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Following an investigation led by Detective Sean O’Keefe of
the Lawrence Police Gang Unit, Michael Taveras, age 30 of Lawrence has
been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon to wit a Firearm and Threats
to Commit a Crime to wit a Firearm. The charges were issued as a result of
an identification of the suspect by Detective Scott McCabe. This
identification was confirmed through a photo array conducted by Sergeant
Michael Colantuoni. Following the identification, an arrest warrant was
issued for Taveras’ arrest.
The investigation stemmed from an incident at a West Street
business where Taveras threatened a business owner who would not let Taveras
into the business after hours as the store was closed for the day. Taveras
allegedly returned to the business and brandished a firearm.
Traveras turned himself in to the Lawrence District Court and
was arraigned on the above charges.