Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

April 10, 2014

Police Log

Compiled by Bill Kirk
The Andover Townsman

---- — ARRESTS

Monday, March 31

John Clark, 30, of 418 Province Road, Strafford, N.H., was arrested at 12:49 p.m. at 349 North Main St. and charged with possession of heroin.

Amanda Rodriguez, 28, of 5 Berkeley St., Lawrence, was arrested at 3:48 p.m. at 30 River Road and charged with driving with a suspended license. She was transported to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen by the Andover Fire Department ambulance.

Ivan Carrasco, 44, of 13 Thayer Court, Apt. 2, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. at 30 River Road on warrants.

Tuesday, April 1

Randy William Booth, 28, of 74 School St., North Wood, N.H., was arrested at 2:56 p.m. at 1 Campanelli Drive and charged with driving without a license, speeding and on warrants.

Friday, April 4

Joseph Keenan, 23, of 105 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, was arrested on Dascomb Road and charged with violating a restraining order.

Saturday, April 5

Richard Brennan, 32, of 271 Sutton St., third floor, North Andover, was arrested at 3:28 a.m. at 59 Andover St. and charged with a stop sign violation, operating without a license, operating without a license in possession and speeding.

Sunday, April 6

Samantha Gray, 20, of 33 Edgehill Road, Swampscott, was arrested at 12:46 a.m. at 200 Main St. and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating with a suspended license, failure to stop for police, a red light violation and speeding. According to police, she was pulled over on Route 28 south and arrested after pulling into a parking lot at Phillips Academy.


Monday, March 31

Police were called to have seven cars towed from the West Middle School parking lot on Shawsheen Road starting at 10 a.m. The vehicles, which were taken away by Elm Street Auto, were towed at the request of the assistant principal.

At 11:45 p.m., a 911 call came in from Phillips Academy security that a pizza delivery vehicle was on the campus after the 9:30 p.m. curfew on deliveries. Police searched the area, but didn’t find the car. School officials called the pizza shop and were told that the driver was confused.

Tuesday, April 1

A 911 caller reported an assault at 1:38 a.m. on Lowell Street. An ambulance transported a 21-year-old male to the hospital.

At 8:40 a.m., a woman walked into the station to report that her shoes were stolen from her house.

At 11:03 a.m., a caller from a home on High Plain Road said a duck was stuck in the fireplace. Police responded and the duck was extricated.

At 10:36 p.m., a Stevens Street caller reported there was a sick-looking woodchuck climbing the stairs at Marland Place. The officer responding reported that it was actually a beaver and that it was “all set.”

Wednesday, April 2

A caller reported that she bumped her car into another car on North Main Street around 8 a.m. and that the driver of the other car got out and tried to pull the bumper off his car to make the accident look worse than it was. Police were investigating.

The assistant principal of Doherty Middle School called police around 9 a.m. Wednesday to report that a student was being harassed via text message. Police were told that the parents and student may come into the station to discuss the problem.

Firefighters responded to a dryer fire on Wild Rose Drive at 10:32 a.m. Police reported that the fire was out and the scene cleared by 11:25 a.m. The fire was not serious and was “contained to the room of origin,” according to fire officials.

At 1:04 p.m., a Lincoln Circle resident called to report a van circled the neighborhood and then parked in the driveway of a neighbor who was away. Police investigated and found that the van was actually from a maid service and that they were there for the first time.

Thursday, April 3

At 3 p.m., a Joyce Terrace resident called to complain that a duck was stuck in the chimney of his house. He then told police he was able to remove the soot-covered fowl from the chimney.

A 911 caller reported at 8 p.m. that a 22-year-old resident of a respite home on Lowell Street was in his room alone with a knife threatening to harm himself. Police arrived, but couldn’t find the man. Essex Regional 911 reported it had received a call from a man walking down Lowell Street with a knife, but that the man hung up. Police found the man in the woods near Canterbury Street where they disarmed him. He was transported to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.

Friday, April 4

A caller reported at 4:33 p.m. that people are living in a condemned residence on 57 Elm St. and that they have nowhere to go. Police checked the residence, but didn’t find anyone living there. The residence has been condemned per the Health Department.

Saturday, April 5

Police checked an abandoned house ay 115 Corbett St. at 1:26 p.m. and will request that the Fire Department put an “X” on the property denoting that it is empty and that nobody is inside in case a fire breaks out. The house was clear, police said.

Sunday, April 6

A man who was sweating and screaming was reported in the hallway of the La Quinta Hotel on River Road at 1:04 a.m. Police said the man was taken to Lawrence General Hospital and that the mother of his children was called to take them.


Friday, April 4

A shoplifter was reported at 1:31 a.m. at CVS on Main Street when a woman reportedly left the store with flowers without paying for them. She got into an unidentified car and fled in an unknown direction.