Younger Michitson Arrested on Probation Warrant Amid Rape Allegations

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John S. Michitson, the son of Haverhill City Council President John A. Michitson, was arrested and released on a probation warrant, according to Haverhill Police Department arrest log. The 18-year-old was taken into custody at his home at 119 Kenoza St. on Monday night, Sept. 4.

While the probation department didn’t comment, such violations are often related to GPS system malfunctions and not necessarily to a new offense.

The violation follows the teen’s December 2016 indictment on three charges of rape and one count of strangulation. Seventeen-years-old at the time, he was indicted as a youthful offender, which means that he faces the same penalties as an adult if convicted. Additionally, his case is now open to the public and may be covered by the news media.

During a February 2017 arraignment, Judge Jose Sánchez ordered Michitson to stay away from and have no contact with the victim, wear a GPS monitoring device, remain under house arrest other than to attend school, remain drug and alcohol free and to submit to random screens and abide by a restraining order.

In other police news, Matthew Munroe, 26, of 5 1/2 Rose St., was arrested for speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants relating to assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Lisa Iasimone-Jones, 52, of 19 Verndale St., was taken into custody for a marked lanes violation, OUI while suspended for OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Amanda Gibson, 28, of 134 High St., was arrested for warrants relating to larceny under $250 and uttering a false check. On Sept. 3, Wellington Urbaez of Lawrence was arrested for assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on a family member, assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.