Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

February 27, 2014


Compiled by Dustin Luca
The Andover Townsman

---- — 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.

Thursday, Feb. 20 — At 12:11 p.m., Felix Jimenez, 30, of 290 Broadway St., Methuen, was arrested on River Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving a motor vehicle with a revoked registration and driving an uninsured motor vehicle or trailer.

Friday, Feb. 21 — At 8:28 a.m., Telvi Gomez, 36, of 237 Walnut St., Chelsea, was arrested on Main Street and charged with attaching the wrong plates to a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, driving an uninsured motor vehicle or trailer and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

At 10:30 a.m., David Marhefka, 50, of 3 Hillside Ave., Derry, N.H., was arrested on Lowell Street and charged with possession of a class B drug.

At 4 p.m., Rachael Saari, 19, of 239 County Road, Greenfield, N.H., was arrested on Lowell Street and charged with possession of a class A drug.

Saturday, Feb. 22 — At 8:41 p.m., Edwin Guzman, 36, of 54 Cambridge St., Lawrence, was arrested on River Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense.

Sunday, Feb. 23 — At 10:28 p.m., Enrique Rosa, 34, of 45 Middlebury St., Lawrence, was arrested on Bullfinch Drive and charged with having an open container of liquor in a motor vehicle, a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation and possession of a class B drug.


Wednesday, Feb. 19 — At 8:42 p.m., police were at the scene of a car stuck in a snowbank on Burnham Road when it was determined that the vehicle had no insurance. The vehicle was then towed from the scene and the driver was issued a court summons for allowing the operation of an uninsured vehicle.

Thursday, Feb. 20 — At 4:03 p.m., a caller on Main Street reported that “someone wrote ‘help’ on the window of (a) house.” The caller was concerned that somebody was in danger. Police responding to the scene determined there was “no emergency; it is believed to be a prank.”

Saturday, Feb. 22 — At 11:27 p.m., police were called to Harold Parker Road after a caller asked for an officer “to check the front of the house because they hear noises outside by the driveway.” The caller called back moments later to report that “she looked out her window and it is two deer.”

Sunday, Feb. 23 — At 6:25 p.m., police received two 911 calls reporting gunshots heard in the area. Police checked the area and weren’t able to locate a cause.


Saturday, Feb. 22 — At 7:39 a.m., police were called out to Central Street on a report of an accident involving a motor vehicle and a town-owned ambulance. While the ambulance was responding to a call and taking the corner at North Main and Central streets with lights flashing, another vehicle crossing Elm Square hit the ambulance’s front, driver-side corner. Damage between the two vehicles was more than $1,000 and the driver of the car, a North Andover resident, was not issued a court summons as a result of the accident, according to Heseltine.

Sunday, Feb. 23 — At 10:23 a.m., a hit-and-run crash involving a parked car was reported on Main Street.