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August 30, 2013

Merrimack Valley Police Log

METHUEN — Two men were arrested in separate incidents at about the same time yesterday morning.

Police sought complaints against Luke Caraccio, 28, 236 Oak St., for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, being a peeping tom, malicious damage to property, resisting arrest, attempting to commit a crime, after officers responded to a report of a carjacking at 5:40 a.m. yesterday.

A caller told police a man approached him with a knife on Smith Street and tried to take his car keys. A struggle ensued, during which the caller said he was cut. Police said Caraccio fled on foot towards Haverhill Street. Police and a canine unit found Caraccio in the area.

He was trying to hurt himself when he was found, police said, and was transported to Holy Family Hospital.

The caller received minor injuries.

At the same time, another caller reported a man breaking into cars on Central Street. A the suspect was reported to be riding a bicycle heading toward Broadway.

Police located Richard Landry Jr., 20, 57 Broadway, and had the caller identify him. Landry was charged with two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny from a motor vehicle.

The following was taken from area police logs:



:Arrest: Francisco DeJesus, also known as, Dionisio DeJesus, 32, 253 Jackson St., assault and battery, larceny and intimidating a witness in a criminal investigation, 8:58 a.m.

Trespassing, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute: Alexander R. Lora, 21, 661 Essex St., 2:46 p.m.

Armed robbery: 67 Bunkerhill St., 12:39 a.m.

Auto accident: Arlington Street and Broadway, 1:11 a.m.

Auto accident: Haverhill and Union streets, 9:03 a.m.

Unarmed robbery: Lawrence and Saratoga streets, 9:52 p.m.

License plate stolen: Erving Avenue, 10:19 a.m.

Larceny: 606 Canal St., 12:46 p.m.

Animal complaint: Farrah Funeral Home, 170 Lawrence St., 1:29 p.m.

Auto accident: Commonwealth Drive and Marston Street, 2:26 p.m.

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