By Paul Tennant
---- — NORTH ANDOVER — Police arrested two men and charged them with stealing merchandise in separate incidents at the North Andover Mall yesterday afternoon.
Joel Roszak, 40, of 253 Andover St., Lawrence, was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. at Kohl’s Department Store. Roszak was charged with larceny over $250 and resisting arrest.
Roszak was detained by a loss prevention officer at Kohl’s and arrested by Officer Jason Wedge.
Earlier in the afternoon, at 1:33 p.m., employees at Market Basket caught a man stealing merchandise, police said.
Carlos Baez, 32, of 18 Beacon St., apt. 30, Lawrence, was arrested by Officer Stephen Diminico and charged with shoplifting and illegal possession of a Class E drug.