LAWRENCE — A man tried to steal nine bags of frozen codfish and a package of cookies from the Market Basket store on Essex Street Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Officers Gary Yancey and William Green were sent to the store at 700 Essex St., at 12:32 p.m. for a report of a shoplifter fighting with store managers.
A store manager told the officers the man, later identified as James Thorn, 33, 45 Bridge Road, Salisbury, had tried to conceal nine bags of Goya Bacalao frozen codfish and a package of Keebler Coconut Dreams cookies in his jacket and leave the store.
The frozen codfish was valued at $59.31, and the cookies were valued at $2.50, police said.
Thorn was arrested and taken to the police station.
When he was removed from the cruiser, he took off running toward the Wendy's parking lot but fell and was taken back into custody.
Thorn was charged with shoplifting under $100 and was declared a trespasser by store officials, meaning if he goes back to the store he can be arrested.
Flat-screen televisions stolen from apartment
HAVERHILL — Two 19-inch flat-screen televisions were stolen from an Evergreen Drive apartment, police said.
Cheryl Capodilupo told police Unit 73, the apartment the televisions were taken from, is being temporarily maintained as a place that residents can go for the day while work is being done to their units.
The unit was cleaned on Monday and the televisions were there at that time, Capodilupo said.
But when she went to the unit Wednesday morning, she found the rugs and furniture, floors and counters covered with a powdery substance, and the televisions missing.
She told police entry to the apartment may have been gained through the rear door, which was found unlocked.
Detective Capt. Alan Ratte said the investigation is continuing and there are suspects in the case.
The following were taken from area police logs for Tuesday:
Theft: 51 Osgood St., items taken from truck overnight, 7:08 a.m.
Car crash: 19 Independence Drive, no injuries, 9:40 a.m.
Car break: 18 Mystic St., GPS taken, 11 a.m.
Arrest: Tyler Flaherty, 21, Tewksbury, possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, 24 Woodland St., 6:27 p.m.
Arrest: Shawn Conley. 24, Tewksbury, possession of heroin, 24 Woodland St., 6:27 p.m.
Arrest: Lorenza Lopez, 54, 140 Howard St., Lawrence, shoplifting, 350 Winthrop Ave., 2:07 p.m.
Car crash: 491 Sutton St., car onto stone wall, no injuries, 8:16 p.m.
Arrest: Nicholas Harding, 19, 46 Stonington St., assault on a household member, 46 Stonington St., 10:44 p.m.
Arrest: Barbara Shaw, 53, 83 Brown St., Methuen, driving after revocation, equipment violations, 1 Union St., 1:49 a.m.
Arrest: Nancy Rosado, 38, 3 Stevens St., Lawrence, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine subsequent offense, 131 River Road, 12:46 p.m.
Arrest: Jerry Burgos, 42, 3 Stevens St., Lawrence, possession of heroin subsequent offense, 131 River Road, 12:46 p.m.
Car crash: Main Street, two cars, no injuries, 6:21 p.m.
Noise complaint: Bullfinch Drive, 8:18 p.m.
Car crash: Wells Street, no injuries, 8:02 a.m.
Car crash: Marston Street and Interstate 495, no injuries, 8:29 a.m.
Vandalism: 260 E. Haverhill St., 8:44 a.m.
Vandalism: 9 Bigelow St., 9:01 a.m.
Theft: 93 Emmett St., 9:25 a.m.
Vandalism: 47 W. Laurel St., 11:21 a.m.
Car crash: Fern and Bennington streets, no injuries, 1:48 p.m.
Theft: Essex and Jackson streets, 3:44 p.m.
Car crash: Broadway and Park streets, under investigation, 4:24 p.m.
Car crash: 599 Broadway, no injuries, 6:54 p.m.
Burglary: 7 Spruce St., 7:03 p.m.
Shots fired: 451 High St., 10:19 p.m.
Loud music: 464 Main St., 12:25 a.m.
Car crash: Bradley Avenue, no injuries, 7:52 a.m.
Car crash: 81 Winter St., no injuries, 7:58 a.m.
Arrest: Lawrence Scott, 49, 231 Washington St., violation of a court order, 231 Washington St., 8:20 a.m.
Arrest: Keith Shain, 43, 414 Main St., Hampstead, N.H., stop sign violation, driving after revocation, false name to a police officer, High and Washington streets, 11:10 a.m.
Car crash: 313 N. Broadway, no injuries, 11:50 a.m.
Car crash: 194 River St., under investigation, 3:08 p.m.
Arrest: John Rodriguez, 27, 10 Vine St., driving without a license, attaching improper plates, Vine and Dustin streets, 3:50 p.m.
Arrest: Kevin Paul, 50, 1 Water St., assault and battery on a household member, 1 Water St., 5:05 p.m.
Arrest: Scott Hunt, 37, 7 1/2 Parsonage Hill Road, assault and battery on a household member, 7 1/2 Parsonage Hill Road, 5:20 p.m.
Loud music: 1180 Main St., 9:55 p.m.