• Everett,  January 11 2019

    Everett native slain in Utah police shooting

    By Christopher Roberson Two weeks after the untimely death of Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo, the city was impacted by another tragedy – this one occurred more than 2,300 miles away. Everett native Joseph Shinners, a police officer in Provo, Utah, was shot and mortally wounded on the evening of Jan. 5 in the neighboring city of Orem. Shinners was taken to Utah Valley Hospital, where he passed away later that night. According to the Provo and Orem Police Departments, the suspect has since been identified as 40-year-old Matthew Hoover. He was injured when Shinners returned fire and is currently being detained by Orem Police. According to police, Hoover had made “threats…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere

    Apparently homeless man dies over the weekend

    By Tara Vocino   A man believed to be homeless and in his mid-30s died on Saturday afternoon near Copeland Circle underneath a Route 1 overpass. “It appears that he was homeless – though the evidence suggests he had been sleeping in the area where he was found,” Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark said Monday night. Wark declined to release the man’s name since his death wasn’t likely the result of criminal conduct or foul play. As of a few days later, the man’s exact cause of death hasn’t been released, but cold temperatures could play a factor. The body was found near an apparent makeshift living space…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    Lynn couple charged in Saugus shooting

    Reportedly, an argument between a Lynn couple in front of a Saugus apartment complex at 30 Hamilton St. last week escalated into a shooting incident that was filmed on a cellphone. Judge Ina Howard Hogan ordered the alleged shooter – Lisbet Flores, 20 – held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing that was set for yesterday in Lynn District Court, according to Carrie Kimball Monahan, a spokesperson for Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. Flores was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, armed assault to murder, carrying a firearm without an FID card, possession of ammunition without an FID card and malicious damage of a…

  • December 14 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus woman stabbed

    Troopers investigate highway incident on Routes 24/495 in Bridgewater (Editor’s Note: the following story is based on a press release issued this week by the Massachusetts State Police.)   Massachusetts State Police troopers arrested a 36-year-old East Falmouth woman Saturday (Dec. 8) after an investigation indicated that she physically assaulted another person, a 32-year-old female from Saugus, with a knife. At about 1:30 p.m., troopers from the State Police-Middleboro Barracks responded to cellular 911 reports of an assault on the ramp of Route 24 North to Route 495 Northbound in Bridgewater. According to witnesses, the vehicle, a 2019 Jeep Cherokee, stopped on the ramp and both women exited the vehicle.…

  • December 14 2018,  Revere

    Baby and young girl deaths caused by allegedly impaired driver

    By Tara Vocino A five-year-old girl and two-month-old baby died after walking across the grass median strip at the intersection of Route 145 and North Shore Road when they were reportedly hit by a SUV that swerved off the road – driven by a driver who may have been impaired – on Sunday night. Two-month-old Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera died early Thursday morning, and five-year-old Adrianna Meja-Rivera died upon impact, according to Jake Wark, spokesperson for Suffolk County District Attorney John Pappas. Natasha Meja-Rivera spent approximately a week in a coma at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Wark said. The operator of the SUV that reportedly struck…

  • December 07 2018,  Revere

    Homeless pedestrian struck and killed on Rte. 1

    By Tara Vocino   According to a State Police Media spokesperson, Leith Antonio Latiker, 49, believed to be homeless, died after two cars reportedly hit him while he was walking along Route 1 at approximately 7:20 p.m. A man who witnessed last Friday’s fatal accident on the Malden-Revere line along Route 1 South hopes that the homeless victim gets the respect he deserves. “Apparently a pedestrian was walking down the highway near Brenna’s,” said Rory Leadbetter, who works with the homeless. “I saw the body in the right lane. I thought it was a bag, but my friend, who was driving, thought it was a person, because she saw blood.…

  • December 07 2018,  Revere

    Revere Man Charged with Counterfeit Goods and Services

    BOSTON – A Revere man was charged Thursday in federal court in Boston in connection with importing and selling counterfeit apparel. Paul G. Adri, 34, was charged with one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods and services, one count of smuggling goods into the United States, one count of conspiracy and one count of wire fraud. Adri was arrested today and released on conditions following an initial appearance. According to the charging document, Adri improperly utilized trademarks held by Adidas, Nike, the NFL, and the NBA, among others, and ignored two separate notices from U.S. Customs and Border Protection relating to his illegal counterfeiting activities. The charge of trafficking in counterfeit goods and services provides…

  • November 30 2018,  Revere

    Beachmont residents react to alleged weekend robbery

    By Tara Vocino Three Hispanic suspects are still at-large after an elderly woman was allegedly robbed at gunpoint while walking home from the liquor store near 52 Crest Ave. on Saturday night. In the midst of the police presence, Beachmont residents and business owners reacted to what had just occurred. Washburn Street resident of 11 years Dave Powell, who lives on the next street over, was in his living room when, he said, approximately five cruisers pulled up in front of his house. “They had flashlights, so I knew that they were looking for someone,” Powell said. Powell said it absolutely scares him since incidents like this don’t really happen…

  • November 30 2018,  Revere

    Two arrested following two-month undercover narcotics operation in Revere and Winthrop

    Special to the Advocate As a result of a two-month-long undercover narcotics operation by members of the Revere Police Department Narcotics/Gang Unit, the Winthrop Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, two men were arrested on Devon Street and Hartford Street in Boston on November 20. The arrests followed numerous search warrant executions. Reynaldo Aponte, 32, and Manuel Vladimir Morell Rodriguez, 27, were arrested and charged on suspicion of three counts each of distribution of heroin to an undercover Revere Police detective. As a result of the above-mentioned search warrants that were executed in the City of Boston with the assistance of the Boston Police Department, both men will…