Methuen Police Arrest Three For Armed Robbery


On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at approximately 5:00 P.M., officers responded to the area of 7 Craven St. for a report of an unarmed robbery which had just occurred. Once they arrived on scene, officers were met by the victim, an adult male with visible injuries to his face. He related that he was beaten and robbed by three men outside of 7 Craven St. The victim told officers that the suspects involved were known to him and that he had been socializing with them earlier in the day at 7 Craven St. He reported that when he left the residence, he was kicked in the head, knocked to the ground, beaten and robbed of an undetermined amount of money. The three assailants then ran inside 7 Craven St. immediately after the attack.

The responding officers and detectives conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of the following suspects:

1. Joseph Alfred Deprimeodomenici, (Age 19) with an address of 13 Richard Cr. Woburn, Ma. was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery and Unlawful Possession of A Firearm.
2. James Gravel Jr., (Age 19) with an address of 7 Craven St., Methuen, Ma. was charged with Assault and Battery and Armed Robbery.
3. Kyle Thomas Sousa, (Age 18) with an address of 7 Craven St. Methuen, Ma. was charged with Armed Robbery

Upon further investigation, a search warrant was applied for and executed at 7 Craven St. During execution of the search warrant, officers recovered a handgun.

This investigation is on-going and additional criminal charges are pending. All individuals mentioned are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.