EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 22, 2012

Police log: Man shot on Lawrence Street; teen walking home robbed

Staff report
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — A 20-year-old man told police he was shot in the arm while “taking a stroll on Lawrence Street” early Thursday morning.

Eric Salomon, of 542 Andover St., 2nd floor, or 9 West Laurel St., told police he was walking on the street at around 2 a.m. “when he heard several shots ring out and found himself shot,” according to a police report on the incident. “He then called a cab to pick him up and take him to his boy’s house on Exeter Street, Lawrence.”

He was treated for an arm wound at Lawrence General Hospital.

According to various witnesses, two males were seen shooting at each other in front of 245 Andover St. Police found a car that had damage on it consistent with being hit by bullets. They also found casings and bullet fragments at the scene.

A cab driver said he was heading to the area to pick up a fare when he saw two men running from behind 245 Andover St. He told police the two men were arguing when shots rang out. The cab driver fled the scene without getting a good luck at the suspects. None of the other witnesses were able to provide police with identifications of the men. Detectives are investigating.

Basketball player

held up

LAWRENCE — A member of the high school basketball team was held up at gunpoint at the corner of Farnham and Osgood streets at 9:15 p.m. on Monday while he was walking home from practice.

The boy, 15, went to the police station on Thursday with his mother and told police he usually gets a ride after practice but that on Monday night, he couldn’t get a ride and had to walk. He said he was walking north on Osgood Street, toward the intersection with Farnham Street, when he was approached by three unknown males.

He said one of the males walked up to him and asked if he had any money. When he said ‘No,’ he was asked again, at which point another one of the males pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the teen.

One of the males grabbed his book bag and gym bag, and they told him to turn around and walk away. Fearing he might get shot, he complied and walked away.

An investigation is continuing.

Methuen tot not

injured in fall

METHUEN — A 3-year-old child fell from a second floor porch of a home on Kenwood Road early last night.

The child was rushed to the hospital, but later released to parents after the injuries were determined to be minor.

Police usually do not release the name of young victim or parents in this situation.

The following items were taken from area police logs for Thursday:


Arrest: Michael Hoff, 20, of 100 Washington Park Drive, Andover, possession of a class A drug, receiving stolen property, Central Street, 12:20 p.m.

Vandalism: Mailbox damaged, Andover Street, 3:33 p.m.


Arrest: Jorge Cruz-Brandi, 43, 19 Arlington St., violation of a restraining order, 19 Arlington St.,1:24 a.m.

Shots fired: Swasey Street, 2:14 a.m.

Motor vehicle accident: South Central Street, 8:10 a.m.

Motor vehicle vandalized: Primrose Street, 2:26 p.m.

Motor vehicle vandalized: Granite Street, 5:31 p.m.

Motor vehicle accident: 651 Broadway, 8:23 p.m.

Arrest: Michael Duddy, 50, 748 Broadway, domestic assault and battery, resisting arrest, 748 Broadway, 11:01 p.m.


Arrest: Christopher DeNuccio, 31, of 78 Bunker Hill St., Lawrence, trespassing, 8:05 a.m.

Breaking and entering, motor vehicle: 109 Everett St., 8:38 a.m.

Breaking and entering: 32 Adams St., 10:27 a.m.

Arrest: Oscar Rodriguez, 29, of 803 Essex St., #2, Lawrence, possession Class A drug (heroin), attempt to commit larceny, distribution of Class A drug, armed robbery, 12:50 p.m.

Breaking and entering, residential: 383 Salem St., missing items include iPods, iPad docking station, $1,500 cash, gold coins, book bag, 1:18 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 159 Salem St., 1:36 p.m.

Arrest: Martin Caraballo, 44, of 139 Saratoga St., #1, Lawrence, possession of Class A drug (heroin), possession of Class B, 1:47 p.m.

Larceny: 700 Essex St., 3:55 p.m.

Assault and battery: 248 Broadway, Floor 2, 5:38 p.m.

Larceny: 599 Canal St., 5:41 p.m.

Unarmed robbery: Supermarket, 168 Newbury St., 5:487 p.m.

Larceny: 700 Essex St., 7:11 p.m.

Larceny: Blanchard and Salem streets, 10:44 p.m.

Larceny: Newton and Salem streets, 11:32 p.m.

Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: 88 Greenwood St., 11:51 p.m.


Vandalism: 13 Granite St., 11:44 a.m.

Larceny: Target, 67 Pleasant Valley St., 2:14 p.m.

Counterfeit bill: Subway, 181 Pelham St., 3:59 p.m.

Arrest: Michael D. Olivieri, 58, 138 Pelham St., assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, arrested at home, 6:21 p.m.


Vehicle broken into: 445 Wood Lane, 6:35 a.m.

Larceny of UPS package: 33 Nutmeg Lane, 7:42 a.m.

Credit card fraud: 8 Baldwin St., 8:01 a.m.

Accident with injury: near 1801 Turnpike St., 10:35 a.m.

Citation issued for speeding: near 2177 Turnpike St., 11:22 a.m.

Citation issued for speeding: Main and Sutton streets, 11:24 a.m.

Citation issued for speeding: near 1538 Turnpike St., 11:39 a.m.

Citation issued for stop sign violation: Sullivan and Turnpike streets, 11:45 a.m.

Threats reported: 270 Green St., 1:27 p.m.

Larceny reported by person who walked into police station: 1475 Osgood St., 6:28 p.m.

Two packages stolen: 61 Granville Lane, 7:45 p.m.