What Happened To The Diamond Ring Lost In Walmart?
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The thought of losing their diamond ring sends chills down the spine of most women. And to lose it in the middle of a busy department store makes it that much worse.
But that's exactly what happened to a Walmart shopper on Thursday, Oct. 18.
According to Tewksbury Police, the woman walked into police headquarters just after 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 and reported the ring was lost. She said she had lost it while shopping at Walmart the night before.
At that point, all the police report seemed to be good for was an insurance claim. But then something amazing happened.
The officer taking the report from the woman recalled that at the beginning of the shift that day, just after 8 a.m., a man had come into Tewksbury Police Headquarters with a ring he had found -- at Walmart.
Ring and owner were reunited, report filed, case closed.
Stolen car is returned the next day
On Friday, Oct. 19, a Tanglewood Road resident called police at 11:22 p.m. to report that her unlicensed son had just taken her car without permission. She told police he was likely headed to Everett or Malden.
The woman filled out a stolen car report and a BOLO was put out on the vehicle and the driver.
The vehicle was not located that night, but the same resident called police the next day to report that her son had returned with the car. It was not noted whether or not charges would be filed against the son.
Paul J. Fitzgerald, 44, 65 Rio Vista St., Billerica, was arrested on Oct. 21 on a warrant.
Christian Maisonet-Valenti, 27, 115 Merrill St., Lowell, was arrested on Oct. 21 on a warrant.
Ashley Gardner, 26, 450 Main St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with shoplifting with a value over $250.
Jennifer Baillageron, 27, 102 Winthrop Ave., Lowell, was arrested on Oct. 20 on a warrant and was also charged with shoplifting.
Edlyn Leguer, 31, 94 Rock St., Lowell, was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with shoplifting.
On Monday, Oct. 22 at 12:43 a.m., a 911 caller on Patrick Road reported she was fighting verbally and physically with her husband. Units were sent to the house and the parties were spoken to. A report was filed.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, at 6:18 p.m., a man called police from the Saunders recreation area on Livingston Street and reported that his son's bike had been maliciously damaged by a youth at the skate park. An officer spoke with the man and a report was filed.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, at 6:46 p.m., a man walked into Police Headquarters and said he was the victim of a fraud. He said someone claiming to be his grandson called him and said he was in jail in Mexico and needed $1,700 right away. The man said he wired just $1,000. then he called his grandson who told him he was not in Mexico. A report was filed.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7:25 p.m., an employee of the Longhorn Steakhouse, 1900 Andover St., called police to report that the passenger side window of a customer's car had been smashed and her purse had been stolen.
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