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:
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.
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.
Larceny: 70 Newbury St., 11:40 a.m.
Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle: 65 Salem St., 11:53 a.m.
Larceny: 115 Andover St., 12:07 p.m.
Arrest: Angel Gonzalez, 24, of 34 Springfield St., charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, attaching plates assigned to another vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and receiving stolen property over $250; at South Union and Springfield streets, 2:01 p.m.
Breaking and entering: 118 Oxford St., 3rd Floor, 3:44 p.m.
Larceny: 1 Beacon Ave., 3:46 p.m.
Larceny: Social Security office, 439 So. Union St., 3:47 p.m.
Larceny: Merrimack and Union streets, 4:06 p.m.
Larceny: Walgreen’s, 220 So. Broadway, 4:25 p.m.
Malicious damage: 370 Lowell St., 5:21 p.m.
Arrest: Luis Fuentes-Colon, 17, of 21 Crescent St., Apt. A, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, 6:22 p.m.
Malicious damage: Jackson Court, 6:53 p.m.
Unarmed robbery: Lowell and Oxford streets, 7:01 p.m.
Arrest: William Durant, 31, of 2 South Warren St., Haverhill, possession with intent to distribute class A, possession of Class E, possession of class A (heroin), receiving stolen property, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle; Broadway and Cross streets, 7:26 p.m.
Arrest: Travis MacKiernan, 38, of 4 Rose Ave., Derry, N.H., knowingly present where heroin is found, unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, forgery of license/registration/inspection sticker; at Broadway and Cross streets, 7:44 p.m.
Malicious damage: 43 Camella Teoli Way, 7:54 p.m.
Hit and run: Gateway Pub, 339 Merrimack St., 8:03 p.m.
Car fire: 52 Washington St., 9:55 p.m.
Larceny attempt: 78 Melvin St., 11:27 p.m.
Shots fired: 136 Walnut St., 11:48 p.m.
Car theft: 14 Caswell Avenue, 5:13 a.m.
Theft: 70 Pleasant Valley St., Walmart, stolen purse, 10:15 a.m.
Vandalism: 8 Annis St., car keyed, 6:05 p.m.
Vandalism: 121 Swan St., car spray-painted, 8:25 p.m.
Loitering: 46 Washington St., 12:34 a.m.
Loud music: 23 Cedar St., 3:24 a.m.
Larceny of a motor vehicle: 3 Hartswood Dr., 7:16 a.m.
Motor vehicle accident: Emerson Street, 8:47 a.m.
Credit fraud: 4 Summer St., 11:05 a.m.
Vandalism of a motor vehicle: 31 10th Ave., 1:17 p.m.
Unwanted person: 2 Water St., 3:04 p.m.
Disturbance: 11 North St., 4:34 p.m.
Arrest: Joseph Bolis, 62, 11 Beach St., operating after revocation, Winter and Locust Streets, 7:36 p.m.
Domestic disturbance: 38 Pilling St., 11:11 p.m.