METHUEN – A fundraising canister for a dance school was reported stolen from the counter of a Prospect Street market, police said.
Aixa Ramirez, owner of Carolina’s Market at 462 Prospect St., told Detectives Chuck DeJesus and Thomas McMenamon Jr., that earlier in the day Monday, a man came into the store and purchased a few scratch tickets and took the fundraiser can.
She told the detectives the theft went unnoticed until later in the day when she viewed the store security video and saw what happened to the can.
Police said the video showed a man possibly in his 20s or 30s wearing a baseball cap, enter the store and purchase the tickets.
He then distracted the clerk and slid the canister over to one side of the counter, then leaves the store with it, police said.
The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday and was reported at 7 p.m., police said,.
Four charged with car breaks
HAVERHILL– Four people were arrested early Monday morning when police responded to reports of people breaking into cars on Lowell Avenue.
Roberto Rivera, 18, of 132 S. Elm St., and Michael Ellis, 17, of 32 Arch St,. were charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny over $250, and possession of burglary tools.
Roman Ruden, 17, of 137 Farnham St.,, Lawrence was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny over $250, and possession of burglary tools.
Elias Shea, 17, 97 Lincoln Ave., was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle two counts, malicious damage to a vehicle, resisting arrest and larceny over $250, police said.
Officers Dennis Moriarty and James Keenan made the arrests about 2:50 a.m., police said.
The following were taken from area police logs for Monday:
Burglary: 163 Swan St., 12:35 a.m.
Car crash: 400 Lowell St., three cars, no injuries, 6:36 a.m.
Car break: 436 Broadway, 11:35 a.m.
Vandalism: 90 Hampshire St., 1:06.
Car break: 171 East St., 1:39 p.m.
Vandalism: 95 Broadway, vehicle damaged, 1:43 p.m.
Arrest: Krystal Duke, 24, 22 Broad St., Haverhill, knowingly being present where heroin is kept, Park and Lawrence streets, 7:16 p.m.
Arrest: Richard Bell, 33, 22 Broad St., Haverhill, possession of heroin, Park and Lawrence streets, 7:16 p.m.
Animal complaint: 23 Commonwealth Ave., bat in the house, officer reports bat removed, 7:04 a.m.
Car crash: 530 Turnpike St., no injuries, 7:56 a.m.
Suspicious activity: 109 Blue Ridge Road, gold minivan circling the area, took a picture of a neighbor’s house, officer checked the area reports nothing found, 4:01 p.m.
Car crash: 535 Chickering Road, two cars, no injuries, 4:59 p.m.
Arrest:: Loc Van Dang, (cq) 36, 44 Hamlett St., Lawrence, shoplifting, 350 Winthrop Ave., 6:52 p.m.
Arrest: Christopher Hennessy, 24, 1160 Salem St., shoplifting, 757 Turnpike St., 7:18 p.m.
Arrest: Julio Ferrer, 24, 40 Brook St., Lawrence, driving after revocation of his license for drunken driving, failure to yield, 165 Dascomb Road, 3:44 a.m.
Illegal dumping: Lowell Junction Road, 6:53 a.m.
Car break: North Main Street, 12:21 p.m.
Theft: Morton Street, purse taken, 2:03 p.m.
Car crash: 196 Jackson St., under investigation, 12:16 a.m.
Burglary: 134 Newton St., 1:08 a.m.
Burglary: 326 Prospect St., 3:25 a.m.
Shots fired: 36 Hudson Ave., 3:53 a.m.
Car theft: 28 katherine St., 7:29 a.m.
Car theft: Cambridge and South Union streets, 7:56 a.m.
Car crash: 155 Haverhill St., under investigation, 9:41 a.m.
Car theft: 25 Bellevue St., 11:19 a.m.
Arrest: Jeena Defrancisco, (cq) 23, 3 Margarets Drive, Pelham, N.H., possession of a class B substance, General Street, 11:20 a.m.
Arrest: Krystopher Draper, (cq) 22, 19 Slavin Drive, Pelham, N.H., driving without a license, General Street, 11:30 a.m.
Car crash: 190 Lawrence St., no injuries, 12:15 p.m.
Car theft: 2 Greenwood St., 12:20 p.m.
Theft: 70 Tenney St., 2:05 p.m.
Arrest: Catherine Velez, 18, 379 Haverhill St., disorderly conduct, 379 Haverhill St., 2:40 p.m.
Car crash: Berkeley and Bruce streets, no injuries, 2:30 p.m.
Car crash: Hancock and Mason streets, no injuries, 4:19 p.m.
Arrest: Amanda Marotto, 22, 36 Picadilly Road, Hampstead, N.H., possession of a class B substance, Warwick Street, 5:50 p.m.
Car theft: 55 Wesley St., 6:25 p.m.
Burglary: 163 S. Union St., 7:35 p.m.
Arrest: Jose Diaz, 40, 29 Orchard St., assault and battery on a household member, 29 orchard St., 8:58 p.m.
Disturbance: 142 Howard St., 9 p.m.
Arrest: Carlos Deleon, 35, 94 Center St., driving after suspension, Center and Walnut streets, 10:45 p.m.
Loud music: 47 North St.,. 12:51 a.m.
Burglary: 143 Washington St., 2:16 a.m.
Vandalism: 255 Groveland St., 8:18 a.m.
Car break: 548 Hadley West Drive, 9:06 a.m.
Loud music: 22 John Ward Ave., 10:07 a.m.
Theft: 6 Concordia Drive, 1:12 p.m.
Car crash: 63 S. Main St., no injuries, 1:58 p.m.
Burglary: 157 Warrenton Road, 2:16 p.m.
Arrest: Joseph Christian, 44, 11 North St., assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, 11 North St., 2:20 pm..
Car rash: 253 Brandy Brow Road, no injuries, 2:30 p.m.
Car crash: Ward Hill Connector, no injuries, 3:05 p.m.
Car crash: Main Street, no injuries, 4:34 p.m.
Car break: 20 Main St., 6:43 p.m.
Car crash: Broadway, no injuries, 7:34 p.m.
Theft: 40 Locke St., 7:44 p.m.
Arrest: Christian Landor, 25, 58 Temple St., driving without a license, license plate violation, Temple and Reed streets, 7:50 p.m.
Loud music: 21 Essex St., 10:03 p.m.
Disturbance: 81 Winter St., 11:05 p.m.
Arrest: Joseph Holub, 24, 31 Woodcock Ave., assault and battery on a household member, attempted murder, 31 Woodcock Ave., 11:57 p.m.