Two Malden men arrested
Two Malden men are facing some serious charges after an incident which is reported to have occurred on Saturday evening, November 4.
Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock reported to them, on Saturday evening, two men forced two juveniles into their vehicle and have since been arrested for two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
According to Bullock, police were called after two juveniles said they were at a birthday party for a friend, when they decided to walk to another friend’s bonfire party to check on another friend.
“The children said they were walking down an alley when they were approached by two men, who suspected the kids were doing something wrong,” said Chief Bullock. “The kids said the men grabbed them, threatening them and ordered them into their vehicle,” Bullock added.
According to the police report, the kids said the men forced them into a vehicle and then the men drove them back to where they told the men they had walked from.
“After learning this, the parents of the children were upset after they realized the men took their children,” Bullock said. “So it’s a matter of adults thinking some kids were up to no good, which wasn’t the fact at all, and them attempting to do some street parenting and now they have to answer to the charges.
On Sunday, the Malden Police Department arrested Kenneth Manuel, 53, of Malden on two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, First Degree. His bond was set at $25,000.00 cash or surety. Manuel is being held in the Malden City Jail pending extradition.
Malden officers also arrested 41-year-old Lanny Dale Stewart of Malden for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, First Degree. His bond was set at $25,000.00 cash or surety. Manuel is being held in the Malden City Jail pending extradition.