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|September 8, 2010
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LYNN PROBATION APPREHENSION TEAM PARTNERS WITH POLICE
ON WARRANT SWEEP
A recent early morning warrant sweep, led by the Lynn District Court Probation Warrant Apprehension Team and State Police, resulted in the apprehension of five violent and high-risk offenders. City police officers were also on hand to place the absconders under arrest.
Lynn District Court Assistant Chief Probation Officer Brian Orlandella and Probation Officers Kim Garbarino and Amy Simione joined the police in rousing three of the probationers out of bed. A fourth probationer, not at home during the sweep, later called the court and police to make arrangements to turn himself in upon learning he was being sought.
During a stop at the fifth offender’s home, neighbors informed probation officers that they had just missed the woman. They told them that she returns home each day, “like clockwork” to check her mail at 11 a.m., according to Orlandella. At 11 a.m., police were waiting at the mailbox where they placed her under arrest.
“This partnership is second to none. By working together with the police,
we provide safety to the community,” Acting Assistant Chief Probation Officer Brian Orlandella said. “With the help of the state police and the Lynn police, we are holding offenders accountable.”
State Police Sergeant Richard Hunter, who oversees the North Team of the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, described probation as “another tool in our toolbox.”
“A lot of these people are what we call ‘frequent flyers.’ Probation has a good idea who they are, who they run with, and they know their personal history. This has made it safer for us. We share information back and forth,” Hunter said. “This department is very proactive and it has helped immensely.”
At the first home they stopped, police stood watch at each of the entrances of a two-family home as probation officers and several police officers entered the house. Of the seven people they found in the home, two of them children, they discovered Anthony Falasca sleeping on the couch. A record check revealed that he had four outstanding warrants for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidation, and two counts of larceny over. He was placed under arrest.
Probation and police officers traveled to a home where a screened window was wide open and a Calico cat stretched out on the window sill. As probation officers and police surrounded the front and back entrances, they noticed a person hiding behind a
curtain and ordered him to open the door. Minutes later an angry woman dressed in shorts and a tank top, spewing obscenities, was led out.
“You woke me up out of my bed. No!, I am not a not a happy camper,” wailed Karen Mendez who is on probation for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Mendez was led to the police cruiser and placed under arrest.
Three other offenders, with offenses ranging from robbery to violent assault to credit card fraud were placed under arrest:
Wilner Parisse, unarmed robbery reduced to larceny.
Sabrina McClain, assault with a deadly weapon and assault and battery.
Dawn Adams, identity and credit card fraud.