Crime Wave Strikes Merrimack Meadows Lane
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A rash of break-ins hit Merrimack Meadows Lanes this week and Tewksbury Police detectives are investigating to determine if the incidents are all related.
The first report came in on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:38 p.m. when a Merrimack Meadows Lanes resident called police to report that their home had been broken into. The caller reported that the door to home had been jammed and several items had been taken from out of her strong box.
Things really heated up on Thursday, Sept. 20 when three residents from three separate addresses on Merrimack Meadows Lanes reported that their vehicles had been broken into some time overnight. The first call came in at 8:06 a.m.
The second victim walked into Police Headquarters at 11 a.m. and reported that a lap top computer, a camera, a video camera and pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses had been stolen from her vehicle.
Then, at 7:36 p.m., a third victim from Merrimack Meadows Lanes called to report that her son's vehicle had been broken into some time overnight.
No arrests have been made in connection with the break-ins.
Richard B. Medeiros, 33, 300 Park View Ave., Lowell, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 21 and charged with assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. He also had an outstanding warrant.
Deborah A. Silvestri, 52, 2 Pond View Lane, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 21 on an outstanding warrant.
John R. Liegakos, 25, 56 Colab Road, Tewksbury, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 20 on an outstanding warrant.
On Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:52 p.m., police received call from the chief risk officer from the Metro Credit Union, reporting that they may be having a problem with a check that might be fraudulent. An officer was sent to the bank, spoke to the manager and filed a report.
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