EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 19, 2013

Tire thieves hit cars in Andover, North Andover

Staff reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — Thieves stole all of the tires from four cars in Andover and North Andover early Thursday morning.

In Andover, two Bullfinch Drive residents found their cars without tires Wednesday morning in what police are saying are related tire thefts.

Police were first called to Bullfinch Drive at 7:27 a.m. after a resident reported that all four wheels were taken from his vehicle.

Just under two hours later, a second car with Massachusetts veteran plates on Bullfinch Drive was found missing its wheels.

Both cars were found on stone blocks, according to Andover police Lt. Lee Britton. The thefts are related, police said.

Two North Andover residents reported similar incidents. The wheels were removed from cars at 5 Fernview Ave. and 160 Kingston St. Both vehicles are Hondas and were left on milk crates, police said.

North Andover police Lt. Charles Gray said it’s likely the thefts were done by people who “knew what they were doing” because they were able to remove all four wheels from each car without being detected.

Gray pointed out Fernview Avenue and Kingston Street are both close to Route 125, thus enabling the thieves to make a quick exit. Unless one owns a garage, the most effective ways of preventing wheels from being stolen is to park a car in a lighted area or install locking lug nuts, Gray said.

The following items were recorded in the Haverhill police log for Wednesday:

Arrest: Anthony Driscoll, 24, 103 Portland St., receiving stolen property over $250, 103 Portland St., 9:30 a.m.

Arrest: Shaun Daughtry, 32, 53 Summer St., Apt. 15, distribution of a Class B substance (cocaine), 53 Summer St., 10:50 a.m.

Threats made: 15 Tremont St., 4:13 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 7 Broadway, 7:34 p.m.

Disturbance: 39 Vine St., 7:57 p.m.

Arrest: Katie Betts, 29, 16 Auburn St., assault and battery domestic, 16 Auburn St., 10 p.m.

Arrest: Christina Larson, 29, 107 Broadway, operating under the influence of liquor, 1 Broadway, 11:45 p.m.

The following items were recorded in area police logs for Thursday, Jan. 17.


Crash: Hit-and-run involving fire department ladder truck that “sideswipped” a vehicle “as it was responding to a call,” area of Route 125 at Route 93, 9:27 a.m.


Breaking and entering: 27 Forest St., 11:26 a.m.

Breaking and entering: 7 Dustin St., 1:54 p.m.

Arrest: 14-year-old boy, assault with a dangerous weapon, 5:46 p.m.

Breaking and entering a motor vehicle: 1 Washington Ave., 5:46 p.m.

Arrest: Jay Tardy, 65, 513 Salem St., operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, marked lanes violation, South Pleasant Street, 5:40 p.m.

Arrest: 14-year-old boy, assault with a dangerous weapon, 5:50 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 218 S. Cross Road, 6:38 p.m.

Shots fired: 495 Kingsbury Ave., 8 p.m.


Arrest: Isaiah Coleman, 20, of 333 Winthrop Ave., #5211, Lawrence, disorderly conduct, possession of alcohol by person under 21, 339 Merrimack St., 12:02 p.m.

Breaking and entering: Lam Ty Ni Temple, 79 Margin St., man reportedly in the temple going through cabinets; he fled but didn’t steal anything. 1:10 a.m.

Larceny: Broadway, 2:34 a.m.

Larceny: 257 Farnham St., 7:16 a.m.

Arrest: Debbie Moccia, 57, of 50 Marston St., Lawrence, threatening to commit a crime-to wit murder, civil rights violation, violating a harassment prevention order, 2 Appleton St., (Lawrence District Court) 2nd floor, 9:59 a.m.

Arrest: Roger Neal, 56, 800 Essex St., Lawrence, dissemination of obscene matter. 11:07 a.m.

Breaking and entering, motor vehicle: Man reports work truck broken into while parked outside a customer’s house; missing items include $800 laptop, Harmony One remote, Methuen and Mill streets, 11:36 a.m.

Arrest: Bruce Dodge, 11 Merrimack St., Lawrence, failure to register as a sex offender, 9 S. Canal St., 11:46 a.m.

Arrest: Greg Bonaccorsi, 30, of 423 Pelham St., #13, Methuen, possession of Class A drug, Florence and West streets, 12:11 p.m.

Arrest: Jessica Hamilton, 30, of 423 Pelham St., #13, Methuen, possession of Class A drug, Florence and West streets, 12:11 p.m.

Larceny: 300 Howard St., 1:01 p.m.

Arrest: Gage Beauchesne 21, of 177 Sherbourne Road, Pelham, N.H., possession of Class A, receiving stolen property over $250, 703 Haverhill St., 1:19 p.m.

Arrest: Corey Lamarche, 20, of 36 Hillcrest Lane, Pelham, N.H., knowingly present where heroin is found, 703 Haverhill St., 1:20 p.m.

Arrest: Chandra Louise Garcia, 42, of 1 Lucier St., Nashua, N.H., possession of a Class A drug, operating after suspension of license, 633 Broadway, 2:25 p.m.

Arrest: Paul Donlon, 33, of 122 Palm St., 2nd floor, Nashua, N.H., knowingly present where heroin found, possession of a Class E drug, Broadway and Park St., 2:44 p.m.

Arrest: Michael Donlon, 29, of 8 Scroxton Drive, Billerica, possession of a Class A drug, Broadway and Park St., 2:44 p.m.

Arrest: Diony Armando Godrich, 22, 50 Cedar St., #2, Lawrence, operating after revocation or suspension of his license, 90 Lowell St., 4:01 p.m.

Breaking and entering: Jackson and Methuen streets, 4:06 p.m.


Kids sledding: 142 Pleasant Valley St., 4 a.m.

Vehicle theft: Budget Rental reported a fake name given for a rental, 159 Pelham St., 12:01 p.m.

Hit and run: 602 Lowell St., 12:37 p.m.

Arrests: Alex P. Steeves, 23, 5 Clinton Court, Andover; Ryan A. Jimenez, 24, 5 Rogers Brook West, Andover; receiving stolen property, being a fugitive from justice; 151 Pelham St.; 3:37 p.m.

Shoplifting: 244 Broadway, 4:12 p.m.


Citation issued for failure to wear seat belt: Harwood Street and Massachusetts Avenue, 1:36 a.m.

Citation issued for speeding: Johnson and Turnpike streets, 1:49 a.m.

Stolen car recovered: 18 Royal Crest Drive, 11:22 a.m.

Larceny: Amici’s Pizza, 127 Waverly Road, 1:49 p.m.

Summons issued to woman for shoplifting: Market Basket, 350 Winthrop Ave., 3:45 p.m.

Larceny: Richdale, 4 Main St., 5:21 p.m.