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Andover Nanny Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $130,000

Andover Nanny Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $130,000

An Andover nanny pleaded guilty Monday in federal court, Boston, to stealing more than $130,000 from her employer. Stacy Fortunato, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf who scheduled sentencing for Sept. 11. Fortunato, who worked from November, 2014, to


Methuen Police Arrest Man For Hospital Bomb Threat

No bombs were found at Holy Family Hospital—Methuen. A Lawrence man was arrested early Monday for allegedly making a bomb threat at Holy Family Hospital—Methuen. James Tirado, 41, of Lawrence was arrested and charged with communicating a bomb scare and possession of a class e substance after claiming to have a bomb vest, according to


Man Found in Methuen Park May Have Died From Overdose

Methuen Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon. The death of a 51-year-old man, found in a Methuen Park Thursday morning, appears drug related, according to a preliminary investigation by Methuen Police. Methuen Police responded to report of an unresponsive male leaning on a bench just before 7 a.m., Thursday, at the Edward S. Alekel Veterans Memorial


Lapointe Graduates from Basic Military Training

U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Thomas J. Lapointe, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lapointe completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn


Methuen’s Jennifer Burns to Receive ‘Unsung Heroines’ Award

Jennifer Burns, right, with Jacquelyn Ingersoll, last year when both became full-time employees of the Methuen Police Department. (Courtesy photograph.) Methuen resident Jennifer Burns has been named one of 2016’s “Unsung Heroines” by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, in honor of her work addressing the opioid epidemic in the Merrimack Valley. Burns


State, Andover Police Arrest Truck Driver Who Threatened to Shoot Officers

An interstate truck driver who threatened to shoot police officers was arrested by Massachusetts State Police and Andover Police early Wednesday morning. Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement section, along with Andover police, apprehended Ronald Mockelman, 61, of Valley, Neb., after locating him in his truck outside an


Former Haverhill Man, 38, Among 30 Charged in Federal Drug, Gun, Immigration Sweep

A former Haverhill resident is among 30 individuals charged with federal drug, gun and immigration offenses, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Tuesday, May 30. Oscar Francisco Marcano Valverde, 38, a Dominican national, is currently in custody at Bristol County House of Corrections after the “Operation Bad Company” sweep was carried out across the Merrimack Valley