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Merrimack Valley

April 19, 2012

Methuen man arrested on attempted murder charge

METHUEN — A Dedham Street man was arrested Tuesday on attempted murder charges after police investigated a domestic violence call and discovered he may have assaulted the victim multiple times in the recent past.

Thomas Hamel, 38, of 32 Dedham St., was charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of domestic assault and battery and one count of intimidating a witness.

Police responded to a report at 1:39 a.m. of a domestic dispute. Through the course of the investigation, police received statements from others alleging that Hamel had assaulted and injured the victim several times over a period of several weeks, according to police officials.

During one previous incident, police said Hamel choked the victim until she lost consciousness. Police said the victim had been treated for injuries during some of the previous incidents.


Arrest: Luis Manuel Nunez, 28, 104 Bennington St., breaking and entering in the nighttime, trespassing, 10:44 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Roberto Fabery Adorno, 36, 28 Bennington St., possession of a class B substance, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 104 Bennington St., 8:22 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Maribel Reynoso, 41, 657 Essex St., No. 79, malicious destruction of property less than $250, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of shoplifting greater than $100, disorderly conduct, 680 Essex St., 8:10 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Ismael Rodriguez, 22, 933 Essex St., assault and battery, Lowell and Milton streets, 6:50 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Fausto Gonzalez, 28, 48 Exchange St., disorderly conduct, Greenwood and Lowell streets, 6 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Jeremiah Washington Silva, 24, 293 Jackson St., No. 1, disorderly conduct, arrested at home 4:16 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Jordan Kaylea Schieferdecker, 21, Dover, N.H., possession of heroin, Marston Street, 3:07 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Cedric Bernard Motley, 41, Dorchester, intimidating a witness, 90 Lowell St., 2:42 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: Jose Rivera, 20, 497 Andover St., unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle, no inspection sticker, Salem and Carver streets, 2:34 p.m. Tuesday

Arrest: James Mieles, 22, 11 Tremont St., No. 1, breaking and entering in the daytime with the intention to commit a felony, larceny of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, trespassing, 106 Bunkerhill St., 6:25 a.m. Tuesday

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