10/05/12 at approximately 9:30 am, the Methuen Police Department Detective
Division arrested Joseph M. Palermo D.O.B. 06/14/47 address Rt. 28 Manor Hotel,
Windham NH. Mr. Palermo. The arrest was a result of an investigation led by Detective
Richard Pilz and assisted by Detectives John Delano, Detective Charles Dejesus,
and Detective Tom McMenamon amongst others. The investigation quickly turned
into a unified multi jurisdictional collaborative effort to affect the arrest
of a subject who was utilizing various forms of deceit to obtain monetary gains
from his victims.
initial incident occurred on 09/28/12 when Mr. Palermo obtained and cashed a
check for $605 dollars from the owner of the restaurant under the guise and
false pretense that he, Mr. Palermo, would provide tickets, for premium seats
to a specific Boston Celtics game in January. No tickets were provided. A phone
call was made to the Boston Celtics ticket office who advised us that Mr.
Palermo did not and could not obtain said tickets.
investigation revealed that Mr. Palermo had an extremely lengthy history
pertaining to deceptive and illegal activity and had four active warrants for
his arrest. The warrants were for the following.
1. Palmer District Court- 2 counts of Intimidation of a Witness- 1 count
of Larceny over $250- 1 count of Larceny over $250 by False Pretenses.
2. Newburyport District Court-1 count Taking a Number Plate- 1 count of
Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.
3. Barnstable District Court-1 count of Larceny over $250 by False
4. Falmouth District Court- 2 counts of
Larceny over $250.
Mr. Palermo will face
additional charges, filed by the Methuen Police Department for Larceny over
$250 and Larceny over $250 by False Pretenses. He was booked at the Methuen
Police Department and arraigned in Lawrence District Court. He is currently
being held on $10,000 cash bail.
Any individuals who have
additional information related to the above can contact the Methuen Police
Department 978.983.8676. Detectives will
continue to work with other agencies and additional charges may be forthcoming.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.