Lowell, MA Crime & Safety

Multiple people rescued after boat overturns in Nahant

NAHANT – Multiple people were rescued Thursday morning when a small boat overturned in Nahant. At least two people were on the boat when it flipped.SkyEye was over the scene as crews helped pull one man ashore.A woman also made it to shore on her own.Both people were seen wearing life jackets. No further information is currently available. 
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Merrimack motorcyclist killed in Everett Turnpike crash

BEDFORD, NH – A Merrimack man was killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Bedford. On September 28, 2022, at approximately 6:51 p.m., Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop B Barracks along with fire and medical personnel from the Bedford Fire Department responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on the F.E. Everett Turnpike South, Exit 13 off-ramp.
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Man charged after allegedly threatening tow truck driver with gun

MANCHESTER, NH – A man was charged with criminal threatening after he allegedly threatened a tow truck driver with a gun. On September 28, 2022, Manchester Police responded to 100 West Clarke St. for a report of a man who allegedly threatened a tow truck driver with a gun.

5 People Rescued After Small Boat Capsizes Off Coast of Lynn

Five people had to be rescued from the water after their small boat capsized off the coast of Lynn, Massachusetts on Thursday morning. The boaters were rescued after the Lynn Fire Department, Lynn Harbormaster as well as a private boat all stepped in to help, according to Lynn Fire Chief Stephen Archer. One person was taken to the hospital, and everyone is excepted to be okay.

"Unacceptable," Wu wants improvements after light pole falls on woman

BOSTON -- Boston Mayor Michelle Wu spoke out Thursday about an "unacceptable" incident earlier this week in which a rusted pole fell over and hit a woman on Moakley Bridge.It happened on Tuesday afternoon, and WBZ-TV's I-Team reported Wednesday that the city and the state knew about the problem before. "What happened on the Moakley Bridge is absolutely unacceptable," Wu said. "I'm so thankful that thanks to the quick actions of our first responders and emergency medical services that a life was saved. But serious injuries from walking around our city is something that we just can't have happen."The bridge was...

Five people rescued from capsized boat in Lynn

LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Five people were rescued after their boat overturned in Lynn Harbor Wednesday morning. Rescue crews retrieved all five passengers, four men and one woman, who were all wearing life vests after the small boat described as a 10-foot dinghy capsized into Lynn Harbor around 10:30 a.m. The five passengers were then wrapped in blankets to warm up and brought ashore. One of the five passengers, an elderly man, was taken to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Officials said the Lynn Harbormaster then towed the small boat.

Boyfriend of slain boy's mom gets 22 to 45 years in prison

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The boyfriend of a slain 5-year-old boy’s mother was sentenced in New Hampshire on Thursday to 22 to 45 years in prison for manslaughter and other charges that he pleaded guilty to, nearly a year after the child’s body was found in a Massachusetts park. Joseph Stapf, 31, had filed an intent to plead guilty earlier this month. He also admitted to second-degree assault, falsifying physical evidence and witness tampering in connection with Elijah Lewis’ death. The child was discovered missing and found dead last October. An autopsy showed he suffered facial and scalp injuries, acute fentanyl intoxication, malnourishment and pressure ulcers. “I never wanted any of this to happen to Elijah,” Stapf said in court as he broke into tears. “I wish I could go back and change everything.”

Out-Of-Place Seal Walks to Massachusetts Police Station and Is Re-Released Into the Ocean

It's cute enough that a seal is named Shoebert... but when he turns himself into authorities, because he's lost? Now that's just too cute. On Thursday, Sept. 22, police in Beverly, Mass., local animal control, and Mystic Aquarium officials attempted to remove Shoebert the seal from a pond, though the attempts were unsuccessful. But the following day, Shoebert turned himself in to local police. He was then captured by Mystic Aquarium, and eventually, he was relocated.

Mother's boyfriend pleads guilty in 5-year-old Elijah Lewis' death

NASHUA, N.H. – A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to up to 45 years in prison in the death of 5-year-old Elijah Lewis.Joseph Stapf pleaded guilty to several charges on Thursday, including manslaughter. He is facing a sentence of 22-45 years in prison.Lewis was missing and later found dead in Abington, Massachusetts, last October. An autopsy showed he suffered facial and scalp injuries, acute fentanyl intoxication, malnourishment and pressure ulcers. Stapf was dating Elijah's mother, Danielle Dauphinais, who is awaiting trial on a murder charge.Timothy Lewis, Elijah's biological father, gave a victim impact statement in court."You could have stepped up to stop this at any point if you had been man enough," he said. Stapf himself spoke in court as well on Thursday, saying he "never wanted any of this to happen to Elijah.""I loved that boy. I did," Stapf said. "I'm so sorry. I wish I could take it back."

A man jumped into the Charles to retrieve his lost phone. He found 11—but not his.

Some of the rescued phones still turn on, and the finders are working to find the owners. What started as a simple paddleboarding date on the Charles River ended up with John Anastos getting up close and personal with the muck, gunk, and surprising number of phones at the bottom of the river. All in all, in a bid to rescue his phone, Anastos recovered 11 phones, none of which belonged to him.

Boston Police is Seeking the Public’s Help to Identify a Suspect Wanted in Connection to a Robbery that Occurred at The Rose Garden in the Southwest Corridor Park

Detectives are looking to identify the pictured individual in relation to a Robbery and Assault & Battery that occurred on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at approximately 3:22 PM at the Rose Garden in the Southwest Corridor Park (near 363 Massachusetts Avenue). The suspect is described as a Black Female in...