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Police Arrest 24-Year-Old in Methuen for Andover Double Shooting

Police Arrest 24-Year-Old in Methuen for Andover Double Shooting

A 24-year-old Lawrence man was arrested in Methuen and charged with shooting two men Dec. 8, in Andover. Luis Edgardo Morales Jr., 24, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, carrying a loaded firearm without a license and


Andover Teens Allegedly Rob, Beat and Shoot Juvenile

Two Andover teenagers are under arrest after allegedly robbing and beating another teen and shooting him with a BB gun. Andover police said the juvenile victim was taken to Lawrence General Hospital with serious injuries. Police learned of the attack just before midnight, Thursday, when they were dispatched to 311 Lowell St. “During the assault,


New Methuen Zoning Would Bring More Housing Downtown

A consultant’s drawing illustrates possible development of Methuen Square. (Courtesy graphic.) New housing, commercial spaces and riverfront walks is the hope for Methuen’s downtown as the city considers adopting a “Smart Growth Zoning Overlay District.” During a series of meetings Thursday, Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, members of the Department of Economic and Community Development and


State Police Name Man Wanted in Methuen Murder as Most Wanted

Emilio DeLarosa, 32. (Courtesy photograph.) A Lawrence man, accused of the strangulation death of the mother of his child last September in Methuen, has been added to Massachusetts State Police’ Most Wanted list. State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section added Emilio DeLarosa, 32, to its list of most wanted fugitives and, along with the State


Methuen Seeks Help Identifying 3 Home Invasion Suspects

Grainy video surveillance footage was released by Methuen Police. See the full video below. Methuen is seeking help from the public in identifying three men who were involved in an armed home invasion Saturday night on Kirk Street. Three masked men forced their way into a home about 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at 14 Kirk St., according


Methuen Hires Three Police Officers

Jose Santiago, of Lawrence, is one of three new police officers in Methuen. (Courtesy photograph.) Methuen has hired three full-time police officers. A Lawrence native and nine-year law enforcement veteran, Jose Santiago began full-time Jan. 22. He is currently completing the department’s Field Training Officer program before being assigned to a shift. Reserve Officers Patrick


Verizon Telephone Outage Disrupts Merrimac 911 Calls

Merrimac police this morning were taking emergency 911 calls on a backup cell telephone and directing to regular calls to another number as a Verizon landline outage began late last night. Police Chief Eric M. Shears told WHAV emergency 911 service went out at 11 p.m., Monday night, but calls were quickly transferred to a


Merrimac Police Still Investigating Home Car Crash After Chase

Merrimac Police are investigating Saturday’s Honda minivan crash into an unoccupied home. (Courtesy photograph.) Merrimac police are still investigating a series of events Saturday night that saw a police chase end with a Honda minivan crashing into an unoccupied home. Just after 8 p.m., Saturday, a Merrimac officer at the Merrimac police station saw a