Woman Caught After Allegedly Stealing TVs, Speeding Away
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
At Wal-Mart, a caller reported that a female party was stealing televisions and she assaulted several employees who tried to stop her on Tuesday, March 12 at 9:42 p.m.
The vehicle in question got onto I-495 North and drove away at speeds greater than 100 MPH with no headlights, so the pursuit was shut down.
Two witnesses identified the registered owner as the suspect, and reported that two televisions were stolen valued at $700.
Lowell Police reported that they located the woman at her residence. Cristi D. Koutalakis, 31, of 12 Irving Street, Second Floor, Lowell, was charged with two counts of larceny over $250.
Solicitor Complaint Leads to Arrest
Dispatch received a call from Carter Street on Wednesday, March 11 at 4:15 p.m. when a resident reported an unregistered salesman from Kirby Vacuum, which the police have previously received complaints about.
The solicitors were given a warning and advised of proper procedures. One salesman was arrested.
Raymond Paul Gingras, 29, of 1470 Whipple Road, Tewksbury, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
On Tuesday, March 12 at 7:55 p.m. a 911 caller on County Road reported that the electrical box was on fire at a home. Full response was sent and the electric company was on scene and clearing the area.
On Wednesday, March 13 at 11:24 a.m. officers in Derry, N.H., requested a well-being check on a Pringle Street resident. They claimed that the party made a threatening remark which was heard by a town official. The party was not happy of the outcome on a decision and said that he would have to “pull out his gun.” He did not direct the threat towards anyone. The party was spoken to and checked out OK.
On Wednesday, March 13 at 1:36 p.m. Wal-Mart employees called to report that they had two shoplifters in the store. Kayla T. Velozo, 20, of 16 Parker Street, Wilmington, was arrested for shoplifting by concealing. Michael R. Silva, 19, of 14 Pondview Lane, Tewksbury, was arrested on the same charge.