Everett Police Chief Steven A. Mazzie announced the arrest of two suspects in two separate incidents.
On Saturday January 24, 2015, Detective Daniel Tucker was working a police security detail at the Walgreen’s in Glendale Square. Detective Tucker heard a noise he believed was a gunshot and observed a dark S.U.V. with the operator brandishing a firearm. At this time the Shot Spotter was activated in this area.
The Shot Spotter gunshot detection system is a series of acoustic sensors located throughout the city that detects and triangulates loud noises such as gun shots and transmits the information to the EPD Dispatch center. The Shot Spotter confirmed the discharge of a firearm.
The individual operating the S.U.V. was stopped on Ferry Street by Detective Tucker and other members of the patrol force. A loaded 45 caliber firearm and spent shell casing was recovered from the motor vehicle. Arrested on the scene was Michelangelo Recupero, age 27 of Chelsea. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
On Sunday January 25, 2015, members of the Everett Police Department responded to Dan’s Variety on Hancock Street for a report of an armed robbery. A lone suspect entered the store brandishing a knife and demanded money from the store clerk. Everett Police Department patrol units responded and began searching the area provided with a description of the suspect. Everett Police Department K-9’s Sgt. Stephen Panzini and Ptl. Eric Rizza along with a state police K-9 began tracking the suspect’s movements. The officers located discarded clothing and evidence from the crime on the street as well as video security cameras, which captured the suspect fleeing the area. The officers also observed fresh wet footprints in the snow leading to a residence on Glendale Street. The officers observed wet footprints in a common area of the dwelling leading to an apartment.
Additional video information was provided to the responding officers from a citizen’s cell phone camera and residential security cameras.
Arrested at the dwelling was Matthew Lyons, age 23 of Stoneham. He was charged with Armed Robbery While Masked.
Chief Steven Mazzie said:”Our continued use of technology combined with having officers in the right places at the right times has yielded very positive results for us. We have had numerous success stories lately that involve the removal of individuals who are potentially dangerous and these are just two of those examples.”
“Once again, our dedicated police force, who we have equipped with the latest technology, was able to respond quickly and effectively to attempted crimes in our City,” states Mayor DeMaria, “our residents and our neighborhoods safety will always remain top priority, and we will continue to use Shot Spotter and other crime analysis tools to stay ahead and remain aggressive and proactive in our public safety efforts.”
Both suspects were arraigned in Malden District Court on Monday January 26, 2015. All suspects arrested by the Everett Police Department are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.