Crime Wave Strikes Merrimack Meadows Lane

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

A rash of break-ins hit Merrimack Meadows Lanes this week and Tewksbury Police detectives are investigating to determine if the incidents are all related.

The first report came in on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:38 p.m. when a Merrimack Meadows Lanes resident called police to report that their home had been broken into. The caller reported that the door to home had been jammed and several items had been taken from out of her strong box.

Things really heated up on Thursday, Sept. 20 when three residents from three separate addresses on Merrimack Meadows Lanes reported that their vehicles had been broken into some time overnight. The first call came in at 8:06 a.m.

The second victim walked into Police Headquarters at 11 a.m. and reported that a lap top computer, a camera, a video camera and pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses had been stolen from her vehicle.

Then, at 7:36 p.m., a third victim from Merrimack Meadows Lanes called to report that her son's vehicle had been broken into some time overnight.

No arrests have been made in connection with the break-ins.


Richard B. Medeiros, 33, 300 Park View Ave., Lowell, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 21 and charged with assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. He also had an outstanding warrant.

Deborah A. Silvestri, 52, 2 Pond View Lane, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 21 on an outstanding warrant.

John R. Liegakos, 25, 56 Colab Road, Tewksbury, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 20 on an outstanding warrant.

Additional Incidents:

On Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:52 p.m., police received call from the chief risk officer from the Metro Credit Union, reporting that they may be having a problem with a check that might be fraudulent. An officer was sent to the bank, spoke to the manager and filed a report.





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

T.J. Dupuis September 24, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I live at Merrimack Meadows and there were more car break ins last night. I want to know why we were never notified about the crimes last week. A phone call or a flyer from the police or Silva Associates,(our condo association) would have made me more vigilant. My neighbor was hit last night and my car was gone through (I keep nothing of value in my car) and many others. Had I known I just may have caught them, and lord help them if I do.
Shaun September 24, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Do you have any idea what your talking about? This area of Tewksbury is the nicest in town, next to a part of Lowell (Belvidere) that is far nicer than 95% of Tewksbury. You would have to sell 5 homes in Tewksbury in order to buy one along 133 in Lowell.
T.J. Dupuis September 24, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Yeah, right next to that slum known as the Belvedere section of Lowell. Those houses are so run down, huh Mike. Get a clue bud!!
Mike September 24, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Relax you imbeciles it was a joke keep leaving your cars unlocked and they're going to keep getting broken into you should have thought of that before you moved there.
T.J. Dupuis September 24, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Hey funny man, what should my neighbor who got their door jammed have done? It was locked. Have you even been to Merrimack Meadows before? This is a fine community to live in with great neighbors and we have the right to feel safe. It doesn't matter if our car doors are locked we don't want any thugs even checking to see if they are. What exactly is it we should have thought about before moving here anyway? As an imbecile I couldn't quite figure it out.
Mike September 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Oh ya you live in such a fine neighborhood where everyone's cars get broken into every night dumbass. Glad I don't live on that street. Everyone rips on south Tewksbury for having so much crime but north tewksbury is where all the cars and houses get broken into lately. Go figure
T.J. Dupuis September 24, 2012 at 10:31 PM
You can stay in your parents basement in South Tewksbury. I'm sure you have plenty of friends on X-box you can hang with down there. We don't want you here anyhow.
Vincent Corbett September 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM
im one of his friends on xbox free mike
Vincent Corbett September 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Free Mike
Mike September 24, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Some lady just got her house broken into you don't live in that good of a neighborhood
T.J. Dupuis September 25, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Come on down. You know where I am. Computer tough guys, I know the type.
Melissa Gleaton September 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Mike, unless it's proven that someone who LIVES in that neighborhood is breaking in, your assessment is invalid. Someone from Everett can drive to YOUR neighborhood and break in... wouldn't thugs want to break into neighborhoods that are flourishing?
Mike September 25, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Ya you right about that
Judy Zagzoug September 25, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Can we watch the profanity children and stop accussing someone you don't know of committing alleged crime(s) when there is obviously a problem at Merrimack Meadows Lane.
Mike September 25, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I know there's a problem but all the people living there are in denial they all think they live in this beautiful uptopia neighborhood. they all need to wake up
Melissa Gleaton September 25, 2012 at 01:39 AM
I'm pretty sure they're awake...
Lani September 25, 2012 at 01:52 AM
The police have already been informed...psssttt..they watch these threads...Judy, tuck your son "Mike" into bed..nighty night!
Mike September 25, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Judys not my mom u weirdo and I don't need anyone to tuck me in I can do it myself
Mike September 25, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Gota love all these idiots on here no1 ever knows what there talking about
Bill Gilman (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 02:03 AM
OK folks, I've removed several posts, either because of foul language or because of threats. People -- you guys are better than that. Debate, fine. But the threats and foul language and over-the-top insults (especially regarding crime victims) need to stop. Clearly there is a bad situation going on in that neighborhood and it would help if everyone kind of banded together to watch each other's property. Might be a great time for a neighborhood community watch to be formed.
T.J. Dupuis September 25, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Thanks Bill, me and my neighbors have already gotten together tonight regarding a watch. I saved the threats just in case.
Melissa Gleaton September 25, 2012 at 02:14 AM
TJ, a good friend of mine is up at the Meadows... she loves it there. She's older, and lives by herself but her neighbors are always looking out for her (and each other). Keep taking care of each other. That's what communities are supposed to do.
T.J. Dupuis September 25, 2012 at 02:21 AM
That is what we do here. Unfortunately we are not immune to crime and we just need to be vigilant. This happened back in 2010 and the cops nailed the punks with some help from some aware residents. I'm confident they will get these punks too and I think they are on the right track.
Miguel Baquerizo September 25, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Mike, any recommendations of where to move??
Lani September 25, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Miguel, I think his Mom told him not to write anything else incriminating. But I'm sure his top bunk might be available.
Me September 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM
what's wrong with South Tewksbury
Mike September 25, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Anywhere not near Lowell if you don't want you car or house broken into and Lani I don't have a bunk bed u stupid bitch
Lani September 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Somewhere near Chandler St. and Whipple Rd.? How about there Mike?
Mike September 25, 2012 at 05:19 PM
That's a nice neighborhood and also most streets off shawsheen are nice and most streets off brown street are good too
Lani September 25, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I have a friend Donna that lives near there.


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