EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 27, 2013

Woman arrested on child endangerment, drug charges while parked in car in Lawrence

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — A woman from Norfolk was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with child endangerment after police say she was shooting up heroin while her one-year-old daughter sat in the back of the car.

Lori Yanni, 30, of 26 Priscilla Ave., Norfolk, was charged with possession of a Class A drug (heroin), possession of Class E drug (prescription pills) and child endangerment following the 2:20 p.m. incident at West and Acton streets.

A man in the car with her, John McLean, 29, of 18 Almont St., Lowell, was charged with possession of heroin and prescription pills.

Lt. Mark Ciccarelli said he was on patrol as part of the street narcotics enforcement unit when he drove past a 2001 Honda Civic parked on Acton Street and driven by Yanni with McLean in the passenger seat.

Ciccarelli said he observed the man with a hypodermic needle and syringe in his right hand and an orange syringe cap in his teeth.

He and Det. Carmen Purpora approached the car and as they did, observed McLean holding a spoon with brown powder in it. He was ordered to drop the spoon and the hypodermic needle and complied.

Both were placed under arrest without incident.

During a search of McLean, police found heroin in his right front pocket. As they searched the vehicle, police discovered Yanni’s child in the back seat.

During additional searches, police found numerous pills without prescriptions.

The following items were recently taken from area police logs:


Wednesday, April 24

:Theft: Golden Oaks Lane, 1:03 a.m.

Theft: Rose Glen Drive, 8:17 a.m.

Accident: Car versus bike, no injuries, Bartlet Street, 1:48 p.m.

Accident: Injuries reported, two cars towed, Route 93 south between River Road and Route 495 interchange, 6:03 p.m.


The following items were taken from the Lawrence police log for Wednesday, April 24, 2013:

:Arrest: Bennington and Myrtle streets, 12:02 a.m.

Larceny: 231 E. Haverhill St., #A, 5:54 a.m.

Arrest: Joelis Batista, 25, of 47 Crosby St., Lawrence, trafficking in heroin/morphine, unlawful possession of a firearm, two drug-related warrants, 160 Winthrop Ave., 10:58 a.m.

Arrest: 431 Essex St., 11:43 a.m.

Arrests: Edwin Nunez, 25, of 501 Hampshire St., #1, Lawrence, distribution of a Class A drug; Charles Ash, 54, of 190 Manchester St., Concord, Mass., possession of heroin; Essex and Floral streets, 12:13 p.m.

Arrest: Elvis Guilamo, 21, of 67 Trenton St., #1, Lawrence, intimidating a witness in a criminal investigation, at the courthouse, 2 Appleton St., 12:28 p.m.

Larceny: Four tires and rims were stolen from a Honda Accord while it was parked outside Commonwealth Imports, 479 Broadway overnight; reported to police at 2:36 p.m.

Arrest: 110 Bernard Ave., 2:19 p.m.

Breaking and entering, motor vehicle: 29 Dracut St., 5:21 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 577 S. Union St., 6:26 p.m.

Assault and battery: 15 Jordan St., 3rd floor, 7:51 p.m.

Arrest: Hampshire and Valley streets, 8:45 p.m.

Breaking and entering: 204 S. Union St., 2nd floor, 8:58 p.m.

Breaking and enetinerg: 198 Philliops St., 1st floor, 9:26 p.m.

Assault and battery: 7-11, 703 Haverhill St., 9:43 p.m.

Larceny: 383 Haverhill St., 11:11 p.m.



:Larceny: Fare did not pay, Locust Road and Tower Street, 1:36 a.m.

Hit and run: 70 East St., 8:01 a.m.

Vandalism: Graffiti, 20 Kenwood Road, 8:16 a.m.

Breaking and entering a vehicle: 44 Delmont St., 8:23 a.m.

Vandalism: 2 Carleton St., 9 a.m.

Arrest: James E. Seeley, 28, 5 Independence Drive, driving with a revoked license, Pleasant Valley Street, 4:11 p.m.

Shoplifting: 70 Pleasant Valley Street, 4:40 p.m.

Threats: 14 Jasper St., 5:18 p.m.

Arrest: Dereck A. Leighton, 35, 24 1/2 Powwow St., Amesbury, carrying a dangerous weapon, driving with a revoked license, failure to signal, 90 Pleasant Valley St., 7:30 p.m.

Breaking and entering a vehicle: 5 Burnham Road, 8:13 p.m.


:Arrest: Daniel Castricone, 50, 4 Birchwood Road, operating under the influence of alcohol, permitting impeded operation, 84 Brown St., 9:54 a.m.

Arrest: Bryan J. Cortijo, 31, 9R Tremont St., Lawrence, shoplifting, giving a false name to police, uttering a forged instrument, 76 Swan St., 4:11 p.m.

Shoplifting: 90 Pleasant Valley St., 6:22 p.m.


:Breaking and entering a vehicle: 31 Bailey St., 7:52 a.m.

Arrest: Miguel A. Diaz, Jr., 19, 37 Bowdoin St., Lawrence, assault and battery, violating a protective order, 35 Camden St., 11:20 a.m.

Arrest: William L. Weber, 44, 42 Adelaide Ave., trespassing, 38 Calumet Road, 3:34 p.m.

Breaking and entering a vehicle: 200 Lawrence St., 6:56 p.m.



:Citation issued for red light violation: Chickering Road and Prescott Street, 8:12 a.m.

Citation issued for failure to wear seat belt: Massachusetts Avenue and Interstate 495, 10 a.m.

Arrests: Kristina Parker, 26, of 27 Kimball Road, Amesbury, shoplifting – third offense; and Elizabeth Chase, 20, of 27 Kimball Road, Amesbury, shoplifting, Kohl’s Department Store, 360 Winthrop Ave., 10:55 a.m.

Citation issued for speeding: near 1140 Osgood St., 1:31 p.m.

Citation issued for speeding: near 1503 Osgood St., 3:41 p.m.