The information below was provided by police unless otherwise noted.
Caught with PCP: Brian Drummond, 35, was recently arrested after police allegedly found a vial of PCP in his car during a traffic stop. Officials say cops saw Drummond make an illegal U-turn around 11:35p.m. Sunday, sparking a motor vehicle stop. After he stopped the car, officials say, Drummond exited the vehicle and walked away. After he refused orders to get back in the car, police escorted Drummond to the rear of the vehicle and a struggle ensued. Officials say the lengthy struggle extended into the street, where cops had to wrestle him onto the ground. After eventually
subduing him, police searched his car and found the vial of PCP. Officials say a cop injured a finger during the struggle with Drummond. Crack and Pot: Amafika Cosby, 40, was arrested Wednesday after police allegedly found him in possession of three grams of crack cocaine and a gram of marijuana. Police encountered him on Murray Street after a citizen reported open-air drug activity. Crack Bust: Kevin Robinson, 47, was arrested after detectives from the Street Crimes Unit allegedly found him in possession of 18 grams of crack.
Heroin Bust: Jose Sarceno, 30, was arrested after cops allegedly found him in possession of seven decks of heroin.
Pot Bust: Walter Owens, 40, was arrested after he allegedly tossed marijuana upon seeing detectives on Lamberton Street. Officials say Owens was with another person who pointed out detectives in the area, which sparked Owens to drop a bag and run. Owens was apprehended after a brief chase, and when cops opened the bag he dropped, they found the pot.
Burglary: Someone stole approximately $984 in cash, coffee and coffee products from Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 31. The burglary happened overnight while the store was closed.
Heroin Bust: Michael Little, 29, and Arunabh Sinha, 35, both from Lawrence, were recently arrested after police found them in possession of heroin and hypodermic needles. Officials say a detective encountered the pair acting suspiciously inside a business on Route 31. Further investigation revealed the drugs and paraphernalia.
DWI: Susan Kusek, 50, of Lawrence, was arrested for driving while intoxicated after police found her inside a vehicle that was missing a front wheel on Hopkinson Court. While speaking with her, police smelled alcohol on her breath, according to officials who say Kusek also failed roadside sobriety tests. In addition to DWI, Kusek is charged with reckless driving, open containers of alcohol in a vehicle and refusing to submit to breath testing.
Scam: A resident of North Harrison Street told police they were contacted via cellphone by a man who claimed the resident was awarded a $15,000 grant. The caller also told the victim to pay a processing fee of $1,500to receive the grant. The victim then purchased $1,500worth of Apple iTunes gift cards and forwarded the serial numbers to the caller. The victim was later unable claim the grant and unable to contact the caller.
Identity Theft: A resident told police an unknown person opened a line of credit in the victim’s name and generated $10,496 in fraudulent, unpaid charges between 2013 and July 2017.
(left to right) Kevin Robinson, Brian Drummond, Jose Sarceno and Amafika Cosby