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Posted on: February 27, 2019

June Black is Back

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Mayor Daniel Rivera announces June Black as Business and Economic Development Director for the City of Lawrence. June has over twenty-two years of experience working in Congressional offices and comes to Lawrence from Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’ office, w...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

City Credit Rating Increased

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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 rating upgrade with a sta...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Lump-Sum Gas Billing

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Once again, Columbia Gas has let their bureaucrats make decisions that make sense on the balance sheet, but make no sense for people. Clearly there should have been better communication. There should have been payment plans made available and for those af...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Police Chief Applicant Review

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Mayor Dan Rivera has named the members of the Police Chief Applicant Review Committee.

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Lawrence Celebrates National Community Development Week, April 2-6, 2018

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Interim Police Chief Roy Vasque, will hold a press Conference to announce and recognize seven new police officers that graduated from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy last Friday.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Mayor Rivera To Recognize New Officers

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with the City of Lawrence Planning and Development Department, will hold a press conference and check ceremony tomorrow to announce the grantees of the Neighborhood Innovation Grant.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Neighbor’s Projects Get $ Grant Recipients Honored

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with the City of Lawrence Planning and Development Department, will hold a press conference and check ceremony tomorrow to announce the grantees of the Neighborhood Innovation Grant.

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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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News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2019

Irish Heritage Month March 2019

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On Friday, March 1st the City of Lawrence officially kicks off Irish Heritage Month with the Irish flag raising at 11 a.m. at the flagpoles across from City Hall. The entire ceremony is brief and is held outside. We welcome your participation in this even...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Green Streets

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GroundWork Lawrence Offers Free Trees to Lawrence Residents through their “Green Streets” project

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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

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

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News Flash

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 & qui...

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Police FrontPage News
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Lawrence Police Autism Day

Chief Roy Vasque & members of the Lawrence Police Department (LPD) believes that all individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, have the right to fully participate in society. Furthermore, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (AS...

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Police FrontPage News

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Posted on: March 16, 2019

Three Chagres with Distribution of Marijuana Laced Edibles

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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                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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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