METHUEN — Police who went to a Sevoian Drive home yesterday afternoon to investigate an emergency 911 call wound up arresting a Methuen man and his daughter on unrelated charges.
After determining that the call was “accidental,” police learned that Kimberly Coco, 48, of 22 Sevoian Drive, had several outstanding arrest warrants.
When police tried to arrest Coco, they got into an altercation with her father — retired Lawrence patrolman Salvatore Coco, 76, who was also taken into custody, according to Lt. Kevin Martin. Police charged him with assault and battery on a police officer and being a disorderly person. Lt. Martin said he got in the way of officers trying to carry out their duties, but nobody was injured during the incident.
Coco and his daughter were due to be arraigned in Lawrence District Court today.
Salvatore Coco retired from the Lawrence Police Department in 1993 after receiving $75,000 in an out-of-court settlement. He complained of “cruiser syndrome,” a condition which he claimed prevented him from riding in a patrol car because the confined area and scanner noise caused him anxiety, nausea and arm pain.