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March 20, 2013

Police: Boy, 14, pointed BB gun at cars


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — Police arrested a 14-year-old boy who was pointing a BB gun at passing cars outside the Guilmette School at dismissal Monday afternoon.

The Providence Street boy was arrested and charged with disturbance of a school, disorderly conduct and minor in possession of a BB gun or air rifle in public.

Police got a call just before 3 p.m. after the boy was seen “pulling the gun out of his pants and pointing it at cars as they pass by,” according to a report by Detective Paul Rossi. The caller told police she was very concerned because the Guilmette and Bruce schools were dismissing.

“She didn’t know if the gun was a toy but there was a large crowd of kids around him and he was a lot taller than the other kids,” wrote Rossi, noting hundreds of kids were leaving the school and walking in the area.

Police soon learned an eighth-grade student, who has a prior car theft conviction, was showing off a gun to other kids at Bruce School earlier in the day. Rossi and Officer Jonathan Armano went to the boy’s home to investigate. The youth was patted down for weapons and handcuffed. A black BB gun was found in the boy’s back pack, Rossi wrote.

Rossi noted the “BB gun looked extremely real and had warnings that it can cause serious injury or death.” The weapon was placed into evidence.

The following items were recently recorded in area police logs:

LAWRENCE

Monday

:Arrest: Jose Ramos, 38, of 23 Temple St., #6, Nashua, N.H.; outstanding warrants for illegal possession of cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug law, Willow and Arlington streets, 1 p.m.

Arrest: Jason Poloski, 34, of 23 Temple St., #411, Manchester, N.H.; driving without a license and a lights violation, Willow and Arlington streets, 1 p.m.

House break: 17 Platt St., Samsung laptop, HTC tablet stolen, front door found forced open, 10:30 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.

Monday, March 18

:Accident: Car towed, Chickering Road, 10:39 a.m.

Theft: Shoplifting, Winthrop Ave, 3:31 p.m.

Arrest: Stephanie Garcia, 17, of Springfield, shoplifting by concealing merchandise, Winthrop Ave, 5:14 p.m.

Arrest: Luzmayri Montilla, 18, of 22 Hudson Ave in Lawrence, shoplifting by concealing merchandise, Winthrop Ave, 5:38 p.m.

Arrest: Anthony Thielo, 26, of 33 Royal Crest Drive in North Andover, marked lanes violation, driving without a license in possession, operating under the influence of drugs, Brewster Street, 6:42 p.m.