EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 14, 2014

Separate accidents lead to cars running into buildings

Staff reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — Cars involved in two separate crashes in town over the weekend ended up hitting buildings, one a business and the other a home.

The first accident involving a car hitting a building was reported on North Main Street at 5:43 a.m. Friday. In that accident, a 79-year-old driver started to have “a medical episode” and triggered an accident, according to Andover Police Lt. Edward Guy.

After the accident, the car continued “across several lawns and ended up coming to rest at (John Anton’s Fabricare),” Guy said.

Drivers of two vehicles involved, including the 79-year-old, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Damage to the building was minor.

Then, at 9 p.m. Saturday, a 40-year-old woman from Methuen was driving on Carriage Road when thick fog impaired her ability to see ahead of her, causing her to cut across Dascomb Road and up onto residential property, according to Guy.

“The operator of the motor vehicle was unable to apparently judge where Carriage Road ended, and ended up going through the stop sign and across Dascomb Road, knocked over a section of fence and continued straight, crashing into the front door of 120 Dascomb Road,” Guy said.

The driver of the car then left the scene on foot, but she was found a short time later. She “is going to be summonsed for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage,” Guy said.

The damage to the property, meanwhile, is mainly in the form of a knocked down fence, according to Guy.

The following items were recorded recently in area police logs:

ANDOVER

Friday

No incidents to report

Saturday

Theft: Wallet stolen, Lowell Street, 11:49 a.m.

Sunday

Arrest: Thomas Brunton, 25, of 56 Whittier St., Andover, stop sign violation, failing to use a turning signal, operating under the influence of liquor, Park Street, 1:54 a.m.

Assault: Andover Street, 10:35 a.m.

HAVERHILL

Friday

Loud music: 144 Arlington St., 3:24 a.m

Dumping/littering: 58 Howard St., 8:34 a.m.

Arrest: Joel Sevigny, 45, 94 Winter St., loitering, 2 Water St., 12:15 p.m.

Motor vehicle accident: Florence Avenue, 1:40 p.m.

Loud music: 25 Mercury Terrace, 9:25 p.m.

Saturday

Breaking and entering a building: 1 Washington St., 2:32 a.m.

Breaking and entering a building: 64 Washington St., 11:01 a.m.

Dead/injured animal: 37 Upland Ave., 12:36 p.m.

Disturbance: 29 Lewis St., 4:15 p.m.

Neighbor dispute: 52 Brook St., 10:52 p.m.

Arrest: Richard Boyd, 48, 81 Winter St., assault and battery domestic, 81 Winter St., 11:30 p.m.

Arrest: Jose Mercado, 49, 20 1/2 7th Ave., assault and battery domestic, 20 1/2 7th Ave., 11:43 p.m.

Sunday

Motor vehicle vandalized: 20 7th Ave., 1:32 a.m.

Motor vehicle vandalized: 11 Smith St., 2:20 a.m.

Arrest: William Ring, 46, 168 Newton Road, assault and battery domestic, 168 Newton Road, 2:39 a.m.

Motor vehicle vandalized: 93 Cedar St., 10:17 a.m.

Arrest: Emerald Vasquez, 18, 18 Alton Ave., breach of the peace, 18 Alton Ave., 11:19 a.m.

Breaking and entering a motor vehicle: 12 Moody St., 12:12 p.m.

Arrest: Ronald Rousseau, 47, 15 Blaisdell St., assault and battery, 15 Blaisdell St., 3:12 p.m.

Arrest: Daniel Conrad, 25, 71 Franklin St., #2, drinking in public, disturbing the peace, 105 Winter St., 5:29 p.m.

Arrest: Richard Markle, 32, 71 Franklin St., #2, drinking in public, disturbing the peace, 105 Winter St., 5:29 p.m.

Arrest: Tyler Lovasco, 25, 27 Webster St., assault and battery domestic, 6 6th Ave., 9:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE

Friday

Arrest: Marino Antonio Diaz, 23, of 22 Woodland St., #6, Lawrence: distribution of a class A substance, distribution of drugs in a school zone, 50 Broadway, 4 p.m.

Arrest: Tracie Jo LaFontaine, 44, of 10 West St., Milford N.H.; illegal possession of a class A substance, Arlington and Exchange streets, 2:58 p.m.

Arrest: Steven Forest, 43, of 12 Eastside Drive, Concord, N.H.; shoplifting, Haverhill Street, 1:27 p.m.

Arrest: Scott Robert LaFontaine, 44, of 10 West St., Milford, N.H.; illegal possession of a class A substance, Arlington and Exchange streets, 3:14 p.m.

Arrest: Jeremy John Warren, 27, of 789 Haverhill St., Rowley; illegal possession of a class E substance with intent to distribute, Hampshire and Park streets, 1:06 p.m.

Arrest: Breanna Leigh Christian, 23, of 58 Amherst St., Lawrence; domestic assault and battery, 249 Broadway, 6:38 p.m.

Arrest: Jordan Sanchez, 23, of 342 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen; shoplifting, Broadway and Lowell Street, 11:18 p.m.

Arrest: Jeremy Jerez, 27, of 401 Canal St., #1, Lawrence; indecent assault and battery, disorderly conduct, 90 Lowell St., 2 a.m.

Arrest: Shawn Falcon-Gomez, 24, of 162 Washington Ave., Chelsea; illegal possession and distribution of a class A substance, drug distribution in a school zone, 50 Broadway, 4:18 p.m.

Arrest: Candido Rafael Vazquez, 19, of 4 Hammond Ct., Nashua, N.H.; illegal possession of a class A substance, 50 Broadway, 4 p.m.

Arrest: Christopher Colby Santerre, 21, of 16 Billings St., Milford, N.H.; illegal possession of a class A substance, Arlington and Exchange streets, 3:23 p.m.

Arrest: Sarah Marie Pearson, 25, of 32 Cottage Road, Newbury; illegal possession of a class E substance with intent to distribute, Hampshire and Park streets, 12:43 p.m.

Arrest: Kara Jean Sandmann, 32, of 8 James Circle, Pepperell; fugitive from justice, Haverhill Street, 1:18 p.m.

Arrest: Antonio Marino Diaz, 23, of 22 Woodland St., #6, Lawrence; distribution of a class A substance, drug distribution in a school zone, 50 Broadway, 4 p.m.

Saturday

Arrest: Geraldo Martinez, also known as Pack Martinez, 24, of 1001 Westford St., Lowell; larceny of property and two outstanding warrants, 215 Farnham St., 12:55 p.m.

Arrest: Roberto Mendez, 36, of 82 Knox St., #1, Lawrence; breaking and entering in the night time to commit a felony, larceny of property valued over $250 and two outstanding warrants, 24 Avon St., 1:29 p.m.

Arrest: Roman Valentin, 27, of 52 Howard St., Lawrence; disorderly conduct, 2 Appleton St., 3 a.m.

Monday

Arrest: Shuman O’Shea, 55, of 27 Quaker St., Newton, N.H.; trespassing, 1 General St., 2:18 a.m.

NORTH ANDOVER

Saturday

Citation issued for parking in a spot reserved for handicapped drivers: Royal Crest Drive, 1:17 a.m.

Citation issued for defective equipment, loud muffler, missing seat belts: Berkeley Road, 5:10 a.m.

Larceny of tools: Molly Towne Road, 12:23 p.m.

Shoplifting: TJ Maxx, 368 Winthrop Ave., 6:43 p.m.

Citation issued for illegal left turn: Royal Crest Drive and Turnpike Street, 11:08 p.m.

Sunday

Citation issued for failure to wear seat belt: Massachusetts Avenue and Interstate 495, 12:22 a.m.

Citation issued for speeding: Harold Parker State Forest and Turnpike Street, 9:51 a.m.

Citation issued for parking in a spot reserved for handicapped drivers: Royal Crest Drive, 9:52 a.m.

Larceny of two bicycle tires: 158 Dale St., 11:57 a.m.

Two unlocked vehicles entered, nothing stolen: Dudley Street, 8:09 p.m.