Good instincts by a led to the arrest of a pair of Lawrence residents on drug charges, Friday evening (July 20).
The officer spotted car in the parking lot of and determined the occupants were acting suspiciously.
With a second officer at the scene as backup, the officer approached the vehicle. After a brief investigation, drugs and a weapon were found in the car and both occupants, a man and a woman, were arrested.
Mariano Barrera, 48, 167 Salem Road, Lawrence, is charged with possession of a Class B substance and possession of an electronic stun gun. Omaida Romero, 20, was charged with possession of a Class B substance.
They knocked on the wrong door (July 20)
On Friday, a Highland Road resident called police at 1:23 a.m. and reported that she had seen two people, a man and a woman, knock on her door. The caller said the people appeared to be drunk. She said they left the scene in a car.
Officers responded to the scene and stopped the car a short distance from the woman's home. Michael J. Robson, 29, 9 Boylston St., Lowell, was arrested and charged with OUI-liquor. A 26-year-old female in the car was taken into protective custody.
Maura Petrocelli, 41, 17 Thorney Meadow Lane, Hanover, was arrested on July 19 and charged with OUI-liquor.
James F. Wright, 44, 15 Pond View Lane, Tewksbury, was arrested on July 19 and was charged with assault and battery.
On Friday, July 20, at 9:54 a.m., a 6th Street resident called police and reported that her car had been rummaged through some time overnight. She reported that her GPS was stolen.
On Friday, July 20, around 4 a.m., police received multiple 911 calls reporting a loud party going on at an Ames Hill Road home and people shooting fireworks from off the roof of the home. Officers responded to the scene and then requested an ambulance for a man who had lost consciousness. Officers reported that the party was quieted down and that the man refused treatment.
On Friday, July 20, at 5:41 a.m., a First Street resident reported that his car had been broken into the previous night. He said a power cord, sunglasses and some change had been taken. He also reported that his brother, who lives across the street, had his car broken into also, with some small items being stolen.
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