Haverhill District Court.
Sunday’s arrest of a 19-year-old on a charge of armed robbery is related to last month’s arrest of former Haverhill High School football star Ian Kessel, police confirm.
As a result of a police investigation following the arrests of Kessel, 19, and an unidentified 17-year-old, at 1 Forest Acres Drive, Jan. 26, police obtained an additional arrest warrant. As WHAV reported Tuesday, Dalvin Andino, 19, of 36 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, was taken into custody at 2:12 p.m., Sunday, and charged with armed robbery in, what police said, was “a drug deal gone bad.”
Kessel, a former running back for the Hillies and an All-MVC performer in 2014, and the juvenile were each arraigned on an armed robbery charge last month in Haverhill District Court.
“The victim in this case made an arrangement to buy marijuana and was told to meet at Forest Acres Drive. “When he went there, he was directed to get into a motor vehicle where a gun was put to his head,” said Captain Robert P. Pistone, police spokesman, last month. “He was robbed of a good sum of money,” Pistone added. At the time, Pistone said, police believe other individuals are involved and are investigating.
Andino was charged at police headquarters, 40 Bailey Boulevard. Meanwhile, as Andino was due to be arraigned Tuesday, Kessel was to also appear in court after Haverhill police took him into custody at 11:36 a.m., Tuesday, on an unspecified warrant, according to a police arrest log.
Kessel transferred to Haverhill High School from St. John’s Prep in his sophomore year. Following high school, Kessel enrolled at the athletic and educational college preparatory school, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.