Lowell Police got a call tonight around 10 p.m., from security in the Leo Roy Garage at 100 Market Street. A guy in a white minivan was driving the wrong way through the garage, according to security.
Officer George Asimoah went in and stopped the guy, whose van is pictured above. Before long the driver, Armando Baez, 45, of Hartford, Conn., was in custody for operating under the influence of alcohol.
He was angry about being arrested, and angrily told Asimoah that he plans to fight the charges.
There was also an arrest downtown at Merrimack and John streets downtown tonight about 8 p.m.
Even though there are literally dozens of cops patrolling downtown, and marked police cruisers everywhere, police accuse Angel Schmidt, 27, who is homeless, of breaking into a car at one of the city’s most heavily-traveled intersections.
He was promptly arrested and charged with breaking and entering motor vehicle, and attempted breaking and entering motor vehicle.