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Waltham Police Chief Gets More Freedom

Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix is facing serious domestic violence charges.

Facing domestic violence charges, Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix now has a little more freedom as he remains under house arrest. 

A Concord District Court judge has eased LaCroix's conditions of release. The judge lifted LaCroix's house arrest between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., but he must continue to wear the GPS monitoring bracelet and not go near the victims' homes, according to Middlesex County District Attorney spokeswoman Stephanie Chelf Guyotte. LaCroix is required to stay under house arrest between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., according to Guyotte.

The changes to LaCroix's release were made during a Sept. 25 hearing at the Concord Court. 

LaCroix is facing serious charges for allegedly beating his wife and her friend. He is currently on administrative leave from the police department. 

Ed Ellis October 09, 2012 at 05:47 PM
The Waltham Police Department has a high percentage of idiots, goons, and kids that were bullied at Waltham High. I know. I was born and raised in Wally World. The W.P.D. ain't what it used to be. They used to be tough, but fair, and weren't prone to making a public spectacle of themselves. If found guilty, I hope LaCoix gets time. Cops should NOT get special treatment in the Legal System! Concord court is redonkulous! There...I feel better now.
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 07:02 PM
A comment has been deleted from this story because it accused somebody of a crime without backing it up.
erik ellis October 09, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I never heard so may stupid comments, If it was you in this situation , would you want all of us saying your Guilty, you dont know the facts, it has already come out that the Wife wants it dropped !!! so not much can be done anyways !!
Alice H October 09, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Little Ween - LaCroix is not on probation. He has not even been tried yet. The conditions that were eased were related to his being out on bail awaiting trial.
SCOWE DAVIDC October 09, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Innocent until proven guilty - thats the law - a police report was written according to the statements made by all parties involved - its up to the DA, the Defense Atty, and the Judge to decide whos story to listen to - my opinion and only my opinion - there was an argument and she got scared when he slammed his fist on the counter - the counter top was still stuck to the cabinets when the police arrived - he DID NOT tear it off the wall and hit his wife with it - she ran outside and ran into the back of the car - it was dark - she didnt see the rack - he DID NOT pick up the car and hit his wife with the back of it - I dont agree and am not defending either one of them - but - any and all domestic calls are handled the same way - someone has to go for the ride if the police show up - its happened to me - an argument with my son led to 5 cruisers including the dog - when they showed up, I was in my office and he was doing dishes - after 6 weeks of court dates, everything was thrown out - the police dept isnt above the law - and when one of them gets arrested and actually found guilty - the punishment is often more severe than if it was you or I in the same situation, because, they took an oath to uphold the law - and when they break it - they not only broke the law but went back on there oath and the punishment is reflected accordingly
Andrea October 10, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Continued from Andrea LaCroix above... Now as for the allegations LittleWeen, I am in no way timid or meek, so let me make it very clear to you and the readers out there that the “ALLEGATIONS”, which are what they are, are untrue. But as you said you do not know what happened & neither does the Patch or the Tribune or whoever else thinks they know it all. And you insulting my husband is unfortunately very sad, since you don’t know him or the situation. If you could please all remember that he has two amazing teenage sons, that can read your words, and words hurt. So if for any other reason please just respect Tom’s two boys that go to Waltham High and do not need to be hurt by the news or ignorant statements about the Dad they absolutely adore. In closing, Tom LaCroix is an amazing person and the people that know him are aware of this and for those who want to judge from what you read in the news just remember there are always to sides to a story and I know the truth, the news does not. Thank you . Andrea LaCroix
Andrea October 10, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Hi TheLittleWeen & Ed Ellis, my name is Andrea LaCroix & my Husband is Chief Thomas LaCroix. Unfortunately not everything you read in the news is “actual”, alot is dramatized to sell papers & make money. My husband is not a bully or monster, in fact, the reason I fell in love with him yrs ago is b/c of how kind he was. I would like to make it very clear that my husband has NOT had “special” treatment b/c of his position, in fact, if this was your family we wouldn’t even be speaking about it b/c it would be a private family matter. I too grew up in Waltham Ed & yes it may not be Weston but my Dad did the best he could & what he could afford was Waltham. Many people who have grown up in Waltham are not goons as you say, I personally work in the Corp World & many other people from Waltham have become CFO’s, etc.of large Corp. So you shouldn’t put down where you grew up because that is all your parents could afford at the time. As in any profession, there are good & bad, you generalizing the WPD is actually a very ignorant & racial statement that I think the world is trying to get away from. I obviously know a large % of the WPD force thru my husband over the yrs & I know they are just like you & I, good, hard working men & women, except for the fact that when I go to work and sit at my desk I know I will not be shot at, so why don’t you try & show a little respect to those that put their lives out there every day so you & I can be a little safer in this world!
Andrea October 10, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Thank you for that information "The Ham". Now which screens shots are we speaking of, the screen shots of our Wedding Photos, or our HoneyMoon? It sounds like you know Tom or I, so you should reach out to either of us, because I'm sure I don't know you by "The Ham".
TheHam October 10, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Already handled it :)
erik ellis October 10, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Thank you Andrea !!! best follow up Ive ever heard !!! The Media makes situations worse than they really are. Thats why I was amazed at all the dumb comments people were saying about Him. Anyone can have a situation in there Life anytime anywhere, EXAMPLE: you can be in an Auto Accident, and be accused. and you did nothing wrong , but the media can change everything, SO lets give a fair shake on this situation !!!
Alice H October 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Let's all remember that LaCroix has not had a trial, is innocent until proven otherwise, and should not be tried in the press (don;t think Patch has sensationalized or misreported) or by those who comment on the press--since they do not have the journalistic values to strive to tell the truth and back up what they say with facts.

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