Editor’s note: WHAV became aware of this story early Monday, but Haverhill police did not list any arrests on its log or release information when requested by WHAV.
Two Haverhill siblings, charged in a case of alleged elder abuse of a brother sharing the same apartment, are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next Tuesday in Haverhill District Court.
Mark Cataldo, 67, and Alexandra Cataldo, 58, both of 199 Winter St., Haverhill, were arraigned in court Tuesday after each was arrested by Haverhill police on a charge of elder neglect, according to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokesperson for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. His office began an investigation after Haverhill police responded to a “medical assistance” call at 12:38 p.m., Saturday, at 199 Winter St. The alleged victim, an unidentified 65-year old male, remains hospitalized at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Haverhill. He was found lying on the floor, “covered in his own urine and feces,” according to police. A Haverhill police incident log indicates officers returned to that address at 9:56 p.m., Saturday, to execute a search warrant.
“Haverhill PD responded to a call for medical assistance on Saturday at 12;38. We were notified by the responding officers,” Kimball-Monahan told WHAV Wednesday. She did not know at what time the arrests, not listed on Haverhill police arrest logs, were made.
During Tuesday’s court arraignment, Essex Assistant District Attorney Thomas Shoulds described police photos of the apartment as “disturbing.”