DANVERS — Police chief Neil F. Ouellette announces that the Danvers Police Department responded at 23:03 hours on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to the Knight’s Inn at 225 Newbury St. for a report of a shooting.
Danvers Police responded to the scene and requested the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police and the North East Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council. The area was secured and made safe by the NEMLEC SWAT Team. A suspect was taken into custody and two adult male victims with gunshot wounds to their lower extremities were transported to Beverly Hospital by Lyons Ambulance for treatment for their injuries.
The suspect, Jonathan R. Alequin, age 27, of La Crosse, Wis. will be arraigned in Salem District Court on Thursday.
The investigation is continuing under the direction of Detective Sergeant Phillip Tansey, Danvers Police detectives with the assistance of the State Police, and Crime Scene Services.
Since the beginning of 2010, the Planet Fitness parking lot on Route 1 (20 Archmeadow Drive) has experienced at least five thefts from vehicles, most between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The thief forces or smashes a window and steals GPS devices, purses, and electronics from within.
We have also had three thefts from health club locker rooms this year, two at Planet Fitness and two at Boston North Fitness at 30 Prince Street. The thief here is looking for items in unlocked lockers or unattended in locker rooms, stealing wallets, cell phones, and keys. Although not voluminous, this pattern is persistent–Planet Fitness has had an average of one locker room theft a month going back to September.
The best ways to secure your valuables when you work out are to: 1) place them in a locked locker in the gym; 2) place them in the locked trunk of your car.