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Arrests in Arlington: Aug. 22-28

There were 11 arrests in Arlington from Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Tuesday, Aug. 28.

The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The eight individuals arrested Tuesday were captured during a warrant sweep.

From the Arlington Police Department:

On Tuesday Aug. 28, the Arlington Police Department conducted an arrest warrant sweep in an effort to execute outstanding arrest warrants for fugitives wanted in Arlington. Officers also worked in other cities and towns throughout Massachusetts to locate and arrest fugitives wanted for crimes committed in Arlington, who have fled the area to avoid apprehension.

Working in partnership with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department, officers formed into two teams armed with more than 90 arrest warrants and then focused on about 30 high priority outstanding warrants. In all, eight fugitives were captured during the warrant sweep for charges including, but not limited to, the following: Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery Deadly Weapon, Breaking and Entering Nighttime for Felony, Abuse Prevention Order Violation, Intimidation of a Witness, Threatening to Commit a Crime, Possession Class “A” Narcotics, Larceny by Check, Shoplifting and Possession of Liquor Under 21.

“The apprehension of person’s intentionally evading capture is among the most dangerous situations law enforcement officers encounter,” said Chief Frederick Ryan. “I’m happy that this operation was executed flawlessly without any injury to our officers or any of the detainees.”

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Tuesday, Aug. 28

Richard Smith, 52, of Arizona Terrace, Arlington, was arrested at about 11:54 a.m. Tuesday on Arizona Terrace on two active court warrants. Smith’s warrants contain the following charges: two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of threat to commit a crime; and operating a motor vehicle after suspension of license, leaving the scene of property damage and failure to report a motor vehicle accident.

Bhopinder Singh, 30, of Broadway, Arlington, was arrested at about 11:26 a.m. Tuesday on Broadway on an active court warrant. Singh’s warrant was out of Boston for disturbing the peace.

LeAnne Fitzgerald, 47, of Westminster Avenue, Arlington, was arrested at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on Westminster Avenue on an active court warrant. Fitzgerald’s warrant was out of Medford for larceny by check under $250.

John J. Leahy, 19, of Russell Place, Arlington, was arrested at about 9:55 a.m. Tuesday on Russell Place on an active court warrant. Leahy’s warrant was from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Police Department for underage possession of liquor.

Robert B. Horne, 54, of Grove Street Place, Arlington, was arrested at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday on Grove Street on an active court warrant. Horne’s warrant was out of Andover for being in possession of a Class A substance.

Eugene T. McSweeney, 54, of Beacon Street, Burlington, was arrested at about 8:03 a.m. Tuesday on Beacon Street in Burlington on three active court warrants. McSweeney’s warrants contain the following charges: intimidating a witness and assault; three counts of violating an abuse prevention order; and shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Jamel A. Reese, 31, of Garden Street, Arlington, was arrested at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Garden Street on five active court warrants. Reese’s warrants contain the following charges: malicious destruction of property over $250 and attempt to commit a crime; assault and battery; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, malicious destruction of property over $250 and felony breaking and entering into a building at night; shoplifting by concealing merchandise; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Kathleen M. Darcy, 44, of Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, was arrested at about 7:08 a.m. Tuesday on Massachusetts Avenue on an active court warrant. Darcy’s warrant was out of Arlington for .

Monday, Aug. 27

Michael V. Hogan, 38, of Broadway, Somerville, was arrested at about 4:02 p.m. Monday on Park Avenue and charged with larceny over $250 by single scheme.

Sunday, Aug. 26

No arrests

Saturday, Aug. 25

No arrests

Friday, Aug. 24

and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Joseph A. Sauri, 31, of Fordham Street, Arlington, was arrested at about 3:14 a.m. Friday on Fordham Street and charged with assault and battery.

Thursday, Aug. 23

No arrests

Wednesday, Aug. 22

No arrests

Leanne Fitzgerald August 30, 2012 at 03:38 PM
The "warrant sweep" which included myself for a bounced check of $53.50 that I completely forgot to take care of which led to a bench warrant. The "team" of 5 detectives showed up at my door at 9:30 dressed in bullet proof vests, proceeded to come into my home in front of my kids. Even following me to my bedroom where I was going to use my bathroom. A male detective then started asking me about different items in my bedroom almost frothing at the mouth to get me on something else. As if I weren't horrified and embarrassed enough already they made sure to tell me that it wasn't their fault I was being arrested. When I told one of the detectives what the warrrant was for he was going to let me be to go and pay it myself but the female Captain would not allow it. I was then made to sit outside in a sherrif's cadillac (with leather seats) to await pick up from a cruiser. Instead of a cruiser - they sent up the paddy wagon - just for me - all alone. Really? One of Arlington PD's proudest moments? I don't think so. Yes - it was my own fault for bouncing the check in the first place and then failing to take care of it but adding me to the list of "priority fugitives" was nonsensical and a waste of taxpayer dollars. But - it was interesting to see the luxury that the Sherriffs and the Detectives from Arlington drive around in (on the taxpayer's dime) because, afterall, they need to comfortable during their warrant raids. Leanne Fitzgerald
Tim August 30, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Leanne Contact me PLEASE......
Matt August 30, 2012 at 04:03 PM
So you were arrested for a warrant and now you want to bash the police? I bet the luxury vehicle you were in was a seizure from a drug dealer. They lock those people up too Leanne. Sorry for the bullet proof vests offending you, believe it or not people try to kill the police. Just ask the widow of the Woburn Officer.
Rich August 30, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I have to agree with Matt. You wasted the police department's time with your failure to handle your business. A court order was issued for your arrest and now they had to deal with you and your ignorant comments.
john bishop August 30, 2012 at 05:00 PM
@leanne that was total overkill...total bullshit what were the cops scared...they knew what the warrant was for aphone call would of been good enough...and @matt.... really??????!!!!!
Tim August 30, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Hey Matt I am with you on the Drug Dealers .. But I think they (meaning the police) should be more worried about them then someone who owes 53 bucks . Or should I quote the Arlington SGT. when I gave him a tip on A Well known Drug dealer dealing around a school and playground where young kids play everyday. " Go File a Report " Nice Response HUH? As for the Vests I can see and know why they where them and understand. Thats The Job they choose to do so its the risk. But as for the Sherriffs Dept. ? They Got to Play Ball so they got to have fun. There was a reason Why James DiPaola blew his brains out in Maine. So we will never know how much he took from the tax payers.
john bishop August 30, 2012 at 05:50 PM
although i will say a coupla weeks ago i was arrested on a warrant(didnt finish paying off a court fine) and the arlington police officers who arrested me were very professional.in fact they hustled through procedure to get me to the courthouse on time so i could have the warrant lifted.so kudos to them
McFly August 30, 2012 at 05:51 PM
You sound like one of the moonbats you always speak of Leanne

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