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September 23, 2008

Police log: Gun found during home remodeling

LAWRENCE — The owner of a Hancock Street house turned a gun in to police that he found in the house as he was renovating it.

The homeowner told Officer Guillermo Rojas he had recently purchased the house and was in the process of remodeling it when he found a fully functional .22-caliber pistol.

The weapon was examined by Officer Terence Pennington, who determined the gun was in fact a starter pistol that did not appear to be able to fire live ammunition.

The gun was placed in the evidence locker, police said.

The gun was turned in about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The following were taken from area police logs for Sunday:


Loud music: 41 Center St., 1:30 a.m.

Car theft: 43 East Capitol St., 10:02 a.m.

Car crash: 111 Hampstead St., hit-and-run, 9:52 p.m.

North Andover

Arrest: Jeffrey Kayo, 38, 40 Byron Ave., Lawrence, disorderly conduct, 37 Grosvenor Ave., 12:20 a.m.

Car crash: 32 Harwood St., car into a parked car, no injuries, 6:01 p.m.


Youth complaint: North Main Street, kids on skateboards, officer reports no problem, 6:01 p.m.

Car damaged: Moraine Street, 6:17 p.m.

Car crash: North Main Street, no injuries, 8:03 p.m.


Arrest: Erica Hernandez, 21, 32 Orchard St., disorderly conduct, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, 222 Essex St., 12:45 a.m.

Arrest: Josue Perez, 22, 29 Bromfield St., assault and battery on a household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, 29 Bromfield St., 1:57 a.m.

Arrest: Wellington Correa, 26, 63 Lexington St., reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to stop for a police officer, Campo Seco and Ferry streets, 3:25 p.m.

Arrest: Judy Medrano, 21, 61 Bradford St., shoplifting under $100, 700 Essex St., 4 p.m.

Arrest: Tisha Jimenez, 20, 53 Knox St., shoplifting under $100, 700 Essex St., 4:20 p.m.

Arrest: Lloisa Tejada, 19, 161 Bailey St., disorderly conduct, 161 Bailey St., 6:30 p.m.

Arrest: Arismendy Reyes, 24, 75 Center St., Methuen, failure to stop for a police officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, driving after revocation, assault and battery on a police officer, speeding, stop sign violation, Center Street, 10 p.m.

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