Accidents And Drug Arrests Highlight Police Log

The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Three people narrowly escaped injury early Saturday morning when the car they were riding in burst into flames along Route 495.

State Police reported the incident, which took place around 4:45 a.m. on the southbound side of the highway, just past Exit 39.

According to the report, the car was fully involved by the time officers arrived on the scene. No injuries were reported. The three people who escaped the car were given courtesy transportation to I-HOP.

Alert officers prevent possible break-in (Oct. 14)

Friday morning, just before noon, stopped a man they deemed to be acting suspiciously along Main Street. A computer check on Matthew Wright, 29, 241 Grove St., Lexington, indicated that he had an outstanding warrant. In addition, a search of the suspect found burglary tools in his possession. He was charged on the warrant and for being in possession of burglarious tools, according to police.

Accident sends two to the hospital (Oct. 13)

The intersection at East and Livingston may be repaved and widened, but the planned lights have not yet been installed, leaving it as a potentially dangerous place to drive.

On Thursday, around 5:40 p.m., multiple 911 calls reported a three-car accident at the intersection. Two ambulances were called to the scene and two people were taken to Saints Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Additional Arrests:

Michael J. Ramsdell, 23, 108 Pike St., Apt. 7, Tewksbury, was arrested on Oct. 14 on a warrant.

Mark W. Stevens, 23, 53 Chatham St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested on Oct. 13 on a warrant.

Stephen Frost, 23, 700 Robbins Ave. Apt. 17, Dracut, was arrested on Oct. 13 on a warrant.

Joshua M. Fournier de Jesus, 23, 19 Mulberry St., Apt. A, Nashua, NH, was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with OUI-Drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a number plate violation.

Kyle Ravida, 17, 34 Richardson St., Apt. 3, Wakefield, was arrested on Oct. 12 and was charged with possession of a Class D substance and possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute.

For questions about this blotter, email williamg@patch.com.

Sarah October 16, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Not surprised about the accident at East and Livingston, it's scarier than ever with the new modifications.
Melissa Gleaton October 17, 2011 at 02:05 PM
I don't know... you can see in ALL directions at East and Livingston, no matter which spot you're stopped at. I've never viewed this spot as dangerous, personally, but there's obviously some problem.
Ronald October 17, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Speeding of the operators is the problem
Shannon Scopa October 17, 2011 at 06:46 PM
Personally I think part the problem lies in the volume of traffic at this intersection. You can sit at Livingston Street for what feels like forever trying to get across or take a lefthand turn. I think maybe people get frustrated with waiting for so long that when they see a break in the traffic, no matter how small it is, they go and hope the person barreling down on them slows down enough that they can slip through. (or people are distracted by that huge coyote that's been hanging out in the field there for a few weeks now!) I saw Thursday's accident and it looked ugly. I hope everybody is okay. Also, am I the only one who finds it impossible to get out of the McDonald's parking lot at rush hour? That telephone/utility pole is totally blocks my view of oncoming traffic. If I pull up far enough to see around it, I end up with the nose of my car sticking out onto Rt. 38. People LOVE that and NEVER swear at me for getting in their way. Maybe we should just be nicer to each other when we're behind the wheel of a car?
Jimmy Whispers October 18, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Tip- Instead of leaving the Mcdonalds Parking lot onto main st just drive through the plaza parking lot and exit via shawsheen st. Much safer.
Shannon Scopa October 18, 2011 at 06:22 PM
From the drive-thru line that's not quite as manageable, lol.
Ronald October 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM
How about this....don't go to McDonald's. Ha ha
Shannon Scopa October 18, 2011 at 10:20 PM
I know nobody is going to believe me, but I go for the coffee, LOL.


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