EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 18, 2013

Methuen police find Alzheimer's patient after brief walk away

Staff reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN - Police found an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s who wandered away from her home early yesterday morning and was briefly unaccounted for.

The 71-year-old Cypress Avenue woman was reported missing at 5:20 a.m.

Methuen police along with officers from the neighboring city of Lawrence launched a search. The woman had previously gone missing and was found at a shuttered mill building in Lawrence, according to a police report.

A canine officer along with a special operations officer from Methuen were called in at 6:30 a.m. to help look for the woman.

At 7 a.m., the woman was found unharmed on Perry Avenue, which about a quarter-mile away from her home.

The following items were taken from area police logs yesterday:



Arrests: Richard J. Butts, 21, 5 Baldwin St., Haverhill, possession of a class A substance, possession of a class B substance; Deborah J. O’Neil, 50, 11 College Lane, possession of a class B substance, Keith W. O’Neil, 25, 11 College Lane, possession of a class B substance; Andrea A. Tontodonado, 21, 11 College Lane, possession of a class B substance; Pelham Street and Brown Court, 3:40 p.m.

Vandalism: Paint balls shot at house, 122 Sherwood Drive, 10:07 p.m.



Larceny: Items stole from car in lot, 1 Commonwealth Drive, 8:09 a.m.

Trespassing: Male and female reported in third floor shower, females not allowed in the building, YMCA, 40 Lawrence St., 8:56 a.m.

Sexual assault: Mother reports 13-year-old was inappropriately touched at Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St., 9:30 a.m.

Trespassing: Five people bothering customers, 50 Broadway, 10:23 a.m.

Stolen car: Honda CRV stolen from parking lot, 185 So. Broadway, 11 a.m.

Disturbance: Older man wearing green shirt and khaki pants yelling at people, train station, 211 Merrimack St., 12:33 a.m.

Forgery: Woman reports Comcast employee stole $500 from her using scheme, 33 Cornish St., 3:42 p.m.

Harassment: Girl reports being bullied by 8 other girls who are gang members, Parthum School, 255 East Haverhill St., 4:30 p.m.

Stolen motorcycle: Man reports motorcycle stolen from his apartment building, 270 Canal St., 4:58 p.m.

Armed robbery: Man reports being robbed at gunpoint, 192 Osgood St., 5:21 p.m.

Suspicious persons: Call reports two men shooting up heroin, 91 Tower Hill St., 7:20 p.m.


Malicious damage: Woman reports her car windows broken, 447 Andover St., 11 a.m.

Larceny: Four tires stolen from Honda Civic, car found on cinder blocks, Appleton Street, 1:58 p.m.

Car break: CD face plate, knife and iPod head phones stolen, Farnham and South Union, 5:09 p.m.

Arrest: Jorge Rivera, 49, of 383 Haverhill St., distribution of class B substance, Tremont and West streets, 6:28 p.m.

Arrest: Christopher Barry, 24, of 21 Folly Mill Road, Seabrook, N.H.; illegal possession of a class A substance, Broadway and Common streets, 6:35 p.m.

Unarmed robbery: Man reports he was choked and robbed by two others, Platt and Woodland streets, 11:08 p.m.