EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 19, 2013

Man stabbed in back, cellphone stolen in daytime attack


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — A 33-year-old local man was stabbed in the back and had his cellphone stolen during a brazen, broad-daylight assault at Andover and Foster streets Thursday.

The victim said he was heading east on Andover Street near Foster Street around 4 p.m. when two men approached him from behind. He said he was talking on the phone at the time when he felt a pinch below his right should blade and the two men grabbed his phone and ran off.

He said he reached back and felt blood coming from his back and realized he’d been stabbed.

He walked home and his friend drove him to the hospital.

He said he didn’t get a good look at the two man. The stab was not life-threatening, police said. An investigation continues.

Victim applauds quick police action

NORTH ANDOVER — An Edgelawn Ave resident was thanking the police department after quick recovery of her car after it was stolen early yesterday morning.

Caroline Francis, 30, said she woke up unexpectedly at 4 a.m. yesterday to hear her car, an Acura TSX, starting up. Running to the window, she saw it leaving her driveway — triggering an immediate 911 call, she said.

“I didn’t have my license plate or anything,” she said. “I called the police department, and dispatch took it right in their hands.”

Five minutes later, she got a call back from the station saying they had her car stopped by the Market Basket on Route 114 in Lawrence, she said.

Andover Police Lt. Charles Gray said the car was being driven by Aaron Dean-Ganek, 22, of 7 Walker Road in North Andover. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and two counts of receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

The second charge stemmed from another stolen vehicle from Fountain Drive in North Andover, the keys for which were in Dean-Ganek’s pockets, Gray said.

Lawrence and State Police assisted in the arrest, according to Gray.

Yesterday afternoon, Francis stopped by the station to pass a few gift cards and a thank you note to the officers on the call for their quick work.

“I’m a new graduate, just finished nursing school. I’m stressed enough, and this is huge,” she said. “They saved me so much money.”

Police investigating 20 car breaks

NORTH ANDOVER — Police are investigating a rash of car breaks over the weekend involving 20 cars.

First, police responded to seven calls about cars being entered on Surrey Drive Friday. The thefts were reported between 5:53 and 9:06 a.m.

Sunday, police received reports of nine vehicles being broken into on Cotuit Street from 9:39 and 11:35 a.m. Two other streets saw two reports each: Edgelawn Ave, at 11:12 a.m. and 2:18 p.m.; and Enfield Street, at 12:29 and 2:09 p.m.

The vehicles were the targets of what North Andover Police Lt. Charles Gray called “car phishing,” where a suspect tries moving the handles of cars to see if the doors are unlocked.

In a lot of the cases above, the cars weren’t locked, according to Gray.

The total losses are unknown as police are still “waiting to see what people are missing,” Gray said.

The following items were recently taken from area police logs:

ANDOVER

Friday, March 15

:Domestic incident: North Main Street, 9:29 a.m.

Theft: Items stolen from barn, Jenkins Road, 3:58 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

Arrests: Three arrested by Merrimack College police on Foxhill Road, booked courtesy by Andover police at 1:30 a.m. Estalin Guerrero, 18, of 7 Gage Street in Methuen, charged with being a person under 21 in possession of liquor and malicious destruction of property over $250; Dariel Garcia, 17, of 53 French St. in Methuen, charged with being a person under 21 in possession of liquor and malicious destruction of property over $250; and Clive Ibizugbe, 19, of 59 Lippold St. in Methuen, charged with malicious destruction of property over $250.

Sunday, March 17

:Arrest: Maki Iwatsuki, 30, of 6 Heritage Farm Road in Haverhill, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, subsequent offense, and on a warrant, River Road, 4:27 a.m.

Arrest: Frederic Scribner, 19, of 12 Harvard Road in Andover, marked lanes violation, operating under the influence of liquor, Wabanaki Way, 8:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE

Thursday, March 14

:Shots fired: 50 Alder St., 2:05 a.m.

Property recovered: Items of jewelry stolen from Revere were recovered outside a vacant property on Washington St. 10 a.m.

Breaking and entering: Christian Barbershop, 242 Broadway, missing item includes 51-inch plasma screen TV. 10:57 a.m.

Breaking and entering: 164 Myrtle St., 1st floor, 11:59 a.m.

Ammunition seized: Police seized more than 300 rounds of ammunition from a Park Street apartment that was being cleaned out by the owner. The ammo was in a white, plastic bag. 2:15 p.m.

Arrest: Merrimack St., 1:16 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 35 Exchange St., 3rd floor, 3:03 p.m.

:Arrest: 299 Park St., 3:54 p.m.

:Arrest: 90 Lowell St., 4:26 p.m.

Arrest: Bradfrod St. and Broadway, 7:22 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 2 Summit Ave., 1st floor, 8:03 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

:Arrest: Victor Aquino, 25, of 30 Texas Ave., 1st floor, Lawrence, disturbing the peace, 6:11 p.m.

Arrest: Corey Champoux, 35, of 188 Warner Hill Road, Derry, N.H., operating after suspension of license, failure to signal. 10:52 p.m.

Arrest: Brad Damrath, 29, of 36 South Ave., #2, Derry, N.H., possession of Class E drug, 11:08 p.m.

Arrest: Nestor Cabrera, 17, of 5 Tower St., Methuen, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, 11:18 p.m.

Arrest: Johan Abreau, 30, of 13 Sergeant St., #2, Lawrence, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, 11:28 p.m.

Arrest: Benjamin Ramos, 29, of 101 Myrtle St., Lawrence, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana and speeding, 11:41 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

:Arrest: Chris Nagle, 19, of 229 Kingshill Drive, Lynn, disorderly conduct, furnishing a false name to police, procuring alcohol under 21, at the Rio Bar and Grille, 9 Appleton St., 12:19 a.m.

Arrest: 290 Salem St., 1st floor, 12:25 a.m.

Breaking and entering: 17 Wyman St., 1st floor, 3:41 a.m.

Assault and battery: 468 N. Canal St., 12:19 p.m.

Arrest: Santos Roman, 41, 19 Boston St., Haverhill, larcenty, fugitive from justices, giving false name to police, 1:43 p.m.

Arrest: Michael Quintana, 24, of 421 Broadway, Lynn, disorderly conduct, 2:27 a.m.

Arrest: 700 Essex St., 2:38 p.m.

Arrest: Rafael Alcantrara, 58, of 181 Farnham St., 3rd floor, assault and battery on a household member, 5:11 p.m.

Arrest: Jose Rivera, 23, 113 So. Union St., Lawrence, assault with a dangerous weapon, 6:37 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 98 Bernard Ave., 7:32 p.m.

Shots fired: 505 Lowell St., 9:45 p.m.

Arrest: Enmanuel Veras, 22, of 79 Avon St., #1, Lawrence, operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, 10:16 p.m.

METHUEN

Friday, March 15

:Disturbance: 70 Union St., 2:40 a.m.

Theft: 181 Pelham St., Circle K, stolen gas, 4:10 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

Vandalism: 125 Merrimack Road, vehicle egged, 9:46 a.m.

Crash: 70 Pleasant Valley St., Walmart, hit and run, 11:19 a.m.

Property damage: 40 Swan Ave., 12:21 p.m.

Crash: 413 Broadway, with property damage, 2:37 p.m.

Property damage: 2 Haroun Lane, 5:53 p.m.

Crash: 171 Pelham St., Fireside Restaurant, hit and run, 7:05 p.m.

Car theft: 44 Oakland Ave., 11:23 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

:Fight: 69 Union St., caller reports two intoxicated males fighting, 1:14 a.m.

Shots fired: 96 Swan St., 3:53 a.m.

Crash: 487 Lowell St., 12:24 p.m.

Crash: 7 Madison St., hit and run, 1:47 p.m.

Property damage: 25 High St., 2 p.m.

Crash: 90 Pleasant Valley St., hit and run, 5:35 p.m.

Theft: 75 Lowell St., stolen license plates, 7:22 p.m.

Noise complaint: 165 Merrimack St., Daly’s Pub, 11:27 p.m.

NORTH ANDOVER

Friday, March 15

Accident: Injury reported, Green Street, 9:13 a.m.

Arrest: Eric Calvin, 28, of 29 State St. in Lawrence, operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, Massachusetts Ave, 11:19 a.m.

Domestic incident: Autran Ave, 1:27 p.m.

Theft from motor vehicle: Walker Road, 2:40 p.m.

Accident: No injuries, two tows needed, Osgood Street, 2:46 p.m.

House break: Gray Street, 3:38 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

:Theft: Osgood Street, 8:44 a.m.

Accident: Car towed, Osgood Street, 9:23 a.m.

Domestic incident: Autran Ave, 11:06 a.m.

Vandalism: Car window smashed, Cotuit Street, 12:09 p.m.

Car theft: Fountain Drive, 3:39 p.m.

Theft: Shoplifting, Winthrop Ave, 3:46 p.m.

Accident: One car towed, no injuries, Andover Street, 4:14 p.m.

Theft: Home, shed entered with items stolen, Campbell Road, 4:38 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

:Attempted car theft: Kingston Street, 2:32 p.m.

Arrest: Kevin Weiner, 37, of 45 Royal Crest Drive, assault and battery on a household member, Royal Crest Drive, 3:55 p.m.

Theft: Shoplifting, Winthrop Ave, 4:13 p.m.

Hit and run:Water Street, 4:34 p.m.