Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 20, 2014

Four arrested on drug charges at gas station

Compiled by Dustin Luca
The Andover Townsman

---- — Police arrested four people at the Mobil gas station on River Road last week after police detectives witness evidence of drug use inside a suspicious vehicle.

At 2:39 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, two detectives were on a routine patrol along River Road when they saw “a car parked next to the gas pump not refueling,” Commander Charles Heseltine said.

The officers pulled up next to the vehicle and saw, among the four passengers, “a female twirling something around her arm, which appeared to be consistent with someone trying to affix a tourniquet,” Heseltine said.

When police got out of the car, they saw one of the passengers “drawing a substance out of a small blue plastic container into a needle,” he said.

Two of the occupants put up a fight when police asked the individuals to get out of the vehicle, and had to be “physically removed,” said Heseltine, who added the people were “holding onto the gear shift lever.”

In addition to drug charges, the two suspects were also charged with resisting arrest.

Arrested in the incident were:

Lina Abdalla, 27, of 8 Todd Lane, Lynnfield, charged with possession of a class A drug and on four warrants;

Natalya Barnard, 20, of 171 Beach Bluff Ave., Swampscott, charged with possession of a class A drug;

Antonio Garcia, 29, of 134 Western Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, charged with resisting arrest and possession of a class B drug; and

Crystal Hogan, 28, of 116 Pond St., Newton, N.H., charged with resisting arrest, possession of a class A drug and possession of a class B drug.

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The following items were reported in Andover police logs from Monday, March 10 to Sunday, March 16:

ARRESTS

Monday, March. 10 — At 12:02 p.m., police made two drug-related arrests on Union Street. Felicia DeCubellis, 22, of 23 Minchin Drive, Woburn, and Bryan Perry, 28, of 24 Elm Ave., Woburn, were both charged with possession of a class A drug.

At 1:07 p.m., a 14-year-old boy from Lawrence was arrested on River Road and charged with assault and battery and disturbing a school assembly.

Tuesday, March 11 — At 10:26 a.m., Ralph Lewis, 44, of 143 Primrose St., Apt. 3, Haverhill, was arrested on Lovejoy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense, and on two warrants. As the arrest was taking place, police said a person known to Lewis who arrived to retrieve the vehicle was found to have an outstanding warrant. Shelly Cleveland, 37, also of 143 Primrose St., Apt. 3, Haverhill, was arrested and charged on a warrant.

At 1:19 p.m., a 15-year-old girl from Lawrence was arrested on River Road and charged with assault and battery and disturbing a school assembly.

Thursday, March 13 — At 2:13 a.m., Gorky Gonzalez, 22, of 318 Lawrence St., Apt. 1FL, Lawrence, was arrested on Chestnut Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed, giving a false name and address to police in relation to a motor vehicle violation and a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation.

Friday, March 14 — At 11:36 a.m., Daniel O’Rourke, 64, of 10 Vermont St., Salisbury, was arrested on Main Street and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on charges from four warrants.

Saturday, March 15 — At 3:18 p.m., Jeffrey Britton, 26, of 40 Central St., Haverhill, was arrested on Lowell Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed, attaching the wrong plates to a motor vehicle, driving an uninsured motor vehicle or trailer and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

At 4:36 p.m., Maria Jiminez, 57, of 11 Memorial Circle, Andover, was arrested on Memorial Circle and charged with assault and battery on a pregnant person.

THEFTS

Monday, March 10 — At 3:55 p.m., a theft from a trailer was reported on Ivana Drive.

Thursday, March 13 — At 7:48 p.m., police were called to a business on Federal Street on a report of “several thefts at the company.”

Saturday, March 15 — At 6:01 p.m., a theft of mail was reported on Sagamore Drive.

INCIDENTS

Tuesday, March 11 — At 11:24 a.m., police were called to check on a person walking along North Street. Police “spoke with the individual, who was walking his dog without his shoes on” and found no issues.

Wednesday, March 12 — At 8:35 a.m., police were called to Rattlesnake Hill Road after a resident reported “someone has been leaving suspicious items in front of his home.”

At 2:22 p.m., police were called to Lovejoy Road on a report of a man who was walking down the street “with a stick or a bat hitting mailboxes.” Police were able to locate an “individual out for a walk.”

At 6:52 p.m., an assault was reported on Argilla Road.

Friday, March 14 — At 4:15 p.m., a dog complaint was reported on River Road after the caller “and her service dog were attacked by another resident’s dog.”

Saturday, March 15 — At 12:50 a.m., police and fire crews were called to Minuteman Road on a report of “a van on fire in the parking lot.” Detectives were later called out to take photos documenting the possibility of arson.

Sunday, March 16 — At 1:11 p.m., a motor vehicle was reported vandalized on Old Campus Road.

ACCIDENTS

Monday, March 10 — At 7:40 a.m., a hit-and-run crash was reported on Andover Street.

At 10:04 a.m., a minor crash requiring one car to be towed was reported on Dascomb Road.

Tuesday, March 11 — At 12:10 p.m., police were called to North Street on a report of a vehicle hitting a utility pole and snapping it. A passenger in the car, a 95-year-old woman, was checked out by the Fire Department. Police investigating the crash later found a mailbox at 76 North St. as well as multiple poles that had been hit. The vehicle was towed.

At 5:33 p.m., a three-car crash with no injuries was reported on River Road. All three cars were towed.

Wednesday, March 12 — At 12:06 p.m., a two-car crash was reported on North Street. Injury was reported and both cars were towed.

At 1:54 p.m., a hit-and-run crash was reported on Main Street.