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April 19, 2013

Three Andover teens arrested on bomb charges

Teens arrested on bomb charges

ANDOVER — Three teens were arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with throwing, placing or exploding explosive devices, according to police reports.

Arrested were: Charlie Watson, 17, of 66 Chandler Road in Andover; Michael Frio, 18, of 7 Ivanhoe Lane in Andover; and Josef Mazzuchi, 17, of 4 Penni Lane in Andover.

During the day, police received two calls from Cross Street, the home of Wood Hill Middle School, reporting plastic soda bottles placed in a way to suggest they “might be explosive,” as reported in one of the two incidents.

The first call, at 8:28 a.m., reported “a 2 liter Coke bottle duct taped.” The call triggered a response from the State Police bomb squad and the Andover Fire Department, according to police reports.

A second call came in at 2:54 p.m. after “another bottle bomb” was found near a soccer field at the middle school, reports said.

After the second call, police checked out video surveillance at the school, leading them to a car on High Plain Road and, eventually, the arrests of the three teenagers, according to reports.

The following items were recorded recently in area police logs:


:Thursday, April 11

Theft: Stirling Street, 1:13 a.m.

Domestic incident: Mohawk Road, 7:03 a.m.

Theft: Samos Lane, 7:07 a.m.

Arrest: Amanda Bari, 20, of 50 Washington Park Drive in Andover, violating a domestic protective order, Washington park Drive, 8:08 a.m.

Theft: Rock Odundee Road, 12:17 p.m.

Hit and run crash: Park Street, 12:47 p.m.

Theft: Rock Odundee Road, 3:22 p.m.

Theft: Chandler Road, 3:22 p.m.

Friday, April 12

Arrest: Robert LeClerc, 63, of 168 River Road in Andover, operating under the influence of drugs, Frontage Road, 3:07 a.m.

Theft: Wildwood Road, 7:44 a.m.

Theft: North Main Street, 9:25 a.m.

Vandalism: Elm Street, 12:24 p.m.

Domestic incident: North Main Street, 3:52 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

Domestic incident: Carter Lane, 1:11 p.m.

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