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Gas Station Brawl Leads to Assault Charges

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

Dispatch received a call for a fight at Super Petroleum on Main Street on Friday, May 24, at 10:17 a.m.

Police received a second call from one of the parties involved and they said the other party took off a vehicle.

Officers located and arrested David A. Avery, 49, of 34 Lanaka Road. Avery was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts each of assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Woman Faces Sixth Shoplifting Charge

Wal-Mart loss prevention reported a woman in custody for shoplifting on Thursday, May 23, at 6:45 p.m.

Shirley M. Tanner, 49, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing, sixth offense.

Additional Incidents:

On Thursday, May 23, at 4:09 p.m. multiple callers reported a motor vehicle accident on South Street at Salem Road. Edivaldo Alcantara, 39, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

On Friday, May 24, at 11:20 a.m. a car was sent to North Billerica Road to speak with a caller about an unwanted party after the person reported that a man was threatening her. Police arrested Alice O’Connell, 82, and charged her with domestic assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime.

On Friday, May 24, at 6:23 p.m. police received a call from Motel 6 reporting that someone broke into a vehicle overnight.

On Friday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. a 911 caller on Leicester Street reported that his house was broken into, and that he knows the suspect.

On Friday, May 24, at 10:23 p.m. officers arrived at Motel 6 to serve a warrant. Charissa Pickering, 40, of 133 Liberty Street, Lowell, was arrested on three outstanding warrants for larceny and charged with being a fugitive from justice on a court warrant.

denise May 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM
an 82 yr old woman...the poor thing...sounds like she needs more help than a record!
TomH May 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM
South and Salem....again. Time to address this issue. Put in a regular traffic light? Have the police camp out there and hand out tickets to those running the blinking red light?
TewksTownie May 28, 2013 at 02:33 PM
TomH..I couldn't agree more. There are far too many problems that occur there, and have been occurring there for years. I drive down Salem Rd. on a daily basis and even though I'm going through the blinking yellow, I slow down to almost a stop just to make sure nobody is about to blow through the blinking red coming the other way. Needs to be addressed
Maureen Kear May 28, 2013 at 03:30 PM
I go through that intersection numerous times throughout the week. You have to slow to a crawl or complete stop before proceeding due to the poor visibility at the corners. Either a traffic light or a four way stop might help or certainly more police visibility to deter those that decide that they are above obeying the rules of the road.
denise May 28, 2013 at 08:50 PM
When my son first got his license...i called that 'the deadly intersection!"...
Patty May 28, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I work in Andover and my most direct route is down South St but I go down to Shawsheen just to avoid this intersection.
TomH May 29, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Maureen, I suspect a four way stop sign wouldnt help. People would still blow through the intersection without stopping. There needs to be a regular traffic light, timed to the light at Main and Salem.
paul tome May 29, 2013 at 05:59 AM
Tewksbury needs more police.
TONY D May 29, 2013 at 06:32 PM
No, I think we need more law abiding citizens!!

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