Battle Over Political Sign Ends At Police Station

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

A battle over political signs involving the Lyndon LaRouche organization made its way to this week.

The battle began on Wednesday (Feb. 1) at 4:28 p.m., when dispatch received a call from a woman who said there was a man outside the with a sign that depicted President Barack Obama with a "Hitler mustache." The caller said the man was posting the sign on a telephone pole.

An officer was sent to the scene, but the involved people, and the sign, were gone on arrival.

Round two took place Thursday (Feb. 2) just before 11 a.m. A man from the LaRouche Committee called dispatch and reported that he was , and that a woman had pulled up in a car and had stolen his political sign.

According to police records, at almost the exact same time, a woman walked into the lobby of Police Headquarters carrying a sign that matched the description. Again, the sign featured President Obama with a "Hitler mustache."

An officer was sent to speak to the man at the bank. A detective took photos of the sign and Deputy Chief John Voto spoke to the woman who brought in the sign. No charges were filed.


Krista Thurlow, 32, 336 Range Road, Atkinson, Maine, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 1, on two outstanding warrants and charged with engaging in sex for a fee.

Fabio Dealmeida, 32, 23 Kenmar Drive, Apt. 17, Billerica, was arrested on Feb. 1 on a warrant. He was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a sticker violation.

Nelson Gonzalez, 51, 38 Methuen St., Lowell, was arrested on Feb. 1 and charged with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

Bruce E. Quattrociocchi, 47, 450 Main St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Jan. 31, on an outstanding warrant.

Carlene M. Doucette, 43, 8 Nelson Ave., Tewksbury, was arrested on Jan. 31, on an outstanding warrant.

Additional Incidents:

On Thursday, Feb. 2, DEA agents and U.S. Marshals asked for help from Tewksbury officers in executing a warrant at 14 Jefferson Road. The warrant was related to the arrest of five men,. The warrant, however, was not executed at that time.

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

Henry Macwhirr February 06, 2012 at 05:46 PM
For some time now I have given up listening to what Obama publicly says, and I concentrate on what he is actually doing. He has cut funding for all aspects of the social safety net, while continuing to bail out Wall Street mafiosi and acting through the DOJ to block any kind of meaningful prosecution of the banks. He has opposed the restoration of the Glass-Steagall Act, which would get the financial system out of insolvency by cutting the speculators loose and leaving them to their own devices. He has opposed single-payer health insurance, which would create enornous savings in the health system by eliminating overhead, and instead put forward Obamacare which is a massive gift to the private insurers. The right-wingers (and others) who think Obama is some sort of bleeding heart liberal slash socialist are simply buffoons. Did I mention that Obama is also very big on wars of aggression?
Henry Macwhirr February 06, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Who said the sign was unattended? I'm guessing that the perp snatched it while the activists were engaged in talking to someone.
Ronald February 06, 2012 at 06:51 PM
You people should look into who the person was that took the sign. You would be surprised. The person should admit to doing it. Coward!
Steve February 08, 2012 at 03:54 AM
This is how I lose "faith" in these so-called conservatives... they're total pansies. They might as well bust out the Obama arm bands and start goose-stepping because they apologize for him worse than these granola-eating leftists. Did I mention how eerie it is that there isn't one Republican who is running the type of campaign that can actually beat this guy, matter of fact they all are pushing the same dumb policies which have crippled this economy? Seems intentional to me, maybe like they cut a deal... Sure fits the profile of these Republicans, willing to compromise the country into dictatorship.. kinda like Malcolm here (unilateral military interventions, indefinite detention of US citizens in the NDAA, open door bailout policy... call it a rat if it acts like one) ... oh yes he "should realise that he is hurting our country" haha how naive to think it's not intentional... What kind of patriot can be such a flaming liberal?
Steve February 08, 2012 at 03:55 AM
wow doug you should have used a fake name... by far the dumbest man to ever hold public office.


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