All was quiet and orderly in North Andover on Monday night when suddenly a resident at 105 Kara Drive saw a coyote on the front porch.
Police were called at 7:19 p.m. and Officer Jay Staude went to the home. Staude asked that the state Environmental Police be called, but that agency did not have any officers on duty in the area, according to the police log.
Staude was able to shoo the coyote away from the front porch and it headed into the nearby woods, police said. The animal was a young coyote and residents reported it made more appearances in the neighborhood the following day, according to police Lt. Charles Gray.
Residents with concerns or questions about coyotes should call Animal Control Officer Amy McCarthy at 978-683-3168, Gray said. Police advise residents to keep their dogs and cats inside if coyotes are seen in their neighborhoods.
The following items were recently taken from area police logs:
:House break: North Main Street, 11:19 a.m.
Theft: Martingale Lane, 12:15 p.m.
Theft: Railroad Street, 3:35 p.m.
:Domestic incident: Lincoln Circle, 8 a.m.
Theft: Elm Street, 10:01 a.m.
:Arrest: Jill Day, 28, of 96 North Main St., Andover, assault and battery on a household member, North Main Street, 1:12 a.m.
Arrest: Brittany Primeau, 23, of 11 Al St., Derry, operating under the influence of liquor, Dascomb Road, 2:28 a.m.
Domestic incident: River Road, 11:13 a.m.
:Hit-and-run crash: Balmoral Street, 12:32 p.m.
:Arrest: Fernando Alvarado, 38, of 119 Annex St., first floor, Methuen; distribution of heroin, Water and Chandler streets, 3:20 p.m.
Arrest: Lyndsay Pratt, 20, of 88 Hall Road, Londonderry; knowingly being present where heroin is kept, Water and Chandler streets, 3 p.m.
Arrest: Brandon Dumont, 20, of 88 Hall Road, Londonderry; illegal possession of heroin, Water and Chandler streets, 2:38 p.m.
Arrest: Pablo Ortiz, 38, of 5 Pearl St., Lawrence; armed robbery while masked, 305 South Broadway, 6 p.m.