LAWRENCE — A Haverhill man was arrested early Monday morning after police spotted him leaving a house at Lowell and Margin streets, the city's notorious "crack corner," about 3:45 a.m.
Police said Officer John DeSantis Jr. spotted the man, later identified as Joseph Shea, 43, of 5 Ford St., leaving a house, which is known for drug dealing, and getting into a 2002 Saturn. As the driver left, DeSantis ran the car's plate and the number came back to a 79-year-old woman, who lives on the other side of the city.
When the driver turned right onto Haverhill Street, DeSantis stopped him near Broadway.
Shea was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine when officers found two small twists of cocaine. Shea also was charged with possession of a class C substance, oxycodone, after a prescription bottle of the drug with his mother's name on it was found in the car, and driving after suspension of his license.
The following were taken from area police logs for Monday:
Car break: 21 Hampshire Road, 7:20 a.m.
Disturbance: 70 East St., 7:42 a.m.
Theft: 235 East St., 10:10 a.m.
Theft: 1 Wheeler St., 10:15 a.m.
Car crash: Merrimack and Renfrew streets, two cars, no injuries, 12:16 p.m.
Car crash: Pleasant Street and Pleasant Circle, two cars, no injuries, 4:50 p.m.
Arrest: Jonathan Budd, 21, 49 Riverview St., assault and battery, 49 River St., 5:53 p.m.
Arrest: David LaPierre, 56, 23 Capitol St., driving under the influence of alcohol, 9 Park St., 9:05 p.m.
Animal complaint: 163 Turnpike St., dog tied outside, 2:52 p.m.
Car crash: 381 Summer St., under investigation, 11:12 p.m.
Vandalism: River Road, vending machine damaged, 9:08 a.m.
Car crash: Park Street, car into a parked car, no injuries, 7:18 p.m.
Disturbance: 69 Osgood St., 12:05 a.m.
Car break: 10 Falmouth St., 12:59 a.m.
Disturbance: 2 Inman St., 1:13 a.m.
Arrest: Irvin Tellez, 19, 12 Walnut St., assault and battery on a household member, 12 Walnut St., 1:33 a.m.
Noise complaint: 58 Willow St., 2:03 a.m.
Car break: 13 William St., 7:38 a.m.
Car break: 154 Broadway, 7:43 a.m.
Car break: 151 Bailey St., 8 a.m.
Burglary: 59 Trenton St., 8:30 a.m.
Arrest: Gabriel Alicea, 37, 106 Bunkerhill St., receiving stolen property over $250, 22 Spruce St., 11:30 a.m.
Arrest: David Peguero, 34, 143 May St., receiving stolen property over $250, 22 Spruce St., 11:30 a.m.
Vandalism: 222 Lowell St., 12:28 p.m.
Burglary: 125 Glenn St., 1:18 p.m.
Car theft: 8 Diamond St., 2:35 p.m.
Car crash: Lawrence and Maple streets, no injuries, 2:37 p.m.
Arrest: Jose Millan, 28, 34 Avon St., violation of a court order, 34 Avon St., 2:55 p.m.
Burglary: 62 Kent St., 2:59 p.m.
Vandalism: 63 Swan St., 3:06 p.m.
Arrest: Marissa Loffredo, 30, homeless, trespassing, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, 135 Broadway, 3:59 p.m.
Arrest: Cynthia Perez, 37, 70 Broadway, Methuen, shoplifting under $100, violation of a court order, possession of marijuana, 73 Winthrop Ave., 4:20 p.m.
Theft: 46 Haverhill St., 6:40 p.m.
Car crash: Andover and Beacon streets, no injuries, 8:39 p.m.
Noise complaint: 205 Broadway, 11:47 p.m.