Andover Police Arrest Three for Home Invasion

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Andover Police Department
Chief Patrick Keefe
32 North Main St.
Andover, MA 01810

For Immediate Release

Friday, Feb. 23, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Andover Police Arrest Three for Home Invasion

Teens from Andover, Haverhill and Saugus Charged

ANDOVER —  Chief Patrick Keefe reports that the Andover Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with a home invasion.

TYLER C. RUNGE,  AGE 18, OF ANDOVERLUCAS C. HILL, AGE 18, OF HAVERHILL and ASHLEY J. FREDA, AGE 18, OF SAUGUS are charged with:

  • Home Invasion
  • Armed Robbery While Masked
  • Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250
  • Larceny Over $250
  • Carrying a Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of An Electric Stun Gun

On Thursday, Feb. 22, at approximately 3:35 a.m., the Andover Police Department received a 911 hang up call from a home on Regency Ridge. Dispatchers attempted to call back, but the line was abruptly disconnected.

Police were immediately dispatched to the home to investigate the 911 hang up. Upon approaching the residence, the first responding officer observed taillights heading away from the house toward the end of the road’s cul-de-sac.

After making contact with the homeowners, who were visibly shaken, Andover Police learned that the male and female victims had been robbed at gunpoint.

The victims reported that they were awoken by loud banging noises downstairs, and when the male resident went to investigate, he was confronted by one of the suspects, who held him at gunpoint and demanded money. The man also observed another suspect standing nearby in the garage.

The suspects then the led the male victim back upstairs, where they located the female victim, who had attempted to dial 911. The suspects led both victims back downstairs, where they located the man’s wallet, removed all the cash it contained and fled the home.

The suspects were described as two younger males wearing sweatshirts, ski masks, gloves and carrying firearms.

Police located the suspects’ vehicle in the area, which was operated by HILL. Also in the car was RUNGE and FREDA. Following an on scene investigation, police located and seized two knives, a mask and two guns — an air soft gun and what appeared to be a machine pistol — from inside the vehicle. The pistol will be sent to the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab for testing.

Through the investigation it was also determined that FREDA was inside the residence at the time of the home invasion, although went unseen by the victims.

The three suspects were placed under arrest, booked and held at the Andover Police Department on $500,000 bail. They were scheduled to be arraigned today at Lawrence District Court.

“We want community members to rest assured that they are not in danger,” Chief Keefe said. “This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public. I want to commend the investigating officers for their quick response in apprehending these suspects. They did a fantastic job stopping this criminal activity.”

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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Methuen Police Investigating Armed Robbery

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Media Contact: Captain Kristopher McCarthy
Phone: 978-983-8752
Email: KWMcCarthy@ci.methuen.ma.us

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Methuen Police Investigating Armed Robbery

METHUEN — Mayor James Jajuga and Police Chief Joseph Solomon report that the Methuen Police Department is investigating an armed robbery.

On Sunday, Feb. 11 at 9:52 p.m., Methuen Police were dispatched to Oscar’s Liquors, located at 441 Prospect St. for a reported robbery. Upon arrival, officers were informed that three men had walked in the store demanding money. One of the suspects brandished a black handgun during the robbery.

The suspects fled down Prospect St. toward Ferry Street and the Lawrence city line with an undetermined amount of cash from the store. No injuries were reported. 

Methuen Police are seeking three suspects:  

  • Suspect One is described as approximately 6’2″ and was seen wearing a black winter jacket and maroon sweatpants. He was carrying a black handgun. 
  • Suspect Two is described as 5’10” and was seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and black Puma brand sweatpants with blue sneakers.
  • Suspect Three is described as 5’11” and was seen wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

All three suspects wore masks during the robbery.

“I encourage anyone who may have any information on this brazen robbery to contact the Methuen Police Department,” Mayor Jajuga said. “You are our eyes and ears, and you help our police keep the community safe.”

“We are actively investigating this incident, which could have ended much worse, given the presence of a handgun,” Chief Solomon said. “I echo our mayor in asking any resident who may have seen something suspicious to call the Methuen  Police Department right away.”

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects or with any other information on this incident is asked to call the Methuen Police Department at 978-983-8698.

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Fairhaven Police Seek Man Who Robbed Convenience Store with Knife

 

Fairhaven Police Department
Kevin W. Kobza, Sergeant/PIO
1 Bryant St.
Fairhaven, MA 02719

For Immediate Release

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Fairhaven Police Seek Man Who Robbed Convenience Store with Knife

FAIRHAVEN – Sgt. Kevin Kobza reports that the Fairhaven Police Department is seeking to identify a man who robbed a convenience store while brandishing a knife Monday afternoon.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., police responded to Friendly Farm Convenience, 121 Sconticut Neck Road, for a report of a robbery.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a male suspect entered the store carrying a large hunting knife. He demanded money from the store clerk and subsequently fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported during the incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20s, weighing approximately 140 pounds and standing between 5-feet-2-inches to 5-feet-4-inches tall. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt over a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black baseball cap.

The incident was captured by the store’s surveillance cameras, which investigators are reviewing.

Anyone with information about this incident or who believes they may recognize the suspect is asked to call Fairhaven Police detectives at 508-997-7421. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Randolph Police Identify Driver Who Died in Motor Vehicle Crash

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Identify Driver Who Died in Motor Vehicle Crash

RANDOLPH —  The Randolph Police Department is releasing the name of the man  killed in yesterday’s fatal crash.

MICHAEL BERG, AGE 37, OF HOLBROOK died after colliding head-on with a vehicle on Union Street in Randolph Wednesday afternoon.

BERG, who was a suspect in an armed robbery at a Randolph convenience store, was fleeing from police when he crashed.

The crash and robbery remain under investigation by Randolph Police, with the assistance of the Norfolk District Attorney’s office.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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