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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: 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
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Gun Recovered as a Search Warrant Executed

On Tuesday Evening a victim of a domestic violence incident came to the Lawrence Police Department to report the incident. The victim identified Steven Garcia age 18 of Lawrence as the individual with whom the incident occurred. The two had a verbal argum...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Lawrence Man Arrested Illegal Firearm Taken Off the Street

LAWRENCE

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

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Five Year Old Lawrence Boy Passes Away at Hospital Following Family Gathering

LAWRENCE

This morning at approximately 2:45 AM, Lawrence Police responded to a Bowdoin Street address for a medical call.   A five year old Lawrence boy who was attending a family gathering at the Bowdoin Street address, with several adults and ot...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Two Arrested and Charged in Sundays Shootings

On Sunday November 19th at approximately 7:45 PM Lawrence Police responded to a Salem Street address for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival Officers encountered a 21 year old Lawrence man with a non life-threatening bullet wound to his leg. He was trea...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Second Male Charged in September 16th Home Invasion

As has been previously reported. On Friday, September 21st, members of the Lawrence Police Detectives Division executed an arrest warrant at a Byron Ave. residence. Detectives located and arrested Jonathan Taveras, age 25, of Lawrence. Mr. Taveras’ arrest...

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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: November 8, 2018

Six Arrested in Prostitution Sting

November 8,  2018

LAWRENCE

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

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Update! Gun and More Narcotics siezed following Search Warrant

Male Charged with Trafficking Following Suspicious Motor Vehicle Call

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

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2018

Two Arrested Following a Motor Vehicle Pursuit Two Guns Recovered

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

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 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: October 18, 2018

32 Arrested in Prostitution Sting

October 18, 2018

LAWRENCE

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

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

15 Arrested in a Prostitution Sting

On Wednesday October 11th, 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 o...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Lawrence Police Department Joins P.A.A.R.I. and Partners With AmeriCorps To Build Capacity of Opioid

 

 Lawrence Police Department Receives AmeriCorps Grant from P.A.A.R.I. to Bring on A Full-Time Program Coordinator and Part-Time Recovery Coach

 For Immediate Release

October 5, 2018

Lawrence -- Chief Roy Vasque is pleased to annou...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Dozens Arrested in and Around City of Lawrence as Part of Project Safe Neighborhood Sweep

 

October 4, 2018,

LAWRENCE

The Lawrence Police remains committed to work with the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA], and any other State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies specifically targeting opioid traffickers, an...

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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: September 29, 2018

Five Arrested in connection with a Poplar Street shooting in early September

             Following a lengthy investigation led by
Detectives Shaun McLellan and Jesse Fabian of the Lawrence Police Gang Unit,five individuals have been charged in connection with a sho...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

McDonald’s to Celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day with Lawrence Police Department

McDonald’s to Celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day with Lawrence Police Department

Lawrence, MA – (September 25, 2018) – A local McDonald’s restaurant has teamed up with Lawrence Police Department to celebrate Na...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Lawrence Man Charged in Connection with Two Crimes

On Friday, September 21st, members of the Lawrence Police Detectives Division executed an arrest warrant at a Byron Ave. residence.   Detectives located and arrested Jonathan Taveras, age 25, of Lawrence.  Mr. Taveras’ arrest c...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Lawrence Man Arrested in connection with recent Shootings

September 13, 2018

LAWRENCE

As part of the ongoing investigations into recent shootings the Lawrence Police Department has identified and arrested Ariel Toribio, age 18 of Lawrence.  He has been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Lawrence Man Arrested for Arson

Joint investigation by the MA State Police Fire Investigation and Explosions Unit, the Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Unit Lawrence Police Detective Unit leads to an individual responsible for starting 4 fires being identified.

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On Tuesday September 11, 2018 following
a joint investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation andExplosions Unit, the Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Unit and the Lawrence
Police Detective Unit l...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

California Man Arrested for Heroin, Fentanyl Trafficking

The Lawrence Police remains committed to work with the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA], Massachusetts State Police, and other Law Enforcement Agencies to combat the opioid epidemic. The Department’s assignment of L...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2018

Two Males in Custody following a Shooting at Early Morning House Party

September
3, 2018

LAWRENCE

Thismorning, Monday, September 3rd, at approximately 5:48 AM, Lawrence Police
responded to the area of 940 Essex Street for a report of shots fired with aman down. Officer Carlos Vieira was to the first to arrive on scene an...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2018

Two Arrested after Shots Fired Call

This was excellent work from the members of the Patrol Division. The Department will continue to aggressively pursue, and bring to justice individual’s who commit illegal acts with firearms.-Chief Roy Vasque

LAWRENCE 

This morning
Saturday September 1st the Lawrence Police Department responded tothe Beacon Projects for a report of shots fired.   Officers working in the area reported that
they heard approximately 2-3 shots.  Offic...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Arrest made through Fingerprint Identification

Detective lifted latent fingerprints from inside the home near the suspect’s point of entry

Lawrence 

On August 22, 2018, Detective Kevin Schiavone arrested a
male linked by fingerprints to a residential burglary on South Bowdoin St.Detective Schiavone was able to lift latent fingerprints from inside the
home near the suspec...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Bailey Street Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Detectives find dugs and evidence while executing arrest warrant

On August 22, 2018, The Street Narcotics Unit, was attempting to arrest Santo Alcantara, age 47 of Lawrence, on outstanding arrest warrants for drug offenses. While attempting to arrest Alcanatara at his Bailey Street home over 26 grams of cocaine and 8 g...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

MASS. SEAT BELT USE RISES, BUT STILL BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE

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STATE HOUSE,BOSTON, AUG. 22, 2018....Seat belts saved an estimated 115 lives in
Massachusetts in 2016, and 45 more could have been saved if 100 percent ofdrivers and passengers buckled up, according t...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Four Arrested in Botched Robbery Attempt

Victim Alerts Officer on a nearby Motor Vehicle Stop

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE

 

LAWRENCE 

OnTuesday August 21st 2018, Officer Jose Nunez, of the Lawrence Police Patrol Division, while conducting a motor vehicle stop on Bennington Street was approach by a male who stated that an individual was...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Viva Lounge Night Club Hours Rolled Back

The City’s Licensing Board, which governs all of the City’s liquor establishments, voted unanimously by a vote of 3-0 to adjust the hours of Viva Lounge located at 179 Essex Street.

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAWRENCE The City’s Licensing Board, which governs all of the City’s liquor establishments, voted unanimously by a vote of 3-0 to adjust the hours of Viva Lounge l...

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Police Press Releases