UPDATED: Woman Reports Being Attacked On Ames Hill Road
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Tewksbury Police received a 911 call just before 8 p.m., from a woman reporting she had been attacked by a man on Ames Hill Road.
According to the woman, a black male wearing a stocking over his head grabbed her from behind. She managed to get away and the man took off.
Several units from the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the scene with help from a K9 unit from Burlington but the suspect could not be located. The case remains under investigation.
Disturbance leads to arrest (Sept. 24)
On Saturday, just after 6 p.m., Police received two 911 calls reporting a disturbance at the Knights of Columbus. According to the callers, a man pulled a knife on another person and then took off in a red truck with the word "McKenzie" on the side.
Officers converged on the scene, found the truck and pulled it over. After an investigation, officers arrested Thomas A. Southmayed, 30, 63A Lake St. Tewksbury. He was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and violation of a protection order.
Female driver encounters wandering patient (Sept. 25)
On Sunday, just after 7 p.m., a woman called police to report that a man had attempted to get into her car near 1707 Shawsheen St. The woman provided a detailed description of the man and told police that the man had told her he had escaped from Tewksbury State Hospital and needed a ride.
Security at the hospital was contacted and, at first, they said they did not have any missing patients. However, a short time later, the security office called back and confirmed a missing patient.
The man was located at Kerry Plaza and was returned to the hospital.
David Sweet, 22, 8 Broad St., Wilmington, was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 p.m. and charged with possession of a Class D substance, marijuana, with intent to distribute.
Matthew P. Kinnunen, 27, 17 Tahattawan, Littleton, was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 a.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m., Peter Santamaria, 55, 90 Royal Crest Circle, turned himself in at Police Headquarters on a warrant.
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