In recent years, during tax filing season, we have seen a rash of false returns filed using the victim’s stolen information. Quite often, the victims are either elderly or of Puerto Rican birth/heritage (with the returns being sent out of the continental US). We are working with the IRS criminal division to stay ahead of the anticipated ID thefts. If you have been a victim of identity theft resulting in someone filing taxes using your stolen information, please try and keep copies of any paperwork that you may have or any reference numbers the IRS may have been given to ease agency co-ordination and report all to the Police Station. You can also reference the Federal Trade Commission website: FTC.GOV for further information on ID theft and how to get free, legitimate credit reports to find any other irregularities.

Important points include:

  • Children must ride in federally approved child safety seats until they are at least until they are at least eight years old or over 57 inches tall.
  • Children older than 8 years old or taller than 57 inches must wear safety belts.

Massachusetts Child Car Seat Laws

                                    

 
 
                                         METHUEN WINTER PARKING BAN UPDATE

  Due to the lack of incoming snow, and no scheduled snow removal operations, the Methuen Police Department WILL allow accommodations to the Winter Parking Ban with the following conditions. Vehicles may be left on the public way if parked in a TOTALLY cleared parking space where the vehicle is against curbing and not a hazard. Vehicles MAY NOT be left protruding into the roadway or left against a snow bank where the vehicle is not up against the curbing as if parked when no snow exists. Any vehicle left parked in an uncleared parking space, against a snow bank and not parked up against curbing is subject to ticketing and towing. Thank You. Please be sure to check this site daily, or call our Winter Parking Ban information line at 1-978-983-8643

 
 
                                                      WINTER PARKING UPDATE!
Due to the incoming forecasted snow storm, currently scheduled for the Merrimack Valley area between TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014 AND WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014, the Winter Parking Ban WILL be full enforced WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND & 23RD 2014. During this time, NO vehicles will be permitted to park on ANY public way to allow for snow removal operations. ANY VEHICLE LEFT ON ANY PUBLIC WAY IS SUBJECT TO TICKETING AND TOWING. Please be sure to check back frequently for more updates. In the event that the Mayor declares a SNOW EMERGENCY, our winter parking information WILL change again. You may also monitor our Methuen Police Department Twitter account for updated winter parking information.
Please share this information will all friends and family!

RECORDS OFFICE HOURS:

 
Monday – Thursday

Open – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Lunch – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Open – 1:00pm to 4:30pm

 

Friday

Open – 8:00am to 12:00pm

 
  Important information to note:

Copies of any incident reports that are currently pending in court will not be given out by the Records Division. Copies of these reports are available through the Lawrence District Court.

Copies of Officer Crash Reports WILL NOT be given out until the Operators have filed their “Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operator’s Report” form with this department.

            Copies cost $ 0.50 per side/per page

 

Sincerely,

The Methuen Police Records Department

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SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM VERIZON:

As New England braces once again for a winter storm, the following information and Verizon contact numbers will help residents deal with telecommunications related issues due to the inclement weather.

To Repo…rt Service Related Issues
Customers can contact Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) or online at www.verizon.com/support to report any service-related issue.

Verizon has prepared tips for preparing for the upcoming winter storms. You can view it at http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/news-articles/2013/12-20-verizon-winter-storm-tips-2014/.

Accident takes down telephone pole, power out in area, Pelham St Closed

USE CAUTION!!!!

Due to an accident on Pelham Street at Danton Drive, sections of Pelham Street from Cross Street to Forest Street are CLOSED. A telephone pole is down and power is out in the area. More updates as we learn more.

WINTER PARKING UPDATE!

Mayor Zanni has declared a PARKING BAN from 5pm tonight Thursay, January 2, 2014 – 12 noon on Friday, January 3, 2014. Please plan accordingly. During this time, NO vehicles will be permitted to park on ANY public way to allow for snow removal operations. ANY VEHICLE LEFT ON ANY PUBLIC WAY IS SUBJECT TO TICKETING AND TOWING. Please be sure to check back frequently for more updates.
You may also reference our Methuen Police deparmtent Winter Parking information
line at 1-978-983-8643




USE CAUTION!!!!

 

Due to an accident on Pelham Street at Danton Drive, sections of Pelham Street from Cross Street to Forest Street are CLOSED. A telephone pole is down and power is out in the area. More updates as we learn more.