LAWRENCE — Police threatened to use a Taser on a drunken man raising a wine bottle over his head while screaming "I was a cop in Puerto Rico" early yesterday morning, police reported.
Ruben Aquino, 48, of 13 Webster Court, complied with an officer's demand to calm down, and police did not shoot him with the Taser. Police arrested him for kidnapping a child under 16, threats to commit a crime and disorderly conduct.
Aquino's girlfriend told police that she returned from taking out the trash and found the door locked. She pleaded with Aquino to let her in, and he told her that he would stab her, her brother and her 5-year-old son if she entered, according to a report written by Officer Gary Yancey.
Aquino stepped onto the porch at his home when police arrived around 3:20 a.m. He repeatedly said he was a cop in Puerto Rico.
Officers found the 5-year-old boy sleeping inside safely, but they did not find the girlfriend's 34-year-old brother, the report said.
Man falls out of moving car, runs from police
LAWRENCE — A city man allegedly fell out of a moving car after a crash, then tried to run away from police, according to police.
Officer Edward Hayes said he witnessed a two-car crash between a 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and a 1997 Toyota Camry on Common Street at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday. When he approached, the Acura driver, Michael Fantauzzi, 27, of 18 Cypress St., second floor, pulled to the left and appeared to be stopping.
"At that point, the driver opened the door to the vehicle and fell out," Hayes wrote. "As the vehicle continued to roll down the street, the driver rolled out, got to his feet and began running toward the rear of the police station."
Police caught Fantauzzi behind a building on Common Street and arrested him for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and disorderly conduct. Nobody was hurt in the crash, the report said.
The following were taken from area police logs for Sunday:
Arrest: Chris DeLeon, 30, 68 Newbury St., disorderly conduct, 3:10 a.m., 432 Howard St.
Arrest: Raphy Rosario, 17, 63 Newton St., possession of class D, possession of alcohol by a person under 21, 7 a.m., 247 Salem St., second floor.
Arrest: Joseph Correa, 18, 247 Salem St., second floor, distribution of class D, possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol by a person under 21, and trafficking in class D near a school/park, 7 a.m., 247 Salem St., second floor.
Arrest: Jose Padilla, 36, 96 Saunders St., trespass after notice, arrestee furnishing a false name/Social Security number, 4:40 p.m., 220 Lawrence St.
Arrest: Alex Vargas, 23, 202 Lawrence St., trespass after notice, 4 p.m., 202 Lawrence St.
Arrest: Ernesto Luis Rivera, 33, 11 Summer St., shoplifting by concealment, 4:30 p.m., 700 Essex St.
Arrest: Pamela Santana, 20, 110 Butler St., unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, unregistered motor vehicle, 7:35 p.m., Fulton and Haverhill Streets.
Arrest: Julia Caldera-Dominguez, 47, 9 Corning St., assault and battery on a household member, 10:20 p.m., Methuen and Union Streets.
Arrest: Richard Bianchi, 49, 69 Oak St., assault and battery domestic, 12:47 p.m., 55 Oak St.
Larceny: Caller reports larceny of spoiler from motor vehicle, 4:22 p.m., Harvard Avenue.
Arrest: Edward O'Neil, 37, 11 Green St., Lawrence, illegal possession of class D, threatening to commit a crime, 5:19 p.m., 24 Vincent Ave.
Arrest: Alexander Caron, 19, 22 Kathleen Drive, marked lanes violation, operating under the influence of liquor, 3:25 a.m., 116 Woburn St.
Arrest: Peter Rundquist, 18, 95 Haverhill St., possession of class D, 4:03 a.m., 116 Woburn St.
Hazard: Caller reports a sewer cover is off and brown fluid is coming up and out of it, 1:54 p.m., Bradley Road.
Juvenile complaint: Caller reports several kids riding some kind of small gas or electric motor bike, 12:28 p.m., Kara Drive.
Theft: Caller reports two people came into her apartment and stole money. She did not see them. Officer reports there was no break. She now remembers spending the lost money, 2:09 p.m., Royal Crest Drive.