The Court Report is a weekly column highlighting some of the cases in Marlborough District Court that are of interest to the public. If you see an arrest in the police log and would like to see a follow-up on the disposition of the case, tell us in the comments and look for it the following week.
A North Bigelow Street woman found herself before a judge in Marlborough District Court Monday, Jan. 23 after breaking into a neighbor's home in order to steal money. Shirley Souza, 35, of 763 North Bigelow St., was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony after an attempted robbery on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 21. She was captured by Marlborough police officers after she left a trail of footprints back in to her own residence in a fresh layer of snow. Souza was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing Friday, March 16.
James E. Hill, 42, of 80 Williams St., was arrested and charged with a fifth OUI offense after being pulled over by a Marlborough police officer on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 29, after the officer noticed him driving erratically and breaking several traffic laws. Hill, according to court records, admitted to drinking multiple beers, then failed several field sobriety tests. He then asked the officer for a ride home, but was instead arrested. Police found that Hill has a long criminal history spanning several states. He was held without bail after an appearance in Marlborough District Court the following day. A status hearing will be held Friday, March 2.