Woodchuck Attacks Dog, Florist Reports Burglary
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
On Thursday, July 12, Tewksbury Police received a call from the Bulger Veterinary Hospital in Andover. An employee from the hospital reported that a dog on North Billerica Road in Tewksbury had been brought in after being attacked by a woodchuck.
The caller reported that the dog had sustained scratches in the attack and that the owner of the dog had a dead woodchuck in a plastic bag in his yard. The police report did not indicate how the woodchuck died.
Health Department Director Lou-Ann Clement was notified of the situation. A police dispatcher called the owner of the dog and told him to put the woodchuck in a cooler with some ice but not to get the animal wet. He was also told to call Clement first thing in the morning to arrange to have the woodchuck picked up so that it could be tested for rabies.
Owner of Florist Shop Reports Burglary
On Friday, July 13, the owner of the Dandi-Lyons florist shop, 2119 Main St., called police at 12:31 p.m. to report that his shop had been broken into overnight.
The caller told police that three nearby cameras picked up three individuals breaking into the store at 12:40 a.m.. Officers responded to the scene and a report was filed.
Fish Stuffed Into Mailbox
On Thursday, July 12, a South Street woman called police at 3:18 p.m. and reported that her daughter was being harassed by two girls she had gone to school with.
The woman also reported that fish had been stuffed into her mailbox, ruining her mail, and that she believed the same two girls were responsible.
Myles Elrick, 19, 39 Pond St., Billerica, was arrested on July 14 after a motor vehicle stop and was charged with being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol.
On Friday, July 13, a resident called police at 11:40 a.m. and reported that two men had been selling television equipment out of a vehicle with New York license plates. Three officers responded to the scene and talked to the men, who said they were working for RIKON in Billerica. Their story was verified with a phone call but they were told to stop selling and were directed to go to Town Hall to get the proper license. The men left the area.
On Thursday, July 12, a resident of John Street called police at 10:29 p.m. and reported that his vehicle had been broken into.
On Thursday, July 12, Lowell Police called their Tewksbury counterparts at 2:42 p.m. to request help locating an individual. According to the police report, Barnstable Police had reported a homicide in their community and were attempting to locate the suspect by tracking their cell phone activity. According to the report, the last "pings" from the suspect's cell phone had come from Stadium Plaza and the Trull Brook Golf Course in Tewksbury. The suspect was said to be driving a silver 2012 Chevy Impala with New Jersey plates. Officers checked the two locations but were unable to locate the suspect or the vehicle.
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