LAWRENCE — Thieves broke into a car parked at the South Lawrence East School and stole a GPS device, police said.

Nancy Shepherd of Methuen told police her son had parked her 1998 Honda CRV in the parking lot at the school Tuesday night while he watched a basketball game.

When he returned to the car he noticed the front driver's side window was smashed out. The steering column was damaged and a Tom Tom GPS device was stolen.

The break-in and theft were reported at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The following were taken from area police logs for Wednesday:

Methuen

Car crash: 476 Broadway, no injuries, 9:09 a.m.

Theft: 45 Christopher Drive, 9:22 a.m.

Car theft: 9 Granite St., 10:09 a.m.

Theft: 5 Walton Ave., license plate stolen, 11:17 a.m.

Disturbance: Elm and Dawes streets, 2:18 p.m.

Arrest: Carl Carlson, 34, Barrington, N.H., distribution of cocaine, 500 Jackson St., 3:20 p.m.

Arrest: Kevin Washington, 37, Nashua, N.H., possession of cocaine, 500 Jackson St., 3:20 p.m.

Disturbance: 22 East Brook Place, kids running in the road, 4 p.m.

Car crash: Aegean Drive, hit and run, 6:03 p.m.

Theft: 67 Pleasant Valley St., 6:10 p.m.

Car crash: 2 Howe St., two cars, no injuries, 6:58 a.m.

Arrest: Jairo Rodriguez, 18, 440 North Ave., Haverhill, driving after suspension, 8 Lavoie Ave., 7:39 p.m.

Arrest: Denise Moscat, 44, 37A Knox St., Lawrence, driving to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer, 179 Berkeley St., 9 p.m.

North Andover

Car crash: 733 Turnpike St., no injuries, 1:24 p.m.

Suspicious activity: 350 Winthrop Ave., officer reports a car behind the Market Basket store, officer reports it was the manager of TJ Maxx having lunch, 1:46 p.m.

Arrest: Cameron Boutin, 17, 8 Tersolo Road, Haverhill, malicious destruction of property over $250, 495 Main St., 8:30 p.m.

Arrest: Gerard St. Cyr Jr., 55, 48 Colgate Drive, driving under the influence of alcohol second offense, speeding, one-way street violation, Chickering Road and Main Street, 11:15 p.m.

Andover

Theft: Cross Street, 1:26 p.m.

Car crash: Harold Parker Road, car into a tree, no injuries, 1:51 p.m.

Car crash: North Main Street, two cars, no injuries, 2:40 p.m.

Vandalism: Bailey Road, mailbox damaged, 4:58 p.m.

Car crash: River Road, two cars, no injuries, 5:09 p.m.

Arrest: Evan Hartwig, 24, Boston, distribution of marijuana, 138 River Road, 9:40 p.m.

Arrest: Patrick Shaughnessy, 22, Ridgefield, Conn., possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, 138 River Road, 9:40 p.m.

Lawrence

Car theft: 282 Broadway, 7 a.m.

Car crash: Amesbury and Lowell streets, no injuries, 7:22 a.m.

Car theft: Daisy and Holly streets, 8:05 a.m.

Disturbance: 106 Tremont St., 8:16 a.m.

Car theft: Hancock Street, 9:03 a.m.

Vandalism: Haverhill and Railroad streets, 9:18 a.m.

Theft: 70 N. Parish Road, 9:46 a.m.

Car theft: 459 Broadway, 11:39 a.m.

Vandalism: 32 Abbott St., 12:23 p.m.

Car theft: 77 Ferry St., 1:22 p.m.

Burglary: 1087 Essex St., 1:58 p.m.

Vandalism: Fern and Lawrence streets, 2:57 p.m.

Theft: 2 Sheridan St., 3:21 p.m.

Car crash: 73 Winthrop Ave., no injuries, 4:17 p.m.

Vandalism: 8 Farley St., 5:15 p.m.

Car theft: 288 Broadway, 5:48 p.m.

Car theft: 1 Community Ave., 6:04 p.m.

Disturbance: 6 Commonwealth Drive, 7:18 p.m.

Car break: 165 Crawford St., 8:29 p.m.

Arrest: William Scales, 47, 32 Lawrence St., driving after revocation, attaching improper plates, driving with a revoked license plate, driving an uninsured vehicle, 205 Broadway, 10 p.m.

Shots fired: Fulton Street, 10:32 p.m.

Arrest: Jose Lopez, 27, 47 Chelmsford St., driving without a license, marked lanes violation, marked lanes violation, Clark and High streets, 11:38 p.m.

Haverhill

Car crash: 115 Amesbury Line Road, under investigation, 7:18 a.m.

Car crash: 518 Water St., under investigation, 7:56 a.m.

Theft: 137 Monument St., 8:24 a.m.

Vandalism: 30 Railroad Ave., 10:06 a.m.

Noise complaint: 8 Elm St., 11:14 a.m.

Disturbance: 380 Washington St., 2:02 p.m.

Theft: 100 Winchester St., 3:08 p.m.

Disturbance: Brockton Avenue, 3:12 p.m.

Car crash: 501 Broadway, under investigation, 3:35 p.m.

Disturbance: 23 Victor St., 4:41 p.m.

Theft: 310 Main St., 4:46 p.m.

Arrest: Ivan Shaw, 30, 27 Pilling St., possession of cocaine, Pilling Street, 5:30 p.m.

Disturbance: 30 Danforth Court, 7 p.m.

Disturbance: 44 Worcester St., 7:24 p.m.

Disturbance: 19 Whitcomb St., 7:58 p.m.

Disturbance: 1 Prospect St., 8:03 p.m.

Arrest: Luis Perez, 17, 7 Lewis St., minor in possession of alcoholic beverages, Lafayette Square, 9:04 p.m.

Disturbance: 109 Summer St., 9:08 p.m.

Arrest: Dante Decesare, 43, 103 Summer St., assault and battery on a household member, intimidation of a witness, 103 Summer St., 9:30 p.m.

Car crash: Victory Avenue, under investigation, 10:05 p.m.

Car theft: 52 Pilling St., 11:29 p.m.

Loud music: 157 Winter St., 11:43 p.m.

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