Methuen Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Person Seen on Camera

The Methuen Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who is alleged to have taken a package last Saturday from the porch of a Methuen home. The person, seen on a still from a resident’s camera, was seen Saturday, Jan. 27, at approximately 7 p.m., in the area of Freeman Drive, Stanley Road and Kimball Road in Methuen. Police said a video shows the person taking a package and leaving in a small, light-colored SUV. Anyone with information is asked to call Methuen police at 978-983-8698.

Following Court Date, Family Member says She Has Been ‘Fighting for Justice Since 2019’

After the arraignment last week of a 55-year-old man alleged to have collected more than $70,000 of a late Haverhill man’s state pension, a family member said she has been “fighting for justice since 2019.”

The family member told WHAV former UMass Lowell student Jeffrey Nazarian had been living in his late college professor’s Haverhill home. Nazarian was arraigned in Salem Superior Court last Thursday for allegedly collecting John G. Hamer’s state pension. Nazarian is charged with two counts of forgery, larceny over $1,200 by a single scheme, perjury and uttering. According to a press release, the charges come as a result of a joint investigation by the offices of Inspector General Jeffrey S. Shapiro and Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell. Nazarian was indicted late last month by an Essex County grand jury.

Methuen Police Seize Loaded Gun, Drugs and Arrest Two Including School Bus Driver

Methuen police arrested two, including a school bus driver, on drug-related charges this week and seized a loaded 9mm handgun, drugs and $1,700 in cash. Police Chief Scott J. McNamara said in a statement Thursday that his Police Street Narcotics Unit were watching a vehicle was believed to be involved in drug transactions when they saw an alleged drug deal take place between a Honda Fit and Ford Escape in the parking lot of a Broadway business. Thirty-eight-year-old Luis Borrero Rosario of Lawrence was arrested and charged with being an armed career criminal, trafficking a class B substance, carrying a loaded firearm, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a class a substance with intent to distribute, distribution of a class A substance, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, driving with a suspended license, possession of a dangerous weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Similarly, 42-year-old Sandra Baldwin of Methuen was arrested and charged with possession of a class A substance and possession of a class B substance. Police say they later learned she worked as a bus driver for a company providing transportation for Methuen Public Schools.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Haverhill Man for Illegally Having Pistol, Ammunition

A 37-year-old Haverhill man, previously convicted of a felony, was arrested Thursday for illegally having a semiautomatic pistol and ammunition. Rashad Diggs, also known as “Summers,” was indicted by a federal grand jury for being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition. He made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston and is being held pending a hearing scheduled for today. According to the indictment, in December 2022 in Revere, Diggs possessed a semiautomatic pistol with an obliterated serial number loaded with over 40 rounds of ammunition. Due to a prior felony conviction, Diggs is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Methuen Police No Ongoing Danger After Early Morning Undefined ‘Disturbance’

Methuen Police said Saturday there is no ongoing danger to the community after officers were sent earlier in morning to a report of a “disturbance” that resulted in a large police presence. Police Chief Scott J. McNamara said police were sent around 4 a.m. to a Brown Street home for a report of a disturbance, but did not detail the nature of the incident. Mutual aid was requested from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team. “One individual fled on foot when police arrived and was captured following a brief pursuit. That individual is currently in police custody at an area hospital,” a statement read, while a second person was also taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.

eBay Agrees to Pay $3 Million Criminal Penalty for Harassing Journalists

eBay has agreed to pay a $3 million criminal penalty for an August 2019 harassment and intimidation campaign targeting a Massachusetts couple in retaliation for their online coverage of eBay, and for its obstruction of the investigation that followed. Federal prosecutors say eBay was charged criminally with two counts of stalking through interstate travel, two counts of stalking through electronic communications services, witness tampering and obstruction of justice and entered into a deferred prosecution agreement. Under the agreement, eBay admitted to the relevant facts about and agreed to pay a criminal penalty of $3 million, which is the statutory maximum fine for these six felonies. eBay will also be required to retain an independent corporate compliance monitor for a period of three years and to make extensive enhancements to its compliance program. “eBay engaged in absolutely horrific, criminal conduct.

Lawrence Police Arrest 47-Year-Old for Alleged Stabbing Murder Tuesday

Lawrence Police have charged a 47-year-old man with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing Tuesday of a 32-year-old in the city. Marcos A. Muniz is expected to be arraigned today in Lawrence District Court, according to a statement this morning from Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker and Acting Lawrence Police Chief William Castro. Lawrence Police were dispatched yesterday around 5 p.m., to the scene of an altercation at McDonald’s, 50 Broadway. Police said they found 32-year-old Kendrick Marcus Brown suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was treated on scene by members of the Lawrence Police Department and taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Man Dies After Apparent Lawrence Stabbing Tuesday

Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in Lawrence that took place Tuesday night. Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker and Acting Lawrence Police Chief William Castro said Lawrence Police were dispatched around 5 p.m., to the scene of an altercation at McDonald’s, 50 Broadway. Police said they found an adult man suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was treated on scene by members of the Lawrence Police Department and taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital where he died from his injuries. Tucker’s office said the man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.