Police Briefs 06-27-2012


Revere Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Raymond Road that transpired around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The victim told police that he was walking to the convenience store on Raymond Road when he observed a dark vehicle drive up close to him. As the vehicle reached his position, an occupant inside began firing on him.

One of the shots hit him in the inner thigh, and he went to the ground.

The car fled the scene.

Police were not able to get a lot of information at the scene, and one of the victim’s friends became belligerent – as he was intoxicated.

Daniel Feliciano, 33, of 24 Patriots Parkway, was taken into protective custody and was cited for disorderly conduct.


Revere Fire Chief Gene Doherty reported this week that there has been a surge of heroin overdoses throughout the city.

He reported that the initial explanation is that there is a batch of heroin for sale on the streets that is ultra-pure, causing many users to overdose.

He said that they had four overdoses on Sunday alone.

Two of those overdose victims had to be brought back to consciousness using the Department’s NARCAN spray.


Revere Police made an arrest just in time last Sunday as a jilted boyfriend was terrorizing his former beau and appeared ready to take serious actions.

The victim called police on Sunday night around 2:30 a.m. in the morning and told them that a man she had dated a couple of times had been stalking her relentlessly.

The man began coming to her home last Wednesday, June 20th, and threatening her, attempting to break into her home and assaulting her with a door.

He came repeatedly several times that week, and on Sunday, the woman had endured enough. She had also become rather scared that the man might get violent, as he had tried numerous times to break in through a window and had also physically assaulted her.

Police responded to her home, and ended up finding the man just down the street from her home.

James Morse, 41, of 20 Arcadia St., was charged with stalking, entering at night for a felony to put a person in fear, intimidation of a witness, two counts of breaking and entering at night to commit a felony, two counts of threatening to commit a crime, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (door), two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, and three counts of assault and battery.


Revere Police nabbed a man wanted in Maine for multiple burglary charges last Monday, June 18th.

Around 8 p.m. on Malden Street, an officer on routine patrol noticed a man well known to police, Joseph Lawrence. The officer had central control run a warrant check and found that Lawrence had a warrant out of Sanford, ME.

Maine authorities confirmed that he was a fugitive from justice and that they would transport him back to Maine for prosecution.

Lawrence was indicted for charges in Maine last July dealing with car theft and burglary.


Fire Chief Gene Doherty reported that one of the City’s relatively new Fire Engines (2008) suffered severe damage recently while en route to a June 9th fire on the Lynnway.

Doherty said the pump engine has been at the dealer for a week and repairs are estimated at $206,000. Apparently, an actuator on the pumper jammed into the gears, causing extensive damage to the new apparatus.

“We’re not sure how this happened,” he said. “It could be human error or not. It’s down at the dealer now and there’s a good possibility it’s going to be warranty work.”


A very minor fire with a rather odd ignition point took place at Nick’s Bistro on Squire Road last week.

Fire Chief Gene Doherty said that an electrical wire in the roof powering an outdoor sign had frayed. That frayed wire was touching a piece of metal. That metal, in turn, was attached to the facia of the establishment, which was also metal. Apparently, the electricity from the frayed wire travelled through the metal and melted the nails holding the facia onto the building, while at the same time causing some fire damage to the boards.

“The electricity travelled through the aluminum and to the nails,” said Doherty. “All the nails were red hot and charred when firefighters finally narrowed it down. It was very limited damage, but it was kind of unusual for us.”



Mirsad Colic, 41, of 135 Suffolk Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Eduardo A. Bettencourt, 40, of 230 Lantern Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Joseph A. Lawrence, 39, of 15 Roland Rd., was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant. 


Paul T. McGonagle, 42, of Boston, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


Daniel N. Feliciano, 43, of 24 Patriot Parkway, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Paul Manning, 26, of 48 Jones Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A 17 year old resident was arrested on an outstanding Juvenile Court warrant.


James M. Morse, 41, of 20 Arcadia St., was arrested on charges of three counts of assault & battery, two counts of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon, two counts of breaking & entering into a building with intent to commit a felony, two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, two counts of making a threat to commit a crime, entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and placing a person in fear, stalking, and intimidation of a witness.

Brallan A. Rivera, 22, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.

Debra Higgins, 45, of Cambridge, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Weekly Crime Report

Journal Staff Reports

House Breaks: (2)

Washington Avenue; and Assunta Road.

Commercial Breaks: (0)

Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (9)

Cooledge Street (plate); Ocean Avenue – Seawatch (plate); Eustis/Beach; Shawmut/NSR; Lee Burbank Highway – Hampton (plate); *Revere Street; *Constitution Avenue; *Fenno Street; and Squire Road – Dunkin Donuts.

Motor Vehicle Accidents: (28)

Mahoney Circle (2); Brown Circle (2); Butler Circle; Freeman Street; Broadway/Revere; Salem Street; Constitution Avenue – RHA; Broadway; Broadway – Smoke Shop; Park/Broadway; Fenno Street; Broadway/Mountain; North Shore Road – 7/11; Bennington Street; Ocean Avenue – Seawatch; Broadway/Central; American Legion Hwy; Lee Burbank Highway – Hess; Reservoir Avenue; Broadway/Beach; Mills Avenue; Broadway/Proctor; American Legion Hwy; Charger/Rumney; North Shore Rd – Wonderland; and Fenley Street.

House Parties/Loud Stereo Complaints (after 9 p.m.): 11

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