Haverhill Man Faces Rape, Assault Charges

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A Haverhill man was being held by police pending court arraignment on rape and assault charges after his arrest Thursday afternoon.

Antonio Melendez, 37, of 12 Observatory Ave., Haverhill, was arrested at 12:40 p.m., Thursday, at 170 Washington St. He was charged with one count of rape and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. No further details were available by deadline.

In other police news:

A Haverhill woman, arrested by police Thursday morning, faces a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Haverhill District Court. Haverhill police report Andrea Bigham, 24, of 7.5 Bartlett St., Haverhill, was taken into custody at 10:01 a.m., Thursday, at home.

A Haverhill man is due to be arraigned in court after his arrest late Wednesday night stemming from an investigation involving an allegedly forged check. Jacob Dane, 28, of 52 Newcomb St., Haverhill, was arrested at 11:12 p.m., Wednesday, at 1 Plug Pond. He was charged with forgery of a check and uttering a false check.

A Haverhill man arrested on a warrant early Thursday morning will appear in court on a charge of vandalism to a building. Haverhill police report Patrick Duval, 27, address not listed, was taken into custody at 1:44 a.m., Thursday, at 56 River St.