Friday, May 10, 2013
A concerned neighbor tipped off police.
Police were on the hunt for someone they said broke into a home on Bixby Street Friday night. At just after 6 p.m., police received a call by a concerned resident about people in her neighbor's home. By the time police arrived, the suspects fled the area. And shortly afterward police reportedly passed the suspect's vehicle on Route 125. Police persued the suspect's vehicle, and the vehicle went into Andover, where North Andover Police were able to stop him just over the town line, an Andover Police spokesman said. Stay with Patch for further updates.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A police chase early Wednesday morning has ended with a dozen charges against a Wilmington man, including allegations he struck a Sheriff's deputy while drunk.
A driver that originally drew the attention of police on I-95 in Danvers early Wednesday morning was eventually arrested more than an hour later after a police chase through three towns that included allegedly striking a sheriff’s deputy. Paul Tierney, 34, of Wilmington faces 12 charges, including his third charge of operating under the influence of liquor and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. It began at 1:27 a.m. in Danvers on I-95 southbound near the Ferncroft rotary. A trooper spotted a red Kia Sorrento and went to stop it. The Kia didn’t stop and headed south on I-95, getting off at the Centre Street exit. “Once they came off the highway the trooper terminated the pursuit for safety reasons,” said Lt. Daniel Richard, a …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A 70-year-old North Andover man was flown to Boston for serious injuries sustained in a car accident on Route 125 in Andover Monday afternoon.
State Police are investigating the cause of a one-car accident at Route 125 and Route 28 that left an elderly man in serious condition Monday afternoon. According to State Trooper Kenneth Gaetz, police first reported the accident at 1:55 p.m on Monday. Gaetz said that North Andover resident James Sheridan was traveling in his 2011 Ford Taurus on Route 125 when he left the roadway, for unknown reasons, and directly hit the concrete bridge support for one of the overpasses at the Route 125 and Route 28 interchange in Andover. Andover Fire and Rescue responded with extrication tools and had to use the Jaws of Life to get Sheridan from the vehicle. Traffic on both Route 125 north and south were stopped to allow a medical helicopter to land on …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
More than 40 police departments, including that of North Andover, departed from the Burlington Mall Wednesday morning to deliver cards to 6-year-old Nathan Norman in Rustburg, Virginia.
The only thing on Dawn Norman's wish list this holiday season is that her 6-year old son Nathan lives to see another Christmas—and that his wish of receiving cards, letters and patches from as many police officers, fire fighters and EMTs as possible is fulfilled. Why? Because police officers, fire fightesr and EMTs happen to be Nathan's heroes. As reported on New Milford Patch, Nathan was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago. He lives with his family in Rustburg, Va. "I remember the doctor saying that there was an abnormality," Dawn Norman remembers. "The doctor kept telling me over and over that there was an abnormality and then it hit me. He was telling me that my son had cancer." Like most little boys, Nathan loves to watch cops…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The town may have just become even safer.
Three new police officers became official as they were sworn in at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night at Town Hall. And a firefighter was promoted. Police officers Steven Corr, Brian Faye and Michael Reardon were joined by Police Chief Paul Gallagher as they swore an oath to protect and serve the community. Firefighter Graham Rowe was promoted to lieutenant of the North Andover Fire Department.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The man worked at J&M and Taki's.
North Andover Police arrested a Brazilian illegal immigrant working at J&M Convenience Store and Taki's Pizza for allegedly using an iPod to video a young woman in a bathroom there. Mauricio Lisboa-Gomes, 26, of 17 Forest Acres Drive, was arrested for indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14 and videotaping nude. According to arrest reports, the alleged victim was an 18-year-old coworker of his, at J&M Convenience Store & Deli. The young woman reportedly found Lisboa-Gomes' iPod in the employee bathroom at the store, on and recording video, according to police reports, after she said he had been behaving very suspiciously for weeks whenever she would go to the bathroom and was frequently touching her inappropriately. …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Police and fire departments on the scene, traffic diverted from the area.
Area emergency personnel are on the scene of a domestic standoff situation that may involve a hostage on Massachusetts Avenue. Traffic is currently shut down and being diverted between Route 125 and Waverly Road. Area police departments and K9 units are on the scene. A reverse 911 call went out to North Andover residents alerting them of the domestic situation and noting there may be a hostage. 5:45 p.m. Man is in custody. Hostage was not confirmed to be in the dwelling. The police chief will be making a statement soon. Stay with North Andover Patch for the latest.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
North Andover resident are among 53 graduates of the first Middlesex County Sheriff's Office Corrections Department Basic Training Course in four years.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian pulled no punches when he described the job of corrections officer as "difficult" and "stressful." With that in mind, he expressed great pride in the 53 men and women who graduated from the Middlesex County Department of Corrections 35th Basic Training Academy in a ceremony at Dargin Hall on the South Campus of UMass Lowell. North Andover resident Jessica Kelley was among the graduates. Koutoujian told the hundreds of friends and family in attendance that the work done by corrections officers is often under appreciated, a situation he is committed to changing. “Corrections officers should be recognized in the way fire fighters and police officers are,” he said. “My job is to shed light on the …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Police were able to stop and arrest them without a chase.
If there's one lesson four Lawrence teens probably learned this week -- other than not to steal a car -- it's not to crank up the radio in a stolen car in the middle of the night. At about 2:40 a.m. Sunday, North Andover Police Officer Jason Wedge noticed a red Mitsubishi driving along Osgood Street with loud music blaring. He ran a plate check and saw that the car was reported by Lawrence Police as stolen. Wedge called in the situation and officers William Brush, Joseph Kamal and Eric Sewade jumped into stealth mode to corner the vehicle. When the car took a right onto Foulds Terrace, the police put on their lights and sirens and the suspects had nowhere to go. "It was great teamwork on part of the shift," Lt. Charles Gray said. "They got…
The man has been in trouble before.
A North Andover man has been charged with assaulting a police officer after causing a scene at Supercuts. North Andover Police said they received a call on Friday afternoon from an employee at the shop reporting that a man they'd had trouble with -- Kaveh Kowsari, 28, of 27 Coachmans Lane -- kept coming back inside the store asking people for a ride. The employee called again and said Kowsari was disgruntled and that police may need backup. Officers Michael Gilligan and John McEvoy went to the scene and tried to subdue Kowsari. Kowsari then allegedly elbowed Officer Gilligan in the chest. Kowsari is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery of a police officer. This wasn't Kowsari's first run-in with police…