SAUGUS — Two police officers have been recognized for their work in removing dangerous people, illegal firearms and drugs from the streets of Saugus in July.
Saugus dispatchers received a report from the Lynn Police Department that someone in an Audi had fired gunshots out their car window in the area of the Lynn/Saugus line on July 2.
Police determined that a BOLO for the same car had been issued by the Revere Police Department and, soon after, Officer David Zeitz located and stopped the vehicle.
Nolan Myers and Hossam Nidam were placed under arrest following an on-scene investigation shortly after 2 p.m. A 9mm weapon and large capacity feeding device were allegedly recovered.
Officers Michael Richards, Christopher Zelinski, Jenna Loverme, Brittany Naumann, Daniela Salinas, Jeff Wood and Sean Murphy assisted in the arrest, and each received letters of commendation.
“As a result of your dedication, professionalism and commitment, your stop of the Audi and investigation resulted in an illegally possessed firearm being removed from the streets and a potential deadly crime from being committed,” Interim Chief Ronald Girogetti wrote in the letter.
Less than two weeks later, Officer Nicola Fabrizio arrested Eric Vazquez, a 39-year-old Revere man, for allegedly trafficking more than 200 grams of cocaine and operating under the influence of drugs.
“As a result of your dedication, professionalism and commitment, we took a substantial amount of narcotics off the streets, thereby making Saugus a safer community for the citizens and the town,” wrote Giorgetti.