NORTH ANDOVER — Once again, North Andover police are urging residents to lock their cars at night and to not store valuable items in them.
Several thefts from unlocked vehicles have been reported during the last few days. Tools, a GPS device and loose change were stolen from a vehicle parked at 10 East Water St.
The theft was reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Three other instances of unlocked vehicles being entered were reported Monday night. The incidents occurred at 30 Norman Road, 176 Middlesex St. and 18 Buckingham Road.
Two more cases of unlocked cars being entered were reported Tuesday morning. In most of these instances, loose change was stolen, according to Lt. Charles Gray, spokesman for the North Andover Police Department.
Gray pointed out that the police have arrested seven suspects and charged them with breaking into locked cars during the last year. The best defense against this crime, however, is for residents to take the simple precautions of locking their vehicles at night and not leaving valuables in them.
Gray also urged residents to call police when they see suspicious activity or hear a car alarm sounding. To report a crime, residents can call 911 or send a text message to email@example.com, Gray said.
Police were able to arrest several of the car break-in suspects because alert neighbors called them.
Police chase car with womanin labor
ANDOVER — A call about a pregnant woman going into labor in a car on Interstate 93 triggered an unlikely chase down the highway early Tuesday afternoon — a chase to offer assistance.
Crews with the town’s police and fire departments assisted both State Police and crews from the town of Wilmington after law enforcement in the area learned about a car heading south on Interstate 93 with a woman in labor on board.
With a man driving the vehicle, the car was rushing down 93 en route to an area hospital when State Police started to look for the car to offer assistance, according to scanner reports.
All responders involved were rushing down the highway in attempts to catch up with the car, according to scanner reports.
By 12:09 p.m., Andover police cruisers, fire engines and ambulances were all heading southbound on 93 to catch up to both State Police and the vehicle with the pregnant woman, according to scanner reports.
By 12:10 p.m., a responder from Andover radioed that he had “no update on location,” and that dispatchers “might want to give Wilmington a call. We’re going to be in their town very quickly.”
The car eventually stopped at Interstate 93 southbound exit 39, by the Wilmington town line, where the car was then escorted to Winchester Hospital, according to an officer with the Andover State Police barracks.
The following incidents were recently recorded in area police logs:
Arrest: Bryan Cullinane, 20, of 85 Kimball Road, Rindge, N.H., possession of class D with intent to distribute, River Road, 3:51 p.m.
Arrest: Brian Walsh, 48, of 800 Bullfinch Drive, apartment 112, Andover, operating a motor vehicle with a license revoked for an OUI conviction, elsewhere on Bullfinch Drive, 11:18 a.m.
Theft from motor vehicle: Jenkins Road, 5:02 p.m.
Arrest: Brayton T. Burnham, 35, 493 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill, operating after revocation of driver’s license and outstanding arrest warrants for drug offenses, Ferry and Kendall streets, 2:11 p.m.
Arrest: Renee Marie Dupuis, 24, operating after revocation of driver’s license, 641 Lowell St., 3:56 p.m.
Arrest: Anol Egalite, 32, 419 Andover St., Lawrence, operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, 592 Essex St., 1:02 a.m.
Arrest: Joshua M. Longdin, 20, 41 Amesbury St., Lawrence, trespassing after notice and outstanding warrants for tagging and receiving stolen property valued at more than $250, 41 Amesbury St., 7:16 p.m.
Arrest: Peter Caruso Jr., 31, 173R Bypass 28, Derry, N.H., 50 High St., 7:41 p.m.
Arrest: Alexander Jerez, 27, 333 Howard St., Lawrence, possession of a firearm without a license and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, 333 Howard St., 9:59 p.m.
Disturbance: 40 Fairmount St., 1:16 a.m.
Arrest: Luis Angel Miranda, 31, 160 Jackson St., apartment 1, Lawrence, breaking and entering in the nighttime, receiving stolen property of more than $250 and possession of burglary tools, 60 Jackson St., 2:49 a.m.
Arrest: Ryan Matthew Merrill, 25, Burlington, possession of heroin, 2 Appleton St., 9:29 a.m.
Burglary, 16 Willoughby St., 9:57 a.m.
Arrest: Timothy Leahy, 37, Millis, possession of cocaine, Blanchard Street, 11:47 a.m.
Burglary: 33 Brook St., second floor, 11:51 a.m.
Stolen car: 46 Warrent St., 11:57 a.m.
Burglary: 276 Broadway, second floor, 12:01 p.m.
Arrest: Pedro Balbi, 45, 116 Tenny St., Methuen, distribution of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine — more than 28 grams, Blanchard Street, 12:02 p.m.
Stolen car: 234 Walnut St., 12:50 p.m.
Arrest: Timothy Putnam, 32, Hampton, N.H., possession of heroin, Brookfield and Lenox streets, 1:13 p.m.
Arrest: Felix Gonzalez, 34, 62 Tremont St., apartment 1, Lawrence, distribution of heroin, 87 Brookfield St., 1:29 p.m.
Arrest: Jared Lampassi, 30, Hampton, N.H., possession of heroin and several outstanding drug-related warrant charges, 87 Brookfield St., 1:53 p.m.
Arrest: Richard Moodie, 31, Hampton, N.H., possession of heroin, Brookfield and Lenox streets, 2:02 p.m.
Assault: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, 150 Park St., 2:13 p.m.
Vandalism: 402 Lowell St., 2:51 p.m.
Arrest: Julio Nelson Cerda-Coste, 33, 63 Ames St., Lawrence, distribution of heroin, providing police with false name after arrest and possession of false or stolen Registry of Motor Vehicles documents, 87 Brookfield St., 2:58 p.m.
Stolen car: 53 N.Parish Road, 3:08 p.m.
Arrest: Jesse Devito, 21, Stoneham, possession of heroin, 155 Boxford St., 3:55 p.m.
Arrest: Andrew Philip Couto, 22, Tewksbury, possession of heroin, Winthrop and Boxford streets, 4:03 p.m.
Arrest: Israel Garcia, 54, 189 Union St., third floor, Lawrence, distribution of heroin and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Winthrop and Boxford streets, 4:16 p.m.
Assault: 170 Lawrence St., 6:37 p.m.
Armed robbery: Super Mas Grocery St., 775 Essex St., 8:37 p.m.
Arrest: Carmen Fontanez, 27, 45 Locust St., Haverhill, receiving a stolen motor vehicle/trailer, 509 Lowell St., 12:08 a.m.
Arrest: Selina Diaz, 18, 481 S. Broadway, Lawrence, receiving a stolen motor vehicle/trailer and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, 12:21 a.m.
Citation issued for speeding, failure to wear a seat belt: near 60 Chickering Road, 8:31 a.m.
Two tickets issued to drivers who parked in the fire lane: North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St., 11:32 a.m.
Unlocked vehicle entered, tools, GPS device, loose change stolen: 10 East Water St., 3:30 p.m.
Summonses issued: Katherine Cordima, 20, of 14 Glencrest Drive, and Maja Andjelic, 20, of 46 Royal Crest Drive, apartment 10, Kohl’s Department Store, 360 Winthrop Ave., 10 p.m.
Citation issued for speeding: Sullivan and Turnpike streets, 9:27 a.m.
Window broken: 200 Chickering Road, 12:43 p.m.
Hit and run accident: near 28 Turnpike St., 5:05 p.m.
Trespassing: Woodcrest Drive, 8:44 p.m.
Illegal dumping: 200 Sutton St., 9:44 a.m.
Unregistered car towed: near 90 Sutton St., 2:01 p.m.
Restraining order violation: Royal Crest Drive, 2:09 p.m.
Citation issued to owner of unregistered, uninsured vehicle: Sutton Street, 3:05 p.m.
Larceny: 127 Main St., 3:55 p.m.
Summons issued: 16-year-old boy, unlicensed operation, Beverly and Union streets, 4:10 p.m.