TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME
It took awhile for police to sniff out the case, but a Swampscott man was finally charged on Monday for an alleged vicious beating of his former business partner that involved biting off the victim’s nose.
The man was arraigned Monday for allegedly beating the former business partner badly and biting part of his nose off after a meeting inside a Revere restaurant on May 2nd.
Kenneth Michaud, 40, was charged on Monday with mayhem, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault with intent to kill for the May 2 incident outside Renzo’s Brick Oven Pizza on Revere Beach Boulevard.
Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Brandt recommended that Michaud be held on $5,000 cash bail. Judge Benjamin Barnes released him on his own recognizance.
Evidence developed by Revere Police suggests that Michaud and the 43-year-old victim were partners in a Saugus business venture from which the victim had decided to disengage. The two men met at the restaurant to discuss that decision.
The conversation became heated, and they eventually left shortly before 11 p.m. Once outside, Michaud allegedly attacked the victim, striking him in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground, and kicking him.
Michaud allegedly claimed to be a member of the Hell’s Angels and threatened to kill the victim. At one point, while the victim was on the ground, Michaud began to bite the man on the face, tearing part of his nose off. The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and, later, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for treatment.
Multiple Revere Police units responded to the scene, securing video surveillance imagery from the staff and taking statements from multiple witnesses. Based on the totality of evidence, they obtained a warrant for Michaud’s arrest last week.
Michaud surrendered Monday.
The defendant is represented by attorney Gary Zerola. He will return to court on June 12.
ROBBERY ON BEACH
Revere Police arrested a homeless man for robbing a woman of her handbag on Friday around 1 p.m.
The woman told police she was walking near Beach Street and Walden Street when a white male approached her, grabbed her pocketbook and fled up the street.
She gave officers and detailed description and that description matched a frequent criminal in the area.
Nearby, officers found John Church, 23, homeless, and arrested him for unarmed robbery.
Revere Police took into custody a Revere native who had been living in Wyoming and was on the lam – wanted in Cheyenne for allegedly stealing some $60,000 from a popular daycare center.
Parents from the Wyoming school had been in contact with the Journal for several weeks about the prospect of Theresa Spera Meadowcroft living in Revere – apparently near her parents.
Officials in Wyoming told the Journal that on Friday, April 27th, three felony charges had been filed against Spera there for the fraud and theft at the school. She has been wanted since that time, and suspected of living in Revere. The charges followed a nine-month investigation by police in Cheyenne.
Last Monday, May 7th, Revere Police were called to 237 Lantern Rd. for a domestic custody exchange issue.
Apparently, the estranged father of Spera’s children had come from Wyoming to collect the children and tell her to report to authorities.
The kids apparently did not want to come with the father as they hadn’t seen him in nine months.
The children were transferred to local grandparents, and Spera was discovered to be a fugitive from justice due to the charges in Wyoming.
She was arrested and arraigned in Chelsea District Court last week.
She was let go on a surety bond, given to her as she proved she had plane tickets leaving for Wyoming.
She was to turn herself in to authorities in Wyoming by Tuesday, May 15th.
It was uncertain at publication time whether or not she had surrendered to Wyoming officials.
FAILS TO REGISTER
A Level 3 Sex Offender who moved to Revere from Boston recently and failed to register with local police was arrested last Thursday.
Revere Police received information that the man had moved to the city, but had failed to register.
Officers looked him up and inquired and he ended up being arrested.
Bobby Glenn, 64, of 671 Beach St., was arrested the day after his birthday for failing to register as a sex offender.
INVESTIGATING ROBBERY AT RAY’S
A Saugus man and his car are being investigated in connection with an armed robbery at Ray’s Sunoco on Monday, May 7th, at 8:15 p.m.
Witnesses told police that the man pulled up in a vehicle and went inside and produced either a firearm or a knife. He robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and fled in the vehicle.
Witnesses gave a very detailed description of the robber, who was in his 40s or 50s. One witness also got a license plate number.
The car was traced to Saugus, where police went to investigate. The man indicated that he had reported the car stolen, but the keys were in the ignition.
Police are trying to piece together the incident.
MONDAY, MAY 7
Teresa M. Spera-Meadowcroft, 48, of 217 Lantern Rd., was arrested on a Fugitive from Justice warrant.
TUESDAY, MAY 8
Stephen Young, 52, of Swampscott, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
Bobby Glenn, 64, of 671 Beach St., was arrested on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Stacey M. Colarusso, 32, of Saugus, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Jordan J. Perez, 17, of 34 Franklin St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
John M. Church, 23, listed as homeless, was arrested on a charge of unarmed robbery.
Hans Steuber, 46, of 144 Fenno St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
Mirsad Coloic, 41, of 135 Suffolk Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and making a threat to commit a crime.
Wayne R. Ramos, 19, of 98 Roland Rd., was arrested on charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and assault & battery.