Fight in Police Department Parking Lot Leads to Arrest

Two reports of trash pickers in a residential neighborhood.

Police didn't have far to go to respond to a domestic disturbance Tuesday night.

It occured in the parking lot of

Around 9:30 p.m., Det. O'Neil reported a domestic incident in progress in the parking lot. Several officers responded immediately. The altercation was quelled and one person was arrested.

Lisa Renzullo, 46, 295 Marshall St., Tewksbury, was charged with assault and battery.

Trash pickers go a little too far

Just after noon on Tuesday, a resident at 31 Veranda Ave. called police that two males in a white pickup were going through his trash. The caller said they had also tried to take some items from the side of the house.

Two officers were sent to the home to investigate. In the meantime, a call came in from 94 Marston, reporting almost the exact same circumstances.

The trash pickers were gone by the time officers arrived.

Good Samaritan steps up

Tuesday at 8:16 p.m., police received a call from a woman, distraught because she had left her purse at Haffner's gas station. The woman said she planned to call her bank and credit card companies to cancel all of her cards.

However, less than 20 minutes later, a second woman walked into Police Headquarters and said she had found a purse at Haffner's that had been left there and that she was hoping it could be returned to the owner.

Officers gladly accepted the purse and took it to the home of the owner to return it.


Joseph L. Brown, 47, whose address is listed as , 95 Main St., Room 230, was arrested after a motor vehicle stop at . He is charged with operating a motor vehicle after its registration was revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and two outstanding warrants.

Nicholas Christopher Chappell, 42, was arrrested Tuesday after allegedly kicking in the door of his girlfriend's room at the . Responding officers arrested Chappell, of 64 Pinedale Ave. Tewksbury, and charged him with assault.

Jennifer Nagle June 06, 2011 at 02:30 PM
I'm just curious... how does anyone plan to regulate the Caswell? They are (I understand) a family running a business. If you are running a business and someone that appears "shady" walks in and pays for services, do you call the police? They haven't stolen anything, they haven't threatened you, do you tell them you will not honor your services to them because they don't "look" like what you prefer for a clientle? If, and I don't know that they are, but if the folks that run the Caswell see a crime, I assume they would call the police. I've walked into Walmart, Home Depot and other stores after gardening all day (and it's not a pretty site!) and I am still able to shop and purchase items... I'm not even the most haggered looking person in there... what would this Town become if we all judged books by their covers? If you break the law, you should be arrested, not have the place you happen to be in when you are caught get shut down. It does not make sense.... JMO
Christian Panasuk June 06, 2011 at 02:57 PM
There are about 900 hotel (& motel) rooms for rent every day/night in Tewksbury. Drinking, drugs, fights, and other nepharious behaviors happen even more than what gets reported in the police detail or Patch. It's part of doing business, and has been going on for years and years. Until some developer buys out the family that owns the Caswell, it's going to remain in business. Someone should make them an offer... maybe they are getting tired of the hassles. Or, maybe they aren't "hands-on" and hire people to manage the affairs. In that case, as long as the deposits are made, que cera, cera.
Sarah June 07, 2011 at 12:40 AM
By shady I meant criminals and such and I didn't mean it based on looks, perhaps I used the word wrong? That's kind of exactly the reason I said it would be so hard, you don't really turn someone away for looking different, but I mean, you have to admit the place attracts criminals somehow. It would just be nice if there was a way to prevent them from staying there and proceeding to break the law all across town. I don't want a (I've heard) family business going down, it would just be nice if there was a way that they could still make a living without there being like a radius of crime around the place.
Paul Fournier October 17, 2011 at 05:24 PM
Hopefully, the Feds will TAKE the Caswell Motel soon! Its always been a rundown dump, haboring criminals, and vagrants for YEARS! The Caswells knew all along the type of 'riffraff' they were renting to!!
Paul Fournier October 17, 2011 at 05:27 PM
Jennifer, have you ever looked at the clientele of the Caswell? Have you ever sat and watched the activity that goes on there? I grew up across the street, and could tell you stories...The Caswell's always turned a blind eye, unless a cruiser was pulling into the parkinglot, usually with lights and siren going...


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