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Amesbury Woman Charged With Break-in, Jewelry Theft

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

A 26-year Amesbury woman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stealing more than $10,000 in jewelry from a home in Tewksbury.

Leanne Maniscalco, of 34 Sparhawk Drive, was arrested Monday night, Aug. 13, in Amesbury and arraigned Tuesday in Lowell District Court. She is charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony and larceny in excess of $10,000.

believe Maniscalo let herself into the home of a family member by using a spare key and made off with the jewelry while the family member was away on vacation. Some of the items were later found at an area pawn shop and records indicated it was Maniscalo was the person that had pawned them.

Maniscalo is also facing larceny charges from an unrelated case in Haverhill. Bail in the Tewksbury case was set at $200, according to court records.

Car crash leads to drunk driving arrest

On Saturday, Aug. 11, Tewksbury Police responded to a 911 call reporting a car accident that involved a vehicle slamming into a utility pole on Pleasant Street at 1:53 a.m. Rescue crews also responded to the scene and the river of the vehicle was taken by ambulance to Saints Medical Center in Lowell with non-life-threatening injuries.

At the hospital, the driver was arrested by officers. Ryan M. Jenkins, 20, of 81 Katie Way, Tewksbury, is charged with OUI-liquor, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Additional Arrests:

A 14-year-old male was arrested on Monday, Aug. 13 and charged with assault and battery.

John Clancy, 42, 357 Lakeview Ave. #9, Lowell, was arrested on Aug. 13 on an outstanding warrant.

Stephanie Labranche, 24, 113 3rd St., Lowell, was arrested on Aug. 13 and charged with shoplifting after an incident

Kenneth J. Berube, 50, 83 Spofford Road, Boxford, was arrested on Aug. 11 and charged with disorderly conduct.

Paul John Stamegna, 23, of 120 Agaman St., Lowell, was arrested on Aug. 11 and charged with OUI-liquor.

Joshua Reed, 31, and Alicia Sherman, 28, both of 17 Fernwood Drive Apt. D, Leominster, were arrested on Aug. 12 and were each charged with shoplifting in excess of $250 after an incident at

William R. Dickeson, 34, of 16 Dirlam Circle, Tewksbury, was arrested on Aug. 12 and was charged with disorderly conduct.

John Ametivier, 29, of 17 Boylston St., Lowell, was arrested on Aug. 12 and was charged with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

Paul J. Oppedisano Jr., 31, of 47 Decarolis Drive, Tewksbury, was arrested on Aug. 12 and was charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Additional Incidents:

On Monday, Aug. 13, a Shawsheen Street resident called police at 10:32 a.m. and reported that their car had been vandalized overnight.

On Monday, Aug. 13, a Whipple Road resident called police at 6:51 a.m. and reported that the back window of their car had been smashed in overnight.

On Sunday, Aug. 12, a Glenwood resident called police at 10:25 a.m. and reported that the side of his home had been vandalized some time overnight.

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


Ronald August 17, 2012 at 06:08 AM
What do you think they should do about it?
Sued August 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM
That question goes right back to you Ronald.. what do you think?? How about putting more patrols out in the neighborhoods. Whens the last time you saw a cruiser go down your street just because???
Ronald August 18, 2012 at 06:57 PM
You obviously read the patch. The TPD is handling more calls and making more arrests than ever in this town and that is fact. Look up the #s. They cannot be everywhere at all times...impossible.
Sued August 19, 2012 at 03:15 AM
ya ok Ronald.. You must be a police officer. Just think they could even make more arrests if they were out and about after midnite in the neighborhoods not sitting on Main Street. Apparently your neighborhood doesn't get vandalized...conversation over! Have a lovely evening Ronald..
Ronald August 22, 2012 at 05:59 AM
Sued, sorry you feel that way. I know it is discouraging when you are victimized. It does more to a person than just the vandalizing of the property, it feels like you personally have been vandalised. That's too bad. I understand the anger, but show me a police dept that can stop or even cut crime in half and ill and ill buy you a house in that town. Also, I am not a police officer, I just have common sense ad understand how policing works. People have to take their own steps in preventing crime to themselves first. Good luck in the future. Ronald

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