• October 12 2018,  Revere

    Neighbors and police give helmets to stolen bike victims; still no leads

    By Tara Vocino Next-door neighbors and the police department decided to help when they heard about a family whose only method of transportation was allegedly stolen from them – their bike off their indoor front porch – on Dehon Street last Monday afternoon. “I appreciate and thank them,” mother Qin Li Yan said Wednesday night. Yan uses the Fuji Valite Japanese-made bike to transport her sons, Bowen and Albert, with a Schwinn child carrier on back. Next door neighbor Ira Novoselsky, who is Ward 2 Councillor, felt badly when he saw the news on Facebook. He contacted Bicycle Officer Gerry Salvati, who had extra helmets on hand that were left…

  • August 17 2018,  Revere

    Revere Police receive state grant to increase patrols for impaired driving

    “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign urges drivers to plan ahead for a sober ride   Mayor Brian Arrigo and Chief of Police James Guido recently announced that the Revere Police Department will increase patrols for impaired driving on local roads with grant funds from the Highway Safety Division of the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) of the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Revere Police will join local departments across the state as well as the Massachusetts State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization and public information campaign. This year’s campaign will urge drivers drinking alcohol or using…

  • August 17 2018,  Revere

    Advocate reporter witnesses public safety infractions on police drive-along

    Grant money will focus on interaction, education for safer driving By Christopher DeGusto During a 45-minute span on a summer afternoon, Revere Police Sargent Chris Giannino spots at least three egregious traffic violations. It’s a slow one this Wednesday, he says, and if it weren’t for The Advocate reporter sitting beside him, Giannino would have pulled over a speeding car trying to merge into a rotary, a cab that blew through a red light and a moped for illegally passing another vehicle, at the very least. His Ford F-250 Super Duty is all-black and coated with “ghost lettering” – markings that are visible mostly during nighttime reflections. At a red…

  • July 13 2018,  Revere

    Three handguns seized after narcotics investigation in Revere, Dorchester

    BOSTON – State Police narcotics detectives seized three handguns along with heroin and cocaine from the home of an alleged drug dealer already on probation following convictions for firearms offenses, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Sandy Santiago, 32, who also claims residency in Lowell, was arraigned Tuesday in Chelsea District Court for one count of trafficking in 36 or more grams of heroin, one count of trafficking in 18 or more grams of heroin and three counts of distribution of a Class A substance. Santiago was taken into custody in Revere yesterday after he allegedly sold 40 grams of heroin to an undercover trooper assigned to the…

  • May 11 2018,  Revere

    Revere Police increase enforcement of seat belt law in effort to save lives

    Join local and state police across the country in “Click It or Ticket” campaign   The Revere Police Department will participate in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign, promoting seat belt use through high-visibility increased traffic enforcement through May 28. “Our city’s participation in this important cause will help reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “With the cooperation and partnership with the Highway Safety Division of the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Office of Grants and Research, the Massachusetts State Police and approximately 158 local police departments across the state, our residents and the people of Massachusetts, will be safer on the…

  • April 27 2018,  Revere

    Revere Police awarded grant to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety

    Mayor Brian Arrigo and Chief of Police James Guido have announced that the Revere Police Department was recently awarded a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research – Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/OGR/HSD) to improve traffic safety on local roads for pedestrians and bicyclists. In total, over $375,000 was awarded to 84 police departments across the Commonwealth, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in 2016 across the country, pedestrians now account for a larger proportion (16%) of traffic fatalities than they have in the past 33 years. In Massachusetts, that rate is even higher,…

  • April 13 2018,  Revere,  Saugus

    Saugus and Revere Police seize cocaine, credit card–making materials

    Two men facing several charges following three-month investigation SAUGUS – Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella reports that the Saugus Police Department detectives, working in cooperation with the Revere Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, arrested two individuals on numerous charges. Jammy Alphonse, 24, of Revere, was charged with the following: Trafficking in more than 200 grams of cocaine Unlawful possession of a firearm Unlawful possession of ammunition Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony Receiving stolen property of over $250 Identity fraud Possession of a counterfeit credit card press Possession of a blank credit card John Lubin, 24, of Somerville, was arrested and charged with the following: Credit…

  • March 30 2018,  Revere

    Winthrop Police, Revere Police and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept. arrest woman for drug trafficking

    WINTHROP – On March 23, Chief Terence M. Delehanty reported that the Winthrop Police Department, working in close cooperation with Revere Police and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, charged a woman in connection with cocaine trafficking. Kathleen T. Sullivan, 49, of Winthrop, was arrested and charged with the following: Cocaine trafficking over 100 grams, less than 200 grams Possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute (subsequent offense) Possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute Sullivan also faces multiple charges of Distribution of a Class B substance (subsequent offense) out of Chelsea District Court. At approximately 6:10 a.m., Winthrop Police, Revere Police Narcotics/Gang Unit detectives…

  • March 2 2018,  Revere

    Revere Police partner with Law Enforcement Torch Run to take the Polar Plunge on March 3

    Police to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics in COOLEST way ever!     The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics Movement, and Revere Police officers are gearing up to celebrate in the coolest way possible – by taking the Polar Plunge at Revere Beach on Saturday, March 3! Officers are fundraising in the community to raise much-needed funds and resources for more than 12,000 Special Olympics athletes around the state. “We are proud to support Special Olympics through this event,” said Revere Police Chief James Guido, “and we encourage everyone to consider joining this worthy cause.”   Mayor Brian Arrigo stated, “We would like to…