EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 20, 2011

Man dressed as woman refuses to pay bar tab

By Jim Patten

LAWRENCE — Jorge Gomez sat at the bar at the Malaya Nightclub Saturday night and ran up a $118 bar tab while dressed as a woman.

When he refused to pay the tab at the end of the night, club management called police about 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, club security directed Officers Michael Mangan, Carmen Purpora and John Tully to the bar, where they met Gomez. He was dressed as a woman in jeans, a woman's sweater, high heels, earrings and makeup, police said.

Club owner Juan Hidalgo told police he would forgive the bill if Gomez just left so the staff could finish cleaning up and go home, but she refused.

He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

While being taken to the police station, Gomez repeatedly kicked the window of the cruiser with his high heels, causing a crack in the window.

He was then charged with malicious damage to property over $250, police said.

Police said Gomez was drunk and refused to allow a booking photo to be taken and was placed in a cell.

Police said that although Gomez refused to pay his $118 bar tab, they discovered during booking that he had $360 in his purse.

Christmas decorations reported stolen

HAVERHILL — A dozen lighted candy canes were stolen from the front lawn at 91 Howard St., police said.

Detective Capt. Alan Ratte said the homeowner went outside for a smoke about 11 p.m. Sunday, and noticed the candy canes were missing.

The Christmas decorations were valued at $1,000 Ratte said.

There are no suspects.

The theft was reported at 11:05 p.m. police said.

The following were taken from area police logs for Sunday


Car crash: 27 Huntington Ave., two cars, no injuries, 9:54 a.m.

Car crash: East Street and Linwood Avenue, no injuries, 2:10 p.m.

Theft: 188 Haverhill St., 7:28 p.m.

North Andover

Car crash: Chickering Road and Main Street, hit and run, 12:41 a.m.

Loud music: 17 Emerson Court, 12:49 a.m.

Theft: 360 Winthrop Ave., 2:59 p.m.


Car crash: Essex Street, no injuries, 9:53 a.m.

Animal complaint: McKenney Circle, caller reports dog freezing outside, animal control officer reports he had a black and white chihuahua and is on the way to the Andover Animal Hospital, 9:46 a.m.

Car crash: Haverhill Street two cars, one person injured, 2:04 p.m.

Loud music: Powder Mill Square, officer reports the music is not loud 5:41 p.m.

Car break: River Road, 7:38 p.m.

Car break: Campanelli Road, 8:07 p.m.


Burglary: 30 Congress St., 12:26 a.m.

Arrest: Kevin Ceballos-Tejada, 18, 40 Westland St., Methuen, reckless operation of a vehicle, driving without a license, passing on the right where prohibited, Broadway and Holly Street, 12:27 a.m.

Car crash: Broadway and Essex Street, no injuries, 12:31 a.m.

Noise complaint: 16 Diamond St., 1:45 a.m.

Noise complaint: 311 Water St., 1:53 a.m.

Noise complaint: 3 Temple St., 2:19 a.m.

Noise complaint: 4 Lafayette St., 2;32 p.m.

Arrest: Jesus Cardona, 42, 51 Myrtle St., assault and battery on a household member, 5 Saunders St., 3:15 a.m.

Car crash: Arlington Street and Broadway, no injuries, 3:27 a.m.

Arrest: Erica Marquez, 21, 20 Atkinson St., assault and battery on a household member, 20 Atkinson St., 4 a.m.

Arrest: A 15-year-old Lawrence boy, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, resisting arrest, false name to a police officer, South Broadway and Merrimack Street, 4:45 a.m.

Noise complaint: 153 Bennington St., 4:50 a.m.

Theft: 19 Winter St., 8:17 a.m.

Car theft: 31 Merrimack St., 9:42 a.m.

Vandalism: General and Prospect streets, 10:26 a.m.

Car crash: Essex and Milton streets, under investigation, 1:23 p.m.

Theft: 18 Market St., 2:13 p.m.

Arrest: Wilfredo Ortiz Jr., 25, 169 Willow St,, assault and battery on a household member, 1 General St., 2:30 p.m.

Vandalism: 295 Merrimack St., 5:29 p.m.

Theft: 73 Bennington St., 8:51 p.m.

Theft: 29 Orchard St., 9:01 p.m.

Noise complaint: 476 Andover St., 9:51 p.m.

Arrest: Christos Varitimos, 45, 11 Ayer St., assault and battery on a police officer, driving under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violation, disorderly conduct, Canal and Mill streets, 9:54 p.m.



Arrest: Freddie Wilson, 54, 78 Lafayette Square, shoplifting third offense, 2 Water St., 12:15 p.m.

Arrest: Deborah Vallee, 36, 78 Lafayette Square, shoplifting, 2 Water St., 12:15 p.m.

Arrest: Alejandro Diaz, 30, 30 Juniper St., Lawrence, driving after suspension, failure to signal a turn, Monument Square, 5:50 p.m.

Arrest: David Will, 25, 25 Central St., assault and battery on a household member, 8 Shepherd St., 8:45 p.m.


Arrest: Tina Panneton, 37, 69 Columbia Park, assault and battery on a household member, 69 Columbia Park, 12 p.m.

Arrest: Jeremie Caron, 19, 126 Locust St., assault and battery on a household member, 40 Bailey Blvd., 5:30 p.m.

Arrest: Raul Tejeda, 18, 434 Prospect St., Lawrence, driving without a license, minor transporting alcoholic beverages, minor in possession of alcoholic beverages, Brook Street and Brookdale Avenue, 9:45 p.m.

Arrest: Yeferson Ferreras, 20, 30 Salem St., Lawrence, minor in possession of alcoholic beverages, Brook Street and Brookdale Avenue, 9:45 p.m.

Arrest: Jason Brien, 40, 151 Farrwood Drive, evading taxi fare, disorderly conduct, 151 Farrwood Drive, 11:10 p.m.


Loud music: 26 Grove St., 12:16 a.m.

Loud music: 13 Arlington St., 12:36 a.m.

Car crash: 353 S. Main St., under investigation, 1:43 a.m.

Arrest: Scott Maynard, 24, 739 Broadway, driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation of a vehicle, Rosemont and Newark streets, 1:50 a.m.

Loud music: 12 Myles Standish Drive, 3:13 a.m.

Car crash: Hammond Farm Road, under investigation, 3:16 a.m.

Loud music: 129 S. Elm St., 3:33 a.m.

Car crash: North Avenue, under investigation, 5:27 p.m.

Vandalism: Summer Street, 8:02 a.m.

Vandalism: 235 River St., 8:28 a.m.

Car crash: 49 5th Ave., under investigation, 12:47 p.m.

Loud music: 115 Fountain St., 8:43 p.m.

Car crash: 370 Broadway, under investigation, 9:11 p.m.

Theft: 91 Howard St., 11:05 p.m.