge A. Zambrano received a warning from a Clinton → Read More

For Zambrano, a 70-case rap sheet, with police assaults

WORCESTER – Court records show the man killed Sunday after he fatally shot Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. had a lengthy criminal history, with at least 70 cases in the court system, and at least two incidents where he fought with police.Jorge A. Zambrano, who lists multiple addresses in Worcester, spent about seven years imprisoned on a cocaine trafficking conviction.Mr. Zambrano,… → Read More

8 Worcester police officers promoted, including first African-American captain

WORCESTER – For a ceremony that several people in the room called historic, the chamber in City Hall was packed with those who wanted to catch a glimpse of the future of the Worcester Police Department.The city held a promotion ceremony Thursday to swear in eight police officials, including a black man promoted to captain, the highest rank a minority officer has achieved in the… → Read More

'Jealous' Bancroft student charged with sending threatening notes to peers

WORCESTER – A teenage girl who attended Bancroft School has been summoned to Central District Court for allegedly passing threatening notes to → Read More

Technology, community policing, diversity, among Worcester police chief's priorities

WORCESTER – When Steven M. Sargent walked through the doors of police headquarters Monday morning, his first day on the job as the new chief, he → Read More

Shrewsbury break-in suspect arrested after chase

SHREWSBURY - A Worcester man was arrested after allegedly trying to break into several houses and leading police on a chase in a stolen car. Shuyler → Read More

Driver arrested after truck hits Verizon picket in Boylston

BOYLSTON — A Holden man picketing at the Verizon facility on Shrewsbury Street suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a → Read More

Becker student accused of secretly recording sexual encounter

WORCESTER — A Becker College student already under investigation for allegedly possessing child pornography was arrested and accused of → Read More

Pepper spray in face jolts Worcester County correctional recruits in training

WEST BOYLSTON – They were told to stay calm. They were told not to panic.And while the young men and women in the newest class of recruits for → Read More

Worcester police release video of taser incident in which Fitchburg man died

WORCESTER – Surveillance video released Friday of events before and after the tasing of a Fitchburg man last summer - who died hours later - → Read More

A friend honors a life lived well: Scholarship fundraiser Saturday at Boys & Girls Club

WORCESTER — The sudden loss of a dear friend and committed youth worker has inspired Ike McBride to ensure the young man’s commitment → Read More

New Worcester police chief is sworn in

WORCESTER – Lt. Richard Sargent, the father of new Police Chief Steven M. Sargent, said he was very proud of his son Thursday.The new chief was → Read More

Driver in Mass-NH chase involved in Millbury pursuit days earlier

WORCESTER - Three days before the two-state chase that ended with the videotaped apprehension of a Worcester man - sparking claims of excessive force by → Read More

Worcester man captured after car chase from Holden to Nashua

A Worcester man wanted on arrest warrants led state and local police on a car chase Wednesday afternoon that began in Holden and ended in Nashua, New Hampshire, with his videotaped capture appearing to show some officers punching the suspect.Richard Simone, 50, was the subject of warrants charging assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny and failing to stop for police, state police… → Read More

Cab driver robbed at gunpoint in Worcester

WORCESTER - A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint on Preston Street on Friday, police said.There have been no arrests.Officials said in a news release Monday that a cab driver was robbed about 5:45 p.m. Friday. The driver told police he was dispatched to Preston Street and a man got in the back seat. The passenger sat directly behind the driver and placed a gun to the driver's head and demanded… → Read More