Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 23, 2013

Police Log

Compiled by Bill Kirk
The Andover Townsman

---- — The following items were recorded in Andover police logs from Tuesday, May 14 to Monday, May 20:

ARRESTS

Wednesday, May 15 — Zohel Flores Littman, 24, of 51 Doyle St., Apt. 3, Lawrence, was arrested at 5:22 p.m. and charged with failure to use care in starting, stopping and turning, as well as unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a two-car crash on Argilla Road. No injuries were reported.

Friday, May 17 — Richard Eaton Jr., 27, of 11 Travers St., Haverhill, was arrested for operating after license revocation at 3:33 p.m. on River Road.

Krystal Duval, 21, of 16 Frost Road, Derry, N.H., was arrested on River Street at 10:37 p.m. on charges of operating with a suspended license and possession of class A and E drugs.

Benjamin Warren, 19, of 24 Chester St., Andover, was arrested at 10:57 p.m. at a construction site on Taylor Cove Drive and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and failure to wear a seat belt. A 14-year-old female who was with Warren was taken home by police.

Saturday, May 18 — Andover police assisted Merrimack College police in the arrest of Matthew Cronin, 21, of 19 Sylvan Road, North Hampton, N.H., who was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing at 1:50 a.m.

Kenny Polanco, 22, of 138 Walnut St., Apt. 2, Lawrence, was arrested at 3:29 a.m. on an outstanding warrant.

Alexis Raul Gonzalez, 21, of 107 Margin St., Apt. 1, Lawrence, was arrested and charged with operating after suspension of his license and a marked lanes violation.

CAR CRIME

Wednesday, May 15 — A car owner reported at 8 p.m. that someone entered their car on Suffolk Circle but didn’t steal anything. Police were told that items appeared to be moved around inside the vehicle.

Thursday, May 16 — At 8:49 a.m., a 911 caller reported another car had cut her off, slammed on his brakes and then took off down River Road.

BREAKS

Tuesday, May 14 — At 3:09 p.m., a break-in of a shed was reported on Beacon Street.

THEFTS

Tuesday, May 14 — At 7:05 p.m., a theft from a motor vehicle was reported on Juniper Road.

Thursday, May 16 — Two people living in Smithshire Estates reported their cars had been broken into overnight. In one case, reported at 7:30 a.m., the owner of the vehicle reported multiple items had been stolen from her car and that the doors were left open. At 1:37 p.m. someone from the same neighborhood reported their car had been broken into as well. Another car was reportedly broken into on Juniper Road.

INCIDENTS

Wednesday, May 15 — At 3:51 a.m., a 911 caller from Eastman Road reported a loud noise downstairs at the home she shares with her husband and children. Her husband reported that the noise seemed to be coming from the basement. Police searched the house and the neighborhood but didn’t find anything.

A woman walked into the police station at 4:19 p.m. to report fraudulent activity with her bank account.

Thursday, May 16 — Brown water was reported by a resident of Apple Blossom Road at 8:46 p.m. Police told the caller it might have been a result of the Fire Department doing hose testing. The caller was advised to run an outside spigot to flush the brown water out of his home’s system.

A resident on Pearson Street reported loud music coming from the Youth Center at around 8 p.m. Police spoke to people at the center and the music was turned down.

Friday, May 17 — A caller reported at 8:51 a.m. that a suspicious man was ringing doorbells and looking in windows on River Road. He was described as a white male in his 20s wearing khakis and a black T-shirt. Police searched the area but didn’t find the man.

Saturday, May 18 — A woman from High Plain Road reported at 9:35 p.m. that her son, who is autistic, was missing. Police advised her of a service known as the Life Saver Project.

Andover police and firefighters assisted North Andover police and firefighters in locating and carrying an injured mountain bike rider out of Harold Parker State Forest at 10:24 a.m. The 28-year-old man had fallen off his bike and hit his head. Fire and rescue personnel carried the injured man on a backboard for about a mile to a waiting ambulance. He was then flown by helicopter to a Boston hospital.

Sunday, May 19 — A resident called to report two youths were walking down Osgood Street with a firearm. Police spoke with the youths, who were actually carrying an Airsoft gun in a guitar case.

A 44-year-old man was injured when a tree fell on him while he was cutting it down. Police responded to the 5:40 p.m. incident and took him to the hospital.

ACCIDENTS

Tuesday, May 14 — At 4:43 p.m., a two-car crash, with one car towed but no injuries, was reported on River Road.

Wednesday, May 15 — At 5:22 p.m., a hit and run was reported. Witnesses said a truck hit a car in a parking lot on Essex Street. A description of the truck and license plates were given to police.

Thursday, May 16 — A motor vehicle crash was reported at around 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall.

A motor vehicle accident was reported at 1:11 p.m. between a car and a tractor-trailer on River Road. Injuries were reported.

Two cars were towed from an accident at High and Hardy streets at 4:23 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, May 18 — An accident was reported on North Main Street at 11:15 a.m. with injuries. A car was also towed.

ANIMAL INCIDENTS

Thursday, May 16 — A pit bull was reported to be running loose on River Road at 5:52 p.m. A caller later said the owner had picked up the animal.

Friday, May 17 — A loose pit bull was reported roaming a neighborhood off River Road at around 10:30 a.m. Police investigated and found that the animal control officer had taken the dog home.

A dog fight was reported on Pomeroy Road at 6:24 p.m. Police found that the dogs were actually playing but that it sounded like they were fighting.