A mountain lion has been sighted in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animal’s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a mountain lion. Photos of the tracks were sent to Mass […]
Archive for September, 2013
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 178C-178Q, the individual who appears on this notification has been designated as a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.
Clarence Brian Deseignora works at 175 Washington Street.
He is NOT a resident of Winchester
This offender’s employer informed Winchester Police that
Deseignora does not work on location in Winchester.
Deseignora is a temporary employee, subcontracted
to outside construction sites.
THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE
Level 3 Sex Offender
Name: CLARENCE BRIAN DESEIGNORA
29 Penfield Street Apt. 1
Roslindale, MA 02131
Sex: MALE Race: BLACK
Height: 6’02″ Weight: 215 lbs.
Eye Color:BROWN Hair Color: BLACK
Offenses Committed/Date(s) of Conviction/Adjudication:
AGGRAVATED RAPE – 10/8/1992
ASSAULT W/ INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE – 10/15/1992
**********WARNING********** SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE USED TO COMMIT A CRIME OR TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT OF AN OFFENDER. ANY PERSON WHO USES INFOMRATION DISCLOSED PURSUANT TO M.G.L. C. 6, §§ 178C - 178Q FOR SUCH PURPOSES SHALL BE PUNISHED BY NOT MORE THAN TWO AND ONE HALF (2 ½) YEARS IN A HOUSE OF CORRECTION OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) OR BOTH (M.G.L. C. 6, § 178N). IN ADDITION, ANY PERSON WHO USES REGISTRY INFORMATION TO THEREATEN TO COMMIT A CRIME MAY BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OR BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN SIX (6) MONTHS (M.G.L. C. 275, § 4).
An investigation by Winchester, Arlington and Lexington Police Departments as well as the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of two individuals for the sale of MDMA, also known as “Molly”. Both individuals are Winchester residents. Brandon Holladay, 23 and Nico Marrocco, 19 were subsequently arrested after selling the drug to an undercover police officer. Holladay and Marrocco were charged with Distribution of a Class B substance. Arlington Police charged the two with similar offenses as a result of the investigation.
September 9, 2013 – Winchester
The Winchester Police Department and Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community feels it necessary to make residents aware of the dangerousness of the drug “Molly”. Several recent incidents of “Molly” usage have been reported in surrounding cities and towns. Winchester is not immune to similar problems but through communication and education we can hopefully reduce the risk of “Molly” usage in the community. It is important for parents to understand how dangerous this drug is and to be vigilant in discussing these issues with their children. Molly is not a new drug but as recent news stories have reported, is becoming more popular.
The following information has been excerpted from a September 4, 2013 press release from the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse.
The term “molly”, which is short for molecule, refers to the more potent form of MDMA or Ecstasy. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, “Ecstasy” and “Molly” are slang terms for MDMA, short for 3, 4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Other slang terms that are used include “E,” “XTC,” “X,” “Adam,” “hug,” “beans,” “clarity,” “lover’s speed,” and “love drug.”
The National Institute of Drug Abuse describes how MDMA impacts the body below:
- For most people, a “hit” of MDMA lasts for 3 to 6 hours. Once the pill is swallowed, it takes only about 15 minutes for MDMA to enter the bloodstream and reach the brain. About 45 minutes later, the person experiences MDMA’s “high.” That’s when the drug is at its peak.
- People who use MDMA might feel very alert, or “hyper,” at first. Some lose a sense of time and experience other changes in perception, such as an enhanced sense of touch. Others experience negative effects right away. They may become anxious and agitated. Sweating or chills may occur, and people may feel faint or dizzy.
- MDMA can also cause muscle tension, nausea, blurred vision, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. Forceful clenching of the teeth can occur, and individuals at clubs have been known to chew on pacifiers to relieve some of the tension.
- Even if a person takes only one pill, the side effects of MDMA—including feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression, and memory difficulties—can last for several days to a week (or longer in people who use MDMA regularly).
- MDMA was involved in 10,176 emergency department visits in the U.S. in 2011.
If you have questions or information about “Molly”, please contact School Resource Officer Phil Coss at 781-721-0775 or the Winchester Police Department at 781-729-1214. The Winchester Police Department can also be reached by email at email@example.com
Special Thanks to Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse
Resource: National Institute on Drug Abuse http://teens.drugabuse.gov/
Wednesday, September 4th is the first day of school for Winchester students. Please drive safely and park legally!