Tewksbury Man Charged With Assaulting Elderly Family Member

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

A Tewksbury man faces felony assault charges after allegedly injuring a family member during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon (April 29).

received a call just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday from a woman who said that a family member had shoved her out of the way and pushed his way into their home. She told police she wanted the man removed.

A short time later, she called back and said the man had left and described the car he was driving. Officers responded to the scene and discovered the woman had suffered minor injuries.

Another officer located and pulled over the car and, after a brief struggle, placed the driver under arrest.

Brian Saber, 35, 33 Bay State Ave., Tewksbury, was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60 (or disabled) with injury, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Clerk alerts police to alleged serial drunk driver (April 29)

On Sunday, April 29, just after 6 p.m., police received a call from the clerk at the The clerk said that a man had just staggered into his store, then staggered back out and got into his car. He appeared to be intoxicated.

Officers responded to the scene and an officer spoke with the customer, who was still sitting in his car. However, the man refused to give his name to the officer and suddenly started his car and took off out of the parking lot. He finally stopped at the intersection of Shawsheen and Kenneth, where officers placed him under arrest.

Edward Bettano, 52, 85 Fairway Drive, was charged with OUI-liquor (fifth offense), operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to identify himself to a police officer.

Teens allegedly drinking on roof of Home Goods store (April 28)

On Saturday, at 9:44 p.m., a Tewksbury Police officer spotted a group of teens on the roof of the Home Goods store, 1900 Main St. Further investigation indicated that the three teens had been drinking alcohol and all were placed under arrest.

Arrested were a 16 year-old juvenile, Carter Jon Reddin, 17, 290 Kemp St., Dunstable, and Michael J. Silva, 18, 14 Pond View Lane, Tewksbury. All three were charged with being minors in possession of alcohol and trespassing.


Karen Pecorella, 35, 104 Delmont Ave., Apt. 23, Lowell, was arrested on April 29 and charged with OUI-liquor and leaving the scene of a property damage accident after allegedly striking a parked vehicle on Whipple Road.

Giancarlo Patriarca, 18, Wilmington, was arrested on April 28 and charged with OUI-drugs, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to signal and possession of 10 counterfeit notes.

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

Walter White May 01, 2012 at 10:46 PM
The DUI laws need an overhaul, until then the DUI's will continue to climb. Guilty of one - no drivers license for a year. Guilty of more then one? Drivers license revolked forever and jail time. Its a lucrative business for lawyers and thats why their wouldnt be any change. If a judges or pols family member is maimed...then we we see real change.
Joe Bill May 02, 2012 at 12:24 AM
This Saber lowlife has an extensive rap sheet. Yet another example of a repeat offender in MA who is allowed to roam free and hurt the innocent.
Dan May 02, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Edward Bettano....5TH offense...and STILL driving!!! Great state to live in, If you get to Live in it!!!
Bill. S May 02, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Sam, At first I thought you were kind of rough with a loss of license forever with more than one offense. Only because I think some people who drive drunk never intended to on that particular night. That said I do think that if you have one offense, then you really better make sure that it doesnt happen again. So I agree loss of license forever is not a bad idea. I dont know about jail time though
Walter White May 08, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Bill, no one intends to drive drunk. My point being if the laws were much, much stiffer...then people would actually think twice about it. If not, then to bad for them. A slap on the wrist for killing someone becausee they didnt intend to drink and drive does no good for anyone. To many times, families are ripped apart and childeren are left parentless by drunk drivers. Most of them are repeat offenders. I know this first hand.


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