Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 27, 2014


Road-rage incident leads drivers to be summonsed

Two Lawrence residents are heading to court after an accident on Union Street Monday morning led to a road rage incident between two drivers.

A 51-year-old Lawrence is being charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a 30-year-old Lawrence man for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, after their cars collided when one vehicle failed to yield to the other, according to Commander Charles Heseltine.

The accident was reported at 8:43 a.m.

What happened after the cars collided is subject to conflicting reports from both people, but at some point during the argument, the male driver threw a full bottle of Vitamin Water at the woman, Heseltine said.

While the woman was given a summons for her driving, the throwing of the beverage earned the man the assault summons, according to Heseltine.

Six Andover police officers, including a sergeant and three detectives, were called to the scene to assist.

The following incidents were recorded in Andover police logs from Monday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 23:


Monday, Feb. 17 — Starting at 3:24 a.m., police made four arrests on River Road. Arrested were: Richard Gonzalez, 23, of 79 Springfield St., Lawrence; Stephanie Rivera, 23, of 9 West Laurel St., Lawrence; Julissa Mendez, 22, of 17 Bowdoin St., second floor, Lawrence; and Jeannette Colon, 23, of 48 Bromfield St., third floor, Lawrence. All four were charged on warrants. In addition, Rivera was also charged with an active count of giving a false name during booking.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Beginning at 11:49 a.m., police made three drug-related arrests on River Road. Arrested were: Alyssa Boisvert, 25, of 15 Third Avenue, Lowell; Shawn Heselton, 30, of 15 Third Ave, Lowell; and Charles Kasinskas, 24, of 75 Lafayette St., Lowell. Kasinskas and Boisvert were both charged with possession of a class A drug, and Heselton was charged with being knowingly present where heroin is kept. Kasinskas was also charged on a warrant.

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