Albanese to be held until trial
Domenic Albanese will be held until trial, Judge Cosgrove at Plymouth Superior Court ruled.
Albanese, 19, was arraigned on March 1, and pleaded not guilty to three charges of false bomb threats with serious public alarm and one count of witness intimidation.
Albanese was arrested by Wareham Police on Oct. 10, 2018 and charged with making terroristic threats in connection to calls that allegedly threatened gun violence against three fast food restaurants on Cranberry Highway during the summer of 2018.
At the dangerousness hearing that followed Albanese’s arraignment, the prosecutor emphasized Albanese’s alleged pattern of escalating behavior and entered 15 pieces of evidence.
According to court documents, Albanese has a history of making similar threats using his technical know-how to mask the origin of calls and emails. Incidents involving bomb scares and hacking reportedly started back in 2017, less than a year after Albanese’s own home was raided by a S.W.A.T.
Although the prosecution does not yet have direct evidence that Albanese made the calls threatening the Cranberry Highway restaurants, it now has two people who claim that Albanese told them he was the one who phoned in the threats using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to hide his identity.
Albanese’s next court date is a pre-trial conference which will be held on May 6.