Illegal Dumping, Drug Arrests Top Tewksbury Police Log
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Often times, illegal dumping is dark of night ... and for good reason.
At around 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Tewksbury Police received a call from the manager of the RTN Federal Credit Union on Route 38, reporting a man who was dumping items into the credit union's dumpster behind the building.
According to the caller, the man had also been dumping items into the dumpster used by Harrow's Chicken Pies. Police notified the Harrow's manager of the situation.
The caller was able to describe the man's vehicle and provided a license plate number to police.
An officer went to the home of the man to discuss the allegations. Very quickly, the man confessed. To settle the matter, the man agreed to go back to the dumpsters, remove the items and dispose of them legally.
The managers of RTN Federal Credit Union and Harrow's were notified.
Joshua Elliott, 33, 540 South St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Nov. 17 and was charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), failure to stop for a police officer, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.
David A Minichiello, 19, 8 Oliver St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Nov. 18 and charged with possession of a Class D substance.
Carlos Manuel Rodriquez, 24, 70 W. 3rd St., Apt. 2, Lowell, was arrested on Nov. 18 on two outstanding warrants. He was also charged with possession of a Class A substance.
Katherine Ruggiero, 35, 68 Pleasant St., Apt. 2, Stoneham was arrested on Nov. 18 on a warrant.
Carmen Soldevila-Garcia, 27, 5 Dover St. 1st Floor, Lowell, was arrested on Nov. 18 on a warrant.
Dajwan M. Gregory, 24, 26 Fredonia St., #T, Shirley, Mass., was arrested on Nov. 17 on a warrant.
On Monday, Nov. 19, at 2:25 p.m., police and rescue crews responded to a two-car accident at 1820 Andover St., near Route 495. Both cars suffered significant damage and had to be towed. One person was injured and was transported to Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus for treatment.
On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6:59 p.m., Wilmington Police reported getting a call about an erratic driver in Tewksbury. Wilmington Police were able to locate the town on Evergreen Drive in their town and noted it had heavy front-end damage. The caller had said the driver had struck a mailbox in South Tewksbury. After a search, officers were able to locate the damaged mailbox on Salem Road. A report was filed.
On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7:54 p.m., an Ames Hill Road resident called police wanting to speak to an officer about a dog bite incident that took place five years ago. No report was filed.
On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 a.m., a Roper Lane resident called police to report a breaking and entering at their home. A report was filed.
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