Man 'Writing Down License Plate Numbers' Raises Suspicions
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Some people say you can't trust statistics.
Wednesday morning (Nov. 16), employees of some local businesses had a hard time trusting the people who gather the statistics.
Just after 6 a.m., Tewksbury Police Dispatch received multiple calls from businesses around the intersection of Shawsheen Street and Main Street. The employees each reported a man, on foot, taking down license plate numbers on vehicles. A description was provided.
Officers were dispatched to the scene and found that there were actually three men, all of whom worked for the corporate offices of Dunkin' Donuts. The men told police they were surveying the traffic as research for possibly opening a new Dunkin' Donuts location.
The officers told the men that they were alarming the motorists. The men wrapped up and went on their way.
On Wednesday (Nov. 16), just after 6:30 a.m., police received a call from a resident at 55 Woburn St. The woman told officers that someone had broken into her shed overnight and stolen unspecified items.
On Tuesday (Nov. 15), police received two calls from Vale Street residents reporting thefts. One man said a container filled with five gallons of gas was taken from his garage. Another resident mentioned that a GPS unit had been stolen.
Sheila M. Morris, 32, 555 South St., was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and charged with larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing two computers.
Frank Trombetta, 55, 16 Floyd St. Woburn, was arrested on Monday, Nov. 14 and charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license had been revoked, giving a false name to police and failure to stop.
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