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Merrimack Valley

December 14, 2011

Couple busted trying to inject heroin

METHUEN — Two Nashua, N.H., residents were arrested just as they were about to inject themselves with heroin in their car parked in the back of the lot at 10 Burnham Road, police said.

Officers Jeffrey Smith and Kevin Abraham went to the location about 10:22 p.m. Monday after police were called about a suspicious car there.

When the officers walked up to the car they saw two people, later identified as Samantha Dumond, 22; and Christopher Grondin, 23, both of Nashua, with tourniquets applied to their arms and syringes ready to be used to inject themselves with heroin.

A search of the car turned up used and unused hypodermic syringes, and a small clear plastic bag containing a white/brown powdery substance believed to be heroin.

The couple was charged with possession of heroin, police said.

Restaurant reports $10K stolen in break

LAWRENCE — Thieves pried open the back door of La Parilla Restaurant and once inside, went directly to a basement office where they kicked in the door and stole a lock box containing about $10,000 cash, police said.

Antonio Gil, manager of the business at 2 Amesbury St., told Officer Michael Colantuoni the restaurant was closed around 1:45 a.m. Monday and the burglary was discovered by a cleaning crew at about 7:45 a.m.

Gil told police there is a surveillance system in the business and he would check to see if it recorded the break.

The break was reported at 8:40 a.m. Monday, police said.

The following were taken from area police logs for Monday:

Methuen

Arrest: Yawar Adeel, 34, 54 Washington St., assault and battery on a household member, intimidation of a witness, 54 Washington St., 12:50 p.m.

Noise complaint: 27 Haverhill St., loud motorcycles, 6:23 p.m.

Arrest: John Rua, 31, 171 East St., disorderly conduct, 169 East St., 7:50 p.m.

North Andover

Animal complaint: Massachusetts Avenue and Osgood Street, two wild turkeys in the road, 7:35 a.m.

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