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July 11, 2013

5 arrested in Methuen on drug charges

Staff reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN — Five people from Manchester, N.H., were arrested yesterday evening after police said they saw a drug transaction take place on Lawrence Street.

Jose Ramone Rivera, 34, 253 Spruce St., Patricia Sue Tompkins, 30, 253 Spruce St., Shauna Marie Gionet, 21, 59 Dudley St., Eric James Kelly, 29, 128 Central St. and Miguel Jose Maurin, 20, 363 Manchester St., all of Manchester, were arrested at 6:24 p.m. on Broadway at the Route 213 interchange.

Police patrolman Jeff Torrisi, a canine unit, spotted three people — Gionet, Kelly and Maurin — standing outside a vehicle parked at a liquor store on Lawrence Street yesterday at about 4:30 p.m., said police Sgt. Jim Gunther. They all appeared to be looking for someone, so Torrisi stopped to watch the group.

Rivera and Thompkins appeared from Camden Street and walked to the group, conducting what police believe was an exchange inside the vehicle, Gunther said.

Rivera and Thompkins left the vehicle and got into another, which circled the block and left them out on Phillips Street. They returned to the first car and all left together.

Police stopped them on Broadway and found 4.2 grams of heroin in the back seat, Gunther said. Police believe they purchased the heroin and planned to drive back to Manchester to use it.

Rivera was charged with manufacture or distribution of a class A substance and possession of a class A substance; Tompkins was charged with possession of a class A substance; and Gionet, Kelly and Maurin were each charged with knowingly being present where heroin is kept.

Gunther said none of them have criminal records in Massachusetts, and a couple had minor offenses in New Hampshire.

The following items were taken from area police logs:

ANDOVER

:Wednesday

Vandalism: Andover Street, 7:40 a.m.

Accident: One car towed, no injuries, Beacon Street, 9:35 a.m.

Domestic incident: High Vale Lane, 1:39 p.m.

Arrest: Conception Cabrera, 48, of 83 West St., Lawrence, identity fraud, River Road, 2:09 p.m. This arrest was processed as a courtesy booking for the Gloucester Police Department.

LAWRENCE

:Tuesday

Arrest: Christian Cruz, 21, 83 West St., Lawrence, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and defective brake lights, Saunders and Thorndike streets, 7:36 p.m.

Arrest: Devon M. Hinkson, 20, Dunstable, assault and battery, Reservoir and Ames streets, 9:48 p.m.

Arrest: Jose Martin Serrano-Ayuso, 26, 98 Farnham St., Lawrence, operating after revocation or suspension of driver’s license, negligent operation of motor vehicle and racing motor vehicle, noise from skidding tires, 5 S. Union St., 10:29 p.m.

Arrest: Jose Cedeno, 41, 64 Osgood St., Lawrence, shoplifting by concealment and possession of heroin, 700 Essex St.,12:48 p.m.

Arrest: Eric Ragsdale, 30, Burlington, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine and operating with suspended driver’s license, Adler and Willow streets, 11:15 a.m.

Arrest: Sweeney Delarosa, 28, 19 Eutah St., Lawrence, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, vandalism of more than $250, vandalism of less than $250 and assault and battery on a household member, 90 Lowell St., 3:15 p.m.

Arrest: Freddy Abreu, 24, 82 Bailey St., Lawrence, distribution of heroin, Abbott and Foster streets, 2:37 p.m.

Arrest: Selvin Manuel Lima, 17, Lowell, larceny of motor vehicle/trailer, concealing motor vehicle/trailer theft, taking motor vehicle without authority and stealing parts, resisting arrest and trespassing after notice, 135 Hancock St., 12:21 p.m.

Arrest: Victor Alexis Dominguez, 17, Lowell, larceny of motor vehicle/trailer, concealing motor vehicle/trailer theft, taking motor vehicle without authority and stealing parts, resisting arrest, trespassing after notice and possession of burglary tools, 135 Hancock St., 12:21 p.m.

Arrest: Francisco Javier Veras, 23, 51 Essex St., Lawrence, trafficking in more than 28 grams of heroin and drug violation near school/park, Saunders and Thorndike streets, 7:11 p.m.

METHUEN

:Wednesday

Theft: Items missing from garage, 585 Prospect St., 10:30 a.m.

Arrest: John E. Paschal, 46, 250 Canal St., Lawrence, violation of a protective order, 29 Larchwood Road, 11 a.m.

Shoplifting: CVS, 76 Swan St., 9:58 p.m.

NORTH ANDOVER

:Tuesday

Expired deer removed: 1510 Great Pond Road, 8:05 a.m.

Four parking tickets issued: Elm and Water streets, 12:15 p.m.

Fox sighting reported: near Kindercare, 594 Chickering Road, 1:16 p.m.

Citation issued for speeding: Barker and Osgood streets, 2:58 p.m.

:Expired deer observed at side of highway, state notified: near 740 Turnpike St., 3:23 p.m.

Citation issued for not having license in possession: Massachusetts Avenue and Interstate 495, 9:52 p.m.

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