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Residents Report Two Separate Dog Attacks

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

received two calls this week from Tewksbury residents reporting their pets had been attacked by neighborhood dogs.

The first call came from Marie Street resident on Wednesday, Oct. 5, just after noon. The caller reported that a dog had been attacked by a pit bull. The caller said that the pit bull and its owner were still standing out in front of their house. Lou Ann Clement of the Health Department was notified.

Both she and a police officer responded to the scene. The condition of the dog that was allegedly attacked was not immediately known.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, an Ellington Road resident called police to say that her cat had been killed the other night. Initially, the caller had thought it was a coyote attack. However, she said that two witnesses told her that the cat had been killed by two of her neighbor's dogs. The Board of Health was notified of the incident.

The Case Of the Missing Cell Phone (Oct. 7)

A Pupkis Road resident called police on Friday, just after 7:30 p.m. to report that they believed their sister's friend had stolen their cell phone. An officer responded to the scene and investigated. It was determined that the caller had accidentally left the phone on the roof of their car and then had just driven off. The phone had fallen off the car and was later found in the street.

Two injured in accident (Oct. 7)

On Friday, around 1:18 p.m., Police received multiple 911 calls regarding a three-car accident near Tewksbury emergency response crews received help from an Andover ambulance crew. Two people were taken to Saints Medical Center for treatment of injuries. All three cars had to be towed from the scene.

Other incidents

Residents at 553 Rogers St. and 50 Pike St. called police on Oct. 7 to report that their homes had been broken into.

On Friday at 4:24 a.m., an officer spotted a vehicle parked in the back corner of the parking lot A check of the license plate revealed that the car had been reported stolen in Newton on Oct. 5.

On Oct. 6, just after 11 a.m., a woman called police to report a theft. She said that she had been staying in a room with two other people. She woke up that morning to find herself alone and her credit card and car had been stolen.

Arrests:

  • Courtney A. Mahoney, 20, 30 Wightman Road, was arrested on Oct. 5 and charged with assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime.
  • An 11-year-old was arrested on Oct. 5 and was charged with assault and battery and disturbing the peace.
  • Cameron G. Varney, 49, 4 Deerfield St., Billerica, was arrested on Oct. 5 and was charged with operating a motor vehicle after license had been revoked, failure to stop for police, lights violation, possession of a Class E substance.

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

Jaloney Caldwell October 10, 2011 at 03:03 AM
Pitbulls escape their confinement 14 times more often than other breeds, and pitbulls kill more people than all other dog breeds combined. These animals turn on their owners six times more often any other breed. If you are attacked by a pitbull your chances of dying are more than 2500 times higher than if you were attacked by a Labrador Retriever. Facts are facts. If a car killed people more than 2500 times more often than other models, they would be pulled off the market. It is time to get pitbulls off the market.
Sam October 11, 2011 at 05:12 PM
Where did you collect these statistics from? Statistics are only as good as the background information that backs them. Also, looking at stiffer penalties and lifetime bans on people having companion pets or resident dogs that have been charged with a crime is more appropriate then 'breed banning!' Children's faces are ripped off by terriers and other small fashion breeds. Misguided and cruel human behaviour are the common denominator in pet related attacks. Stiffer penalties and lifetime bans will be a more effective deterrent. Your analogy about 'car models being taken off the road' falls short as a supporting example--then again, who is driving...a human! Learn the difference between family pet and resident dog...it explains why the incidents of physical harm by dog to human are more prevalent with 'resident dogs'. The nature behind canid behaviour mixed with ignorant dog owners is a recipe for disaster regardless of breed.
noella March 08, 2013 at 05:38 PM
LMAO! Where did you get your facts? I groom dogs I have been bitten by little lap dogs more than larger dogs. I have only been bitten ONCE by a large dog. Lab's where do I start ... 1 out of 10 I see always have some kind of issue. Ever see a Golden Retriever attack someone full on? I have. Fact little dogs are worse. People tend to spoil them and neglect proper training feeling they don't need it as much as a larger dog does because its a small dog. How many times I have had a issue with a pit bull? None, wolfhybrids? None and that is a wild dog! Yorkies? I have a few scares, Maltese? Nice scare on my hand that took 8 stitches, Bichon ... ripped my pant leg in half while I was taking the leash from its owner. To be honest I rather see more dogs like the pits I see. Not these little dogs that people treat like a accessory and don't want to train.
noella March 08, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Large dog that bit me was a lab. 5 stitches on my lower lip.

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