The Danvers Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, 2/3.
Chief Neil F. Ouellette is proud to report the recent regional collaboration between Danvers Police Detectives and Patrol Officers, Ipswich Police Detectives, Peabody Police Detectives and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms; to arrest several high profile drug dealers and remove dangerous drugs from our communities.
On Saturday January 4th, 2015 a narcotics investigation culminated with the arrest of Yesenia Gonzalez, 38, of 241 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA after Ipswich Officer Edward Gallivan conduct surveillance on a female who allegedly works for a drug trafficking organization out of Boston. As a result of the surveillance the suspect was stopped in Danvers for motor vehicle violations and the subsequent investigation led to her arrest, along with the seizure of over $1600.00 cash, 6.5 grams of Heroin and 13.4 grams of Cocaine.
On Wednesday January 7, 2015 a search warrant was conducted at 3 River Drive Apt. E Danvers, by Danvers Police Detectives, Peabody Police Detectives, DEA Task Force Officers, and an ATF Agent, which culminated a month-long investigation into a large scale marijuana distribution business with the arrest of Chansery Srey, 29, of that address. As a result of the search warrant over $10,000.00 in cash was seized, along with a half-pound on marijuana, steroids, and a firearm. This subject was dealing marijuana in one half pound and one pound quantities and the drugs no doubt were ultimately ending up in the hands of youths within the region.
Personnel involved in this investigation were Danvers Detectives Timothy Williamson and Robert Sullivan under the direction of Detective Sergeant Phil Tansey, and Captain Patrick Ambrose, Ipswich Detective Edward Gallivan, Peabody Detectives Eric Ricci and Dave Murphy, ATF Agent Jack Kelter, along with Danvers Patrol Sergeant Peter Shabowich, Officers Steven MacDonald, Scott Frost, Eric Clarizia, Robert Hines and Justin Ellenton.
Several additional cross jurisdictional drug distribution cases are currently under investigation by this group. The final message to those who deal drugs in our community is; we will work collaboratively and aggressively within Essex County to identify, investigate and arrest those individuals in a relentless effort to prevent dangerous illegal substances from harming our residents and children.
Neil F. Ouellette
Thus far we have not had any major incidents resulting from the storm. We would however like to remind citizens that the Governor has declared a state of emergency and banned all non-essential traffic from the roadways. I would encourage you to check on elderly neighbors to make sure that they are ok, and advise the department if they are in need of assistance.
Homeowners should be especially aware of heating system power vents, which routinely are used in new home construction to eliminate the chimney. They stick out of the existing building and blow exhaust fumes out of your furnace. It is imperative that resident’s clear snow away from the power vents as carbon monoxide can be forced back into a home and could result in sickness and even death. CO is an odorless gas and the only warnings signs to its presence are headache, nausea and vomiting prior to unconsciousness. Homeowners should ensure that they have CO detectors within their residence for early warning of problems.
If you lose power call the Danvers Police Station at 978-774-1212 to report the issue. If you observe power lines down stay away from the area and report it immediately. If you should choose to utilize a portable generator keep it outside your residence where the exhaust fumes cannot enter your home. You should also shut off the main circuit breaker in your home unless you have a professionally installed cut over switch. This will prevent an overload from occurring when the power is restored.
Finally, we urge people to never place your hands near the ejection chute of a snow blower if it clogs. Shut off the blower and use a piece of wood to clear ice and obstructions. Every year we respond to medical aids involving people who have been severely injured due to this practice.
Neil F. Ouellette
Chief of Police
Hello, This is Danvers Town Manager Steve Bartha. Heavy snow and high winds are expected to start at 7PM tonight in Danvers and continue through Wednesday morning. In preparation for the storm we ask you to consider the following:
•Please call our non-emergency Police dispatch at 978-774-1212 with any storm related concerns. For emergencies call 911. If necessary an emergency shelter will be established. Call 978-774-1212 if you need shelter.
• If you should lose power, please call Danvers Electric at 978-774-0005.
•If you have neighbors who may require assistance, please check in with them early to determine if there is anything they need
•Tuesday’s trash collection will be delayed one day, as will every other collection day this week, with Friday’s collection scheduled for Saturday.
•On street parking is prohibited in Danvers after 1:00 am tonight and will continue until further notice. A follow up call with detailed parkin g ban information will be made later today.
•Homes with low external furnace vents need to be shoveled clear to eliminate any danger of carbon monoxide back up.
•The Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday. Storm information can be found at the Town’s website, www.danvers.govoffice.com, and at Danvers Community Access Television (DCAT) channel 22 (Comcast)and channel 41 (Verizon).
We encourage all of you to stay home so that we can work as quickly and safely as possible to clean up after the storm. Thank you and be safe.
Always on Duty
Chief Patrick M. Ambrose
120 Ash Street
Danvers, MA 01923
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