Jonathan Blodgett

File image (Credit: iStockphoto)

Lawrence Court Officer Charged With Raping Shackled Inmate

A Lawrence court officer is accused of raping a shackled female inmate on three separate occasions, authorities said Wednesday.


police lights

DA Reviewing Officer-Involved Shooting In Lawrence

The Essex County District Attorney’s office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Lawrence early Saturday morning.


Joseph Wright (Image Credit: Arostook County Jail)

Lynn Man Arrested At Canadian Border In Murders Of Mother, Grandmother

A Lynn man wanted for the murders of his mother and grandmother admitted he slit their throats after he was captured at the Canadian border, authorities said in court documents released Wednesday.


The bodies of two women were found at a Saugus elementary school.

2 Lynn Women Found Dead Outside Saugus Elementary School

One of the women has been identified as a 54-year-old Lynn resident.


Beverly police officer Jason Lantych was shot outside this Starbucks on Enon Street Feb. 24.

DA Probing Link Between Gunman, Cop’s Wife

Hamilton policeman Kenneth Nagy shot Beverly officer Jason Lantych outside a Beverly coffee shop Friday, then returned to the scene a few hours later and killed himself.


Ernesto Gonzalez in Salem Superior Court on March 30, 2011.

DA To Appeal Decision To Drop Charge Against Missing Lynn Boy’s Dad

Essex DA Jonathan Blodgett is appealing a Superior Court judge’s decision to dismiss a parental kidnapping charge against the Lynn man whose 5 -year-old son disappeared nearly three years ago.


A still image of the man police were looking for.  Investigators released the video hoping to generate new leads. (Image courtesy: Essex County District Attorney's Office)

Police Hope Video Evidence Will Lead To Killer’s Arrest

State and local police are looking for help trying to solve a murder in Lawrence last summer.


31 Arrested In Mass. Organized Crime Investigation

BOSTON (AP) – A yearlong investigation into organized crime and drug trafficking has netted 31 arrests, including reputed New England mob capo Mark Rossetti, a prosecutor said Thursday.