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Domestic Disturbance Leads to Arrest of Tewksbury Man

The following is an excerpt from the Tewksbury Police Department logs. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Tewksbury Police fielded a variety of calls in recent days.
Tewksbury Police fielded a variety of calls in recent days.
Arrests

On Monday, Feb. 3, at 4:56 p.m. dispatch received a 911 call from Chandler Street for a domestic disturbance.

David Michael Woodworth, 18, of 1076 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.

Monday, Feb. 3

  • At 7:39 a.m.  police attempted to serve a summons to a resident on Lee Street. The summons was served in hand to the defendant’s father.
  • At 4:11 p.m. Engine 1 checked on a possible car fire on Main Street.
  • At 9:07 p.m. full response was called in to the Lodge at Ames Pond for a commercial fire alarm called in by the alarm company. All crews returned to the station after it was determined to be a false alarm.
  • At 10:18 p.m. a Longhorn Steakhouse customer reported they were threatened and would like to speak with an officer.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

  • At 12:49 a.m. a caller from Motel 6 reported hearing possibly drug usage in Room 136. An officer checked the area and requested extra patrols throughout the night.
Mary February 10, 2014 at 09:19 AM
I have a question, does the Motel 6 pay for the Police Department to sit in their lot and babysit their motel? I have been down at IHOP and have seen them sitting in their lot with their lights off. Does anyone know the answer to this question. If they are not paying for police surveillance, they should!
Bob February 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Mary, another way to look at it is that they're cutting down on gas and traffic on 38! They just rotate the cruisers through there. Every time one arrests someone they are like the WWE tag team and tag in the next cruiser for the next arrest. Fortunately Motel 6 affords them the business traffic to make this a viable option!
Donna Marie Robitaille February 11, 2014 at 05:35 AM
C'mom now bob..do you really think our precious police officers want to sit at Motel 6. Nothing is fortunate or funny about this situation. The town of Tewksbury has their hands full with the burdens of that mess. I hope our Selectmen soon drag the Motel 6 in to confront them on their unacceptable operation of a business in this town. The Tewksbury Police is doing an excellent job for this community and we should praise them for doing so. I look forward to the day town officials... shut them down!
Bob February 11, 2014 at 08:25 AM
Donna, Have you lost your funny bone with the other posts? I would think my previous post was in humor (ie. WWE tag team) but I guess that was lost on some. It is extremely humorous after the town and state tried to take the Caswell for the same type of issues but won't want to butt up against a corporation with deep pockets. Just go after the little guy. Shut them down? Why jump right to Z? There are intermediate steps we as a community can take before shutting them down and/or taking property.
Donna Marie Robitaille February 11, 2014 at 09:36 AM
OK Bob, you are right. I should have seen the humor and just made note of the gratefulness for Our tagteam of tactics to stop crime at Motel 6. Town officials should move forward to bring them in to place probationary measures on their permit. Most likely, the Motel 6 will continue to take the cheap corporate way out and then Tewksbury can shut them down for non compliance. As for the Caswell family, they ought to bring The town of Tewksbury to court asking for the 100,000.00 dollars we cost them to defend their rights to property. To the best of my knowledge, we never put the business Caswell Motel on notice of permit violations. Therefore, to move forward on an avenue to seize property is highly unfair. Also, the Caswell Motel owners have been doing right and try to help fight problems their business faces with attention and cooperation. Motel 6 corporate big shots shut their eyes to the needed attention to address the problems there. I know we can not jump to Z...but lets bring them in and make it as uncomfortable as possible with demands. Perhaps the deep pocket corporation will decide to tear down Motel 6 and bring in a beautiful high end Hotel equipped with their own state of the security.
Bob February 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Donna, we can agree on that road. One note, not all Motel 6's are owned corporately. They have many franchisee's and I am not sure what Tewksbury is.
Donna Marie Robitaille February 11, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Thanks for pointing that out as I do not know if it is corporate or franchise operation. I do know for a fact that the operating of Motel 6 as is, should cease. The property owners should be pressured to shape up or ship out. The TPD is doing their job. I hope town officials have given Motel 6 written notice of concern for their operation of business and will pressure them to spend what it takes to improve things at that location or start proceedings to pull their permit.

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