Correction Officers’ Union Exposes Stabbing at Middleton Prison

Correction Officers’ Union Exposes Stabbing at Middleton Prison

AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE ESSEX COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS UNION I am contacting you on behalf of the Essex County Correctional Officers Association (ECCOA), the union that represents correctional officers and sergeants employed by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, including at the Middleton Jail. As you know, on Saturday, October 22, 2022, correctional officers in […]

Mayor DePena Calls for “Investigations” Into Police Department Turmoil

Mayor DePena Calls for “Investigations” Into Police Department Turmoil

11/24/22 Just days after the Lawrence Police Superior Officers’ Union took a vote of no confidence in Chief Roy Vasque, and Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena suspended three Lawrence officers, DePena is now calling for “certain investigations” into the department. DePena did not specify the nature of the “investigations” or who would be conducting them. In […]

Lawrence Superior Officers Vote “No Confidence” in Chief Roy Vasque, Calls Leadership “Toxic”

Lawrence Superior Officers Vote “No Confidence” in Chief Roy Vasque, Calls Leadership “Toxic”

11/22/22 The Lawrence Superior Officers Union took a vote of no confidence in Chief Vasque last night after months of turmoil within the department and only a few days after Mayor DePena has suspended three officers within their ranks. The Union released the following statement just moments ago: On behalf of the members of The […]

Mariana Rosmely Aguasviva of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Social Security Misuse

Mariana Rosmely Aguasviva of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Social Security Misuse

10-5-22 BOSTON – A Lawrence woman pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with fraudulently using someone else’s Social Security number. Mariana Rosmely Aguasviva, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for Jan. 9, 2023. […]

Andi Guerrero-Lara of Methuen Sentenced to 7 Years in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

Andi Guerrero-Lara of Methuen Sentenced to 7 Years in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

10-5-22 Defendant sold drugs to undercover agent on five separate occasions BOSTON – A Methuen man has been sentenced in federal court in Boston for selling a fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl mixture to an undercover agent on five occasions. Andi Guerrero-Lara, a/k/a “Manny Sierra,” 25, was sentenced on Sept. 28, 2022 by U.S. District Court […]

Manuel Alejandro Pujols Dia of Lawrence Sentenced for Identity Theft and Social Security Offense

Manuel Alejandro Pujols Dia of Lawrence Sentenced for Identity Theft and Social Security Offense

09-28-22 BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for misusing a Social Security number to fraudulently obtain a Massachusetts ID and driver’s license as well as MassHealth benefits. Manuel Alejandro Pujols Diaz, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 25 months in prison. On […]

21 Indicted in Lawrence, Southbridge Areas on Cocaine, Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracies

21 Indicted in Lawrence, Southbridge Areas on Cocaine, Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracies

Over nine kilograms of cocaine and over 800 grams of fentanyl seized BOSTON – Twenty-one individuals have been indicted in federal court in Boston in connection with their alleged roles in drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) that distributed cocaine and fentanyl throughout the North Shore and Central Massachusetts. The following defendants have been charged with conspiracy […]

Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

BOSTON – A Methuen man pleaded guilty on Aug. 3, 2022 in federal court in Boston to his involvement in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” 31, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, two counts of […]

Estela Reyes will Fund Police in Methuen, McCarty Cut 32 Cops as a Councilor

Estela Reyes will Fund Police in Methuen, McCarty Cut 32 Cops as a Councilor

By: Santiago Reyes Cruz,  Jr. – July,  2022 This year the race for state representative in Lawrence and Methuen will be decided in the September 6th primary – not the November election – because there are no Republicans running in this race. That means more people need to vote on the September 6th Democrat primary, […]

Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50 of Lawrence Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft

Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50 of Lawrence Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft

BOSTON – A Lawrence woman was sentenced on July 20, 2022 in connection with identity theft charges. Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to six months in prison and two years of supervised release. Marias De Jesus was also ordered to pay forfeiture and restitution […]

Efforts to Repeal Licenses for Illegals Meets Anti-American Resistance

Efforts to Repeal Licenses for Illegals Meets Anti-American Resistance

The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance has announced their endorsement of the efforts to repeal a law recently passed to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens. Jim Lyons, Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, has been holding signature drives to put the issue on the ballot and let Massachusetts voters decide. But, Lyons’ efforts have been met […]

Chelmsford Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl and Meth to Gangster Disciples in Lawrence

Chelmsford Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl and Meth to Gangster Disciples in Lawrence

Supplied counterfeit prescription pills containing meth and fentanyl to Lawrence-based street gang, Gangster Disciples BOSTON – A Chelmsford man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to trafficking counterfeit oxycodone and Adderall pills that actually contained fentanyl and methamphetamine. Vando Gvozdarevic, 29, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more […]

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