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Merrimack Valley

October 13, 2012

Security bars stolen from Lawrence building

Police logs

LAWRENCE — Metal security bars meant to keep people out were stolen from the first-floor windows of a building on Brook Street last week.

The owner of the property at 59 Brook St. told police Thursday that last Friday, someone stole the security bars that were protecting the windows on the first floor. A pry bar was found on the ground and appears to have been used to take down the security bars, police said.

The security bars were bolted into the house “and would have taken a long time to remove,” police said in a report on the incident. The owner of the property said no one heard or saw anything. The house sustained minor damage where the bars were pried out. An investigation continues.

Screams scare off robber

LAWRENCE — A woman’s screams scared off a would-be robber at 17 Merrimack View Court Thursday around 1:15 p.m.

Police dispatched to the scene spoke to a resident of the multi-family property who said she was in her bedroom when she heard the sound of someone trying to break down the front door of her second-floor apartment.

She said a male in his late 40s wearing dark blue entered the building but never made it into her apartment. An investigation is continuing as neighbors may be able to provide video footage of the suspect.

The following were taken from area police logs for Thursday:

ANDOVER

Noise complaint: Salem St., 6:15 a.m.

Crash: Lowell Street, two-car, no injuries, 12:44 p.m.

Hit-and-run: Kirkland Drive, 2:53 p.m.

Break-in: North Main Street, 8:15 p.m.

LAWRENCE

Breaking and entering: 34 Bernard Ave., door pried open, resident reports two laptops, assorted jewelry missing; 9:30 a.m.

Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle: 122 East Haverhill St., 11:19 a.m.

Arrest: Julio Cirino, 41, homeless, charged with possession with intent to distribute Class A, possession with intent to distribute Class B; 7 Forest St., 11:26 a.m.

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