Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

December 19, 2013


Compiled by Dustin Luca
The Andover Townsman

---- — The following incidents were recorded in Andover police logs from Monday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 15:


Wednesday, Dec. 11 — At 1:44 p.m., Brittney Zagarella, 20, of 145 High Plain Road, Andover, was arrested on North Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on a warrant for a single charge.

Thursday, Dec. 12 — At 10:39 a.m., Rebecca Pokress, 36, of 12 Florence Ave., Haverhill, was arrested on Essex Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving with a revoked registration and driving an uninsured motor vehicle or trailer. She was also arrested on two warrants carrying three charges.

At 10:25 p.m., Susan Kerr, 54, of 21 Central St., Methuen, was arrested on Main Street and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage and a marked lanes violation.

Friday, Dec. 13 — At 12:30 a.m., Scott Bird, 26, of 32 Tappan St., Melrose, was arrested on Lovejoy Road and charged with operating under the influence of liquor.

Saturday, Dec. 14 — At 3:38 p.m., Kevin Murray, 47, of 209 Main St., North Reading, was arrested on South Main Street and charged on a warrant.


Tuesday, Dec. 10 — At 9:56 a.m., a house break was reported on Karlton Circle.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 — At 8:37 p.m., a backpack and laptop computer were reported stolen from a vehicle on Bancroft Road.

Thursday, Dec. 12 — At 2:02 p.m., a theft was reported on Algonquin Avenue.

Friday, Dec. 13 — At 12:42 p.m., a theft of a package was reported on River Road.


Monday, Dec. 9 — At 9:43 a.m., a caller at a business on Main Street downtown reported that she “thinks her (motor vehicle) has been stolen.” Moments later, the caller reported that “she was just notified it was towed.”

At 11:10 p.m., vandalism to a motor vehicle was reported on Haverhill Street.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 — At 9:31 a.m., vandalism was reported on Burtt Road.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 — At 6:41 p.m., police were called to Chestnut Street on multiple reports of a 92-year-old woman with a laceration to the side of her head lying in the road. Calls via 911 offered conflicting reports that the woman was either hit by a car or the victim of an assault, but police determined the woman fell on her own. She was transported to an area hospital.

At 8:53 a.m., an assault involving a driver of a construction truck who “just punched one of the workers in the face and is leaving” was reported on Newport Circle.

Sunday, Dec. 15 — At 10:18 p.m., as the town continued to recover from a foot of snow, police received a report of “cars parked on the street and in bad spots along Stevens Street.” An officer on the scene reported finding the two cars, but he added the scene looked “like any other night.”


Monday, Dec. 9 — At 10:22 a.m., a one-car crash involving a vehicle into a utility pole was reported on South Main Street. The car was towed from the scene.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 — At 5:47 p.m., a three-car crash requiring two tows was reported on Haverhill Street.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 — At 6:45 p.m., a two-car crash requiring one tow was reported on Andover Street.

At 8:57 p.m., an accident with injury, requiring one tow, was reported on River Road.

Friday, Dec. 13 — At 7:16 a.m., a two-car crash, requiring one tow, was reported on South Main Street.

At 11:46 p.m., a two-car crash with injury, requiring two tows, was reported on Route 125 in the area of Wildwood Road.

Sunday, Dec. 15 — At 11:44 a.m., an accident involving a car that had to be pulled out of the woods was reported on Rutgers Road. Once the car was freed, no further tows were necessary.