Police Briefs 10-17-2018


A Revere man was arrested last week and charged in federal court in Boston with distributing fentanyl.

Jassiel Ramirez, 23, was charged with one count of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Ramirez appeared in federal court last week.

According to court documents, Ramirez distributed fentanyl in and around the Princeton Crossing apartment complex in Salem on Sept. 18 and 21.

The charge of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl carries a minimum mandatory sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division, made the announcement. Assistance was provided by the Salem Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alathea E. Porter of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.



An Everett man has been charged with making false 9-1-1 calls this week after calling Revere 9-1-1 several times over the past weeks saying he had been shot.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the man made a call to police saying he had been shot in the area of Beach Street. It followed a pattern of the man calling to say he had been shot several times over the past two weeks. Police put together the case and charged him with the offense.

Arthur Schwartz, 58, of Everett, was charged with making a false 9-1-1 call.



Police charged a Winthrop man with driving under the influence of drugs on Thursday, Oct. 11, and it was his third offense.

Around 6 p.m. on Oct. 11, police were called for a car stopped in the middle of the road by Beachmont Liquors. When police responded they found the car driving by very fast towards Short Beach weaving back and forth. The driver slowed down but wouldn’t stop for police. Finally, he came to a stop on Short Beach and was discovered to be intoxicated with some narcotic.

John Paul Leone, 60, of Winthrop, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs (3rd offense), negligent operation and failure to stop.


Journal Staff Reports

House Breaks: (3)

Warren Street; Park Avenue; and Crest Avenue.

Commercial Breaks: (0)

Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (1)

Patriots Parkway.

Motor Vehicle Accidents: (21)

Brown Circle; Salem Street; American Legion Hwy; Oak Island/North Shore Rd; American Legion Hwy; Everett Street; Janvrin/Trevalley; Squire Road; Constitution Avenue; North Shore Rd; Park Avenue; Parkway; Squire Road; Broadway; Salem State; American Legion Hwy; Everett Street; North Shore Rd; Washington Avenue; North Shore Rd; and American Legion Hwy.

House Parties/Loud Stereo Complaints (after 9 p.m.): 2

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