Fugitive nabbed in Lewiston traffic stop, second man charged with firearm offenses

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LEWISTON — In a coordinated effort this afternoon, the Lewiston Police Department, in collaboration with the United States Marshals Service and the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office, apprehended 20-year-old Jeremiah Abreu of Brockton, Massachusetts, following a strategic traffic stop on Pleasant Street.

Abreu, who was wanted in connection with a homicide in Brockton this past weekend, was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at the Androscoggin County Jail.

He will remain there pending his extradition to Massachusetts to face charges.

During the same traffic stop, a second male occupant in the vehicle initially refused to provide his identity.

Found in possession of a firearm, he was detained and transported to the police station for identification procedures.

Through fingerprint analysis, the suspect was determined to be 22-year-old Dominic Peterson, also of Brockton.

Peterson faces multiple warrants out of Massachusetts, including assault and battery on a family member, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without an FID card, carrying a firearm without a license, and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.

The Lewiston Police have additionally charged Peterson with failure to provide a correct name, address, or date of birth, illegal possession of a firearm, and being a fugitive from justice.

Both individuals are currently in custody as legal proceedings commence.

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