Police Report Armed Ruckus at Oriental Garden, Arrest Two

Two people from Merrimac are due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court on armed assault charges in connection with a disturbance early Sunday morning at a Westgate plaza restaurant and lounge.

Haverhill Police report 31-year-old Kevin Stephen and 32-year-old Maureen McLaughlin, both of Merrimac, were arrested shortly before 1 a.m., Sunday, at Oriental Gardens, 400 Lowell Avenue. Stephen is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a knife. Mc Laughlin is charged with assault with intent to murder, and assault with a dangerous weapon –a knife.