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Crime Plummets in the Valley ~ Lawrence, Haverhill See Major Reduction In Crime

Crime Plummets in the Valley ~ Lawrence, Haverhill See Major Reduction In Crime

  By: Eric Spagnoli LAWRENCE While it has long had the reputation as a crime plagued city, Lawrence Police say crime in Lawrence has decreased 32% overall in 2020. This…

Adrian Urena, (40) of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Defense Contracting Fraud

Adrian Urena, (40) of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Defense Contracting Fraud

 A Lawrence man pleaded guilty today to a scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy relating to glove liners purchased for use on nuclear submarines. Adrian Urena, 40, pleaded guilty to…

Parole Board Gave Inadequate Reentry Information, Delayed Risk and Needs Assessments to Parolees, Audit Shows

Parole Board Gave Inadequate Reentry Information, Delayed Risk and Needs Assessments to Parolees, Audit Shows

BOSTON– An audit released today by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump revealed the Massachusetts Parole Board could not show that all parolees received necessary documents related to their reentry, including…

PDF Of the March 2021 Valley Patriot ~ 17th Anniversary Edition

PDF Of the March 2021 Valley Patriot ~ 17th Anniversary Edition

PDF of the March 2021 Valley Patriot 17th Anniversary Edition! READ IN FLIP PAGE VIEWER without downloading! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in…

Illegal Alien, Jonathan Mejia of Lawrence Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking

Illegal Alien, Jonathan Mejia of Lawrence Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in connection with drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl. Jonathan Mejia, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to…

Illegal Alien, Carlos Soto-Villar of Lawrence Sentenced to More than 15 Yrs in Prison for Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking

Illegal Alien, Carlos Soto-Villar of Lawrence Sentenced to More than 15 Yrs in Prison for Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in relation to the seizure of over 10 kilograms of fentanyl and heroin in December 2018. Carlos Soto-Villar, 34, a Dominican national…

Navy Veteran and Arson Investigator, Lawrence Detective Tom Murphy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Navy Veteran and Arson Investigator, Lawrence Detective Tom Murphy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy  – Feb, 2021 This is our third US Navy Seabee, who after serving in the Navy, became a police officer. Tom Murphy Jr. is a retired Lawrence…

Dracut Construction Business Owner, James P. Enwright, (53) Charged with $1 Million Tax Fraud

Dracut Construction Business Owner, James P. Enwright, (53) Charged with $1 Million Tax Fraud

BOSTON – The owner of a commercial and residential construction business in Dracut was charged on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 with an income diversion and payroll tax scheme resulting in…

Illegal Alien Anyelo Aybar-Franco (25), from Lawrence Indicted for Fentanyl Possession

Illegal Alien Anyelo Aybar-Franco (25), from Lawrence Indicted for Fentanyl Possession

BOSTON – A Dominican national previously living in Lawrence was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in connection with fentanyl possession. Anyelo Aybar-Franco, 25, was indicted on one count…

Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

Methuen Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

BOSTON – A Methuen man was indicted on Monday, Jan. 11 by a federal grand jury on charges of armed bank robbery. Caio Costa, 25, was indicted on one count…

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

Methuen Police Chief Announces Retirement

1/11/21 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon has notified Mayor Perry this morning that he has put in for his retirement papers after 35 years on the police department, and 18…

Luz Polino of Lawrence Indicted on Charges Stemming from Tax Refund Scheme

Luz Polino of Lawrence Indicted on Charges Stemming from Tax Refund Scheme

BOSTON – A Lawrence woman was indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with her role in a scheme to cash checks obtained through filed fraudulent tax returns.…

Nicholas O’Neil (37) of Tewksbury, Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

Nicholas O’Neil (37) of Tewksbury, Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

BOSTON – A Tewksbury man was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston in connection with a Sept. 22, 2020 bank robbery. Nicholas O’Neil, 37, has been indicted…

Keysi Batista (32), of Lawrence Sentenced to 9 Years for Fentanyl Distribution

Keysi Batista (32), of Lawrence Sentenced to 9 Years for Fentanyl Distribution

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday for distributing fentanyl. , was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 108 months in prison and four years…

Illegal Alien in Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Illegal Alien in Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

BOSTON – A Dominican national pleaded guilty today in connection with drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl. Jonathan Mejia, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of and possession with…

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