EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 20, 2013

City man charged with stealing hygiene products


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — A city man with an apparent penchant for personal hygiene was arrested Monday night for allegedly shoplifting a variety of health and beauty aids from Market Basket.

Frank Gaton, 26, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealment after he tucked four Gillette deodorants, three large bottles of Pantene hair conditioner, two Aveeno moisturizers, seven Oral B toothbrushes and two apples in his zipper sweatshirt, according to a report by Officer Timothy Dube.

The value of the concealed items was $112.20, according to Dube’s report.

At 7 p.m., security managers at the 700 Essex St. store saw Gaton stuffing the items into his sweatshirt with surveillance cameras and notified police.

As Dube approached Gaton in the store to arrest him, Gaton tried to discard the items in a nearby carriage.

Burglar wakes Lawrence family

LAWRENCE — A family living on the second floor of a Haverhill Street home was awakened early Monday morning when someone broke into their apartment.

A resident living on the second floor of 81 Haverhill St. said he and his children woke up when they heard a loud crashing sound at 12:45 a.m. The father got out of bed, went into kitchen and “saw a figure rush” into his children’s bedroom, he told Officer John Tully.

The father yelled and the intruder ran from the apartment. It was dark in the apartment and the man said he didn’t get a good look at the intruder. He could describe him only as a man wearing a 3/4-length black coat with a fur-lined hood.

Pry marks on a door knob and a dead bolt on a living room door were later found. A 4-inch folding knife was also found on the floor, next to the door. Police seized the knife for possible fingerprints.

Methuen liquor

store robbed

METHUEN — Police are looking for a man who robbed cash from a downtown liquor store Monday afternoon.

Detective John DeLano said no one was hurt in the robbery, which took less than 45 seconds at about 3 p.m. Monday.

The suspect walked into the store earlier in the day and made a small purchase, DeLano said. He returned at about 3 and tried to get into the cash register. When the clerk confronted him, he demanded money. The clerk complied, and the man left in a dark gray Chevrolet sedan with two doors and New Hampshire plates.

Anyone with information should call DeLano at the Methuen Police Department at 978-983-8712.

The following items were recorded recently in area police logs:

LAWRENCE

Monday

Car break: 311 Merrimack St., 2002 Volkswagen Jetta broken into, iPhone 4 and charger stolen, 10 p.m.

Disturbance: 19 Winthrop Ave., 1:51 a.m.

Fight: 362 So. Broadway, 2:37 a.m.

Disturbance: 141 May St., 6:44 a.m.

Keep the peace: 141 May St., 12:20 p.m.

Car accident: Dorchester and Union streets, no personal injury, 2:28 p.m.

Car accident: 535 Haverhill St., no personal injury, 6:09 p.m.

METHUEN

Friday

Vehicle theft: 35 East Brook Place, 9:27 a.m.

Shoplifting: 70 Pleasant Valley St., 3:45 p.m.

Threats: 100 Haverhill St., 7:36 p.m.

Saturday

Larceny: 6 Tremont St., 5 p.m.

Hit and run: 17 Auburn St., 10:54 p.m.

Monday

Break in: 18 School St., 1:58 a.m.

Stolen license plate: 4 Durrell St., 6:39 p.m.

NORTH ANDOVER

Friday

Larceny: Market Basket, 350 Winthrop Ave., 10:30 a.m.

Larceny: Kohl’s Department Store, 360 Winthrop Ave., 12:45 p.m.

Saturday

Arrest: Kevin Goff, 23, of 21 French Farm Road, leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage, failure to stop for police, lights violation, near 5 Francis St., 1:17 a.m.

Citation issued for stop sign violation: Essex Street and Great Pond Road, 7:16 a.m.

Citation issued for stop sign violation: near 870 Great Pond Road, 7:42 a.m.

Restraining violation: 35 Third St., 8:46 p.m.

Sunday

Car fire: Winthrop Avenue, 5:23 a.m.

Larceny: 200 Chickering Road, 1:03 p.m.

Monday

Larceny: Market Basket, 350 Winthrop Ave., 8:52 a.m.

Citation issued for red light violation: Osgood and Prescott streets, 9:19 a.m.

The following items were taken from area police logs for Thursday, Feb. 14:

ANDOVER

Illegal dumping: High Street, 12:11 a.m.

Theft: License plate stolen, River Road, 3:19 p.m.

NORTH ANDOVER

Citation issued for speeding: Bradford and Osgood streets, 12:22 p.m.

Accident with injury: Andover and Turnpike streets, 1:57 p.m.

Citation issued for speeding: Holt Road and Osgood Street, 2:50 p.m.

Larceny: 40 Water St., 7:17 p.m.