Haverhill Man Faces Assault and Battery Charges

Haverhill Police Station

A Haverhill man is due to appear in Haverhill District Court on assault charges following his arrest by Haverhill police Thursday evening at Dunkin Donuts, 215 Winter St.

Jose Defrancesco, 41, of 27 Vine St., Haverhill, was arrested at 7:28 p.m., Thursday. He was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

In other police news, a Haverhill woman was due to appear in court after being arrested late Thursday morning on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

Iris Castro, 36, of 1104 Broadway, Haverhill, was arrested by Haverhill police at 11:56 a.m., Thursday, at home.