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Posted on: June 14, 2019

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 38 in Zero Tolerance Operation

LAWRENCE

Once again, I cannot thank Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin and Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger enough for their continued support of Lawrence. This is yet another example of a successful operation conducted by the Massachusetts State ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Quality of Life Directed Patrols Yelds in 11 Arrest

LAWRENCE

As part of the Department’s continued effort to address “Quality of Life” issues for business owners and residents, the Department has instituted directed patrols focusing on areas where quality of life issues have been raise...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Eight Charged in Prostitution Operation

LAWRENCE

On Monday June 10th, the Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a combined unit of the Gang Unit and Street Narcotics, conducted a “Quality of Life: operation concentrating on prostitution and drug activity. This is part of ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Three Arrested in Connection with Howard Street Shooting

LAWRENCE

Three
males have been arrested in connection with tonight’s shooting on Howard St.  The male victim was treated on scene byLawrence General Hospital EMS and Lawrence Fire Department Personnel.  He has been airlifted to a Bos...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Iluminación Lawrence

PRESS RELEASE:

Contact: Kate Reilly, Deputy Chief of Staff

978-620-3013/ kreilly@cityoflawrence.com

 
Iluminación Lawrence
Casey Bridge, Ayer Clock Tower Lighting
 

June 3, 2019, Lawrence, MA- Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Vilma Martinez-Dominguez,...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

MORE THAN 140 ARRESTED DURING FIVE MONTH OPERATION

BOSTON

 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling

District of Massachusetts

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  CHRISTINA DiIORIO-STERLING

Phone (617) 748-3356               &n...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Gun Seized Arrest Made Following a Search Warrant

LAWRENCE

Following an investigation by the Lawrence Police Department, North Andover Police, Essex County Sherriff’s Department, Massachusetts State Police, and the US Marshalls Service, a search warrant was obtained for a Water Street apartment. As a result of th...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Quick Response by Police and City’s Camera System Results in Suspect’s Immediate Arrest

LAWRENCE

 At
approximately 1:54 PM this afternoon Lawrence Police responded to theWalgreen’s Pharmacy at 220 South Broadway for a report of an unarmed
robbery.  Dispatch received informationthat a 94 year old female’s pu...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2019

MAN ARRESTED FOR GIVING DRUGS TO 13-YEAR OLD WHO DIED

LAWRENCE

MAN ARRESTED FOR GIVING DRUGS TO 13-YEAR OLD WHO DIED

Everyone involved has worked tirelessly with the same goal, to get answers in the tragic death of this 13 year old girl. The arrest of Mr. Rivera is obviously a huge step in that direction. Once again I...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

United States Attorney's Office Law Enforcement Public Service Awards.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling honored Lawrence
Police Detective Robert Lefebre in the category of Outstanding CollaborativeInvestigation at the 2019 Law Enforcement Public Service Awards.  Case teams receiving recognition in this ca...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Two Arrested Following Surveillance and Search Warrant on Warren St

LAWRENCE

As a result of complaints from area residents, the North Shore Gang Task Force and Lawrence Police Department’s Street Narcotics Unit conducted surveillance and executed a search warrant at a Warren Street residence.  As a result of the...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Methuen Man Charged with Two Robberies

LAWRENCE

Yesterday morning Lawrence Police responded to an Auburn Street market for a report. The same store was robbed recently. Officers Robert Lakin and Officer Jose Nunez were the first Officers to arrive on scene, and informed other responding units that the ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2019

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 30 in Zero Tolerance Operation

LAWRENCE

Once again, I cannot thank Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin and Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger enough for their continued support of Lawrence. This is yet another example of a successful operation conducted by the Massachusetts State ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Governor Baker’s Dangerousness Bill (House Bill 66)

 BOSTON — Governor
Charlie Baker today re-filed legislation to provide law enforcement and thecourts with additional tools to ensure dangerous criminals are held in custody
pending trial. First filed on September 6th, 2018, the prop...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

LAWRENCE TEEN CONVICTED OF MURDERING CLASSMATE IN 2016

While no verdict could ever erase the pain and suffering that the Paulino family has experienced since their unspeakable, senseless loss, I hope today's verdict will give them some sense of closure and comfort as they continue to mourn Lee's tragic death....

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Three Juveniles Arrested in Connection with Shots fired Incident

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police have arrested and charged three individuals for a shots fired incident on Lexington St, which took place in late April. There were no injuries as result of the incident. The arrest were made as a result of an investigation led by members o...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2019

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 26 in Zero Tolerance Operation

LAWRENCE

I cannot thank Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin and Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger enough for their continued support of Lawrence. This is yet another example of a successful operation conducted by the Massachusetts State Police, Esse...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Four Arrested in Connection with Shots fired Incident

LAWRENCE

Lawrence
Police have arrested and charged four individuals for a shots fired incident onSouth Broadway, which took place in late March. There were no injuries as a result
of this incident. The arrests were made as a result of an investigation led by...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Three Arrested for Drugs and Trespassing

LAWRENCE

Following a complaint from residents Officers Preston Carmichael, Beatriz Sanchez, Eddey Southworth, Robert Lakin, Jordany Vargas, and Jeffrey Coss responded to the Railroad Street area for a group of individuals engaged in drug activity. Two of these sam...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2019

Man Arrested after a Shots Fired Call

LAWRENCE

Sergeant John Bernard, Officer Zack Taylor, Officer Claudio Camacho,
Officer Salman Dar, Officer Jon Armano, Officer Clayron Delossantos, and OfficerAlexander Ovalles responded to a shots fired call on Parker Street.  Based on the inf...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Man Arrested in Connection with a Shot Fired Call

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police responded early Tuesday evening to a report
of shots fired in area of Union and Brook Streets. Members of the LawrencePolice Patrol Division, Gang Unit, Detectives Division, as well as K-9 Units
from the Essex County Sheriff’s Departme...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Three Men Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute Fentanyl

The Lawrence Police Department remains committed to working with all Federal, State, and Local agencies as evidenced by the Department’s assignment of a full-time detective to the DEA Task Force since 2008. We rely heavily on this collaboration ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Two Nashua Men Arrested for Drugs and Stolen Motor Vehicle

LAWRENCE 

Officer Robert Lakin responded to a complaint from a
resident that two men were parked in front of a Lexington Street addresspossibly doing drugs.   Upon arrival Officer Lakin ran the vehicle’s
registration and det...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Man Arrested Charged with Bank Robbery

LAWRENCE

Noel Rodriquez, age 33, of Lawrence was arrested by Lawrence Police and charged with armed robbery while masked for last Wednesday’s robbery of the Eastern Bank on Essex St.  Immediately following the incident Lawrence Police Detectives...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Two Arrests in Connection with Exeter St Shots Fired Incident

LAWRENCE

Friday evening April 5th just before midnight Lawrence Police received 911 calls for a report of shots fired in the area of the intersection of Exeter and Crawford Streets.    All available Lawrence Police units were dispatched to area. ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Lawrence Motor Vehicle Investigation

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that took place at the intersection of Essex and Appleton Street involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred this morning just after 8:00 am. The pedestrian is a 57 year old female from ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Lawrence Police Investigating Bank Robbery

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police Department is investigating a unarmed robbery of the Eastern Bank located on Essex Street. The robbery took place at approximately 12:44 PM. A masked assailant can be seen entering the bank, jumping over the counter, reaching into the ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2019

State Police Gang Task Force, Lawrence Police Arrest Fentanyl Trafficker Found Hiding in Bedroom

LAWRENCE
MSPNEWS.ORG

Massachusetts
State Police Troopers and federal agents assigned to a regional gang taskforce, along with Lawrence Police, yesterday arrested a suspected drug
trafficker after they found him hiding in a bedroom in a Lawrence apartmentyesterday aftern...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Auto Theft Unit Interrupts a Shoplifting while Searching for Stolen Vehicle

LAWRENCE

Detective Charles Saindon of the Lawrence Police Auto Theft Unit was patrolling in the area of Plaza 114 following a report of a stolen motor vehicle. As he was passing by Marshalls, Detective Saindon’s attention was drawn to an unattended mount...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Juvenile Charged with Discharging a BB Gun

LAWRENCE

On Saturday March 30th , at approximately 6:30 PM, Lawrence Police responded to an incident which took place at a Hampshire Street residence involving a report of teens shooting a BB gun from a porch. Two females from Lawrence, ages 6 and 16, were struck....

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Man Wanted in Methuen Standoff Located and Arrested by Lawrence Police

LAWRENCE

Officer Carl Farrington and Sergeant Mike Simard located and arrested Joseph Caraballo, age 45, of Lawrence who had an active warrant for his arrest stemming from an armed standoff with police at a Methuen rooming house yesterday. The standoff required th...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2019

One Man Crime Spree in Custody

NORTH READING -- Chief Michael P. Murphy reports that
the suspect from an armed robbery last week is in custody.

On Saturday, March 16, at approximately 3:20 a.m.,North Reading Police responded to a report of an armed, masked robbery at the
7-Eleven Co...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2019

Three Chagres with Distribution of Marijuana Laced Edibles

LAWRENCE

During the month of February, 2019, Detectives received information from a parent that her 13 year old child was buying marijuana laced edibles from an unknown adult female. This female and the child would set up these deals via social media. This adult f...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Portuguese American Club Hours Rolled Back

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Licensing Board, which is the Commission, that
oversees all liquor establishments in the City, voted to roll-back the hours ofoperation for the Portuguese American Club.  The roll-back will be in
effect from March 18th to the 31s...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Lawrence Press Release

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police is investigating a report of shots fired at a South Lawrence Housing Complex.  One individual was transported to Lawrence General Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the foot.  This wound may potentially...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Four Commercial Breaks Solved by One Arrest

LAWRENCE

Following information obtained through a follow up investigation by Detective Angel Mejia a Lawrence Man was charged in four recent commercial breaking and entering's in the South Broadway area. The suspect wore a very descript hooded  sweatshirt...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Lawrence Man Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm

LAWRENCE

Members of the Lawrence Police Department Gang Unit, received information from Detectives from the Tewksbury Police Department that they had a male from Lawrence in custody for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. As the male was being processed at th...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Suspicious Vehicle Call Leads to Arrests, Firearm and Drugs Seized

LAWRENCE

Officers Diego Murrillo, Charelis Rivera, Francis Nova, Shaun Gravel, and Leo Silvera of the Lawrence Police Patrol Division responded to a report of a parked motor
vehicle on Newbury St with two non-responsive males in it.  Upon arrival both ma...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2019

LPD Supports Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Cause

LAWRENCE

Chief Roy Vasque and Members of the Lawrence Police Department support  the International Women’s Day Carnival Celebration,  and the work of Delamano,  which is a
non profit organization committed to domestic violence...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2019

Man Arrested on a Warrant Following a Foot Pursuit

LAWRENCE

As a result of a follow-up investigation lead by Detective
Angel Mejia an arrest warrant was issued for Timothy Flaherty age 52 ofLawrence for a Commercial B&E at Essex St. 
The Suspect stole 30 cartons of cigarettes from an Essex Street ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2019

LPD Supports Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Cause

LAWRENCE

Chief Roy Vasque and Members of the Lawrence Police Department support  the International Women’s Day Carnival Celebration,  and the work of Delamano,  which is a
non profit organization committed to domestic violence...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Drugs and Gun Siezed During Multi-Agency Operation

LAWRENCE

Members of the Lawrence Police
Department’s Street Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a KendallStreet residence.  The search warrant was a result of a joint operation
conducted between the Lawrence Police Department, the Billerica Po...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Chief Roy Vasque's Statement on the Arraingement of Officer Carlos Vieira

LAWRENCE

The allegations presented at the arraignment of Officer Carlos Vieira are extremely disturbing. All acts of sexual violence are troubling, but when the victim is a minor the level of concern is heightened. As a Department, our hearts go out to the victim ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Routine Traffiic Stop Results in Arrest Drugs Seized

LAWRENCE

Officer Alex Ovalles of the
Lawrence Police Patrol Davison while on routine patrol conducted a motorvehicle in the area of Newbury and Essex Street.   The operator of
the vehicle immediately opened door and exited the vehicle Officer Ovalles ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Guns and Drugs Seized Suspect in Custody

LAWRENCE

Yesterday at approximately 11:30 am Lawrence Police responded to a disturbance near the intersection of Hampshire and Alder Streets, with the possibility of shots fired. As result of the initial investigation by Officer Robert Lakin of the Patrol Division...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Gang Member Arrested on Several Outstanding Warrants

The Lawrence Police Gang Unit working in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Section and the members of the U.S Marshals Service, arrested Anthony Medina age 20 of Lawrence on several arrest warrants. Medina is a validated gan...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Male Arrested in Joint Operation Large Amount of Heroin Seized

LAWRENCE

Earlier Today, The Lawrence Police Departments Street
Narcotic Unit, working in conjunction with the MA State Police, NH State Policeand the FBI Gang Task Force, executed an arrest for a Male Suspect in the Tower
Hill Area of the City of Lawre...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Warrant Issued in Springfield St B&E

As a result of a continued investigation conducted by
Officer Salman Dar of the Lawrence Police Patrol Division a warrant was issuedfor the arrest of Carlos Taveras of Lawrence.   The original incident
which began Officer Dar’s &...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Lawrence Man Pleads to 71/2 to 91/2 Years for 2017 Carjackings

.Esteban Lucret age 39 of Lawrence recently plead guilty to four carjackings. On January 28, 2017, he committed 3 carjackings in a 45 minute period. He was armed with a firearm and the victims, included 17 year old girl and a 27 year old woman with her yo...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Child Admitted to Hospital After Testing Positive for Fentanyl

Yesterday afternoon Lawrence Police Detectives
responded to Lawrence General Hospital, along with investigators from theDepartment of Children and Families (DCF) to investigate a report that a 1 year
old female had been admitted to the hospital after ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody Minutes After Incident

Last Evening at approximately 8:36 PM Lawrence Police responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in progress at a Park Street market. As Officers were responding to the market they received word that the store owner was following a vehicle driven by the su...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Body Found in Spicket River

Earlier this afternoon at approximately 2:00 PM the Lawrence Police Department received a call for a report of body in the water on the shoreline of the Spicket River. Members of the Lawrence Police Patrol and Detective Division responded along with the L...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Missing Lawrence Teen Reunited with Family in North Carolina

Lawrence Police Department received a report that a 13 year old female had taken an Uber from a Lawrence address to a Raleigh North Carolina address.  Officer Luis
Olivo of the Patrol Division began the initial investigation, and was able obtain...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Shots Fired and Fight on Lexington Street

LAWRENCE 

                Last evening, shortly after midnight, Lawrence Police responded to a report of shots fired and a possible fight on Lexington St near the intersection...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Women Found Safe After Extensive Search

A 65 year old female walked away from Citizens Bank (160 Winthrop Ave.) while her daughter waited outside. Her daughter searched the area for her mother with negative results, and then proceeded to the Lawrence Police Department and reported her mother mi...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Three Arrested Drugs and Cash Seized

Following an investigation conducted by the Lawrence Police Street Crimes Unit consisting of the Street Narcotics Unit and Gang Unit probable cause was established and a search warrant was issued for an apartment located in a Haverhill Street apartment bu...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Alzheimer’s Patient Located Within Minutes

Lawrence Police received a report from family members of an 83 year old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s that he walked out of a Swan Street address. Officer Clayron De Los Santos. Officer Robert Lakin, Officer Alexander Ovalles and Sar...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Lawrence Man Sentence to Prison for Child Rape

Anibal Gonzalez sentenced to 15 to 18 years in state prison for child rape.

Lawrence, Massachusetts — A Lawrence man was sentenced to serve 15 to 18 years in state prison yesterday in Salem Superior Court after being convicted by a jury of rape of a child and 3 counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Suspect Identified Through DNA

On 11/30/2017 Lawrence Police Departments Patrol Division  Platoon One responded to a  breaking and entering at a Methuen St business. . Officer Chris Cote responded and started an investigation.  Among other actions Officer Cot...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Lawrence Man Struck by Vehicle Near Lawrence Methuen Line

This morning at approximately 5:25 am Lawrence Police responded to auto accident in which a 75 year old Lawrence man was struck by a vehicle operated by a 55 year old Lawrence women. The accident took place on Broadway near the Methuen Lawrence line. Both...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2019

HAVERHILL MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR HOUSEBREAK SPREE

A Haverhill man was sentenced to serve 8 to 10 years in state prison, followed by 5 years of probation, after admitting to breaking into and stealing items from numerous homes in Lawrence between August and October 2016.  Judge Jeffrey Karp impos...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Andover Man Arrested in Stolen Car

Trooper Shawn McIntyre of the Massachusetts State Police while on patrol in area Newbury and Common Streets came upon a red Toyota Corolla which had been reported stolen. Trooper McIntyre radioed into Lawrence Police Dispatch to confirm this information, ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

2018 Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year Officer Leo Silvera

Chief Roy Vasque is happy to announce that Patrol Officer Leo Silvera has been chosen as 2018 Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year award winner.   Officer Silvera was chosen following an evaluation of all the nominees by a three member panel ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2019

LAWRENCE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH DEATH OF HAVERHILL GIRL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2019

Contact: Carrie Kimball – 978-407-0629

 Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque announced that an arrest has been made in connection with the death of an 11-year...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Suspect in Last Friday's Shooting in Custody

A suspect in the shooting that seriously injured a 16-year old girl in Lawrence last Friday is in custody.

Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and members of the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section arrested Jose L. Rivera,
36, of Lawrence in Dorchester last  evening.  He i...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Man Arrested after recieving Warning and Citation for Loud Music

Lawrence Police responded to a Springfield Street apartment just
before 4 a.m. for a loud music complaint. 
Upon arrival Officers found a large group yelling, with very loud music
playing in the back ground.
   Officersident...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Shots Fired during Fight on High Street

LAWRENCE

Last evening just after 9:00 PM, Lawrence Police responded to a High Street address for a report of shots fired. Shortly thereafter, a 16 year old female arrived by car at Lawrence General Hospital with a gun shot wound. Based on information obtai...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Man Charged with Armed Robbery after Internet Purchase Exchange

Following an investigation by Lawrence Police Detectives Paul MacMillan and Kevin Nigohosian, an arrest warrant was issued for Sabad Urbina age 20 of Haverhill  stemming
from an armed robbery, which took place in Melvin and Oxford Street area. &...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Cops For Kids with Cancer Donates $5000. to Lawrence Family

Chief Roy Vasque and Sgt Sandy Picard joined Mike Drummy of the Massachusetts State Police and Cops for Kids with Cancer  to present a $ 5000 donations to Saul Polanco  an active and charming 6-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Acute L...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Five Arrested: Drugs Guns and Money Seized

Officers Charelis Rivera, Richard
Brooks, Keith Salach, and Alexander Ovalles responded to an Exchange Streetaddress for two 911-hang ups and a subsequent call from a male reporting that there
was an emergency at the address.   AsO...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Lawrence Man Arrested Illegal Firearm Taken Off the Street

LAWRENCE

Last Evening while on routine patrol, Officer Carlos Garcia observed Christian Ramos age 19 of Lawrence walking in the area of Jackson and Essex Street. Officer Garcia recognized Ramos and knew he was an individual who had an active warrant for hi...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Firearm Remove From Street After Routine Motor Vehicle Stop

Officer Leo Silvera while on routine patrol in the Essex Street area conducted a motor vehicle stop for marked lane violations. As Officer Silvera was speaking with the operator of the vehicle, both he and Officer Alex Ovalles recognized a passenger in th...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Illegal Firearm Seized After Physical Altercation Between Roommates

          Early Tuesday afternoon, as Lawrence Police Officers Shaun Gravel and Preston Carmichael were completing an accident investigation, a  passerby directed their attention  to a male wa...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2018

Male Charged with Illegal Firearm

Officers  Edward
Estrada, David Estrella, Carlos Garcia, Winnie Medrano, and Charelis Riveraresponded to a Water Street address for a report of a man pounding on a door waving
a gun. Upon arriving on scene, they observed a white male fitting ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Six Arrested in Prostitution Sting

November 8,  2018

LAWRENCE

On Wednesday November 7th , the Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a combined unit of the Gang Unit and Street Narcotics Unit, conducted a prostitution sting. This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to aggr...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Update! Gun and More Narcotics siezed following Search Warrant

Male Charged with Trafficking Following Suspicious Motor Vehicle Call

Officer Salman Dar of the Lawrence Police Patrol Division was
dispatched to Bourque Street for a report of a suspicious motor vehicle.  Upon arrival he located a vehicle with abroken window, which appeared to have been broken into.  T...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2018

Two Arrested Following a Motor Vehicle Pursuit Two Guns Recovered

Early this morning, Lawrence Police Officers Leo Silvera,
Edward Mejia, Eric Cerullo, and Keith Salach responded to a Walnut Streetaddress for a fight.     Upon arrival,
Officer Silvera reported that shots were being fired directly b...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

32 Arrested in Prostitution Sting

October 18, 2018

LAWRENCE

On Wednesday October 17th, the Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a combined unit of the Gang Unit and Street Narcotics Unit, conducted a prostitution sting. This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to aggressively combat all ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Lawrence Man Arrested Following Shooting

Lawrence Police responded to the Lawrence General as a 25 year old Haverhill man was dropped off at the Emergency with gunshot wounds. The vehicle used to drop the individual off at the Hospital was located a short distance away, and was impounded as part...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2019

Man Charged with Tagging Park St Store

Justin Jimenez age 27 of Lawrence has been charged with malicious destruction of property for tagging a Park Street convenience store.   The charges stem from an investigation conducted by Officer Abel Cano, the Department’s Liaison to ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2018

2 Gang Members Arrested Following Search Warrant

The Lawrence Police Gang Unit arrested Wesley Toribio age 19 of Lawrence and 16 year old juvenile male also of Lawrence after establishing intelligence from Middleton House of Correction.  A search warrant was executed  at a home in the ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Update on Last Evenings Tragic Accident

Last Evening the Lawrence Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident which took place at approximately 6:11 p.m. on Essex Street near the intersection of Hampshire Street. Two pedestrians were struck by a motor vehicle. A 35 year old pregnant...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Firearm Taken Off the Street in Known Gang Area

Officers Leo Silvera and Francis Nova along with Lawrence Police Gang Unit Detective Sean O’Keefe were conducting routine surveillance in the Alder and Poplar Street area. This area is known for drug and gang activity. During the surveillance Detective O’...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Andover Lawrence North Andover Police Chiefs Statement to Congress

             

On September 13th, 2018 the City of Lawrence Massachusetts, along with the neighboring communities of Andover and North Andover, experienced a natural gas disaster, which is being...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Andover Lawrence North Andover Police Chiefs Statement to Congress

Chief Patrick E. Keefe        Chief Roy P. Vasque         Chief Charles P. Gray                

On September 13t...

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Police Press Releases