Boy’s Pedal Car Returned Home by Police

Eight-year-old Sawyer Burns of Haverhill has his homemade pedal car back.

Police reported the successful recovery of the car yesterday after it was apparently stolen from the family's backyard last weekend. The pedal car was built by the boy's grandfather out of PVC plastic pipes and fitted with wheels.

"Recovered! The police just dropped it off. It sustained some heavy damage and cannot be driven, but we received a generous offer from Ayer Sales to help fix it," said the boy's mother, Brenda Burns, in a Facebook post.

In other police news:

A Haverhill man is due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court after a police investigation into allegedly counterfeit money. Haverhill Police report 28-year-old Joseph A. Terilli was arrested shortly after 10 p.m., Thursday, on a warrant charging him with utter of a counterfeit note. He was taken into custody on Main Street at Seventh Avenue. An investigation is ongoing.

A traffic stop in Haverhill Thursday night leads to the arrest of a local man accused of driving without a license. Haverhill Police report 21-year-old Christopher Gomez of Haverhill was charged with operating a motor vehicle after license revocation, and with a stop sign violation. The arrest occurred at 9 p.m., Thursday, at 159 Washington Street. Gomez is due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court.

Two Haverhill men are facing assault-related charges in separate arrests Wednesday night under outstanding warrants. Haverhill Police report 34-year-old Jonoun Viers of Haverhill was taken into custody at 9:40 p.m., Wednesday, at 10 Avco Road. He is charged with assault and battery and malicious damage over $250. Shortly after 11 p.m., Wednesday, Haverhill Police arrested 52-year-old Gary Thibodou of Haverhill on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. No further details are available.