Methuen Police Announce First Charges after Restaurant Altercation

Methuen Police Department
Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Methuen Police Announce First Charges after Restaurant Altercation

METHUEN — Mayor James P. Jajuga and Police Chief Joseph Solomon report that the Methuen Police Department arrested a man as a result of an ongoing investigation into a fight at a city restaurant.

CAREY HAMILTON, AGE 49, OF METHUEN was arrested and charged with:

  • Mayhem
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

The charges stem from an investigation by the Methuen Police Department’s Detective Division and Criminal Intelligence Division into a fight that occurred Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Brickhouse Tavern, located at 105 Pleasant Valley St.

“I am proud of the hard work and dedication, displayed by all investigating officers,” said Captain James Jajuga Jr. “I would also like to thank the public for their assistance and cooperation. It is an invaluable asset, and was instrumental in this investigation. We, as a city, and as a police department, will not allow this type of behavior to go unpunished.”

Added Mayor Jajuga: “This arrest is a fine example of teamwork and aggressive detective work by multiple divisions of the Methuen Police Department. We will not tolerate acts of violence in our community.”

HAMILTON was processed at the Methuen Police Department and is being held on $20,000 cash bail pending arraignment Wednesday at Lawrence District Court.

The investigation is ongoing, other involved individuals have been identified and additional charges will be forthcoming. If anyone has additional information, observed the altercation, or was victimized during the incident, they are asked to contact the Methuen Police Department at 978-983-8698.