Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, June 7, 2019 Revere Police Lieutenant and others awarded Division Commander’s Commendation T his week the Revere Police Department posted information on Facebook about a Division CommandSABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available ers Awards Ceremony. The following story is based on that information. Last June 28, the Chelsea Police Department received a report of a domestic assault. During an argument, a man punched his pregnant wife in the stomach, trying to end her pregnancy. He then fled the residence, heading towards Lynn. Subsequently, he repeatedly called the victim, also speaking with the Chelsea Police Officers who were now on the scene, and he made suicidal statements. He claimed that he would not go to jail, stating that he had a knife and gun and that either he would die or a cop would die that night. He finally stated that he would return to Chelsea to execute his plan. While in Lynn, the suspect http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only stopped a vehicle being driven by a female and forced his way into the passenger seat. He placed a knife to her throat and forced her to drive to where his vehicle was parked. He then repeatedly punched her in the head and dragged her out of her vehicle by her hair, forcing her into the back of his car. The suspect then tried to assault her, but she was able to fight him off and run away. He chased her, but another female witnessed the chase and stopped to help. Revere Police Capt. Dennis Collyer (left) and Lt. Jeffrey Graff, who was recently awarded a Division Commander’s Commendation for his bravery in helping to capture a dangerous suspect in June 2018. (Courtesy Photo) 54 OAKES STREET EVERETT, MA 02149 Phone (617) 389-2448 www.saseverett.com Preschool to Grade 8 (PreK program starts at 2.9) Christian Values & Strong Academics Before/After School Programs Extra-Curricular Activities Financial Assistance Available Come and see the difference we can make in the life of your child! Se habla Español - Falamos Português Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Bring this ad and receive $50 off your registration. (New Families Only) Registration is on-going. He attacked her as well, but both females were able to get away. During these events, Massachusetts State Police Dispatcher Lori Steinel constantly monitored and reported the GPS coordinates of the suspect ’s phone. Trooper Charles Buckley, who was in command of the State Police Revere desk, maintained contact with Chelsea and Lynn Police, updating troopers on the scene of any new information gathered from phone calls with the suspect. Sergeant Edward Troy, who was very familiar with the area, set up a perimeter to contain the suspect. Sergeants Stephen Barnes and Erik Gagnon, along with Troopers Thomas Janeczak, Joseph Lamusta, Andrew Patterson, Devon Surian, Stephen Thomson and Christopher Thurlow, conducted tactical searches of numerous locations, all while maintaining the perimeter. At approximately 1:00 a.m., a Revere resident observed the suspect in her backyard and notified the Revere Police Department. Barnes and Gagnon, along with Lamusta and Revere Police Lieutenant Jeffrey Graff, responded to her home and found the suspect hiding behind a large tree. The suspect approached Barnes, who was compelled to draw his firearm in response. Using effective verbal commands, Barnes stopped the suspect from further approaching, preventing a potential attack. The suspect stood his ground; however, ignoring commands to allow for a safe arrest. Gagnon and Lamusta surrounded the suspect, drawing their Tasers and ordering him to surrender. Then Gagnon and Graff were able to approach the suspect and safely make an arrest. The suspect was subsequently charged with armed carjacking, attempted rape, assault on a family member, assault on a pregnant woman and two counts of simple assault. “The skill and efficiency these officers displayed brought about a rapid conclusion to a highly dangerous and volatile situation, one which could have been much worse if this violent felon was allowed to remain at liberty for any additional amount of time. The bravery and control they exhibited in the apprehension of the suspect safely managed an incident that could have easily escalated to a tragic ending. In recognition of your dedication to duty, you are all hereby awarded a Division Commander’s Commendation.”

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