Police Allege Westgate Shoplifting, DWI in Separate Cases

Two men are facing theft-related charges in separate arrests by Haverhill Police on Tuesday.

Police report 33-year-old Christian O. Cruz of Lawrence was arrested on a charge of shoplifting, as well as an outstanding warrant for operating a motor vehicle after license suspension. The arrest occurred shortly before noon, Tuesday at Westgate Plaza, 400 Lowell Avenue.

Tuesday evening, police arrested 20-year-old Jonathan Santiago of Haverhill on an outstanding warrant charging him with receiving stolen property. That arrest took place at 5:30 p.m. on Locke Street.

In other police news, a Dracut woman is facing impaired driving and other charges after her arrest in Haverhill Tuesday afternoon at Merrimack Valley Hospital. Haverhill Police report 26-year-old Samantha R. Turcotte of Dracut was taken into custody on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operation after license suspension, failure to appear for jury duty and giving a false name to police. No further details are available.