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Suspicious Package Forces The Evacuation of Walmart

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

Hundreds of holiday shoppers got a dose of humbug on Tuesday (Dec. 11) when a mysterious package forced the evacuation of Walmart.

Tewksbury Police received a call at 4:34 p.m. from a person reporting a suspicious package on the ground at the retail store on Route 38. The caller said the package was a styrofoam container inside a box and another box.

The Fire Department responded to the scene and the State Police Bomb Squad was called in. The store was evacuated at around 5 p.m.

The store was re-opened when it was determined the boxes did not contain an explosive device.

Arrests:

Anne M. Ferreira, 28, 40 Melim Drive, Tewksbury, was arrested on Dec. 11 on an outstanding warrant.

Additional Incidents:

On Dec. 11, at 6:41 p.m., police received a call from an Apache Road resident, reporting that their debit card had just been used in Saudi Arabia for $1,066.

On Dec. 11, at 9:17 p.m., rescue crews responded to a single car accident on Andover Street. The vehicle had struck a utility pole. The driver, the only person in the car, had to be extracted from the vehicle. He suffered serious injuries and was taken by Med-Flight to a Boston Hospital.

On Dec. 11, at 9:26 p.m., police received a 911 call from an Elm Street resident, reporting that their home had just been burglarized earlier in the evening. Officers responded, including the K9 unit. A report was filed.

At 11:50 a.m. on Dec. 11, police received a call from a person that they had given $1,000 to an employee of and that employee had just left. An officer responded to the scene and filed a report.

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

Gone4Now December 13, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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