Police Station Drug Bust and Assault of Police Officer

The following information was supplied by the North Andover Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

It was a dramatic weekend for the North Andover Police Department.

First, on Friday morning, just after 8 a.m., police stopped a man in the police station parking lot and determined he was impaired by drugs.

Stephen Prochniak, 42, of 12 Irongate Drive, Andover, was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and possession of a class E substance.

"Class E" generally refers to prescription narcotics.

Then, on Saturday, a caller on Berkeley Road reported that his friend was trying to kick in his door.

Police arrived, and the subject allgedly physically assaulted the officers, resulting in him being pepper-sprayed.

Joseph Glover, 29, of 57 Berkeley Road, North Andover, was arrested on three counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

There were also reports of car break-ins throughout the weekend azs well as a couple of shoplifting incidents.


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