St. Margaret School will be holding their 13th Annual “TOUCH A TRUCK & CHILD SAFETY FAIR” Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on their school grounds at 486 Stevens Street, Lowell.
This will be a fun-filled and hands-on experience for children to “touch, climb and explore” vehicles from Lowell Fire Department, including the Smoke House, Lowell Police Department, Chunky’s Green Mobile, Bursey Excavating Dump Truck, Trinity Ambulance, The UPS Flame Truck, LRTA, Scott’s Towing, National Guard, Harris Limousine, and best of all, a Monster Truck!
This event will also include a demonstration of the Lowell Fire Department’s Jaws of Life, Child Fingerprinting and Dental Impressions. Additional activities will include: getting a picture with Sparky the Dog, the UMass Lowell River Hawk & the Lowell Spinners Canaligator; face painting, temporary tattoos, good food and much more!
Admission: Children $4.00 Adults: FREE!!
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LOWELL, MA ( September 27, 2012)–On the 6th, 14th and 20th of September 2012, Lowell Police Detectives assigned to the Special Investigation Unit conducted alcohol compliance checks throughout the City. Public notification of these periodic compliance checks are dispersed through our local media outlets. On the above listed dates detectives cited four local liquor establishments for selling alcohol to underage buyers. The liquor establishments found to be in violation are Ward Eight onCentral Street,Lowell Sports Club onBack Central Street, Reservations onCentral Street and Majors Pub onMarket Street. Two liquor stores were also cited. Turcotte’s liquors onLawrence Street and Jerry’s Food Store on University Ave. Findings on all six establishments found in violation have been forwarded to the Lowell License Commission for further action.
Lowell Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee stated: We will continue with these compliance checks city wide and continue to utilize them as a means to safeguard individuals less than 21 years of age from the dangers of underage drinking and will ensure that license holders obey the law and comply with the regulations set forth in their liquor license.
Regulatory compliance checks of licensed establishments and local retail stores will continue throughout the year.
The Greater Lowell Ex-Offender Reentry Partnership (GLERP) would like to invite you to the Community Forum & Resource Fair on September 21, 2012 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Middlesex Community College, 33 Kearney Square.
The GLERP is a partnership between local and regional organizations and agencies working to bridge resources for ex-offenders reentering the community. The goal is to provide each ex-offender with opportunities for success and reduce recidivism in the region.
- Community Forum – 9:00 am -12:00 pm
- Resource Fair – 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Participating organizations will include the Career Center of Lowell, Center for Hope and Healing, CTI YouthBuild, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell Health Department, Lowell House, Lowell Police Department, Lowell Transitional Living Center, Middlesex Community College and UTEC.
The LPD would like to announce the 29th Citizens’ Police Academy. The Academy will begin on Wednesday, October 3rd 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and continue every Wednesday evening for 8 weeks. The Academy is open to all area residents age 18 and older who have clean arrest record. The Academy is also free of charge and requires no testing, just an interest in law enforcement.
The Academy will cover a wide range of topics, including Criminal Investigation, Internal Affairs, Motor Vehicle Law, Identity Theft, Internet Safety and much more! If you are interested in participating, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Callery, Volunteer Coordinator at (978) 674-1969.
The Greater Lowell Ex-Offender Reentry Partnership (GLERP) will be hosting a Reentry Community Forum on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Middlesex Community College café, located at 33 Kearney Square in Lowell.
The GLERP was co-founded in 2010 by the Lowell Police Department and the Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board (GLWIB). The GLERP is a partnership between local and regional organizations who are working together to bridge resources for ex-offenders reentering the community. The goal of the Partnership is to provide ex-offenders with opportunities for success in an effort to reduce recidivism. The Forum is designed for social service agencies, as well as ex-offenders and their families. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be several speakers discussing various reentry topics. There will be speakers from the LPD, Billerica House of Corrections, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, the GLWIB and the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) at the Forum. These speakers will cover a wide-range of topics, including what each of the agencies is doing to assist ex-offenders in the reentry process.
During the final hour (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) of the Forum there will be a Resource Fair. Members of the Partnership, such as Lowell House and the Lowell Transitional Living Center, will host tables that will highlight the services they have available for ex-offenders. The members of the GLERP are hopeful that this Forum will increase awareness to the free services that are available to ex-offenders which will assist them to successfully reenter the community and thrive after their incarceration.
The Lowell Police Department Receives $950,000 to Revitalize the Centralville Neighborhood and Assist Ex-Offenders
LOWELL, MA (August 22, 2021) – On August 22, 2012, the Lowell Police Department (LPD) was notified by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) that the department would be receiving a $900,000 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant, one of six awards made nationwide. The LPD also received a $50,000 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Program planning grant from the USDOJ this week.
The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant will fund the Centralville Friends for Improvement, Revitalization, and Enforcement (C-FIRE) program. This program will utilize comprehensive, community-based crime prevention strategies that will strive to decrease crime, increase resident safety, provide positive alternatives for at-risk youth and enhance the Centralville neighborhoods revitalization efforts. Through this grant the LPD will work closely with the Centralville Neighborhood Action Group (CNAG) and partner with the Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board/Career Center, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, the United Teen Equality Center, Coalition for a Better Acre, Community Teamwork, Inc., International Institute of New England and Mill City Grows. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts –Lowell Center for Family, Work and Community will assist the LPD and project partners to implement and evaluate the program.
In addition to the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant, the LPD also received the Second Chance Planning Grant, which will focus on creating a five-year strategic plan that addresses the needs of ex-offenders returning to the community from incarceration. The LPD along with the Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board/Career Center founded the Greater Lowell Ex-Offender Reentry Partnership in 2010. This Partnership includes representatives from a variety of stakeholders, including City and State agencies, as well as local service providers. Through the Second Chance Planning Grant, the group will work together to design a five-year strategic plan that will focus on identifying and addressing the greatest needs of ex-offenders and providing them with comprehensive services both before and after their release from incarceration in an effort to reduce recidivism in the Greater Lowell area.
Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee stated, “The Lowell Police Department is eager to begin work on both the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation and Second Chance Planning grants. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with CNAG through the C-Fire program and this grant will provide a variety of much needed resources to the Centralville area. We are also excited to strengthen the Greater Lowell Ex-Offender Partnership through the Second Chance grant. Recidivism of ex-offenders has long been a concern in the City and putting together a solid five-year strategic plan will allow the LPD to apply for additional grant funding in the future to benefit ex-offenders and reduce their likelihood of re-offending. The LPD is extremely grateful to the USDOJ, as well as Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Senators Brown and Kerry, who have been instrumental in supporting our efforts to secure grant funding in recent years.”
Lowell Police Department
Launches Intensive Crackdown on Impaired Driving
Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Lowell Ma. – Lowell Police Department today announced it will join 128 other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from August 15 to September 3 as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD).
Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. In 2010, 115 people died in impaired driving related crashes in the Commonwealth. Moreover, there were an additional 2,750 impaired driving related personal injury and property damage crashes and almost 14,635 impaired driving arrests.
On average, there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America. The number of drivers operating under the influence increases during holiday weekends, especially during summer holidays.
“There have been too many incidents where innocent law-abiding people driving our roadways suffer tragic consequences. This is a result of a conscious decision made by people to drive impaired and is a careless disregard for human life. We here at the Lowell Police are committed to roadway safety; we will be increasing our enforcement efforts during the crackdown. Since twice as many alcohol-impaired crashes occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads,” said Deputy Superintendent Deborah Friedl.
Lowell Officers will be aggressively looking for any impaired drivers during the crackdown. Arrest will be the response for anyone found driving our roadways under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
“The message is simple: if we find you driving impaired, you will be arrested. No exceptions, no second chance” said Deputy Friedl. “Even if happen to beat the odds and walk away from an impaired-driving crash alive, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can still destroy your life.”
According to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, violators often face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. All told, a first offense can easily cost well over $5000. Driving impaired is simply not worth all the consequences. Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
The Lowell Police Department is investigating 2 separate incidents of explosives being ignited in the city. The most recent incident happened over this past weekend. On August 12, 2012 at approximately 7; 10 p.m. Officers were on patrol in the area ofWannalancit Street. At which time they heard a loud explosion. They were unable to locate the exact location as the noise echoed throughout the neighborhood. As they drove ontoW.Bowers Streetthey could see a large plume of smoke bellowing into the air from the rear of theBartlettSchool. Officers drove to the field in the rear of the school. Officers then located remnants of what appeared to be a homemade pipe bomb. The Lowell Fire Department and detectives from the Lowell Police Criminal Bureau were requested to respond. Upon searching the area, remnants of the pipe bomb were found 200-220 feet from the ignition point.
On August 10, 2012 Officers were on patrol in the area ofGorham Street. At approximately 10: 07 p.m. an officer heard a loud explosion come from the area of the South Common. As the officer drove to the location he observed smoke bellowing from the center of the common. Lowell Fire and Lowell Police detectives were requested to respond. In both incidents a thorough search was conducted to ensure that there were no other explosive devices in the area. Evidence has been collected in both of these incidents.
The Lowell Police Department is actively investigating both of these incidents and is requesting the public’s help. If you witness such an incident please contact us immediately at (978) 937-3200. If anyone has any information on past incidents please contact LPD Crime Stoppers at (978) 459-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to 847411. (Tip must start with LPDtip) You will remain anonymous and if your information is deemed credible and reliable it could result in a cash reward.
Under Massachusetts Law (GL:266;102A) possession of a infernal machine is a Felony and is punishable by up to 10 years in State Prison and not less than 2 ½ years in the House of Correction.
National Night Out in Lowell is being held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.
Lowell will join communities nationwide to celebrate “National Night Out Against Crime”. National Night Out brings residents together with first responders and local organizations who share a commitment to living healthy lives in safe neighborhoods. National Night Out consists of crime prevention, safety and health presentations along with fun family activities. Lowell will have two event sites for National Night Out 2012. Each site will have visits from police, fire, sheriff departments,EMS and K-9 units as well as raffles and children’s activities.
The North Common site will have a DJ for entertainment.
TheMoreySchoolsite will show the movie The Lion King at the conclusion of the night. In case of rain, all activities at the Morey school site will be held indoors.
National Night Out celebrates and strengthensLowell’s neighborhoods.
Come out, meet your neighbors and enjoy this special night!
Site 1. North Common Amphitheater,Fletcher StreetatFather Sarantos Way
Neighborhood Block Party with DJ
Site Host: Coalition for a BetterAcre
Site 2. Morey School Grounds,Pine StreetatWalker Street
Hours: 6pm-8pm Neighborhood Block Party
8pm-9:30pm Outdoor Movie, The Lion King
Site Host: Lower Highlands Neighborhood Group
Contact Sharon Callery, Lowell Police Department Community Services for further information. (978) 674-1969 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org