Early this morning, Wednesday June 20th, Lawrence Police responded to 182 Dawes Street for a report of a possible home invasion in progress.
As officers arrived on scene, Sergeant Ariel Montas and Officer Edward Mejia proceeded up the front stairs of the residence, while Officer Carlos Aguirre proceeded to cover the rear/side entrance of the building. Sergeant Montas and Officer Mejia encountered three individuals on the second floor landing of the building. All were later identified as victims/witnesses in the incident.
As they were being detained for questioning, Officer Aguirre reportedly heard footsteps running down the rear staircase.
As the rear/side door opened, three men ran in the direction of Officer Aguirre.
One of the individuals, later identified as Angel Figueras, age 31, of Lawrence was brandishing a silver firearm. Officer Aguirre ordered Figueras drop the weapon at which point Figueras threw the firearm in Officer Aguirre’s direction. Officer Aguirre and Essex County K-9 Sheriff Sergeant John Zaccari were able to place all three individuals into custody. In addition to Figueras, also arrested were Jean Vilorio, age 28, of Lawrence, and Jesus Villa, age 26, of Reading, PA.
Sergeant Montas, Officer Mejia, and Officer Luis Moreta entered the apartment, which was reportedly in disarray, where they located a second firearm.
Angel Figueras has been charged with: Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Without License, Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, and Receiving Stolen Property.
Both Jean Vilorio and Jesus Villa have been charged with: Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Without License, Receiving Stolen Property.
LAWRENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Office of the Chief
90 Lowell Street
Lawrence Massachusetts 01840