News Flash

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 Street address for two 911-hang ups and a subsequent call from a male reporting that there was an emergency at the address.   As Officers were conducting a well-being check of all the residents of the building they encountered several individuals in a third floor apartment.  Unable to determine the nature of the emergency, the officers continued a room by room search of the apartment to ensure no one at the address was in danger.  During the search officers observed drug paraphilia and other equipment consistent with a drug distribution operation.  Sgt. Arial Montas arrived on scene and ordered officers to secure the scene.  Detective David Moynihan of the Street Narcotics Unit was contacted and subsequently obtained a search warrant for the apartment.

Detective Moynihan along with Sgt. Joe Beaulieu and Detectives Shaun McLellan and Carmen Purpora executed the search warrant at the address.  Two firearms, 571 grams of Heroin, 175 grams of cocaine, $ 4525.00 in cash, kilo press, finger press, scales and a grinder, were seized as a result of the search warrant.

The following five individuals were arrested and charged accordingly:

Kaila Barias age 32 of Lawrence was charged with drug distribution and firearms related charges

Jose Villalona age 34 of Lawrence was charged with drug distribution and firearms related charges

Ruderquis Vizcaino-Gonzalez age 22 of Lawrence Drug Distribution

Santo Franciso Percel Baez age 36 of Lawrence Drug Distribution

Devi Lara-Arias age 29 Lawrence   Drug Distribution, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police Press Releases

Child Dies in MV Crash in Lawrence

Posted on: July 13, 2019

Three Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Posted on: June 19, 2019

Iluminación Lawrence

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Man Arrested after a Shots Fired Call

Posted on: April 28, 2019

Lawrence Motor Vehicle Investigation

Posted on: April 11, 2019

One Man Crime Spree in Custody

Posted on: March 23, 2019

Lawrence Press Release

Posted on: March 13, 2019

Guns and Drugs Seized Suspect in Custody

Posted on: February 25, 2019

Warrant Issued in Springfield St B&E

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Body Found in Spicket River

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Shots Fired and Fight on Lexington Street

Posted on: February 10, 2019

Women Found Safe After Extensive Search

Posted on: February 8, 2019

Three Arrested Drugs and Cash Seized

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Suspect Identified Through DNA

Posted on: January 28, 2019

Andover Man Arrested in Stolen Car

Posted on: January 24, 2019

Shots Fired during Fight on High Street

Posted on: January 12, 2019

Male Charged with Illegal Firearm

Posted on: October 20, 2018

Six Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Posted on: November 2, 2018

32 Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Posted on: October 18, 2018

Man Charged with Tagging Park St Store

Posted on: January 6, 2019

Update on Last Evenings Tragic Accident

Posted on: December 13, 2018