Gas Main Leak, Dogs Both Lost and Found, Top Police Log

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

Water main work being done on East Street was delayed on Monday when a Tewksbury Police Officer working the traffic detail on the project reported a gas leak just after 10 a.m.

Emergency response units were quickly at the scene and National Grid was notified. Once National Grid crews arrived they too control of the situation, identified and repaired the leak.

It was not immediately known what caused the leak.

Dogs both lost and found

At 1:11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, a woman walked into Police Headquarters to report a missing dog. The dog, which is half Labrador Retriever and half Rhodesian Ridgeback, is missing from a home on Grey road in Billerica. Grey Road is located near Tewksbury's Patten Road.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, just before 9 a.m., a person reported finding a stray Pug on State Street. The person said the dog had a brown collar and said they would be willing to hold onto the dog until the owner could be located.


Victor J. Anderson, 30, 21 Olney St., Apt. 1, Billerica, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license had been revoked and driving without a valid inspection sticker.

Sergio S. Fereira, 43, 57 Howard St., Lawrence, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to grant right of way.

Zachary I. Piechecki, 20, 5 Rowell St., Amesbury, was arrested on Nov. 30 and charged with possession of a Class A substance.

Additional Incidents:

At 5:43 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, a resident of Whipple Road reported that two vehicles on their property had just been broken into within the last 20 minutes. Officers responded to the scene and a report was taken.

At 2:53 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, a driver reported that someone had egged her truck on Washington Street.

At 5:21 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, a man called police and reported that an I-Pod had been stolen from his vehicle, while it had been parked on Marston Street.

At 5:32 p.m., an Archstone Avenue resident called police and reported that someone had been in his home and had taken all of the children's clothing. At the same time, a woman showed up at Police Headquarters and asked to talk to an officer about the same issue, as well as some other issues.

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



A Taker December 04, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Is it just me, or does it seem like more and more dogs are getting lost. Something must be done about this!
Julia December 04, 2012 at 01:42 PM
What is going on with East St.? Anyone know if they are planning to repave the entire road when completed or leave that long stretch of patched road as is? Although I appreciate them finally smoothing the pavement at the tracks, I am hoping that stretch gets repaved properly. It's tough to drive down daily!!
Rick Harnopis December 04, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Also DANGEROUS . Vehicles including trucks constantly crossing over center lane to avoid potholes and un-even repair work. Rick H.
SoxFan December 04, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I heard they are going to grind down and reconstruct the road next spring. They will finish all the water/sewer/gas work in the area first, so the new road won't need to be torn up.
malcolm nichols December 05, 2012 at 11:02 PM
You can't repaint over rotten wood and expect it not to chip and peel. Similar you can't repave over poor soil and expect it not to pothole and crack.


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