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Merrimack Valley

November 1, 2012

Shoplifter pulls knife on Methuen store manager

METHUEN — A shoplifter pulled a pocket knife on a Rite Aid store manager Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The incident occurred at 12:59 p.m. at 256 Pleasant Street.

The store manager reported a male carrying a white plastic bag sounded the alarm as he left the store. When the manager followed the man into the parking lot, the man turned around and pulled out a small pocket knife, according to police.

The following items were taken from are logs for Tuesday:


Arrest: Santo Franco Lara, 36, of 7 Washington St., Lawrence; illegal possession of heroin and distribution of heroin near a school or park, 3:25 p.m., Bailey at Osgood streets.

Arrest: Ryan McTaggart, 35, of 67 Wilsonhill Road, Merrimac; illegal possession of heroin, 3:25 p.m., Bailey at Osgood streets.

Attempted car theft: 9 Rita Lane, Honda Odyssey, 2 p.m.

Residential break: 11 Thornton Ave., third floor apartment, front door damaged, bathroom window shattered and pushed open, PS3 game console, 13 XBox games and DS Nintendo Lite game system and three games stolen, 3:45 p.m.


Crash: 35 Oakland Avenue, hit and run, 10:11 a.m.

Crash: 94 Bay State Road, hit and run, 12:40 p.m.

Shoplifting: 72 Pleasant Valley St., Home Depot, 3:38 p.m.

Car break: 230 Hampshire St., 8:21 p.m.

Assault: 33 Oakland Avenue, 9:48 p.m.



Citation issued for speeding: Johnson and Turnpike streets, 11:03 a.m.

Threats made: 36 Ashland St., 1:35 p.m.

Larceny: Market Basket, 350 Winthrop Ave., 3:15 p.m.

Larceny of purse: Sal’s Pizza, 490 Main St., 5:45 p.m.

Summons issued: Anthony Vita, 52, of 1530 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, violation of abuse prevention order, 1601 Catalpa Drive, 8:57 p.m.



Arrest: Timothy Tripodi, 45, of 3 Upland Road, Burlington, driving after license revocation, near 21 Bellevue Ave., 11:31 a.m.

Larceny: William Street, 12:08 p.m.

Arrests: AmyJo Currier, 24, of 21 South Village Road, possession of Class A and Class C drugs; and Shaun Packer, 33, of 92 Railroad St., Methuen, possession of Class A drug, subsequent offense, 300 River Road, 2 p.m.

Larceny: North Main Street, 3:44 p.m.

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