Attempted Child Abduction Reported in South Tewksbury

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

A young girl is home safe after a frightening encounter with a potential kidnapper over the weekend.

According to a Tewksbury Police report, Wilmington Police notified them regarding an attempted abduction that took place around Green Street in Tewksbury, near the Wilmington line.

According to the report, a 10-year-old girl said that an older man driving a tan Ford Taurus, approached her on the street Friday night. The girl said the man tried to get her to get into his car by telling her that he needed help looking for his lost dog.

The girl refused to get into the car and the man drove off.

interviewed the girl and her father and a report on the incident was filed.

Medical call leads to an assault arrest

A Lowell woman is facing assault charges after calling 911 on a medical call.

According to a Tewksbury Police report, Kelly A. West, 29, of 173 Branch St., Apt. 3, Lowell, called 911 on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 12:19 a.m., from a room at She reported that her boyfriend had overdosed.

However, after police and medical crews arrived on scene, the events played out quite differently. The man refused medical attention and West was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. Details of the actions that led to West's arrest were not immediately available.

Additional arrests:

Mark N. Donnay, 51, 8 Michael St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Sept. 10 and charged with driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Christy Fernandez, 33, 3 Armory St., Nashua, NH, was arrested on Sept. 9 and charged with larceny over $250 after a shoplifting incident at

Steven M. Dodge, 53, 14 Locke Road, Billerica, was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with possession of a Class E substance.

Additional incidents:

On Monday, Sept. 10, at 2:44 p.m., police received a call from Leroy's Lodge, 460 East St. The caller said that someone had broken into a strong box and had stolen a substantial amount of money.

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


denise September 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM
child almost kidnapped last Friday, and this is the first i am hearing about it??? Come on help a Parent out here...
Private Account September 11, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I was thinking the same thing I live right in that area and never heard about this until now.
drgnprelude September 11, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I saw a older lady I'd say late 60's maybe. driving a tan Taurus down our street 3 times I followed her and she went to main st and then towards Wilmington. I don't know if that was related but i take my kids to the vfw all the time to ride there bikes/power wheels/skateboards/scooters ECT and no parent has Informed me about it either and we always talk with the parents around there kinda scary that no one I know has heard about this at all
denise September 11, 2012 at 07:16 PM
i get 6 messages by reverse 911 about a closed street, isnt this more of a priority?
SD From T-Bury September 12, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Why weren't we informed of this earlier?!? What is up with the Code Red/Reverse 911 system? We need to know these things!
Guest September 12, 2012 at 01:57 PM
No message here either, but I get all the other less important ones.


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