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Police helicopter over Lowell this morning

25 Jul

A State Police helicopter is working over Lowell this morning, searching for a suspect wanted in a car theft. Nursing homes in the area were instructed to go on lock-down, as police have reason to believe the suspect is armed.

Breaking – update: Subject was spotted in the Merrimac River under the Frost Rd bridge, after possibly jumping from the bridge. Several Fire Departments launched boats with police on board, and the man was taken into custody.

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Lowell MA: House fire at 40 St. Paul St

16 Jan

Lowell firefighters are currently working at a house fire at 40 St. Paul Street. Engine 7 reported smoke showing from the roof on arrival, and firefighters found fire in the walls of the house. The fire is now through the roof of the building. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: At 11:00 AM, command reports the fire is under control. Companies will remain on scene overhauling the building.

UPDATE: Lowell Firefighters investigating the house after the fire discovered a large-scale marijuana growing operation in the basement and one of the bedrooms of the house. The operation was sophisticated, including a water filtering system, fluorescent grow lights, and a generator to supply electric power. 50 pounds of marijuana were discovered inside, estimated to be worth approximately $150,000. The homeowner, Angel Luna, was charged with trafficking in marijuana in a school zone.

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Lowell PD shoot knife-wielding domestic violence suspect

19 Aug

Lowell Police responded to an East Merrimack St address this afternoon for a reported domestic disturbance, and were confronted by a man in his 50’s who had reportedly been threatening his mother. The man then allegedly ran towards officers with a knife in his hands, and was shot by police. He was transported to Lowell General Hospital while a DHART medical helicopter was requested. DHART 2 responded and transported the man to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Medics reported that the man was shot three times, once each in the thigh, abdomen, and buttocks.
No police officers were reported to be injured.

Woman shot on Gold St. in Lowell

14 Jul

From Mike, on twitter: A woman was shot at 13 Gold St, and is being transported by EMS to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
One suspect is in custody. Robert Mills blogs the details.

Homeless man wanted for Lowell sexual assault captured in Cambridge

13 Jul

The attack happened along the Lowell Riverway over the weekend, and police have been searching ever since.

Robert Mills provides the details.

Early Morning Stabbing in Lowell

10 Jul

Just after 2:30 this morning, Lowell Police responded to a stabbing near the intersection of Manahan St and Branch St. The victim, a male in his early 20’s, had multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. Boston Medflight was requested and landed on the UMass Lowell campus near Broadway & Pawtucket. The victim was flown to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston in stable condition.

Carjacking & Shots Fired in Lowell

5 May

Just before 11:30, Lowell PD responded to a report of an armed carjacking near the intersection of Lakeview Ave & Exeter St. Once on scene, police discovered a 9mm shell casing. The suspect, a white male, fired the shot while taking the vehicle from a delivery driver for Broadway Pizza.

Police are still looking for the vehicle, described as a red 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo 2 door coupe. The vehicle has Mass plate #881EW2, and when last seen, still had the large Broadway Pizza roof sign.

UPDATE: Per the Lowell Sun, police located the vehicle around midnight.