Man, 21, Faces Child Assault Charges; Police Also Investigate Vandalism

Haverhill Police Station

A Rochester, N.H. landscaper was charged Tuesday by Haverhill police with assault and battery against a child.

Robert C. Cornock Jr., 21, of Rochester, was taken into custody on a warrant at 12:36 p.m., Tuesday, with assistance from authorities in Dover, N.H. He was due to be arraigned on the charge in Haverhill District Court.

In other police news, a rash of daytime motor vehicle vandalism incidents, in which at least 11 vehicles in Haverhill were targeted Monday, are under investigation by police.

According to police logs, the incidents occurred between 7:41 a.m. and 1:21 p.m., Monday, in neighborhoods including Gile, Groveland and Boardman Streets; Magnavista Drive; and Columbia Park. Three other vehicle vandalism incidents were reported to police between Saturday and Sunday.