Lawrence Man, 25, Turns Himself to Face Charges Relating to Hit and Run Injuring 65-Year-Old Pedestrian

A 25-year-old man accused of injuring a 65-year-old man during last Saturday morning’s hit and run turned himself in Wednesday at Lawrence District Court. Gregorio Acosta of Lawrence was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license and driving with a revoked license. He was arraigned and held on $10,000 cash bond. “I wish to recognize our officers for their perseverance in this investigation,” Police Chief Scott J. McNamara said. “Their hard work and commitment to public safety have been evident from the start, and they are a credit to the department and community.”

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Methuen Police Say They Are Close to Making An Arrest in Saturday Hit and Run, Injuring 65-Year-Old Man

The Methuen Police Department is investigating an early Saturday morning hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian Saturday morning. Methuen Police Chief Scott J. McNamara said police found the car allegedly involved in the crash and believe they know the identity of the driver. An investigation is ongoing and charges are expected. Police were dispatched Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1:17 a.m., to Broadway near Blake Street, for a report of an injured pedestrian.

Mass. State Police Arrest 23, Including Haverhill Man, Seize 74,000 Pills in Raid

A 30-year-old Haverhill man was among 23 people arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 74,000 counterfeit prescription pills containing, what State Police called, “deadly narcotics.”

David Delauri of Haverhill, was among those charged in connection with a North Shore-based drug trafficking organization that allegedly manufactured and distributed tens of thousands of counterfeit prescription pills. According to Massachusetts State Police Wednesday, brothers Lawrence Michael Nagle of Saugus and Christopher Nagle of Revere were identified in 2018 as leaders of a drug trafficking group distributing various controlled substances. It is alleged that the Nagle organization distributed significant quantities of drugs, including Adderall—both pharmaceutical-grade pills and counterfeit pills containing methamphetamine, methamphetamine, Xanax, Oxycodone—both pharmaceutical-grade and counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana, among others. They allegedly distributed drugs to a small network who would redistribute the drug, including separate, but interconnected, organizations headed by Nelson Mora of Lynn, Javier Bello of Beverly and Anthony Bryson of Billerica. It is alleged that Mora, Bello and Bryson obtained their drug supply from other sources at times and that Mora and Bryson had access to pill press machines used to create counterfeit pills.

Salem Superior Court Jury Finds Lawrence Police Officer Guilty of Raping 13-Year-Old

A Lawrence Police officer was convicted Tuesday in Salem Superior Court on charges he engaged in sexual acts with a 13-year-old boy he met on a dating app. After deliberating for about four hours, a jury found 53-year-old Carlos Vieira guilty of two counts of aggravated rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Judge Thomas Drechsler revoked Vieira’s bail and he was jailed pending sentencing scheduled for Nov. 4. “This verdict makes clear that no one is above the law and this young man was victimized by someone he should have been able to trust,” Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett said.

Officials Charge Manchester, N.H., Man in Murder of Five-Year-Old Girl With Haverhill Ties

The father of a missing girl with Haverhill connections was arrested Monday and charged with repeatedly striking his daughter in the head with a closed fist, causing her death. Thirty-two-year-old Adam Montgomery of Manchester, N.H., was arrested and charged with the murder of Harmony Montgomery, who was five at the time, on Dec. 7, 2019, according to N.H. Attorney General John M. Formella and Manchester Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg. Adam Montgomery was charged with second degree murder for “recklessly causing the death” of a person under 13 years of age, “under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life.”

The father was also charged with “falsifying physical evidence for purposely altering, destroying, concealing or removing the body of Harmony Montgomery between approximately Dec. 7, 2019 and March 4, 2020; abuse of a for the purpose of “removing, concealing or destroying” it during the same timeframe in Manchester; and attempting to cause the girl’s stepmother to testify falsely through this past Jan.

Jury Finds 21-Year-Old Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder in 2020 Stabbing Death at Haverhill Stadium

A now-21-year-old Haverhill man was found guilty Wednesday afternoon of second-degree murder in the 2020 stabbing death of a 19-year-old after over a fight involving a former girlfriend. A jury in Salem Superior Court found Oscar Quinones, formerly of 22 Sunrise Drive, Bradford, guilty in the slaying of Efrain Maisonet, also of Haverhill, April 7, 2020 in a parking lot behind Haverhill Stadium. Judge Kathleen McCarthy-Neyman has scheduled sentencing for Nov. 10. Essex County Assistant District Attorney Erin Bellavia convinced jurors Quinones met Maisonet to fight after Quinones “felt disrespected” because Maisonet was seeing his former girlfriend.

Police Arrest 76-Year-Old Man, Charging Him With Trying to Lure Away Students at Bus Stop

A 76-year-old Haverhill man is under arrest and charged with allegedly trying to lure into his car students waiting for a school bus Wednesday morning. Following an investigation, police said John Perrault of Haverhill was charged with enticement and driving with a revoked license after police received report of an older man approaching female students at their bus stop near Brookline Avenue and Main Street. “An adult witness observed the suspicious behavior and intervened, compelling the suspicious male to drive off. The schools were notified, and police quickly developed a suspect and an intense search for the suspect ensued. Bus stops were continuously monitored and other communities were notified,” Haverhill Police said in a statement.

Salisbury Man and Former Tyngsborough Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges, Bank Fraud

A Salisbury resident and former Tyngsborough police officer who hid the source of Chinese money to build a large indoor shooting range, among other violations, pleaded guilty last Thursday. Daniel Whitman, 37, pleaded guilty to bank fraud conspiracy, two counts of bank fraud, two counts of making false statements to a bank, possession of an unregistered firearm, conspiracy to violate provisions of the National Firearms Act, making a firearm in violation of the law and transferring a firearm in violation of the law. U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris in Boston scheduled sentencing for next Jan. 27. Whitman was arrested and charged in January 2021 and was later indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2021.