Drug sale leads to arrests
---- — ANDOVER — Two Lawrence residents were arrested and charged with selling drugs near a school Wednesday afternoon in an incident with a heavy police response.
Arrested in the incident were Freddy Abreu, 24, of 82 Bailey St., and Jose Gomez, 37, of 73 Cross St., apt. 1.
Both are charged with distribution of a class A drug and having a controlled substance in, on or near a school or playground.
The incident was first reported around 4:03 p.m. and required a police K-9 unit from Everett.
The arrest required a response from 12 Andover police officers, including 11 patrolmen and one sergeant.
Prior police reports also show Abreu was arrested twice on drug charges in the past year.
Abreu was arrested recently on Tuesday, July 9, this time by Lawrence police for distribution of a class A drug on Abbott and Foster streets.
Abreu was also arrested June 24, 2012 for possession of a Class A substance, along with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, operating under the influence of drugs, and a drug violation near a school zone or park. The arrest took place after he was involved in a car accident in Lawrence.
Further information regarding the incident in Andover wasn’t available from police last night.
The following items were recorded in area police logs:
:Domestic incident: Harold Parker Road, 5:26 p.m.
:Arrest: Brian Brito, 17, of 394 Howard St., #3, Lawrence; illegal possession of heroin with intent to distribute and illegal possession of heroin with intent to distribute near a school or park, Sanborn and Everett streets, 3 p.m.
Arrest: Erick Rodriguez, 32, of 91 High St., #1, Lawrence; larceny of property valued over $250, 91 High St., 11 p.m.
Car break: iPod and stereo system stolen from a 1998 Honda Accord, 43 Farnham St., reported at 9:49 a.m.
Larceny: License plate stolen, 234 Bailey St., 9 a.m.
:Larceny: License plate stolen, 160 Walnut St., 8:19 a.m.
Car accident: Grafton Street and Winthrop Avenue, no injuries, 10 a.m.
:Theft: Bicycle stolen, 27 Ashland Ave., 6:38 a.m.
Theft: Two bicycles stolen, 205 Lowell St., 8:53 a.m.
Motor vehicle theft: 100 Boston St., 9:44 a.m.
Theft: Lawn equipment missing, 103 Lowell St., 10:08 a.m.
Damaged property: Dump truck load damaged motor vehicle, 400 Broadway, 10:17 a.m.
Arrest: Herbert Mercado, 41, 29 Mt. Vernon St., disturbing the peace, threatening to commit a crime, 19 Mystic St., 3:30 p.m.
Theft: Three bicycles stolen, 39 Lorenzo Circle, 8:22 p.m.
:Vandalism: Graffiti, 88 Lowell St., 9:02 a.m.
Breaking and entering a vehicle: 40 Coolidge St., 3 p.m.
:Arrests: Andrew S. Olfene, 29, 99 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, possession of a class A substance; Samuel Oyer, 28, 138 Main St., Hampstead, N.H., knowingly being present where heroin is kept; 975 Riverside Drive, 4:29 p.m.
:Arrest: Steven J. Bucknam, 50, 40 Elmwood Road, assault and battery, 40 Elmwood Road, 5:05 p.m.
Arrest: Joseph A. Vavra, III, 34, 41 Pelham St., driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, 41 Pelham St., 5:37 p.m.
:Unlocked vehicle entered: 205 Massachusetts Ave., 10:43 a.m.
Citation issued for defective equipment: near 535 Turnpike St., 11:53 a.m.
Unlocked vehicle entered: 217 Massachusetts Ave., 12:01 p.m.
Unlocked vehicle entered: 12 Commonwealth Ave., 12:09 p.m.
Six parking tickets issued: High and Water streets, 3:04 p.m.
Larceny: 575 Osgood St., 4:16 p.m.
Vehicle vandalized: 16 Commonwealth Ave., 4:45 p.m.
Larceny: 865 Turnpike St., 5:07 p.m.
Arrest: Rafael Suazo, 31, of 63 Buswell St., Lawrence, unlicensed operation, near 12 Massachusetts Ave., 5:50 p.m.
Unlocked vehicle entered: 263 Massachusetts Ave., 7:10 p.m.
Car window broken, wallet stolen: 245 Berry St., 7:45 p.m.
Unlocked vehicle entered, loose change stolen: 40 Trinity Court, 8:12 p.m.
Citation issued for red light violation: Andover Bypass and Turnpike Street, 9:16 p.m.
Vandalism: 55 Lost Pond Road, 11:03 p.m.
:Wednesday, July 17
:Citation issued for speeding: near 1600 Osgood St., 8:55 a.m.
Threats: 1270 Turnpike St., 1:06 p.m.
Citation issued for unregistered motor vehicle, failure to display current inspection sticker: 410 Massachusetts Ave., 3:03 p.m.
Citation issued for red light violation: Chickering Road and Massachusetts Avenue, 3:33 p.m.