LAWRENCE — A Dedham man was arrested Thursday afternoon at the Hess gas station on Broadway and charged with possession of drugs and resisting arrest, after police said they watched him inject heroin in the CVS parking lot.
Jason Soto, 32, was charged with possession of a Class A drug, heroin, possession of a Class E drug, clonopin, with intent to distribute, and resisting arrest.
Officers from the city’s Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit was conducting mobile surveillance around 5:30 p.m. when they noticed Soto in a Saab 9-5 with New Hampshire plates parked in the CVS parking lot, 266 Broadway.
He was observed sitting in the driver’s seat for several minutes, making motions consistent with mixing heroin and packing a glass pipe with crack cocaine, according to Lawrence Police Det. Dean Murphy’s report.
Soto then drove to the Hess station, 615 Broadway, parked in front of the gas pumps and went in the store. While he was inside, Det. Carmen Purpora walked past the vehicle and noticed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, according to police.
As Soto was walking back to his vehicle, Purpora and Murphy approached him and asked to speak with him. He jumped into his car and locked the door, police said. As officers watched, he reached into the back of the car and the front passenger’s seat “in an excited manner” as if trying to hide or destroy evidence, Murphy said.
At that point, Purpora reached into the car and after a brief struggle pulled Soto out, police said.
After officers interviewed him at the scene, Soto admitted he had just bought $20 worth of heroin and shot it intravenously while parked at CVS, police said. A search of him turned up 67 Class E Clonazapam (clonopin) pills as well as $520 in cash, 2 Class E Suboxone patches, and 20 more pills of Chlorpromazine, also a Class E drug, police said.
Two arrested on drug, weapon charges
ANDOVER — Police arrested two New Hampshire residents on drug and weapon charges after finding their car was unregistered and seeing other “suspicious activity” worthy of further investigation, police said.
Arrested were Nicole Fahey, 29, and Arthur Pudims Jr., 35, both of Newmarket, N.H., according to police reports.
Both were charged with possession of a class A drug and possession of a class B drug. In addition, Pudims was also charged with selling or possessing an electric stun gun and two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon, according to reports. The arrests happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday on River Road after police learned the car was unregistered and saw “suspicious activity that aroused the officer’s suspicion,” Andover Police Lt. Harry Collins said.
While the incident began as a drug arrest, police found a stun gun, knife and brass knuckles in the car as well, Collins said.
“Brass knuckles are illegal in Mass., and he didn’t have a permit for a stun gun in Mass but he was a New Hampshire resident,” Collins said.
The following items were taken from area police logs:
:Hit and run: Enmore Street, 6:42 a.m.
Vandalism: Mailbox damaged, Abbott Bridge Road, 1:40 p.m.
Crash: Tow required, North Main Street, 6 p.m.
Arrest: Ester Dossantos, 46, of Lowell, speeding, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, 185 Elm St., 11:22 p.m.
:Arrest: Robert Collins, 31, 23 Victor St., unit 8, assault and battery domestic, Hilldale Avenue, 9:05 a.m.
Motor vehicle accident: 1 Castle Road, 10:27 a.m.
Motor vehicle accident: 150 North Ave., 2:57 p.m.
Arrest: Jody Morlock, 47, 9 Kenoza Ave., being present where heroin is kept, endangerment of a child, 9 Kenoza Ave., 3:30 p.m.
Arrest: John Clark, 40, 9 Kenoza Ave., being present where heroin is kept, endangerment of a child, 9 Kenoza Ave., 3:30 p.m.
Arrest: Margaret Kris, 45, 9 Kenoza Ave., being present where heroin is kept, 9 Kenoza Ave., 3:30 p.m.
Arrest: Beckey Meattey, 30, 9 Kenoza Ave., being present where heroin is kept, endangerment of a child, 9 Kenoza Ave., 3:30 p.m.
Arrest: Daniel Rosado, 31, 28 Wilson St., assault and battery, kidnapping, intimidation of a witness, destruction of property, 28 Wilson St.. 3:35 p.m.
Tagging: 310 Main St., 7:13 p.m.
Tagging: 260 Concord St., 7:47 p.m.
Breaking and entering a building: 42 Newcomb St., 8:31 p.m.
Motor vehicle accident: 48 Salem St., 11:04 p.m.
:Larceny: 35 Hamlet St., 8:13 a.m.
Larceny: 464 Hampshire St., 9:32 a.m.
Arrest: Stephen Shawn Farnham, 47, of 383 Haverhill St., unit 5, Lawrence, possession of a Class B drug, Broadway and Haverhill Street, 12:22 p.m.
Arrest: Anthony Rivera, 50, 383 Haverhll St., distribution of a Class B drug (cocaine), giving a false name to police, 383 Haverhill St., 2:27 p.m.
Larceny: Farley St., 1:36 p.m.
Larceny: Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack Street, 2:25 p.m.
Breaking and entering: 9 Easton St., third Floor, missing items include a Toshiba mini along with two winter jackets, as well as a new, 32-inch Element TV, 3:12 p.m.
Larceny: Frost School, 33 Hamlet St., 5:32 p.m.
:Arrest: 16-year-old boy, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, driving without a license and two counts of illegal possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, 50 Broadway, 12:57 a.m.
Arrest: Kadeem Casimir-Johnson, 23, of 550 Broadway, domestic assault and battery and intimidating a witness in a criminal investigation, 550 Broadway, 5:47 p.m.
Arrest: Brenda Gable, 55, of 79 S. Pleasant St., Bradford, illegal possession of a prescription drug, 20 Xanax pills, May and Railroad streets, 4:06 p.m.
Arrest: Jonathan Villa, 22, of 35 Wilmot St., unit 2, Lawrence, illegal distribution of marijuana and receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 50 Broadway, 1 a.m.
Arrest: Rudy Silverio Arias-Almonte, 24, of 224 Water St., unit 1, Lawrence, illegal distribution of marijuana and receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 50 Broadway, 12:56 a.m.
Arrest: Angel Cabrera Jr., 21, of 359 Lowell St., second floor, Lawrence, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 50 Broadway, 12:59 a.m.
House break: 26 Inman St., 40-inch television, Sony blue ray player, antique radio stolen from an apartment, damage found to a rear door, 7:15 p.m.
:Citation issued for red light violation: Andover Bypass and Turnpike Street, 6:39 a.m.
Citation issued for red light violation: Massachusetts Avenue and Osgood Street, 7:34 a.m.
Summons issued for driving after license suspension, speeding, driving in violation of license restriction: near 960 Johnson St., 11:10 a.m.
Citation issued for speeding: Boxford Street and Brookview Drive, 2:18 p.m.
Citation issued for failure to wear seat belt: Near 1600 Osgood St., 2:29 p.m.
Citation issued for failure to wear seat belt: Near 160 Boston St., 3:02 p.m.
Larceny: 1160 Great Pond Road, 3:32 p.m.
Larceny: Market Basket, 350 Winthrop Ave., 3:50 p.m.
Larceny: 163 Water St., 4:51 p.m.