Chief Ronald Giorgetti
27 Hamilton Street
Saugus, MA 01906
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Saugus Police Arrest Man on Drug and Firearms Charges
SAUGUS — Chief Ronald Giorgetti reports that the Saugus Police Department arrested a man on weapon and drug charges.
IRVING TERRERO, AGE 25, OF LYNN was arrested and charged with:
- Trafficking Cocaine Over 18 Grams
- Firearm Violation with One Prior Violent/Drug Crime
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm Without a License
- Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm
- Breaking and Entering into a Building in the Nighttime for a Felony
- Resisting Arrest
- Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
- Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
- Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card
- Use of a Motor Vehicle in a Felony/Larceny
On Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8:15 p.m., an officer on routine patrol who observed a gray sedan belonging to TERRERO, who is known to police, parked in the driveway of a Central Street home with its lights on.
A short time later, the officer saw TERRERO drive past his cruiser, park near the intersection of Knowles Avenue and Makepeace Street and exit the vehicle. The officer then had a brief interaction with TERRERO, who then walked away from the officer toward Makepeace Street. At that point, the officer requested additional support from fellow officers.
Shortly thereafter, a black Honda Accord pulled up in front of the home where TERRERO’S car was initially spotted, and officers observed TERRERO run from the side of that home and enter the Accord, and then fled from the car when an officer pulled his cruiser directly behind the car.
Officers pursued TERRERO toward the back of the home, where he allegedly forced his way in through a rear door. A resident of the home who was present ordered TERRERO to leave, and officers attempted to take him into custody. TERRERO subsequently resisted and fought with officers attempting to arrest him, and also resisted a search of his person.
During that search, officers located a bag of crack cocaine in TERRERO’S possession. Officers then subsequently moved to tow TERRERO’S vehicle, which was parked illegally at the corner of Makepeace Street and Knowles Avenue. During a routine inventory of the vehicle prior to towing, officers located a black handgun loaded with a 30-round magazine, a large plastic bag containing what was later determined to be trafficking weight of cocaine and a large black duffel bag containing a high capacity firearm also loaded with a 30-round magazine. Police also seized $653 in cash.
Sgt. Stephen Rappa and Officers Jonathan Maes, Jacob Chadwell and Thomas DiPietro collaborated to arrest TERRERO.
“These officers did a remarkable job in recognizing potentially suspicious activity, and then acting quickly to stop a dangerous individual as he committed a felony,” Chief Giorgetti said. “I’m proud of Sgt. Rappa and Officers Maes, Chadwell and DiPietro for their work in overcoming being assaulted by this individual and take him into custody without further incident. Because of these officers, two deadly guns and a significant amount of dangerous narcotics have been removed from the streets of Saugus.”
TERRERO was arraigned in the firearm session of the Lynn District Court on Friday, November 2nd. Judge Jean Curran ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for November 8, 2018. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
TERRERO was arraigned in the firearm session of the Lynn District Court on Friday, Nov. 2. Judge Jean Curran ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Nov. 8.
He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.