EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 12, 2013

Drug overdose in Andover leads to warrant arrest

Staff report
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — Two were arrested Thursday on theft-related charges after a drug overdose on South Main Street triggered a wide police response.

At 6:49 a.m., police received a call from someone at 294 South Main St., who reported that a 46-year-old man at the address appeared dead. The death is believed to be accidental, caused by a drug overdose, according to police. The address has a history of drug activity.

During the investigation into the death, someone at the home reported that a watch was missing. It was also later learned that someone at the scene had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

That person, 29-year-old Khamal McCalop, of Mattapan, was arrested on a warrant with two charges. Police also determined that he stole the watch, for which he was charged with larceny from a building, according to police.

Over an hour later, police recovered the watch from someone at the scene. At that point, Sonia Skeen, 44, of Milton, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property valued at over $250.

The identity of the deceased man is not currently being released by police or the state Medical Examiner’s office. The two arrested in the incident were guests at the home when the events took place.

The following incidents were collected in area police logs for Thursday, Jan. 10:


Vandalism: Shattered windows on motor vehicle, Beacon Street, 7:38 a.m.

Crash: Two tows required, injury reported, North Main Street, 10:35 a.m.

Arrest: Janeen Richardson, 27, of 5 Elm St. in Methuen, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and three additional charges on a warrant, York Street, 1:28 p.m.

Arrest: Sean McGonagle, 23, of Nashua, N.H. possession of a class A drug, River Road, 3:29 p.m.

Crash: Hit and run, Route 125 near Route 28, 5:39 p.m.


Breaking and entering, motor vehicle: 355 Broadway, 7:41 a.m.

Breaking and entering: 55 Eutaw St., garage broken into, missing items include cordless drill, cordless battery charger, miscellaneous power tools, Husqvarna backpack leaf blower, Reddy space heater, gas can, Dell keyboard. 9:45 a.m.

Malicious damage to motor vehicle: Methuen and Appleton streets, rear passenger window smashed. 10 a.m.

Arrest: Joseph Simard Jr., 33, 1555 Bodwell Road, Manchester, N.H., trespassing, receiving stolen motor vehicle/trailer, providing a false name to police after arrest, Alder and Hampshire streets, 11:21 a.m.

Arrest: Pedro Sanchez-Torres, 26, 212 Wilson St., Haverhill, possession with intent to distribute Class A, possession with intent to distribute Class A near a school, distribution of class A, distribution of class A near a school, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of a firearm without an FID card, Bailey St. and Shawsheen Road, 11:57 a.m.

Arrest: John King, 480 Main St., Biddeford, Maine, possession of a class A drug, Bailey St. and Shawsheen Road, 3:42 p.m.

Breaking and entering, motor vehicle: 11 Rhine St., #1, 2:19 p.m.

Arrest: Matthew Martino, 26, of 2 Museum Square, larceny of property over $250, larceny of property under $250, breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, trespassing, shoplifting, 10 Chelmsford St., 3:47 p.m.

Arrest: John Thomas McCarthy, homeless, trespassing and drinking in public, 50 Broadway, 8:51 p.m.

Breaking and entering, dwelling: 125 Allston St., 10:55 p.m.

Breaking and entering, motor vehicle: Woman reports her car was broken into while parked at Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St. Items missing from vehicle include Garmin GPS, CD case, iPod headphones, cellphone charger. 11:37 p.m.



Crash: 452 Broadway, hit and run, 11:07 a.m.

Theft: 188 Haverhill St., 1:59 p.m.

Harassment: 146 Oak St., 3:41 p.m.

Arrest: Gary Johnson Jr., 38, 109 Chases Grove, Derry, N.H. illegal possession of a Class A substance, subsequent offense, possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a Class E substance, conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws, illegal possession of a Class B substance, 90 Milk St., 4 p.m.

Arrest: Douglas Pretti, 27, 46 Berry Road, Derry, N.H. possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Class A substance within a school zone, illegal possession of a Class E substance, illegal possession of a Class B substance, conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws, 4 p.m.

Burglary: 382 Hampshire Road, copper pipes stolen, 4:38 p.m.

Theft: 21 Stoney Brook Road, 6:06 p.m.

Fight: 70 Pleasant Valley St., 6:32 p.m.


Request for police assistance: North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St., 11:16 a.m.

Larceny: 922 Dale St., 3:27 p.m.

Five parking tickets issued: Elm and Water streets, 3:47 p.m.

Accident with injury: Peters and Turnpike streets, 7:04 p.m.


Assault: 74 Pecker St., 9:36 a.m.

Arrest: Christopher Fisher, 24, 92 Winter St., assault and battery with a deadly weapon (shod foot), assault and battery household, 92 Winter St., 9:52 a.m.

Forgery: 1103 Main St., 10:53 a.m.

Unwanted person: 36 Vine St., 1:01 p.m.

Shoplifting: 255 Lincoln Ave., 2:33 p.m.

Assault: 20 Grove St., 3:50 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 103 Portland St., 7:17 p.m.

Loud music: 31 Brook St., 9:17 p.m.

Barking dog: 29 Lackey St., 10:44 p.m.

Barking dog: 110 Franklin St., 11:03 p.m.

Arrest: Gregory Davis, 34, 10 Hancock St., operating after suspension, no inspection, Charles and Franklin streets, 11 p.m.