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Merrimack Valley

May 24, 2013

Police investigate house, car breaks in Andover

ANDOVER — Police were continuing to investigate a rash of house and car-breaks that took place late Monday and early Tuesday morning in a neighborhood off Route 28 near Interstate-495.

Garages and cars were broken into on William and Canterbury streets as well as on Warwick Circle, police said. In some cases, bicycles were stolen from one garage and recovered at another garage, where other items had been stolen.

Lt. John Pathiakis said the perpetrators were either riding or walking through the neighorhood testing car doors as well as garage doors to see if they were open. If they were, they’d grab anything they could, he said. Among the items missing, aside from bicycles, were change and cellphones.

Police were still compiling a list of stolen items yesterday.

The following items were taken from the police logs:

ANDOVER

Tuesday

:Arrest: Valerie Charest, 24, of 14B Kendall Pond Road, Derry, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault and battery and illegal dumping after police found her illegally dumping a refrigerator and dog cages into the woods off Burnham Road around 6:51 p.m. The Department of Public Works was called to pick up the illegally discarded material.

Noise complaint: Police were called to the Sonesta Hotel on Technology Drive at 2:06 a.m. on a request from the manager that 12 people needed to be escorted off the premises for refusing to quiet down. Police spoke with the guests at the hotel and they quieted down.

Protester: A protester was reported in the driveway of the IRS at 12:17 p.m. Police spoke with the protester and advised him on what he was allowed and not allowed to do.

LAWRENCE

Tuesday

Arrest: Juan E. Pascual, 49, 3 Museum Square, Lawrence, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, 83 Jackson St., 9:25 p.m.

Arrest: Alexander N. Janes, 22, Burlington, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, South Broadway and Shattuck Street, 3:20 p.m.

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