Vehicles and a Person Struck in a Series of Drive-by Paintball Attacks
Underage party broken up at motel.
A series of paintball attacks on vehicles kept Tewksbury Police officers busy over the weekend.
Sunday, a female from 175 Pringle St. called to report that her vehicle had been struck by a round from a paintball gun. She stated that there was no damage to the vehicle and that she did not need to speak to an officer. An officer did check the area and was unable to find anything suspicious.
It was the third such attack in 24 hours.
Saturday, just after 10 p.m., a man reported being struck by an orange paintball at 580 Shawsheen St. The man said the shot was fired from a passing vehicle. He said the vehicle had three or four people inside and was heading toward Main Street. An officer pulled over a vehicle matching the description and a second officer was called in to assist. According to the police report, the officer spoke to the individuals inside the car.
Minutes later, at 10:14 p.m., a man called and said that his car had been hit by a paintball at 811 Shawsheen St. He provided a license plate of the vehicle that the shooter was allegedly in. Officers responded to the scene but were unable to locate the vehicle.
Approximately 20 minutes later, a female walked into the police station to report that her vehicle had been struck by paintballs and that her windshield had been damaged in the attack.
The incidents remain under investigation.
Turn out the lights, the party's over
At 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, officers were called to Extended Stay America on Andover Street. An employee had reported that there was a disturbance in one of the rooms. Officers responded to the scene and discovered an underage party going on. There were no arrests. However, officers broke up the party and called all of the youths parents and had them come pick up their children.
Vandalism at Trahan
On Monday, at around 9:15 a.m., Dr. Ed Foster, principal of Trahan School, phoned the police station to report an incident of vandalism over the weekend. According to Foster, there was minor damage done to benches outside the building, with vulgarities written in marker.
Monday, at around 9:30 a.m., a caller from 65 North Billerica Road reported that all four tires from his vehicle had been stolen overnight. A report was filed.
Accident injures one
Monday, at 3 p.m., a 911 caller reported a two-car accident at the intersection of Man Street and Old Main Street. Emergency crews responded to the scene and transported one individual to Saints Medical Center with undisclosed injures. The vehicles were towed from the scene.
Second time is the charm
Officers twice responded to 248 Apache way for reports of a domestic disturbance. The second call resulted in an arrest. The first call came in Sunday night. The second, just after midnight Monday morning. The first call was from a male party, indicating he was having an argument with his sister and his friend and that all of them had been drinking. The second call, a half hour later, was a 911 call from a female party stating that her brother was out of control. Three units responded to the scene. Robert J. Landers, 50, 248 Apache Way, was arrested and charged with assault and battery.