Saturday, July 14, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Andover Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following are excerpts from the Andover Police log. The log is open to the public. Wednesday, July 11 At 6:53 a.m. police arrested Antonio Setimo DaCosta, 45, of 157 Second St., Apt. 213, Framingham, on Main Street. DaCosta was charged with the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and an equipment violation. At 7:06 a.m. a two-car crash with no injuries was reported on Pearson Street. At 10:14 a.m. a walk-in visitor reported that a rock flew up and cracked his windshield on Pearson Street. He said that a nearby lawn mower caused the rock to fly at his windshield. At 12:50 p.m. a caller reported a motor vehicle that hit a fire hydrant on Judson Road. At 3:18 p.m. a car accident with injuries was reported on Lowell Street. At 5:56 p.m…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Two troopers were injured after following up on a suspicious vehicle.
Two State Troopers working a detail Friday evening were injured while following up on a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 93. The troopers were standing by state highway crews at around 9 p.m. Friday night, according to Andover Police lt Daniel G. Richard. The troopers discovered that the operator of a vehicle passing by was driving with a suspended license. After stopping the vehicle, the troopers observed illegal fireworks. At that point, Richard said, the operator and the front-seat passenger instigated a physical altercation with the troopers. Both troopers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Lawrence General Hospital. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported to Middleton House of Correction and were…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Joel Gordon, who is being charged with robbing two banks in Manchester, N.H., will be extradited to New Hampshire following his arrest this weekend in Andover.
Bedford, N.H. man Joel Gordon was arraigned Monday in Lawrence District Court and is being held in Middleton without bail. But he may be back in New Hampshire by Tuesday to face charges in connection with two bank robberies in Manchester, N.H. earlier this month. According to Essex County District Attorney spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan, New Hampshire Sheriff's Department officers plan to pick up Gordon on Tuesday so he can face charges in the Granite State. Judge Michael Brooks heard the case Monday in Lawrence and ordered Gordon to stay at the Middleton House of Corrections until he is extradited back to New Hampshire. Gordon was arrested in Andover early Saturday morning after police received word that he was staying at the Andover …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
A Bedford, N.H. man was arrested in Andover early Saturday morning.
Andover Police arrested a New Hampshire man on Saturday in connection with two robberies in Manchester earlier this month. According to Andover Police Lt. William Oulette, police received information that Joel Gordon, a Bedford, N.H. man wanted by police, was staying at a hotel in Andover. Using a warrant for a fugitive from justice, Andover Police made the arrest around 3 a.m. Saturday morning without incident. Gordon was initially being sought by police for allegedly robbing a TD Bank branch on South Main Street in Manchester, N.H. on June 11, according to WMUR. Then last week, Manchester police said Gordon was also wanted for robbing the Digital Federal Credit Union on South Willow Street in Manchester on Wednesday morning. Gordon will …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
An error at Lawrence Superior Court will allow a level 3 sex offender to go free.
A mistake in filing at Lawrence Superior Court means a level 3 sex offender, convicted of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old man in Andover, will be released from prison, according to the Lowell Sun. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that the administrative mistake keeps the Essex County District Attorney from being able to lock up level 3 sex offender David Gangi for life, a sentence which they believe is justified. He was convicted in 1992 and 1998 for indecent assault and battery, in addition to the 2008 conviction stemming from the Andover incident. Read the full article at the Lowell Sun.
Monday, April 16, 2012
One teen is charged with assault and battery on a police officer.
Nearly a dozen Andover police officers as well as a State Police K-9 unit were used to bust an underage drinking party on Buchan Drive early Sunday morning. When all was said and done, Andover police arrested and charged four teenagers, one girl and four boys, including the resident of the home. A call came in around 12:16 a.m. Sunday morning in regards to an apparent underage drinking party. After breaking up the party, some tried to flee and authorities employed a State Police K-9 unit as well as thermo imaging tools. Police eventually arrested Christopher J. Lundgren, 17, at his 6 Buchan Drive home, where the party was being hosted. However, before police were able to take him to the station for booking, Lundgren managed to break free …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
State Police arrested Haverhill resident Natalie Quadros early Saturday morning.
State Police arrested a woman on Interstate 495 this past weekend after she crashed into a marked police cruiser. Shortly before 12:55 a.m. on Saturday morning, a state police trooper was observing a vehicle on Interstate 495 in Andover for possible impaired operation. At that time, the operator, Natalie Quadros, 27, of Haverhill, swerved across the road and collided witht he cruiser. Quadros was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, failure to signal, a marked lanes violation and state highway traffic violations. Nobody was injured in the incident and Quadros was released on personal recognizance and was due to appear in Lawrence District Court on Monday, March 19.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Pamela Charoux was charged with DWI and speeding.
An Andover resident was charged early Sunday morning for driving while intoxicated after her vehicle backed into a Salem, N.H., police cruiser during the stop, police said. Pamela Charoux, 45, of Andover was charged with speeding in addition to driving while intoxicated after the incident. Salem Officer Jason Smith stopped a vehicle for speeing at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday in the area of Route 28 and Old Rockingham Road. According to police, he exited his marked cruiser with emergency systems activated and as he approached the vehicle, it "suddenly began to move in reverse and struck his cruiser," police said. Police said the cruiser sustained minor front end damage while the other vehicle sustained "moderate" rear end damage and no …
Monday, February 6, 2012
An Andover teenager was arrested last night for allegedly pistol whipping two other kids at a Ritz-Carlton residence during a Super Bowl Party, according to Boston.com.
The morning after the Pats lost it and a Super Bowl Party went awry, a 19-year-old Andover resident was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking two other men during a Super Bowl party at a Ritz-Carlton residence, according to Boston.com. Leaving a blood trails and splatters in hallways, rooms and elevators of the upscale hotel, victims say that Kevin S. Macartney pistol whipped the two 19-year-old men in connection with the theft of liquor from a Super Bowl Party at the residence around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night. Macartney pleaded not guilty Monday morning on the two counts at Boston Municipal court is being held on $5,000 bail, per the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. Boston.com…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Merrimack Valley YMCA is holding their annual meeting Dec. 14 and will discuss a $20 million expansion project.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
This was submitted by the Merrimack Valley YMCA. The Merrimack Valley YMCA is hosting its annual meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and inviting the community to join as it celebrates its successes over the past year, honors volunteers and discusses plans for the estimated $20 million Andover/North Andover YMCA expansion project. With the project well underway, Merrimack Valley YMCA CEO and President Stephen Ives will provide the community with an update on the expansion project plans and highlight its evolution over the past months. The YMCA is also pleased to announce that Olympic gold medal swimmer Sheila Taormina will be the keynote speaker at the meeting, communicating her own experiences as an athlete and expressing the YMCA’s role in …