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February 21, 2014

North Andover man chases, hits plow with his shovel

NORTH ANDOVER — You’ve heard of road rage; how about snowplowing rage?

A local resident got very angry when a snowplow passed his residence on Concord Street late Tuesday afternoon. He was so outraged that he chased a Division of Public Works truck and hit it with a shovel, according to the police log.

After senior DPW foreman John Lavin reported the incident at 5:19 p.m., an officer contacted the irate resident and advised him to contact the police if he has complaints about snowplowing practices — and to refrain from striking moving vehicles.

Lt. Charles Gray, spokesman for the North Andover Police Department, described the resident as a middle-aged man. No charges were filed against him.

Police say 3 using heroin at Andover gas station

ANDOVER — Three Lowell residents were arrested at the Mobil gas station on River Road Tuesday afternoon after police say that they saw two of those arrested using heroin while parked at a gas pump.

Arrested in the incident were: Alyssa Boisvert, 25, of 15 Third Ave., Lowell; Shawn Heselton, 30, of 15 Third Ave., Lowell; and Charles Kasinskas, 24, of 74 Lafayette St., Lowell. Boisvert and Kasinskas were both charged with possession of a class A drug, while Heselton was charged with being knowingly present where heroin was kept. Kasinskas was also charged on a warrant.

That afternoon, two Andover substance abuse detectives were patrolling the area when “they observed a car parked at the gas pumps with three individuals in it,” Andover Police Commander Charles Heseltine said. “They observed the three people in the car at the gas pumps, and nobody was pumping gas.”

As the detectives drove alongside the car, “the individuals seemed to be looking down at their laps, focused on something,” Heseltine said.

The detectives got out and approached the car, at which point they “observed a male with a hypodermic needle in his hand drawing a substance off a spoon using the hypodermic needle,” Heseltine said. “They also observed plastic baggies, pieces of cotton, cigarette filters throughout the vehicle,” things consistent with heroin use.

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