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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of Lawrence Phase 2 Restaurant Guidance

COVID-19 Cases Count Updates

We will be rolling out our own guidance in conjunction with the Lawrence Board of Health, specific to restaurants. We expect to announce this guidance on June 8th, 2020. This means that restaurants should not plan to open June 8th, 2020, but rather, expec...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

$300 Fine for Not Wearing Mask

Mayor Daniel Rivera announces an Executive Order today from the Lawrence Board of Health requiring mask or facial coverings in public places. “Lawrence continues to have some of the highest Coronavirus counts in the Commonwealth. It is important...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor’s Eviction Moratorium Unanimously Passes

Mayor Daniel Rivera announces today, the unanimous enactment of an emergency resolution calling for a sixty (60) day moratorium on rent and mortgage payments for Lawrence residents who experience an interruption of pay due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and re...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Officer of the Month Recognized

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque, recognized the Officer of the Month for December 2019, Detective Aaron Blanco.  “I am proud of the work that Detective Blanco does to keep both our community, and, as a fellow ...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Rivera & Firefighters Reach Accord 4 Year Contract Ratified

Mayor Daniel Rivera and Fire Chief Brian Moriarty announce that on February 5th, the Lawrence Firefighters Union ratified a 4-year contract between the City of Lawrence and Firefighters Local 146. This contract comes after long, tense negotiations that in...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Lawrence Mayor Recognizes Ray Kroc Award Winners

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with David Yee, Owner of McDonald’s Restaurants in Lawrence will recognize four Ray Kroc Award Winners from Lawrence at Lawrence City Hall tomorrow. The Ray Kroc Award is titled after McDonald’s Corporation Founder...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Risk is Low to Massachusetts Residents

Mayor Daniel Rivera and the Local Board of Health report that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has indicated the risk for the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is "low". This categorization of risk was announced last week when Ce...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

DPU Hearing in Lawrence

Mayor Daniel Rivera announces a Department of Public Utilities Hearing to be held in Lawrence next week regarding the Columbia Gas Disaster of September 13, 2018. The purpose of the hearing will be to take public testimony on the gas disaster from home an...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Objection to Columbia Gas Settlement Agreement

To Whom It May Concern:

I am a Class Member to In Re: Columbia Gas Cases, Essex County Superior Court Docket #1877CV01343G (lead case) out of Essex County, Massachusetts. I am objecting to the settlement as I am of the opinion that the Settlement terms are...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Free Bus in Lawrence 3 MVRTA Routes

Mayor Daniel Rivera, the City of Lawrence, in partnership with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority announced, beginning today, bus fares on three MVRTA routes in downtown and throughout Lawrence will be free; Route 34 (Prospect Hill); Route 37...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Sullivan Park Re-opens $1.3M to Repair CG Affected Park

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Parks and Recreation Director Nelson Ortiz, Acting DPW Director Brian Pena and Groundwork Lawrence, will hold a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31st, to announce the re-opening of Sullivan Park in South Lawrence. Sulli...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

City Invests in Speed Bumps

In anticipation of schools opening, Mayor Daniel Rivera announces the rollout of temporary speedbumps across the city. These temporary speed bumps have been placed near most schools and in problem speeding areas. “Speeding has been and continues...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2019

City Invests in Emergency Communication Technology

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Fire Chief Brian Moriarty, announces the investment of emergency communication technology in the City of Lawrence. The city has implemented CodeRED, an emergency and critical communications technology that will streamline urgent ...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Mayor/LPD Welcome first K-9 in a Decade

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Lawrence Police Chief Roy P. Vasque and the Lawrence Police Department would like to congratulate and welcome the newest member of the Lawrence Police Department, K-9 Magnus. K-9 Magnus is a 13-month-old Belgian Malinois born in ...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

City & Superior Officers Sign Contract

Mayor Daniel Rivera, Lawrence Superior Officers Union President Captain Scott McNamara and Police Chief Roy Vasque announce the ratification of a 7 year contract between the City and the Union. The collective bargaining agreement includes annual salary in...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Lawrence, MA Chosen to Participate in NLC Mayors’ Institute on Affordable Housing and Health

Mayor Daniel Rivera and the City of Lawrence, MA, recently participated in an intensive, National League of Cities’ (NLC) problem-solving session on affordable housing and health.

The Mayors’ Institute on Affordable Housing and Health: ...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

City Credit Rating Increased

On February 8th, Moody's Credit Rating Company upgraded the City of Lawrence's credit rating to A2 from A3. This rating upgrade is the second time Lawrence has received rating increase from Moody’s during Mayor Rivera’s term. The ratin...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Mayor, LPD to Hold Press Conference

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Police Chief Roy Vasque, Delamano Inc, and YWCA NEMA will hold a press conference next week to announce a citywide domestic violence campaign. For the months of September, October and November the Police & Community Relations...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Women’s Political Caucus Recognizes Rivera

Mayor Daniel Rivera will be recognized by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) tomorrow night at the first annual MWPC Gala. Senator Ed Markey is slated to introduce Mayor Rivera in the program. Mayor Rivera will receive this year&a...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Statement from Mayor Dan Rivera on South Lawrence Gas Leak

Lawrence- September 27th, 2019, There is a confirmed level one gas leak in South Lawrence. City of Lawrence Fire and Police have responded to the gas leak immediately. Evacuations have begun.  The Wetherbee School will be closed. Lawrence Catholi...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Statement from Mayor Dan Rivera on NTSB Findings

 The release of the NTSB final report on the gas disaster of September 13th, 2018 in Greater Lawrence brings some much needed information and closure. For the first time, we are seeing the whole picture of how disorganized, unprepared and overwhe...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Disaster Re-Paving Begins City Announces Phase 1 Paving

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Councilors David Abdoo and Marc Laplante announce Phase 1 of road restoration and recovery projects following the September 13th Columbia Gas disaster. Roadwork done in Phase 1 began Monday, September 9th and will continue throug...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Statement from Mayor Rivera on Columbia Gas

Mayor Daniel Rivera releases the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities concerning Columbia Gas work on abandoned service lines:

This compliance issue, at its core, is a public safet...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Columbia Gas to Begin Compliance Checks on Portion of the Merrimack Valley Gas System

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts announced today it will begin compliance checks on service lines abandoned last fall as part of the recovery work in the Merrimack Valley. Columbia Gas recently identified some instances of noncompliance with Massachusetts re...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Free Bus in Lawrence

Mayor Daniel Rivera, the City of Lawrence, in partnership with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority announced, beginning today, bus fares on three MVRTA routes in downtown and throughout Lawrence will be free; Route 34 (Prospect Hill); Route 37...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Duck Bridge Restricted Opening

As of 2:30PM today, MassDOT and SPS New England, Inc, have completed a partial repair of the Duck Bridge with parts they were able to obtain. At this point, MassDOT will be opening the Duck Bridge overnight tonight, sometime after 12 midnight. This will b...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

City Invests in Speed Bumps

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In anticipation of schools opening, Mayor Daniel Rivera announces the rollout of temporary speedbumps across the city. These temporary speed bumps have been placed near most schools and in problem speeding areas. “Speeding has been and continues...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Lawrence gets $40K for Recycling

The Lawrence DPW is launching the first year of a program called the “Recycling IQ Kit” that will run for 10 weeks from July through September.  The goal of the program is to “Increase” the “Quali...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Mayor Promotes Top Officers

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Mayor Dan Rivera and Police Chief James Fitzpatrick announce the promotion of three Lieutenants and three Sergeants. In its current transformation under Chief Fitzpatrick’s leadership to a better equipped and more completely staffed modern, urban police d...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Ed Davis To Train Lawrence Police

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Police Chief James Fitzpatrick, announced a series of trainings for the Lawrence Police Department that will be led by Edward Davis, LLC and his team at a press conference today.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City: $1M for COVID-19 Testing (VIDEO)

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Deborah Wilson, President and CEO of Lawrence General Hospital and community healthcare partners, announced the ope...

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Lawrence News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

2020 Census

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If you have not completed your 2020 Census visit: wearelawrence.org/2020census

Si no a completado su Censo 2020 visite a : wearelawrence.org/2020census

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Supports Small Business

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Mayor Daniel Rivera announces today, with community partners, a Business Guide for the City of Lawrence, which offers a summary of Government Financial Support resources and opportunities for business owners and employees amid the COVID-19 emergency. &...

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Lawrence News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Engine 8 Re-opened After 11 Years

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Fire Chief Brian Moriarty, announce the re-opening of the Engine 8 fire station on Tower Hill after eleven years. Mayor Rivera and Chief Moriarty, along with members of the Lawrence Fire Department, held a virtual grand reopening...

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Lawrence News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Real-estate and Personal Property Tax, Excise Tax, Water & Sewer bills Interest

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We encourage everyone to pay Real-estate and Personal Property Tax, Excise Tax, Water & Sewer bills: pay what you can when you can by mail, or on-line during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are waiving all on-line transaction fees for these transactions.&am...

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Lawrence News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor/Public Health Officials Update

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with city officials and public health officials from Lawrence General Hospital, Steward Holy Family Hospital, and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, press conference discussing Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and new directives.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Community Screening Line

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Obtain an assessment of your COVID-19 risk, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. 978-946-8409

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Lawrence News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Pay by Phone Starts Saturday

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Mayor Daniel Rivera announces, beginning Saturday February 1st, a partnership with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States to enable residents and visitors to easily pay for parking from their mobile d...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Calling all Lawrence Residents!

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Please, take part in our community survey to help us understand the barriers that Lawrence residents face. Let your voice be heard and help us to improve our community!

https://arcsapps.umassmed.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=7TTDYX8PTX

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Lawrence News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Disaster Re-Paving Begins City Announces Phase 1 Paving

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Councilors David Abdoo and Marc Laplante announce Phase 1 of road restoration and recovery projects following the September 13th Columbia Gas disaster. Roadwork done in Phase 1 began Monday, September 9th and will continue throug...

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Lawrence News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Free Bus in Lawrence

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, the City of Lawrence, in partnership with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority announced, beginning today, bus fares on three MVRTA routes in downtown and throughout Lawrence will be free; Route 34 (Prospect Hill); Route 37...

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Lawrence News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

City Invests in Emergency Communication Technology

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Fire Chief Brian Moriarty, announces the investment of emergency communication technology in the City of Lawrence. The city has implemented CodeRED, an emergency and critical communications technology that will streamline urgent ...

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Lawrence News
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Lawrence Gas Emergency

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For the latest Lawrence Gas Emergency information, Please visit:

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

The Common News

20th Common News

The City of Lawrence presents the 20th edition of the bi-monthly newsletter ‘The Common News’.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

2020 First Quarter Report

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Click Below for a Complete Overview of the First Quarter of 2020

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

2019 LAWRENCE POLICE ANNUAL REPORT

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

FBI Child ID App

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Chief Roy Vasque wants to advise every parent, grandparent or guardian to download the free #FBI Child ID app & store their children’s info & photos. If child ever goes missing or gets lost that info can be transmitted directly & quickly to po...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Drugs and Firearm Seized in Search Warrant

Members of the Lawrence Police Street Narcotic Unit (SNUE) regularly monitor social media platforms looking for tips on drug activity in the city. Through that monitoring, these Detectives observed a male on social media showing off a firearm and marijuan...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Statement of Chief Roy Vasque on the Death of George Floyd

 

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2020

TWO ARRESTED DRUGS AND CASH SIEZED

The Lawrence Police Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit received information from area residents regarding possible drug activity along the Broadway corridor near the Methuen line. As a result of those tips, the Unit sets up surveillance in that area.&n...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Lawrence Police Crack Down on Illegal Dirt Bikes

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Over the past three nights there has been a heighten effort to crack down on the illegal use of motorcycles, dirt bikes and recreational vehicles on the City Streets and Parks. This is part of the Lawrence Police Department’s continued e...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

How to Properly Remove and Dispose of Gloves, Masks and Sanitizing Wipes

Steps to remove gloves:

  1. Knowing how to properly remove and discard safety gear is very important.

  2. Grasp the outside of one glove at the wrist. Do not touch your bare skin.

  3. Peel the glove away from your body, pulling it inside out.

  4. Hold the glove you just remo...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

FOUR ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION

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In early March, Lawrence Police responded to the area of
Canal and Mill Streets for a report shots fired. As part their initialinvestigation the responding Officers were able to interview witnesses, as well as recover shell casings. The investi...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

In Memory Of Officer Thomas Duggan Sr.

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the darkest days in the history of the Department. Officer Thomas Duggan Sr. was tragically and senselessly killed in the line duty on Friday March 16, 1990.

Officer Duggan made a traffic stop on his way to court ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

JUVENILE CHARGED IN SHOOTING

Following an investigation conducted by Detective Carmen Purpora a 16 year juvenile male from Lawrence was arrested and charged with: assault with intent to murder and attempted murder. Police responded to Lawrence General Hospital after being notified th...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

TWO CHARGED WITH TWO SEPERATE ROBBERIES

Following a lengthy investigation, Lawrence Police arrested
and charged a 19 year old Lawrence man in connection with two separate armedrobberies involving a firearm.  A 17 year old juvenile also from Lawrence
turned himself into Essex County...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2020

POLICE INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING HOMICIDE

At approximately 3:09 this morning, Lawrence Police responded to 90 Market Street for a report of shots fired. They found a 23-year old male deceased and a 19-year old woman, suffering from gunshot wounds inside a motor vehicle. She was transported to a B...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2020

DETECTIVE ANGEL LOPEZ AND DETECTIVE CHARLES SAINDON EXCHANGE CLUB OFFICERS OF THE YEAR

Chief Roy Vasque and the Command Staff have selected Detective Angel Lopez and Detective Charles Saindon as the 2019 Lawrence Exchange Club’s Police Officer of the Year.  In 2019, there were 164 stolen motor vehicles in the City of Lawr...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2020

LAWRENCE MAN ARRESTED WITH GUN FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE

Members of the Lawrence Police Patrol Division responded to the area of Clifton and Andover Streets for a disturbance. The Lawrence Police Dispatch Center received several calls for reports of several individuals fighting in that area. While several Patro...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2020

ARREST MADE IN SHOOTING OF DPW EMPLOYEE

For Immediate Release February 21, 2020
 Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque announce an arrest in the murder of Lawrence Department of Public Works employee Marcos “Tony” Anton...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2020

LAWRENCE MAN CHARGE IN AUTOMOTIVE WEBSITE SCAM

The Lawrence Police Detectives Division received a call from an automotive repair shop in the state of California alerting the Department of a possible scam regarding an individual from Lawrence posing as a legitimate automotive dealership. The investigat...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2020

POLICE INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING CRASH

This morning at approximately 2:58 am, the Lawrence Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in area of 1042 Essex St. A vehicle struck a parked car and utility pole.  A male driver and a female passenger were both transported to L...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

BOSTON MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

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Upon receiving several anonymous tips on the Department’s
“Text-a-Tip” line, as well as the Drug Hotline, regarding a male selling drugsin the Garden and Orchard Street area, the Lawrence Police Street Narcotics
E...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2020

DETECTIVE AARON BLANCO OFFICER OF MONTH FOR DECEMBER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kate Reilly, Chief of Staff

978-620-3013/ kreilly@cityoflawrence.com

Officer of the Month Recognized

Mayor Commends Exemplary Policing

February 10, 2020, Lawrence, MA- Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque, r...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

DRUGS FIREARM AND CASH SIEZED

Lawrence Police Detectives Robert Lefebvre and David
Moynihan, both assigned to a DEA Task Force, joined other members of the TaskForce as well as the Massachusetts State Police executing a search warrant at a
Foster Street address.   As a re...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

LOWELL MAN ARRAIGNED FOR 2018 LAWRENCE MURDER

Anderson Jorge Cruz, 21, was arraigned today in Salem Superior Court in connection with the shooting death of Juan Bautista Mejia Arias, 39, in Lawrence.

Judge Salim Tabit ordered him held without bail. The case is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on F...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2020

LPD DRONE USED IN PREPARTION OF HOMELESS COUNT

Each year members of the Lawrence Police Department join forces with the City’s Community Development Department and other partners to volunteer for the Annual “Point in Time Complete Count” event. This assessment provides es...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

LPD US MARSHALLS AND MSP VFAS ARREST FUGITIVE FROM NEW YORK

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Lawrence Police Detective Dave Moynihan, assigned to a DEA
task force, assisted members of the US Marshall Service, along with members theMassachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section with the
arrest of a Lawrence man. The i...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Imformation Regarding Funeral Services of DPW Employee Marcos “Tony” Antonio Ruiz

On Thursday, road closures for the funeral will be in place from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.

Approximately 200 DPW vehicles from around the area are expected to start arriving around 10 a.m. to attend the services, and will be parked on both side...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR POINT IN TIME COUNT

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The Office of Planning and Development will be conducting its annual Point in Time Count, beginning on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00PM and ending on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00PM.

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part I (AHAR) provides estima...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

NAME OF VICTIM IN LAWRENCE SHOOTING RELEASED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2020

 Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence
Police Chief Roy Vasque announced the identity of the victim in yesterday’sshooting on Andover Street in Lawrence.

Marcos A. Ruiz-Rodriguez, ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

INVESTIGATION INTO SHOOTING DEATH OF LAWRENCE DPW WORKER UNDERWAY

On behalf of the men and women of the Lawrence Police Department our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this innocent victim as well as the entire Department of Public Works. I am confident that through the hard work of the members of...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

THREE NEW HAMPSHIRE MALES ARRESTED BUYING DRUGS

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Based on information provided by residents in the Springfield St area, Detective Aaron Blanco of the Lawrence Police Street Narcotics Unit was conducting surveillance in the area. He observed a red Mercedes with New Hampshire plates occupied by th...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

LAWRENCE POLICE AWARDED GRANT TO REDUCE IMPAIRED DRIVING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lawrence MA - The Lawrence Police was awarded a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research to increase the number of impaired driving patrols. Lawrence police will join othe...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

SUSPECT IN NEW YEAR’S EVE HOMICIDE IN CUSTODY

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On what should have been a celebratory night, a single act of senseless violence led to the death of a 35 year old man. We feel for the family and friends of the victim. Investigators have worked tirelessly to bring the killer to Justice. We thank the Dis...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 17 in Joint Operation

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Members of the Lawrence Police Gang Unit, Auto Theft Unit, and Community Police Unit joined forces with the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and Community Action Team, as well as the Essex County Sheriff’s Department for a joint operation. The operati...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Lawrence Police Investigating Shooting at Chimi Truck

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Early this morning Lawrence Police responded to a report of shots fired at Chimi Truck located near the intersection of Broadway and Essex Street. As Officers were on scene investigating the incident, information was obtained that an individual was driven...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2020

VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN LAST NIGHT'S HOMICIDE

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Please be advised that the man shot and killed just before midnight on Dec 31st in Lawrence is identified as Wilson Javier, 35, Salem, NH.The Essex DA’s Office, Lawrence Police and Essex State Police Detective Unit continue to investigate. No ar...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2020

POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING DEATH OF NH MAN IN LAWRENCE

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The shooting death of a NH man just before midnight last night is under investigation according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque

At approximately 11:49 pm last night, Lawrence PD received a call reporting sh...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

LAWRENCE AND STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING ON WINTHROP AVE

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Earlier this evening, Lawrence Police responded to the area of Winthrop Avenue and Boxford Street for a report of shots fired.  Shortly thereafter, Lawrence Police received information that a male arrived at Lawrence General Hospital suffering fr...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Lawrence Police Taking Part in Managing Implicit Bias Police Training

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Today, the Lawrence Police Department began mandatory training in the areas of Managing Implicit Bias in Policing and Immigration Issues in the Community. Over the next three days, members of the Department will take part in this 8 hour long training.&...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

SECOND SUSPECT IN LAWRENCE HOMICIDE ARRAIGNED

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Once again I am grateful to District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and his staff, as well as the Essex State Police Unit, Lawrence and Haverhill Police detectives, and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section for the continued eff...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Over 60 Members of Latin Kings Charged

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Over 60 Members of Latin Kings Charged

Members of the East Coast and Massachusetts leadership arrested

BOSTON – The East Coast and Massachusetts leadership of the Almighty Latin Kings and Queen Nation (Latin Kings), including more than 60 members ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Lawrence Man Charged in Recent Assault

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As was previously reported on November 26th, Lawrence Police began investigating an assault and battery which occurred in the early evening hours on Foster Street near Farnham Street. Upon arriving on scene, officers encountered a male victim with facial ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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Officer Robert Lakin, while on routine patrol in the area of
Haverhill and Forest Streets, conducted a motor vehicle stop.  The vehiclewas registered in New Hampshire and had three occupants. Based his on
observations, Officer Lakin believed ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Police Roll Out Domestic Violence Awareness Cruiser

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Today Mayor Dan Rivera was joined by Chief Roy Vasque, Lt Maurice Aguilar, and Police Community Relations Director Sandy Almonte, as well as representatives from Delamano Inc. and YWCA for today’s press conference highlighting the ongoing Domest...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Police Investigating Friday Night Shooting

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Late Friday evening Lawrence Police responded to a report of shots fired at a Bradford St apartment complex. Upon arrival responding units encountered a 22 year old Lawrence male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was treated on scene ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

79 GUNS TAKEN OFF STREETS IN GREATER LAWRENCE AREA

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 Once again, I am extremely grateful to U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling and his staff, the Massachusetts State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Members of the Lawrence Police Department as well as the other law enforcement agencie...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Lawrence Police Welcomes Ten New Officers

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Chief Roy Vasque and the members  of the Lawrence Police are happy to welcome ten new Officers to the ranks of the Lawrence Police Department:

Officer Milton Abreu

Officer Davis Bonilla

Officer Andres Calderon

Officer Deiby DeJesus

Officer Melbin Espi...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

North Andover Man Arrested Attempting to Break into Cars

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Lawrence Police have arrested Derek Thompson, age 35, of North Andover charging him with attempt to commit a crime. In recent days the Lawrence Police have been on the lookout for an individual traveling on a bike in the Prospect Hill area, trying door ha...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Lawrence Woman Charged in Two Separate Breakiing and Enterings

LAWRENCE

Upon investigating a breaking and entering on Holly Street in mid-October, Officer Maciel Sandoval arrested and charged Emilsy Mata, age 27, of Lawrence with breaking and entering.  Officer Sandoval’s arrest report provided a comprehensive descri...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2019

Individual Charged in Connection with Two Breaks

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police have arrested Javier Vasquez age 42 of Methuen in connection with a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle on Durso Ave. and a breaking and entering into a home on Emerald Ave. Officer Carl Farrington began an investigation into the Em...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Arrest Made in Lawrence Bank Robbery

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police arrested Daniel Rivera age 33 of 33 Bartlett Street in Haverhill in connection with yesterday's robbery at Santander Bank. He has been charged with unarmed robbery.  Rivera was arrested in Manchester, New Hampshire where ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

K-9 and Domestic Violence Unit Team Up for Arrest

LAWRENCE

On Friday, October 11, 2019 at approximately 0022 hours, Lawrence Police, and investigators of its newly formed Domestic Violence Unit, responded to a domestic violence call wherein the suspect had engaged in approximately 106 violations of an active rest...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Fifteen Year Old Charge in Apartment Scam

LAWRENCE

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 15 year old female from Methuen in connection with an apartment renting scam which was brought to the Department’s attention by concerned members of the community.  The Department posted a warning...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Lawrence Man Arraigned on Firearms Charges

LAWRENCE

Following an investigation led by Detective Sean O’Keefe of
the Lawrence Police Gang Unit, Michael Taveras, age 30 of Lawrence hasbeen charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon to wit a Firearm and Threats
to Commit a Crime to wit a Firea...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Lawrence Police Update on Last Friday’s Incident at the Lawrence High School Campus

LAWRENCE

The two individuals who were engaged in a conversation in a social media chat room which led to last Friday’s incident on the Lawrence High School Campus have been identified, as a result of the investigation and subsequent comprehensive search ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Lawrence Police Technological Advancements Continue With Drone Unit

LAWRENCE

As part of the Department’s ongoing effort to implement emerging technology from the Law Enforcement Field, the Lawrence Police Departments Drone Unit has been established. The Drone Unit will assist with searches for missing or endangered perso...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

MAN INDICTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER IN DEATH OF AMESBURY TEEN

SALEM MA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 26, 2019

An Essex County Grand Jury today indicted a Lawrence man with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 13-year old girl last May as well as additional rape charges and human trafficking. Twelve of t...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Five Men Charged with Identity Theft

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"Our strong continued partnerships with federal law enforcement remains a huge asset in helping to keep the City of Lawrence safe. We are grateful for their continued support". -Chief Roy Vasque

Five Men Charged with Identity Theft

BOSTON &nda...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Lawrence Man Arrested for Playing Loud Music in Pemberton Park

LAWRENCE

On Wednesday evening, members of the Lawrence Police Patrol Division responded to Pemberton Park for a report of a car playing loud music.   Upon arrival Officers encountered a two door Honda Civic which had been retrofitted with very large speak...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2019

Two Individuals from South Portland Maine and Lawrence Man Arrested Following Drug Deal

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police Street Narcotics Unit and the North
Shore Gang Task Force arrested Gabriel McCray Sobczak age 24 of South Portland,Maine, Myra Elizabeth Gonyer age 51 of South Portland, Maine, and Willie
Carmona-Gonzalez age 25 of Lawrence. &n...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Arrest Made Following Domestic Dispute

LAWRENCE

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, at approximately 0100 hours, a serious domestic-related incident wherein the suspect fired shots into the air, took place on Farley St., in Lawrence.  

Det. Paul MacMillan, of the Lawrence Police Department’...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Arrest Made in Jackson Street Stabbing

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police arrested Efrain Candelario, age 42, of Lawrence based on an incident that took place at 233 Jackson Street on August 20th, after an investigation conducted by Officer Lillian Santana of the Lawrence Police Patrol Division. Lawrence Police ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

K9 Magnus Wins Award

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police K-9 Officer Carlos Aguirre and his Police
K-9 Magnus took part in the “Dream Ride Police K-9 Expo and Challenge” inFarmington CT.  This two day event
provides Officers and their K-9’s 16 ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Three Arrested Two Firearms Siezed

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police Department Gang Unit arrested three juvenile males from Lawrence in the Florence Street area. While conducting surveillance in the area the Gang Unit observed the three juveniles taking part in suspicious behavior; as members of the Ga...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Three Arrested Two Firearms Siezed

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police Department Gang Unit arrested three juvenile males from Lawrence in the Florence Street area. While conducting surveillance in the area the Gang Unit observed the three juveniles taking part in suspicious behavior; as members of the Ga...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Lawrence Police Reunites Children with Their Parents

LAWRENCE

This past weekend members of the Lawrence Police Patrol
Division responded to two separate incidents during which child with Autismwandered from their homes.  Early Sunday
morning, Officer Carol Castillo and Lissette Castillo responded to the...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Lawrence Man Charged Following Noise Complaint

LAWRENCE

Early Monday morning, Lawrence Police responded to a
report of Loud Noise coming from 155 Boxford Street.  Upon arriving, Officers could hear the noiseseveral houses away. The Lawrence
Police has been called to this location several times for...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Lawrence Man Waives Extradition to Answer to Gun Charges

LAWRENCE

Detective
David Moynihan of the Lawrence Police Street Narcotics Units, along withMassachusetts State Trooper DJ Dolan, who is assigned to the Violent Fugitive Apprehension
Section of the Massachusetts State Police, went to Hillsborough County Jail lo...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Fourteen Arrested in Prostitution Operation

LAWRENCE

On Tuesday July 30th the Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a combined unit of the Gang Unit and Street Narcotics, conducted a prostitution sting. This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to aggressively combat all quality of life...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Sixteen Year Old Male Charged with Firearm

LAWRENCE

Detective Sean O’Keefe of the Lawrence Police Department
Gang Unit and Officer Robert Lakin and Officer Alex Ovalles recovered a loadedfirearm from a  16 year old Lawrence male.  The arrest was a result
of surveillance that...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

SECOND ARREST IN DEATH OF HOMELESS LAWRENCE WOMAN

LAWRENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2, 2019

Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque announced the arrest of a second suspect in the murder of a 24-year old woman found in the Spicket River last week.

Nelson Gilles (DOB: 03/21/...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Fourteen Arrested in Prostitution Operation

LAWRENCE

On Tuesday July 30th the Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a combined unit of the Gang Unit and Street Narcotics, conducted a prostitution sting. This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to aggressively combat all quality of life...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2019

LAWRENCE MURDER SUSPECT TO BE ARRAIGNED TODAY

LAWRENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 25, 2019

LAWRENCE MURDER SUSPECT TO BE ARRAIGNED TODAY

Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence
Police Chief Roy Vasque announced that police arrested a suspect in thehomicide of a 24-year old female whose body was...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Department's New K-9 Locates Two Individuals Hiding in Building

LAWRENCE

Officer
Carlos Aguirre and his K-9 Magnus, along with Sergeant Ariel Montas, OfficerEdward Mejia, and Officer Shawn Gravel, responded to a burglar alarm at a large
commercial building complex on Broadway near the Methuen line.  The O...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2019

Firearm Recovered Following Disturbance

LAWRENCE

Officer Jose Nunez of the Lawrence Police Department Patrol Division responded along with Officer Eduardo De La Cruz of the Community Policing Division to a Willow Street address for a report of a 14 year old juvenile male causing a disturbance. ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Arrest Made in Sunday Morning Shooting

LAWRENCE

As has been reported  Sunday morning at approximately 5:09 am, Lawrence Police responded to the 400 block of Haverhill Street for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, responding Officers encountered a 24 year old female with a non-lif...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Man Charged in Connection with Lawrence Shots Fired Call

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police Patrol Division responded to Acqua Nightclub for a disturbance during which shots were fired. As part of the investigation members of the Patrol Division reviewed video footage at Acqua Nightclub, and located a dropped cell phone in the ar...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2019

LAWRENCE MAN CHARGED IN MV DEATH OF 8-YEAR OLD GIRL

LAWRENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE

July 14, 2019

Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Lawrence Police Chief RoyVasque announced that a Lawrence man has been arrested in connection with a
motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of an 8-year old girl yester...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Police Respond to Early Morning Shots Fired Call

LAWRENCE

This morning at approximately 5:09 am, Lawrence Police responded to
the 400 block of Haverhill Street for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, responding Officers encountereda 24 year old female with a non-life threatening gunshot ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Child Dies in MV Crash in Lawrence

LAWRENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2019

A 2-car crash at the intersection of Andover Street and Winthrop Avenue in Lawrence has claimed the life of an 8 year old child. A suspect is in custody.

Lawrence Police, MSP CARS, the Essex State Police Detective Unit and...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Mayor/LPD Welcome First K-9 in a Decade

LAWRENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kate Reilly, Deputy Chief of Staff

978-620-3013/ kreilly@cityoflawrence.com

Mayor/LPD Welcome first K-9 in a Decade

K-9 Magnus July 11, 2019, Lawrence, MA- Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Lawrence Police Chief Roy P. Vasque and the La...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Essex DA Investigating Death of 15 Month Old Foster Child

The Essex District Attorney’s
Office is investigating the death of a 15-month old girl who died at LawrenceGeneral Hospital on Sunday morning.

The child’s foster father called Lawrence
Police and Emergency services at approximately ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2019

SUSPECT IN LAWRENCE HOMICIDE IN CUSTODY

LAWRENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2019

 SUSPECT IN LAWRENCE HOMICIDE IN CUSTODY

 A 22-year old Amesbury man was arrested without incident
yesterday in Manchester, NH for allegedly murdering a 48-year old Lynn man inLawrence on Tuesday, June...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

MSP, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Dept. Conduct Zero-Tolerance Initiative

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 19, 2019

Eleven Arrested in Prostitution sting

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police 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 quality of life...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Three Arrested for Drug Trafficking

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police Street Narcotics Unit and Saugus Police Department along with the DEA (Boston) arrested three males in the Canal Street area following an investigation.  As part of the operation the three males agreed to sell 147 grams of Fen...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

LPD Female Detectives Recognized Excellence in Performance/Special Recognition

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kate Reilly, Deputy Chief of Staff

978-620-3013/ kreilly@cityoflawrence.com

June 19, 2019, Lawrence, MA- Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Police Chief Roy Vasque announced Detective Sergeant Amanda Burke and Detective Ana...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Essex State Police Detective Unit and Lawrence Police Investigating a Suspicious Death

Please be advised that the Essex District Attorney’s Office, the Essex State Police Detective Unit and the Lawrence Police are investigating a suspicious death in Lawrence this morning.

At approximately 5:50 am, Lawrence Police responded to the area of 75 ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Lawrence Police Investigating an Unattended Death

LAWRENCE

At
approximately 5:50 this morning Lawrence Police began an investigation into anunattended death incident at a Manchester Street address. Upon arriving
Officers found the body of a male who was deceased.  A firearm was recovered on ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2019

Fourth Individual Arrested in Connection with Howard Street Shooting

LAWRENCE

Lawrence Police Detectives located, along with the Essex
State Police Unit assigned to the District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s Office,arrested a fourth individual, Jorge Diplan age 19 of Lawrence in connection
with a recent shooting on How...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2019

Road Rage Results in Gun and Drug Arrest

LAWRENCE

Sergeant Ariel Montas, Officer Alex Ovalles, Officer Jeff Sapienza, and Officer Salman Dar responded to the area of the Hancock Housing Projects for a report a firearm being brandished during a road rage incident by the passenger of one of the vehicles in...

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Police Press Releases
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: 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