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Haverhill Educator Sent Nude Photos To Teenage Student: DA Haverhill Educator Sent Nude Photos To Teenage Student: DA
Justin Smith, 25, Facing 2 Felony Charges An education support staffer at Gateway Academy in Haverhill has been charged with sentence pornographic material of himself to a 16-year-old student, authorities announced Friday.  Justin Smith, 25, was charged with two counts of distributing obscene matter to a minor on Thursday, June 13, the Essex County District Attorney said. He was arraigned on Friday.  A judge ordered him held on $4,000 bail.  If he can pay that, he must stay away from the school and alleged victim, have no contact with minors, and remain in home confinement, the prosecutor added.  It's unclear h…
60 Boxer Dogs Seized From Merrimac Home Taxing Help Networks 60 Boxer Dogs Seized From Merrimac Home Taxing Help Networks
60 Boxer Dogs Seized From Merrimac Home Taxing Help Networks The MSPCA is asking for help after the group took in 60 boxers from a home in Essex County earlier this week, making it one of the largest seizures in the group's history.  Police said officers removed the dogs from a home on Locust Grove Road in Merrimac on Tuesday, June 11, after receiving reports of animal hoarding and overcrowding. The owner voluntarily forfeited the dogs to authorities.  Police did not release the owner's name as no charges have been filed, but a multi-agency investigation involving Haverhill, Windham (New Hampshire), and Merrimac police is ongoing. …
Black Bear Spotted In Haverhill, Police Issue Warning Black Bear Spotted In Haverhill, Police Issue Warning
Black Bear Spotted In Haverhill, Police Issue Warning Police have asked residents in Haverhill to be on alert after multiple people spotted a black bear in the Windsor Street, Mill Street, and Lake Saltonstall area. Haverhill police issued the warning in a Facebook post on Monday, June 3.  Black bears are usually afraid of people, and will likely run away if confronted. However, there is still a risk, and residents should take steps to prevent a close encounter with the animal, Haverhill police said. Those included:  Remove bird feeders from their yards Secure all trash, pet food, or livestock food if left outside Do not…
‘Emptiness In Our Hearts’: Support Rising For Family Of 21-Year-Old Slain In North Andover ‘Emptiness In Our Hearts’: Support Rising For Family Of 21-Year-Old Slain In North Andover
‘Emptiness In Our Hearts’: Support Rising For Family Of 21-Year-Old Slain In North Andover Support is on the rise for the family of a 21-year-old Massachusetts man who was shot to death. Essex County resident Jaeby Ortiz Ruiz, of Haverhill, was found dead early Sunday, March 10, in the area of Riverview Street in North Andover, according to police. On Monday, March 11, 22-year-old Derick Moncion, of Haverhill, was arrested and charged with Ruiz’ murder. He was arraigned the following day in Lawrence District Court. Earlier Report: Haverhill Man Busted In North Andover Killing Police did not say whether the two men knew one another or speculate on a possible motive for t…
Haverhill Man Busted In North Andover Killing Haverhill Man Busted In North Andover Killing
Haverhill Man Busted In North Andover Killing A 22-year-old Haverhill man has been arrested and charged in the killing of Jaeby Ortiz Ruiz on Sunday, March 10.  Derick Moncion is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of the 21-year-old who is also from Haverhill, the Essex County District Attorney's Office said.  Police found Ruiz's body in the early morning hours on Sunday in the area of Riverview Street in North Andover.  Police honed in on Moncion and arrested him on Monday, though they did not provide any evidence or possible motive for the killing.  Moncion is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday…
Boyfriend Killed Woman In Haverhill Murder-Suicide: Report Boyfriend Killed Woman In Haverhill Murder-Suicide: Report
Boyfriend Killed Woman In Haverhill Murder-Suicide: Report A new report says that a Rhode Island man was responsible for the death of his girlfriend before shooting himself in Haverhill on Sunday, March 3.  Loren Marino, 24, of Haverhill, and Austin Amaral, 24, of North Providence, Rhode Island, were found shot to death at a home at 195 Broadway when police were called to perform a welfare check, the Essex County District Attorney said.  MassLive reported that Amaral was the one who pulled the trigger, according to the prosecutor's office.  Original Report: Haverhill Slayings Ruled Murder-Suicide An obituary for Loren said she wa…
(UPDATE) Haverhill Slayings Ruled Murder-Suicide; Family, Friends Remember Woman Killed (UPDATE) Haverhill Slayings Ruled Murder-Suicide; Family, Friends Remember Woman Killed
(Update) Haverhill Slayings Ruled Murder-Suicide; Family, Friends Remember Woman Killed Update: Essex County officials determined that Austin Amaral killed Loren Marino and then himself. Click here for more information.  Original Report: Haverhill authorities said the bodies found in a home over the weekend were the result of a murder-suicide.  Loren Marino, 24, of Haverhill, and Austin Amaral, 24, of North Providence, Rhode Island, were found at a home at 195 Broadway on Sunday, March 3, when police were called to perform a welfare check, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Both had been shot. It's unclear who fired the weapon. The two were da…
Man, Woman Found Shot, Killed Inside Haverhill Home Man, Woman Found Shot, Killed Inside Haverhill Home
Man, Woman Found Shot, Killed Inside Haverhill Home Update: Police determined the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide. Click here for more information.  Original: Authorities announced that they found a man and woman fatally shot inside a home in Haverhill over the weekend.  The couple were found at a home on Broadway Street in Haverhill on Sunday, March 2. The Essex County District Attorney's Office said officers had been called to the house to perform a welfare check just after 5:30 p.m.  Authorities will not release their names until they have made the proper notifications.  However, police say there is no ong…
Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help
Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help A community is coming together to help pay for the funeral costs of a beloved Eastern Massachusetts father whose skeletal remains were found in a wooded area months after he went missing. The remains of 53-year-old Essex County resident John Lawler of Haverhill were found on Sunday, Feb. 18 in a wooded area near David Drive in Saugus, according to the Essex County District Attorney.  Earlier Report - Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Lawler had gone missing in July 2023 after leaving the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in S…
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Officials have identified the remains found in a wooded area in Saugus on Sunday, Feb. 18, as a 53-year-old Haverhill father who went missing in July.  John Lawler's remains were found in a wooded area near David Drive by a person walking their dog, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Lawler was last heard from in July when he left the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in Saugus to purchase fishing supplies, reports said.  Lawler was a lifelong resident of Haverhill and an avid angler.  "Lawler left his home with his fishing rod. All of his belongings inclu…
Ex UMass-Lowell Student Stole $70K From Dead Professor’s Bank Account: Police Ex UMass-Lowell Student Stole $70K From Dead Professor’s Bank Account: Police
Ex UMass-Lowell Student Stole $70K From Dead Professor’s Bank Account: Police A former UMass-Lowell student is charged with multiple felonies after police said he stole more than $70,000 from his late professor’s state pension, state officials said. Jeffrey Nazarian, 55, of Haverhill, was arraigned in Salem Superior Court on two counts of forgery, one count each of larceny over $1200, perjury, and uttering, authorities said.  Nazarian received over $70,000 after the death of his former professor and friend, John Hamer, on Jan. 30, 2019, according to the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General. Related: Ex-Leader Used Hyde Park School's Money As 'Slu…
Man In Two-Car Crash Airlifted To Hospital After Being Hit By Third Car In Haverhill Man In Two-Car Crash Airlifted To Hospital After Being Hit By Third Car In Haverhill
Man, 60, In Two-Car Crash Hit By Third Car In Haverhill A 60-year-old man from Derry, New Hampshire, suffered serious injures after being hit by an oncoming car in Haverhill. The crash happened at Main Street near Talmuth Avenue shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, according to Haverhill police. Police said the man, one of the drivers involved in a two-car crash, was outside his own car when he was hit by a third car. Related: Multiple People Injured In 4-Car Crash In Dracut The man, who has not been identified as of Monday afternoon, was airlifted to a Boston area hospital. No charges were filed at this time, authorities said. H…
Haverhill Company Issues Recall For Salad Over Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions Haverhill Company Issues Recall For Salad Over Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions
Haverhill Company Issues Recall For Salad Over Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions Hans Kissle announced Thursday, Jan. 18, a recall of its 7-ounce packages of Mexican Style Quinoa Salad because the product contains eggs and soy, despite not declaring this, the Food and Drug Administration said.  The prepackaged salads were distributed to Hannaford’s Supermarkets in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, and Vermont.  The Mexican Style Quinoa Salad is marked with the UPC code 036217172018 and have a use by date of 1/22/24.  No illnesses have been reported related to this problem, but the recall was initiated after the product was discover…
Card Skimmer Found In Chelsea Market Basket: Police Card Skimmer Found In Chelsea Market Basket: Police
Skimmer Found In Chelsea Market Basket Another Market Basket has been targeted by card skimmers, this time in Chelsea, but police and store workers were able to find and remove the device within minutes. A fraudulent credit card reading device, or a “skimmer,” was placed on a register at the grocery store on Everett Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 5, according to Chelsea police. Related: 5 Market Baskets Find Credit Card Skimmers In Haverhill, Somerville, Reading: Police “We have the device and are working with the Market Basket as well as our regional partners to see if the devices are related to other recent incidents,” police said o…
Driver Killed In Rollover Crash In Haverhill ID’d Driver Killed In Rollover Crash In Haverhill ID’d
Driver Killed In Rollover Crash In Haverhill ID’d A 62-year-old Connecticut man was killed when his car veered off a roadway and hit a guardrail in Massachusetts. The Essex County crash happened in the city of Haverhill on Friday, Dec. 1. Hartford County resident David Ziembko, of New Britain, was driving southbound on I-495 shortly before 3 p.m. when his 2017 Honda CRV went off the road near the Route 97 overpass and through the grass median, Massachusetts State Police said.  The SUV hit a guardrail, causing the car to flip onto its roof.  Responders pulled Ziembko from the vehicle and rushed him to Lawrence Gen…
5 Market Baskets Find Credit Card Skimmers In Haverhill, Somerville, Reading: Police 5 Market Baskets Find Credit Card Skimmers In Haverhill, Somerville, Reading: Police
5 Market Baskets Find Credit Card Skimmers In Haverhill, Somerville, Reading: Police Credit card skimming devices used to steal personal information were placed at Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, police warned shoppers. The skimmers were found at Market Baskets in Haverhill, Somerville, and Reading in Massachusetts, and Nashua and Concord in New Hampshire, according to Boston 25 News. Police in Reading found credit card skimmers on a credit card machine at a register inside Market Basket on Monday, Oct. 30. Crimeline press release: credit card skimmers located at Walmart, Market Basket on Storrs Street in Concord.https://t.co/RqfgW8fd1g pic.twi…
Missing Haverhill Man Vanished After Getting Into Unknown Truck: Police Missing Haverhill Man Vanished After Getting Into Unknown Truck: Police
Missing Haverhill Man Vanished After Getting Into Unknown Truck: Police Police in Haverhill are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who was last seen getting into a gray truck with an unidentified person, authorities said. Mark Terrero, 30, was last spotted on Winter Street getting into the truck driven by someone his family didn't recognize, according to the Haverhill Police Department. He is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with brown eyes and long black curly hair that is usually worn in a ponytail. Terrero was wearing a black sweater and black sweatpants at the time of his disappearance, police said. Authorities have not r…
New Update: Armed Carjacking Suspect Caught After Pursuit In Lawrence, Police Say New Update: Armed Carjacking Suspect Caught After Pursuit In Lawrence, Police Say
New Update: Armed Carjacking Suspect Caught After Pursuit In Lawrence, Police Say An armed carjacking suspect and his accomplice have been apprehended following a pursuit across several municipalities in Massachusetts, police said. The suspect, 35-year-old Nathan Saben of Haverhill, and his accomplice, 40-year-old Jessica Tirone, were both caught after a pursuit in Essex and Middlesex Counties on Thursday, Oct. 5 that began in Lawrence and ended in Dracut, state police announced.  Earlier Report - Seen Him? Armed, Dangerous Carjacking Suspect From Haverhill On Loose, Police Say According to police, the chase began just after 9:10 a.m. when a trooper spo…
Seen Him? Armed, Dangerous Carjacking Suspect From Haverhill On Loose, Police Say Seen Him? Armed, Dangerous Carjacking Suspect From Haverhill On Loose, Police Say
Seen Him? Armed, Dangerous Carjacking Suspect From Haverhill On Loose, Police Say New, updated report: New Update: Armed Carjacking Suspect Caught After Pursuit In Dracut, Police Say Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding an armed suspect who allegedly stole a woman's car after fleeing officers in Essex County, police said. The pursuit began on Tuesday, Oct. 3 just after 10 p.m., when Haverhill Police began pursuing a white Kia on Route 97 westbound toward Salem, New Hampshire, eventually stopping the chase when the vehicle crossed state lines.  According to Massachusetts State Police, authorities in Salem then began receiving reports of attem…
Man, 22, Shot His Mom, Her Friend With Illegally Purchased Pistol: DA Man, 22, Shot His Mom, Her Friend With Illegally Purchased Pistol: DA
Man, 22, Shot His Mom, Her Friend With Illegally Purchased Pistol: DA A 22-year-old Middlesex County man is being held for a mental health evaluation after police arrested him for shooting his mother and one of her friends, authorities said.  Brent Justice Roman-Finnagan of Lexington used an illegally purchased pistol to pull off the attack, the Middlesex County District Attorney said. Roman-Finnagan's mom, age 57, called 911 around 4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, to report that her son had shot her and her friend, a 55-year-old Haverhill woman, the prosecutor said. Their names were not released.  Lexington police took Roman-Finnagan into custody …
Support Soars For Lynn Teacher T-Boned By Stolen Car In Police Chase Support Soars For Lynn Teacher T-Boned By Stolen Car In Police Chase
Support Soars For Lynn Teacher T-Boned By Stolen Car In Police Chase Amber Fournier played by the rules and worked hard, her friends and family said. She raises two teenage daughters, works as a teacher at Ingalls Elementary School, and has two part-time jobs to make ends meet and provide for her children.  But that didn't help her on Sept. 5, when two people speeding through the streets of Lynn in a stolen car, police said, literally turned her life upside down when they ran the red light at the intersection of Chestnut and Essex Streets and T-boned her SUV.  Now, the family and friends of the 42-year-old Malden woman are attempting to put back to right wh…
Found: 13-Year-Old Missing Out Of Haverhill, Police Ask For Help Found: 13-Year-Old Missing Out Of Haverhill, Police Ask For Help
Found: 13-Year-Old Missing Out Of Haverhill, Police Ask For Help Police announced on Facebook that they found the missing teen and thanked everyone who helped find her. Original article: Police are looking for a teenager who went missing in Essex County.  Destiny Serrano, age 13, was last seen in the area of High Grove Streets in Haverhill around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, according to the Haverhill Police Department.  Serrano is described as 5 feet tall, weighing 105 pounds, with hazel eyes and blonde hair in a bun. She was last seen wearing a blue sweater and black leggings.  Police do not know where she is heading and ask anyone who…
Man Drowns After Having Medical Emergency At Haverhill Marina: Police Man Drowns After Having Medical Emergency At Haverhill Marina: Police
Man Drowns After Having Medical Emergency At Haverhill Marina: Police A man drowned in Essex County Sunday morning, Aug. 13, at a marina in Haverhille after he fell from a boat, authorities said. Police received a 911 call just after 11:45 a.m. to Marianna’s Marina at 72 Coffin Avenue. The caller said a man suffered a medical emergency before he collapsed and fell off of a boat and into the water, the Essex County District Attorney's Office said.  Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene. No foul play is suspected, but detectives are investigating the death.  The man's name will not be released until authorities notify his friends and fami…
Severe Weather, Flash Floods Snarl Eastern Mass Roads Severe Weather, Flash Floods Snarl Eastern Mass Roads
Severe Weather, Flash Floods Snarl Eastern Mass Roads Good luck trying to get anywhere quickly, eastern and central Massachusetts roads and highways are experiencing serious flooding issues in the wake of heavy thunderstorms.  Flash flood and tornado warnings were put into effect for Suffolk, Norfolk, Worcester, Essex, and Middlesex Counties on Tuesday, August 8, according to the National Weather Service, and communities across the region suffered road flooding and closures. Between two and three and a half inches of rain fell, according to Mass511, with the area from Bellingham to Brookline experiencing the highest rainfall totals. Flash flo…
Seen Her? Police Seek Haverhill Vandal, Ask For Public's Help Seen Her? Police Seek Haverhill Vandal, Ask For Public's Help
Seen Her? Police Seek Haverhill Vandal, Ask For Public's Help Police are recruiting the public to help identify a woman who vandalized a building in Essex County.  An unknown woman was caught on tape vandalizing a parking garage on Granite Street in downtown Haverhill on July 9, 2023, according to a post made by the Haverhill police department on Wednesday, August 2.  Police ask anyone who can identify the woman, who was seen wearing what appears to be orange shorts and a grey sweatshirt, to contact Detective Kaylee Sarfde at 978-373-1212, extension 1552.
Found: Police Fear For Missing, Endangered Haverhill Man With Health Issues Found: Police Fear For Missing, Endangered Haverhill Man With Health Issues
Found: Police Fear For Missing, Endangered Haverhill Man With Health Issues Police said on Facebook that the missing man had been found, and thanked everyone who helped find him.  Original story: Police are seeking the public's help to find a missing Essex County man who was last seen boarding a bus, officials say.  William D. Murphy, age 62, has not been heard from since Thursday, July 20, according to the Haverhill Police Department. He was last seen boarding a bus from Haverhill to Methuen/Lawrence. The last time he spoke to a family member he said he was on Broadway (Route 28) in Methuen. Murphy has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has heal…
(UPDATE) Police ID Man Who Drowned While Fishing In Haverhill River (UPDATE) Police ID Man Who Drowned While Fishing In Haverhill River
(Update) Police ID Man Who Drowned While Fishing In Haverhill River The body of a missing canoer who was pulled from the Merrimack River this weekend has been identified, according to authorities. Michael Ventura, of Apple Street in Haverhill, was fishing in the Merrimack River about 75 feet from the shore of 44 Margin Street on Sunday, June 24, the Essex County District Attorney said. Witnesses said he fell into the water and never surfaced. Witnesses tried to reach Ventura but were unable to save his life.  Haverhill Firefighters found his around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, Massachusetts State Police Spokesperson Dave Procopio said.  This co…
ID Released for Haverhill Man, 33, Shot To Death In Boston: Police ID Released for Haverhill Man, 33, Shot To Death In Boston: Police
ID Released for Haverhill Man, 33, Shot To Death In Boston: Police The identity of a shooting victim has been released while police continue to review the details of the case, officials say. Police responded to a report of shots fired on Monday, May 22 around 5 p.m. in the area of 264 Columbia Road in Boston to find a man, who has now been identified as 33-year-old Daniel T. Mayers, suffering from multiple apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Boston Police Department. Mayers, of Haverhill, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. This incident remains under investigation. Police ask that anyone with information about …
Wall Partially Falls On Worker At Haverhill Best Western Demolition Site: Police Wall Partially Falls On Worker At Haverhill Best Western Demolition Site: Police
Wall Partially Falls On Worker At Haverhill Best Western Demolition Site: Police A man was hospitalized after he was partially covered by a falling wall, officials say. The worker was injured around 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17 while working to demolish a wall of the Haverhill Best Western, located at 401 Lowell Avenue, Haverhill Fire Chief Robert O'Brien said.  The worker suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the incident, O'Brien said. He was transported to a local hospital.  No information has been released about the cause of the incident. 
Haverhill Man Convicted Of Killing Woman Outside Of Lawrence Nightclub: DA Haverhill Man Convicted Of Killing Woman Outside Of Lawrence Nightclub: DA
Haverhill Man Convicted Of Killing Woman Outside Of Lawrence Nightclub: DA A Haverhill man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2017 killing of a woman outside of a Lawrence nightclub, authorities announced on Thursday, May 11. He now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.  Luis Rodriguez, 30, was found guilty of murder with deliberate premeditation; armed assault with intent to murder; assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon; and carrying a firearm without a license, the Essex County District Attorney said. Rodriguez was accused of killing Aracelys Valdez Deleon, 40, of Lowell, and wounding a man on Easter weekend in 201…
'Local Legend' Dies Suddenly, Remembered For Spreading Joy Through Haverhill Area 'Local Legend' Dies Suddenly, Remembered For Spreading Joy Through Haverhill Area
'Local Legend' Dies Suddenly, Remembered For Spreading Joy Through Haverhill Area A beloved artist who spread joy through markers and paper died at age 43, sparking an outpouring of love and support.  Tomaso Schena, a local artist with a big following, died suddenly on Friday, May 5 in Newton, according to the City of Haverhill Mayor's Office.  Images of Schena's art, all made in his signature, colorful style, spread across Facebook in the days after his passing.  "Tomaso Schena seemed to illustrate everyone within a 50+ mile radius of Haverhill during his very short life," said one Facebook post memorializing the artist.  Schena had connections throughout Haverhill, N…