LAWRENCE — A man who went to the police station to report a crime ended up getting charged with one after he became belligerent and threatened police officers.
Manuel Sanchez, 28, of 4 John Ave., Lawrence, was charged with trespassing, witness intimidation and threatening to commit a crime.
Police said he walked into station around 9:35 a.m. and told the desk officer that he was a victim of a car jacking and that his friend’s car had been taken from him. According to a police report, Sanchez “appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He displayed red, glassy eyes and emanated a strong smell of alcoholic beverage from his breath.”
He also appeared to be injured, with dried blood on his hands and clothing. He told police he had been “stabbed at the carjacking.”
Sgt. Maurice Aguiler said in his report on the incident that Sanchez was invited into the station to sit in the interview room and receive medical attention. At first, Sanchez was reluctant to go into the room but eventually agreed. He refused medical help from Patriot Ambulance and the Lawrence Fire Department, despite lacerations on his wrist and hand.
Sanchez then began retelling what happened in the alleged carjacking, but details of the story kept changing, Aguiler said. He was informed by police that based on the “sheer improbability of his story along with his apparent intoxication,” police would not be able to issue a report on the incident. They said he needed to leave and get his story straight before coming back to report a crime.
Sanchez then became argumentative and angry, and refused to leave the station. At one point, he stood in front of Aguiler and said, “I know you. I did three years in Shirley Super Max and I’m about to bring it down on you.” He also kept glaring and clenching his fists while making threats.
He was then told he was placed under arrest, at which point Aguiler, assisted by Sgt. Michael Mangan, grabbed him by the arms and pinned him against a desk. He was handcuffed and taken downstairs for booking.
He then told officers he had been lying about what happened and couldn’t actually tell what happened because he was a “Trinitario (gang) not a snitch.”
The following items are from local police logs:
Monday, Jan. 28
Larceny: Contractor reports copper wire stolen, 106 Sherwood Drive, 9:14 a.m.
Vandalism: 423 Pelham St., 10:41 a.m.
Vandalism: 11 Oakland Avenue, 12:22 p.m.
Crash: With injury, 520 Merrimack St., 6:10 p.m.
Crash: With injury, 1 Griffin Brook Drive, 6:56 p.m.
House break: 89 Kenwood Road, 7:18 p.m.
House break: 73 Oakside Avenue, 7:58 p.m.
Arrest: Damian Castillo, 17, 86 Bunkerhill St., Lawrence, breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, 90 Hampshire St., 9:19 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 28
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: 1 General St., 3:55 a.m.
Malicious damage: 383 Haverhill St., 7:29 am.
Malicious damage: 381 Hampshire St., 8:25 a.m.
Larceny, motor vehicle: 87 Jamaica St., 10:32 a.m.
Arrest: Moises Cunha, 39, of 361 Fenway St., Brighton, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield, Boyd St. and So. Broadway, 10:37 a.m.
Arrest: Guilmette School, 80 Bodwell St., 11:24 a.m.
Larceny: Hampton Street, 11:45 a.m.
Arrest: Amesbury and Common streets, 12:15 p.m.
Arrest: Ricardo Acevedo, 24, 194 Bruce St., assault and battery on a police officer, possession of burglary tools, breaking and entering into a building in the daytime, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, at Lawrence and Maple streets, 12:51 p.m.
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: 109 Margin St., 2nd floor, 3:07 p.m.
Arrest: Jason Rodriguez, 23, 4 Arlitt Court, #1, Lawrence, possessing a firearm without FID card, possession of counterfeit note, possession with tinent to distribute Class D drug, receiving stolen property over $250, improper storage of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, 4 Arlitt Court, #1, 5:23 p.m.
Arrest: Steven Gonzalez, 21, of 4 Grove St., #2, Lawrence, possession of a firearm without FID card, receiving stolen property over $250, improper storage of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, 4 Arlitt Ct., Lawrence, 5:24 p.m.
Kidnap: 91 Bailey St., 5:40 p.m.
Breaking and entering, motor vehicle: 40 Lawrence St., passenger side window smashed while parked outside YMCA, missing items include wallet with $250 in cash, Social Security card, student ID, iPhone car adapter, 7:58 p.m.
Arrest: Ana Luz Cradock, 28, of 380 Haverhill St., Lawrence, sexual conduct for a fee. 10:37 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 25
Citation issued for red light violation: Massachusetts Avenue and Waverly Road, 10:04 a.m.
Citation issued for speeding: Boston Street and Willow Ridge Road, 3:03 p.m.
Summons issued for shoplifting: Kohl’s Department Store, 2:19 p.m.
Arrest: Deshawn Pryor-Joyner, 22, of 18 School St., driving after license suspension, near 350 Winthrop Ave., 6:50 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Arrest: Taylor McCabe, 19, of 10 Tyler St., Methuen, underage possession of alcohol, arrested by Merrimack College police, 3:12 a.m.
Arrest: Juan Lopez, 43, of 32 Harkaway Road, assault and battery on a household member, 67 Coventry Lane, 6:45 a.m.
Accident with four people suffering minor injuries: Andover Bypass and Turnpike Street, 4:47 p.m.
Arrest: Sarah Lefever, 25, of 111 Market St., Lawrence, shoplifting, Kohl’s Department Store, 360 Winthrop Ave., 5:56 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27
19-year-old man taken into protective custody: 13 Main St., 3:41 a.m.
Arrest: Kevin Drew, 22, of 51 Magnolia Ave., Andover, shoplifting, Kohl’s Department Store, 360 Winthrop Ave., 8:39.