Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Jared “Jay” Derrico Sentenced to ONE YEAR in Prison for Tax & Fraud Schemes

Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Jared “Jay” Derrico Sentenced to ONE YEAR in Prison for Tax & Fraud Schemes

06/02/22 Defendant fraudulently billed customers and evaded taxes by cashing or depositing over $1.45 million in customer payments into personal bank accounts to evade taxes BOSTON – A Boxford plumbing contractor was sentenced to more than a year in prison yesterday after engaging in a multi-year scheme to defraud customers by overcharging them and by […]

Trinitarios Gang Member from Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Multiple Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine & Crack Cocaine

Trinitarios Gang Member from Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Multiple Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine & Crack Cocaine

Convicted felon sold at least nine guns, ammunition, bulletproof vest and drugs to a cooperating witness BOSTON – A member of the Trinitarios street gang pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking firearms, ammunition, cocaine and crack cocaine in the Greater Lawrence area. Jose Omar Hernandez-Aragones, 24, a Dominican national […]

Arbitrator Reduces Suspension, Reinstates Suspended Methuen Police Officer After Finding him “Incompetent”

Arbitrator Reduces Suspension, Reinstates Suspended Methuen Police Officer After Finding him “Incompetent”

April 16, 2020 An Arbitrator ruled Thursday that Methuen Police Officer Arthur Hardy was “incompetent” in the way he investigated a shooting in 2018 but disagreed with former Mayor Jajuga’s 270 day suspension of the officer. The Arbitrator reduced the 270 day suspension to 60 days and ordered the city to give  him back pay […]

FOURTEEN SPRINGFIELD POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH ASSAULT NEAR BAR AND COVER UP AFTERWARDS

FOURTEEN SPRINGFIELD POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH ASSAULT NEAR BAR AND COVER UP AFTERWARDS

Officers Indicted on Various Charges Including Assault, Perjury, Misleading, and Conspiracy; Bar Owner and Bar Manager also Charged WORCESTER — Thirteen Springfield Police Department officers and one former officer have been indicted on various charges in connection with an assault on four victims and an attempt to cover up the details of the assault afterwards, Attorney General […]

Methuen Police Department Investigating Two Incidents of Violence

Methuen Police Department Investigating Two Incidents of Violence

METHUEN – Chief Joseph Solomon reports that the Methuen Police Department responded to a shooting last night, and a stabbing early this morning, resulting in two arrests so far.  Methuen Police have applied for arrest warrants for Henry Infante, age 42, of Lawrence on the following charges: ·         Assault to Murder ·         Possession of  a Firearm […]

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

What “The Movement Family” Proved About the Homeless Crisis  ~  VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (DEC. 18)

If there is one thing that Michael Gorman and his volunteers at TMF (The Movement Family) have proved over the last six months, it’s that helping the homeless and making people’s lives better only takes one thing: effort. For six months TMF offered food, clothing, detox services, transitional housing, and other counseling services to the […]

Methuen Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Methuen Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Feb. 12. 2018 The Methuen Police Department is investigating an armed robbery this afternoon. On Sunday, Feb. 11 at 9:52 p.m., Methuen Police were dispatched to Oscar’s Liquors, located at 441 Prospect St. for a reported robbery. Upon arrival, officers were informed that three men had walked in the store demanding money. One of the […]

Two Lawrence Men Among Three Gang Members Charged With Illegal Gun Running

Two Lawrence Men Among Three Gang Members Charged With Illegal Gun Running

State, local and federal law enforcement charged three members of the Latin Gangsta (sic) Disciples with illegal gun running Friday. 26 year old Jose Ilarraza of Newburyport (AKA “Kae-Kae”), Bryan  Torres-Almanzar, (AKA FLEX) 19, of Lawrence, and 22 year old Eric Valentin (AKA Jefe)also of Lawrence were charged with illegally dealing firearms without a license, […]

It’s Time We Stop Looking Away From The Violence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

It’s Time We Stop Looking Away From The Violence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

Last month a deranged person broadcasted live video of himself on Facebook, randomly executing a stranger on the street. As expected, the media and politicians went into hysteria-mode. Facebook officials met with government officials and the media, and of course, everyone is “working hard” to try and prevent this from happening again. Cable news bobble-heads […]

Lawrence Police Arrest Four on Firearm and Drug Charges

Lawrence Police Arrest Four on Firearm and Drug Charges

LAWRENCE — Chief James Fitzpatrick reports that the Lawrence Police Department arrested four people and seized two firearms during an aggressive two-day operation late last week. As a result: OSCAR MARCANO-VALVERDE, AGE 37, OF HAVERHILL is charged with: • Possession of a Firearm Without a License • Carrying a Firearm Without a License • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition […]

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan appeared on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl who recently attended The Valley Patriot’s 13th Anniversary BASH and wanted to talk about the event as well as the Valley Patriot’s new book Heroes in Our Midst.  Tom and Geoff also discussed media bias and pathetic nature […]

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for 2017 BASH Awards

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for 2017 BASH Awards

The Valley Patriot newspaper has announced the nominees for the 2017 Valley Patriot BASH Awards. Winners will be announced at The Valley Patriot BASH, held on March 24th, at the Firefighter’s Relief In, at 6pm. GET TICKETS HERE     *VALLEY PATRIOT 1ST AMENDMENT PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD Each year this award is given to 2 individuals […]

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH This month, The Valley Patriot honors and recognizes Lowell resident John MacDonald not just for his service to the country as a military veteran, but also because of his tremendous work helping our veterans here at home. John MacDonald enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1989 and was […]

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