This court serves Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, and Tyngsboro.
41 Hurd St.
Lowell MA 01852
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Parking and Public Transportation
Limited metered street parking, but there are several paid parking garages adjacent to the courthouse. For public transportation information to the courthouse, check with the Lowell Regional Transit Authority or call (978) 452-6161. The Lowell District Court also can be accessed by the Lowell line of the MBTA. The nearest stop to the courthouse is the Lowell Station, which is ½ mile from the courthouse.
It is against the rules of the court to use cell phones and other electronic devices inside the courtroom. This rule includes laptop and notebook computers, computer tablets, smartphones and Bluetooth and related devices.
Recent Lowell District Court Cases in the News
Trooper Convicted in Rape and Fired By State Police
A state trooper facing criminal allegations of domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend and a fellow trooper was convicted of 14 state charges in Lowell District Court on March 21, 2019.
Robert Sundberg, 48, who was a 14 year veteran of the State Police, was fired by the department soon after the conviction was handed down. The State Police noted in a statement that after receiving the victim’s report of physical and sexual assaults against her by the ex-state trooper, the Massachusetts State Police went over the evidence, arrested Sundberg, suspended him without pay, and started to work with Middlesex County prosecutors to hold him accountable under the law.
The jury found him guilty of two counts of rape, strangulation, assault with intent to rape, stalking, five counts of assault and battery, three counts of assault and battery and malicious damage to a vehicle. (Lowellsun.com)
Lowell Woman Charged in Alleged Attack With Knife
A woman from Lowell, Massachusetts wanted on a felony arrest warrant out of the state of New Hampshire was caught by Lowell police after she allegedly attacked someone with a knife during an invasion of the person’s home.
After getting inside the residence, 40 year old Nancy Santiago allegedly drew a knife and demanded money from the woman, per Lowell police Captain James Hodgdon. It is alleged that Santiago cut the nose of the victim and punched her before running away.
On March 18, 2019, Lowell police charged the woman with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, entering a dwelling with force, and being a fugitive from the law.
She was arraigned by Lowell District Court Judge Ellen Caulo and put in jail on a bail of $750. (Lowellsun.com)
Sword Assault Gets Lowell Man Arrested
A dispute over an apartment and living arrangements nearly turned violent March 11 when a tenant flashed a sword and threatened to murder his landlord in the Highlands area of Lowell, police said.
The landlord left the scene at 11 am to tell police after Prasavath Khonesavanhv, 45, pulled out the deadly weapon, which was inside a cane, according to the Lowell police. The police took the man into custody without a fight. He was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned in Lowell District Court and has been ordered to be held without bail until he has a mental health evaluation. (lowellsun.com)
Sloppy Police Work Led to Lowell Drug Case Dismissal
Poor police work led to the dismissal of several drug charges, and eventually five Lowell police officers were disciplined, according to an internal investigation released March 10.
In fall 2018, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office dropped a drug case against Paul Aaron because of inconsistencies in the evidence. As of December 2018, 15 more cases performed by the Special Investigation Section were dismissed as well in Lowell District Court.
Aaron, a 32 year old man from Lowell, was accused of acquiring a kilogram of fentanyl for distribution just before his arrest on March 7. Five police officers are the case were accused of various charges, including:
- Conduct unbecoming an officer
- False information of records
- Gross incompetence
- Unsatisfactory performance
The internal report on the Aaron case found inaccuracies in the police report that described Aaron’s arrest that went far beyond simple errors. For example, the report was written by one officer, but was submitted under another officer’s name to hid the existence of a wiretap. Police officers may not hide their involvement with the court. There also were inaccuracies regarding the location of the taxi where Aaron was alleged to have picked up the fentanyl. (Lowellsun.com)
Billerica Woman Charged With Stealing $5000 from Elderly Couple She Cared For
A home health aide was accused March 12 of stealing a credit card from the couple she was providing care for, charging at least $5000 on the card, including during her trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Christine Wojcik, 47, was placed under arrest on March 9 on charges of larceny over $1200 through a single scheme, receiving a stolen credit card and misleading a police investigation. She was arraigned in Lowell District Court on March 13.
Wojcik was hired by the victim’s family to offer home health assistance to a woman in her 80s and a man in his 90s. After the woman died last year, one of the family members found dozens of charges on the credit card, which was only for emergencies.
The family called the police, and Billerica law enforcement found digital evidence that showed Wojcik using the card in the Greater Lowell region, as well as at Foxwoods in Connecticut. (Lowellsun.com)