• Methuen June 17, 2024 12:03 am

    Eight injured when gunfire erupts at pop-up party in Methuen

    Authorities say two of the victims are in critical condition.

  • Methuen May 28, 2024 7:11 am

    Two people dead after wrong-way crash on I-93 in Methuen

    Massachusetts State Police Troopers responded to a report of a crash on Route 93 southbound at around 2:10 a.m.

  • Methuen April 30, 2024 6:18 pm

    Motorcyclist pleads not guilty in deadly Methuen hit-and-run

    An Andover, Massachusetts, man faced a judge today, pleading not guilty in the deadly hit-and-run of a 62-year-old Army veteran. Martin Quinlan pleaded not guilty in the crash that killed 62-year-old Methuen resident Pamela O’Neil on Sunday. The 29-year-old is accused of slamming into the former paratrooper with a motorcycle on his birthday, before taking off. Surveillance video shows...

  • Methuen January 31, 2024 1:26 pm

    Methuen package thief caught on camera, police say

    A woman was caught on camera stealing a package from a home in Methuen, Massachusetts, investigators said. Methuen police posted a photograph of the suspect on Facebook. According to investigators, she was seen near Freeman Drive, Stanley Road, and Kimball Road on Saturday around 7 p.m. Home surveillance footage shows her taking a package from the porch of one home…

  • Massachusetts January 13, 2024 7:00 pm

    One person in custody after disturbance in Methuen

    Methuen Police say they responded to a disturbance at a residence on Brown Street at around 4 a.m. Saturday.

  • Methuen January 13, 2024 7:13 pm

    One arrested after disturbance in Methuen

    There was a heavy police presence in Methuen, Massachusetts, early Saturday morning, for a reported disturbance that ended in an arrest. Methuen police confirmed there was no ongoing danger to the community after officers responded to a Brown Street residence around 4 a.m. Once on scene, officers immediately secured the area and requested mutual aid from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law…

  • Methuen October 5, 2023 6:27 pm

    School bus driver, monitor accused of abusing autistic 5th grader in Methuen

    Two school bus employees in Methuen are off the job and charged with the unthinkable — abusing a 10-year-old boy with autism who is nonverbal.

  • Methuen October 6, 2023 12:43 am

    School bus workers charged for ‘physical abuse' toward Methuen student with autism

    Two staff members of a school bus company contracted with the Methuen, Massachusetts, school district were arrested and charged earlier this week, amid allegations of “physical and verbal conduct” toward a student, according to a letter from the district’s superintendent. The letter, dated Wednesday, said that an investigation was prompted by a concerned parent who noticed a “change in...

  • Methuen September 28, 2023 11:53 pm

    Former Methuen police chief, detective indicted on fraud charges

    Nearly three years after his retirement following intense public scrutiny of his enormous salary, the former police chief of Methuen, Massachusetts, has been indicted on fraud charges. The offices of Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell and Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker announced charges Thursday against Joseph Solomon, the former chief of the Methuen Police Department, and former Detective…

  • Massachusetts August 16, 2023 6:20 pm

    Brewing bird battle in Methuen over proposed development project

    The eagles nest is located at 799 Lowell Street right behind Regency at Methuen, a 55+ gated community. The nest is now standing at the site where O’Brien Homes Incorporated plans to build a single-family home.

  • Methuen August 16, 2023 6:58 pm

    Development project ruffles feathers in Methuen: ‘We want to keep eagles nest'

    A development project in Methuen, Massachusetts, has ruffled the feathers of neighbors who are looking to protect a pair of bald eagles nesting in the area. The eagles nest is located at 799 Lowell St. right behind Regency at Methuen, a 55+ gated community. The nest is now standing at the site where O’Brien Homes Incorporated plans to build a…

  • Massachusetts August 16, 2023 12:37 am

    Daughter of Mass. fire official fatally pinned between trucks in Maine

    A 21-year-old woman from Methuen, Massachusetts, died Monday night when she became pinned between two pickup trucks in Long Island, Maine. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 21-year-old Alyssa Fluet. She is the daughter of Methuen Fire Department Asst. Chief Mike Fluet and his wife Diane. Methuen Mayor Neil Perry, Fire Chief Tim Sheehy, Police...

  • Methuen August 9, 2023 11:34 pm

    Motorcyclist killed in Methuen crash

    A man is dead after a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in Methuen, Massachusetts. Police were called around 8:30 p.m. to the intersection of Lowell Street and Arnold Street, where a motorcycle and a Jeep Wrangler collided. The motorcycle’s operator, a 28-year-old Haverhill man, was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver stayed at the...

  • Massachusetts State Police August 8, 2023 2:24 pm

    Methuen police officer arrested on child pornography charge

    A Methuen police officer was arrested at his home Tuesday morning on a child pornography charge, Massachusetts State Police say. Officer Matthew Bistany, 51, was taken into custody at his home in Methuen by the state police cybercrimes unit, with help from a state SWAT team and Methuen police, according to state police. Bistany appeared in Lawrence District Court to…

  • Methuen July 11, 2023 10:26 pm

    Missing teen found safe, Methuen police say

    A missing teenager has been found safe, police from Methuen, Massachusetts, said Tuesday. The 15-year-old girl, who is from the Haverhill area, had last been seen in the area of Milk Street in Methuen. She was reported missing last Wednesday. Police announced Tuesday that the girl has been located and is safe.

  • missing person July 3, 2023 2:49 pm

    76-year-old man missing from Methuen

    Police in Methuen, Massachusetts, are searching for a 76-year-old man who was reported missing by his family. Placido Valdez was last seen on Pleasant Street on Sunday. He was wearing a gray jacket, winter hat, black pants, tan boots and carrying a suitcase. He is 5’1, 130 lbs, and has hazel eyes and a medium complexion. He is known to…

  • Methuen May 12, 2023 11:52 am

    Major Water Main Break in Methuen Leaves 30 Homes Without Water

    Over two dozen homes in Methuen, Massachusetts, were without water early Friday morning after a “major” water main break, according to the city. Officials in the Merrimack Valley community said online just after 5 a.m. that the water main break was on East Street near Swan Street. Crews have been on scene since around 3 a.m. East Street was closed…

  • Methuen May 7, 2023 7:41 pm

    Crews Recover Man's Body From Merrimack River

    A body was found in the Merrimack River in Methuen, Massachusetts on Sunday, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

  • Methuen April 15, 2023 2:09 pm

    Man Dead After Fire in a Home in Methuen

    A man is dead after being taken to the hospital after a fire in Methuen, Massachusetts on Friday evening. Fire departments responded around 6:00 p.m. to 97 Phillips St. where they say the fire began on the left side of the top floor of a triple-decker home. Firefighters found the man and he was transported to a local hospital, where…

  • Lawrence April 11, 2023 2:37 pm

    Woman Dies a Week After Being Hit by Van in Lawrence

    A woman died at a Boston hospital a week after being hit by a van in Lawrence, Massachusetts, officials said. Silvana Seabra, 64, and a man were hit at the intersection of Lawrence Street and Erving Avenue on the afternoon of Monday, April 3, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. Seabra, who was from Methuen, was pronounced dead…

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