Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 9, 2013


Compiled by Dustin Luca
The Andover Townsman

---- — The following items were recorded in Andover police logs from Tuesday, April 30 to Monday, May 6:


Tuesday, April 30 — At 9:13 a.m., Dante Thomas Hester, 17, 15 Hall St., Lawrence, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and on a warrant.

At 11:21 a.m., George Mosher, 17, 9 Locke St., Andover, was arrested on Shawsheen Road and charged on a warrant.

At 8:15 p.m., Kevin Picucci, 44, 4550 Snowy Egret Drive, Naples, Fla., was arrested on Andover Street and charged with assault and battery on a household member and disorderly conduct.

Monday, May 6 — At 9:49 a.m., Matthew Batchelder, 22, 95 Audubon Road, Wakefield, was arrested on Memorial Circle and charged on a warrant.

At 12:25 p.m., Jeffrey Cofresi, 18, 88 East Haverhill St., Lawrence, was arrested on River Road and charged on two warrants.


Friday, May 3 — At 9:04 a.m., police received a report of a stolen vehicle — a scooter — on Post Office Avenue.


Wednesday, May 1 — At 9:22 p.m., a theft from a motor vehicle was reported on Starwood Crossing.

Friday, May 3 — At 5:05 p.m., a theft was reported at a Pomeroy Road home.


Tuesday, April 30 — At 3:03 p.m., vandalism to a motor vehicle by keying was reported on Memorial Circle.

At 6:31 p.m., a domestic incident was reported on River Road.

Wednesday, May 1 — At 4:19 p.m., police received a 911 call from a Forrest Hill Drive resident regarding “a male party that is going door to door ... making the caller nervous.” A police officer spoke with the man, “who was with WGBH and he was advised of soliciting procedures.”

Thursday, May 2 — At 9:11 a.m., vandalism to a motor vehicle via a thrown rock was reported on Crescent Drive.

At 3:23 p.m., police were called to Central Street on a report of “someone yelling from an ice cream truck.”

Friday, May 3 — At 2:44 p.m., police were contacted by a caller on North Main Street reporting that someone was collecting money at the intersection and “pressing the crosswalk button so he has more time to go up to the cars asking for money.” An officer spoke to “subjects” about not hitting the button.

Saturday, May 4 — At 4:40 a.m., a domestic incident was reported on Longwood Drive.

At 8:18 a.m., police were called to a disturbance on North Main Street regarding “two elderly people pushing each other across from the Washington Park complex.” Responding police reported the situation was “a misunderstanding and a language barrier.”

At 11:16 a.m., police were called to Shawsheen Road on a report of cars “parked all over the place at the high school and West Middle.” There were 23 parking violations issued.

Sunday, May 5 — At 2:34 p.m., police received a call from Lowell Street reporting a minor accident between a car and a bike carrying a small boy. The caller noted that the boy wasn’t injured.

At 3:23 p.m., police received a reporting of recreational vehicles trespassing on private property on Burtt Road.

At 9:19 p.m., a domestic incident was reported on Maple Avenue.

Monday, May 6 — At 7:33 a.m., students reported a deer trapped somewhere near the rear lot of Red Spring Road behind Andover High School. Police reported “the deer is deceased inside the fence for the football field.” The Department of Public Works later collected the deer.

At 10:50 a.m., a case of vandalism involving two motor vehicles was reported on Frontage Road.

At 8:58 p.m., a case of identity fraud was reported on Bradley Road.


Tuesday, April 30 — At 3:33 p.m., two accidents were reported on North Main Street. The accidents were believed to have been caused by a truck that “appears to have lost its brakes.” Five vehicles, including the truck, were involved; no injuries were reported.

Wednesday, May 1 — At 7:51 a.m., a crash with personal injury was reported on River Street.

Saturday, May 4 — At 6:54 p.m., a rollover crash with two vehicles involved was reported on River Road. Both vehicles were towed from the scene; injuries were reported.