EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 4, 2012

Cabbie robbed at gunpoint, slapped in face

Police logs

Staff reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE - A 49-year-old cab driver was robbed a gunpoint early Monday morning after picking up two men at 99 Park St.

The cabbie said both men smelled of alcohol and he assumed they were coming from a bar or party, according to a police report by Sgt. John Nicoletti.

They asked the taxi driver to take them to a variety of locations. Finally, when the cab driver turned onto Mechanic Street, a hard object was pressed into the back of his head and one of the men threatened, "Give me the money. Give the money," Nicoletti wrote.

The cabbie turned to look at the robber and saw a black handgun pointed at his face. The taxi driver also said he was slapped in the face before he turned over cash to the robbers. Both men then ran from the cab, into a yard behind a house, police said.

The gunman was wearing a dark New York Yankees ballcap, dark hooded sweatshirt and a diamond earring. He had a chin strap type beard with a small goatee.

The other robber appeared to be no older than 20 and spoke Spanish with a Puerto Rican accent, according to the report.

The following items appeared in police logs for Monday:

ANDOVER

Accident: One car into tree with personal injury and tow, Abbott Street, 4:39 a.m.

Arrest: Jegsy Sanchez, 23, of 7 Wyman St. in Lawrence, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense, River Road, 8:51 a.m.

Vandalism: Motor vehicle, Railroad Street, 3:03 p.m.

Arrest: Daniel Desruisseau, 25, of 25 Inwood Lane in Andover, assault and battery on a household member, two counts, Inwood Lane, 5:12 p.m.

LAWRENCE

Car break: 2004 Chevy Aveo sedan broken into, book bag and school books stolen, Broadway and Valley streets, theft occurred on Nov. 28 but break reported to police at 11:16 p.m.

Car break: 2007 Suzuki Forenza broken into, GPS and motor vehicle registration stolen, 2 Museum Square, 10 a.m.

Arrest: George Fonseca, 20, of 18 Winthrop Ave., #2, Lawrence; breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony and attempted larceny of property, 141 Amesbury St., 1:57 a.m.

Arrest: Nelsy Perez-Guevara, 24, of 10 Birch St., Lawrence; domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, 44 Monmouth St., 12:30 a.m.

Arrest: Blaise Joseph Conway Jr., 24, of 353 Lexington St., Woburn; illegal possession of heroin, 136 Water St., 3:46 p.m.

Arrest: Brandilee Rand, 22, of 35 Wicklow St., Malden; knowingly being present where heroin is kept, 136 Water St., 3:34 p.m.

Arrest: Anthony Cefalo, 27, of 34 Orvis Road, Keene, N.H.; knowingly being present where heroin is kept, 136 Water St., 3:58 p.m.

Arrest: Luis Alfonzo Baez-Pizarro, 41, of 13 Winslow Place, #2, Lawrence; threatening to commit a crime, 218 Broadway, 1:35 p.m.

Arrest: Jonathan Santiago, 21, of 25 Tremont St., #2, Lawrence; breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony, attempting to commit larceny and warrant for armed robbery, 141 Amesbury St., 1:45 p.m.

HAVERHILL

Larceny of auto parts: 22 Cedar St., 3:44 a.m.

Motor vehicle accident: 56 Oak Terrace, 7:34 a.m.

Motor vehicle accident: 359 East Broadway, 9:59 a.m.

Arrest: Michael Mansfield, 53, 141 How St., drinking in public, GAR Park, 12:17 p.m.

Arrest: Jeffrey Dodge, 50, 127 How St., drinking in public, GAR Park, 12:17 p.m.

Shoplifting: 150 Lafayette Square, 12:25 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 71 Summer St., 1:30 p.m.

Neighbor dispute: 80 Blossom St., 3:35 p.m.

Arrest: William Perry, 41, 15 South Lincoln St., larceny over $250, 12 Curtis Ave., 5:06 p.m.

Uttering: 25 Locust St., 7:03 p.m.

Assault: 546 West Lowell Ave., 11:34 p.m.

METHUEN

Car theft: 21 Howe St., 1:39 a.m.

Crash: Prospect and East streets, hit and run, 9:54 a.m.

Crash: 44 Oakland Ave., hit and run, 2:05 p.m.

Car break: 51 Osgood St., 2:16 p.m.

Shoplifting: 72 Pleasant Valley St., 2:36 p.m.

Theft: 90 Pleasant Valley St., 10:05 p.m.

NORTH ANDOVER

Citation issued for failure to wear seat belt: High and Water streets, 12:21 a.m.

Break-in: Olympia Sports, 350 Winthrop Ave., 9:05 a.m.

Citation issued for speeding: near 1701 Osgood St., 9:38 a.m.

Larceny: 28 Fernview Ave., 11:21 a.m.

Credit card fraud: 784 Winter St., 2 p.m.

Citation issued for speeding: Marbleridge Road and Salem Street, 3:15 p.m.