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.

malcolm nichols February 03, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I too witnessed that individual with the Obama sign with the mustache. I agree that this misrepresentaion is in very poor taste. Obama is a liberal Socialist, Karl Marx is a much more likely mentor. The problem with socialism (Marxism) is that it only works for a very short period of time, then fails, as it must. The results can be observed by studying the works of Marx, Lenin & Stalin. Their concepts are well intentioned; however, they are misguided at best. P.S. Obama physically resembles Lenin the most.
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 04, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Malcolm you've restored my faith in the political right. If you're going to criticize the president you have to at least have a working knowledge of what extreme liberalism and extreme conservatism equate to on the world stage.
Tim McMann February 04, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Faith? Don't you prefer being a nice guy?
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 04, 2012 at 04:07 AM
LOL ... I like to think I'm a nice guy. My point was that many of the presidents critics tend to think that fascist and communist are synonymous. Which, of course, they are not.
Henry Macwhirr February 05, 2012 at 04:50 AM
That's true, they are not. If Obama were a socialist, he would be taking money away from the rich, and giving it to the poor. He is doing precisely the opposite, so the Hitler analogy is the more appropriate one. And the lady who stole the sign is a thug, who is demonstrating her contempt for Freedom of Speech. The Hitler analogy seems relevant here as well.
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 05, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Henry, I'm curious about your point. Most people, when criticizing the president, claim that he is trying to "redistribute wealth" ... taking from the wealthiest Americans to give to the poorest. In fact, publicly he had said the rich should pay more taxes. But you believe the opposite? It's a fascinating position. Can you expound on it?
malcolm nichols February 05, 2012 at 12:08 PM
I thought it was sarcasm.
Joe Bill February 05, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Quite frankly, I'd rather have Hitler in the Whitehouse.
Sean Czarniecki February 05, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I'm guessing that Henry's point is that, while the president may be trying to redistribute wealth, it isn't working and the rich keep getting richer. I'm not voicing my opinion on any of that, just my interpretation of Henry's post....
malcolm nichols February 05, 2012 at 03:25 PM
What do you think Universal (Socialized) Heathcare is? When Obama and his Nancy Pelosi say "we are going to approve it whether you (the citizens of the United State) like it or not", what do you think? What do we think the purpose of double taxation is? What is the purpose of supporting Illegal people? When i hear them, all I can think of is "Obamanable". They are not fascist, Obama is an anti-fascist, remember "Change. Change you can believe in". He was wrong, misguided and should realise that he is hurting our country. That does not make him a fascist.
Douglas Sears February 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM
In Lyndon LaRouche's universe are unattended political signs on telephone poles an entitlement? Or can't his followers distinguish a private pole from a public sidewalk?
Karen Orme February 05, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I saw this dude! I was going to pull over to ask him his [silly] reasons for thinking Obama represents Hitler, but I was running late to class. When I drove by much later, he was gone. Darn.
Karen Orme February 05, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Cool, so you hate Jews and love eugenics?
Joe Bill February 06, 2012 at 02:14 PM
No I don't hate Jews...but I strongly dislike a Socialist leader and the welfare state we live in.
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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