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Tewksbury Man Indicted By Grand Jury For Armed Robbery

Suspect is also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

A 22-year-old Tewksbury faces two felony charges in connection with a convenience store robbery after being indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury last week.

Jacob Murray, 10 Charme Road, was indicted on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Investigators believe Murray is the man who

received a break in the case when they According to the information, a person had been talking about a robbery that occurred in Tewksbury and that they had seen the suspect on the news and the Massachusetts Most Wanted list. 

Armed with the new information, detectives were able to identify Murray as the person who committed the robbery and make the arrest.

Mike June 06, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I know a lot of those kids and just because they are hanging out in parking lots doesn't mean they are bad kids and wasteing their lives
beatrice June 06, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Seriously BK, aren't you stretching it a bit from an armed robbery to blaming it on unionized teachers? I'm with you Mike, doesn't mean they are all bad. If you don't belong to an "organized" activity there are not alot of places where friends can gather if you are under 21.
bk June 06, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Mike/beatrice, point taken and I have re-posted my message. Its sad to see, on week-days, our young residents wasting their time hanging out in the MB/Burgerking area. They are not all bad but I wonder how could their minds be occupied in a better way. Reducing idling might reduce on a possible bad company. My same aged kid hardly gets time from their studies and other activities... and enjoys them too. Not all of these activities need money. --B
Joe Bill June 06, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Many of these kids will be working at MB and Burger King while yours goes off to college. These same kids will be smoking butts in a couple years from now as they take their breaks in the same parking lots they once hung out in.
trish June 06, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I know a few of these kis as well and I for one know they may not be "bad kids" but the things they are doing are not so good
tully jensen June 06, 2012 at 09:53 PM
redirect..... kids need to be redirected from the time they are BORN.... better choices...(we dont hit the cat...we PET the cat...).....PARENTS need to redirect and teach consequences for actions...from a very early age.... the question "is it worth it?" and the following weighing of pros and cons has to be taught to the child by the PARENT! at a VERY early age and UPHELD....BY THE PARENT! so that they learn to SELF-MONITER. This kid is 22..HE JUST RUINED HIS LIFE WITH A HORRIBLE DECISION ... . but if your child is still under your roof you still have the responsibility as a PARENT to know whats going on and where your child is hanging out and with whom etc.... I moved up here from the South 2 years ago and I have never SEEN so many "checked out" uninvolved parents with absolutely no Parenting skills.... and no teaching ANY of these basics....let alone enforcing/upholding them.... If your kids have the time to hang out at the mcd/bk parking lot with a bunch of kids all the time... WHERE ARE THE PARENTS??????....if its a planned outing.... thats one thing... but to hang out at night or after school....sheesh.... get them into after school activities... school sports... SOMETHING.... and if you cant afford it... many schools have a sliding scale. BE A PARENT! you chose to have kids.... you dont get to check out at 8 10 15 or even 18 if they are living with you. Grow up and take responsibility and teach it to your kids!
tully jensen June 06, 2012 at 09:56 PM
how about hang out at a friends house? If you arent doing anything "bad" or that parents wouldnt object to then whats the problem? how about the rec center at the park?
denise June 07, 2012 at 12:09 AM
tully...i do agree...some parents dont take the job seriously...I was a single mom with my son...and people had him doomed...because he was a bit 'wild' when he was about 4-5 yrs old...but i really kept track of him...i chose his friends...knew where he was at all times...he couldnt look crossed eyed at me with out a good punishment...he was requiered by ME! to wear a collared shirt to school...because the better you look...you will feel better, and act better. It has all paid off...all my 'nagging'...he is a wonderful law abiding respectful 20 yr old...that i am glad to have as my kid...and I TAKE ALL THE CREDIT!!! (alittle lol)
beth June 07, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Wow Tully Jensen - give me a break. I can't stand self-rightous people. As far as Jake goes, he is 22 & a parent doesn't need to know their adult kids are 24/7. We do the best we can as parents to teach our kids as did Jakes parents did - people make mistakes; kids & adults get involved in bad situations...everyone thinks oh not my kid. Well sometimes it is our kids. And what then? Disown them? No. You be there by their side and help them get thru this. Yes their are consequences for our actions but Jake or his parents don't deserve your comments. You are not god, judge or his jury.
bk June 07, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Michele, Sorry for what you must be going through. I am not going to write on behalf of Tully. Most of his message was general parenting and not specific to you IMHO. In my neighborhood I see some kids roaming aimlessly... and they need to be re-directed. I moved up here recently and I also noticed relaxed parenting by some. There are n number of things one could do to keep them busy and that requires conscious efforts versus telling a child go out and find some one to play with (and I am not accusing judging that you did or did not do this). We are so close-knit community and may be we do not know whats going on outside. May be lacking out of the box perspective. --B
bk June 07, 2012 at 04:11 PM
denise, You deserve the credit and I hope we be as strong while we go through our parenting circle of life. --B
Rabib June 07, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Some kids are just born bad, and no matter what we do as parents, they will always turn out bad. Lock him up and throw away the key, and maybe, just maybe, by the time he gets out he will have learned the difference between right and wrong.
bk June 07, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I agree what Tully Jensen said. I think all he was saying that we need to occupy kids mind as the empty mind could easily become house of a ghost(bad influence). Its not about being responsible to 22yr old's action or monitoring 24/7. Its about what has gone into his upbringing till that point. If a child and his friends(company) was monitored in the early stages, as 'denise' did and as we do, may be no one need to monitor 24/7 as they grow older because they learn to make a right choices. It saddens me to see kids roaming, even on the week-days till 7 - 8 pm in the night.... what a waste. I agree people makes mistake and I would also agree that my child will make mistakes but one thing I can bet my bank balance on would be that my child wont make this kind of mistake. And yes, Jake and his parents do need our comments because we would be paying for his bills as long as he( if proven guilty) is in jail or uses public prosecutor. "You be there by their (a suspected criminal's) side and help them get thru this"... give me a break beth. I am not going to support this. B
bk June 07, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Or volunteer Or play sports Or after school activities Or reading Or researching to extend your knowledge( unless you are A student already) ... --B
bk June 07, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Rabib, Agree but that must be very rare born evil kind of thing..which may/may_not be the case here. What most of us are concern about is the possible lack of active participation of parents. I grew up in a rough neighborhood and without a very active participation of my parents I could have been in trouble. Now I have a masters degree and I give most of that credit to my parents who imprinted on me the value of education and choosing the right company. So, its not about what lesson he or any other troubled kids learns. Its about what a parent could do to stop them from learning the hard way. And I am learning to be that kind of parent. --B
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 12:13 AM
i dont agree... kids arent born bad... some may be energized and WILLFULL.... but if its directed correctly... and i'll quote bk... "There are n number of things one could do to keep them busy and that requires conscious efforts versus telling a child go out and find some one to play with " IT REQUIRES CONCIOUS EFFort.... AND AGAIN... teaching responsibility for actions... go over and over it... and CONSEQUENCES FOR ACTIONS.... throwing scenarios at them..... ingraining their OWN thought processes.... to choose the right..... is an IMPERATIVE job that is the responsibility OF THE PARENT!... I also would bet my bank balance on the fact that my kids wouldnt entertain the thought of this childs actions.
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Beth.... Im sorry that you feel that a discussion on PARENTING is self rightous in your eyes..... try hanging out with social workers for awhile and then come back and talk to me about Parents being RESPONSIBLE INVOLVED PARENTS!
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 12:25 AM
DENISE.... ABSOLUTELY you should take the credit! :) a job well done... and not an easy road as every parent knows.... you instilled the values and goals and responsibility from the get go.... and it pays off! Im going to go out on a limb here and say that I've noticed that single mothers tend to be better parents than the divorced mothers I see all the time, perhaps because the bar is held higher for them. The divorced mothers are trying to hit the gym...hang out with friends...club...tan... and be on "the market".... while they leave their kids on their own or worse...in the hands of an elder sibling so that they can "have a life" and try to relive high school. That isnt fair to the older sibling... OR the younger one..... Children know when they are put on the back burner.... it will come back to bite you....These women need to GROW UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.... Children should come first... they didnt choose to have YOU....
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 01:46 AM
"tully jensen - my thought here is that you dont have kids or have a small child that you can still keep your hands on at every moment and if this is not the case then apparently you have the worlds perfect child. being the mother of this "kid" you are referencing I will tell you that Jake was not allowed to hang out in parking lots, at the teen center , at the mall or be able to go wherever, whenever without any guidance. He was always with me or my husband and his many aunts and uncles who adored him, you obviously don't know any of us. So that is where Jake's parents were, right by his side. DONT you dare tell me I did not teach my child right from wrong and i dont have parenting skills. I cant control what a 22 year old man does, under my roof or not! Sometimes people make bad choices, obviously you never have in order for you to judge. If you do have children and they are still young, I hope there never comes a time for you to eat every word you wrote above. They will come back to haunt you. IF you have written the book of perfect parenting, send me a copy. stop judging parents for what their grown chlldren do (or did your parents never teach you that judging people is wrong) oh & BTW, in the US, you are innocent until proven guilty, maybe you forgot that."
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Dear Michelle, Im not speaking to you personally about your parenting. Im speaking about many parents who are NOT involved.... Ive not referenced you in ANY of my posts. I have 5 children ranging from 8 to 28. No they are not perfect.... but they have us all over them like white on rice. And they know it! The only time I referenced your child is this comment " This kid is 22..HE JUST RUINED HIS LIFE WITH A HORRIBLE DECISION ... " innocent until proven guilty? absolutely! Parental denial? Absolutely NOT!
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 01:58 AM
BTW - pARENTAL DENIAL INCLUDES... OH... THEY JUST INDICTED MY CHILD AND HAVE VIDEO OF HIM DOING SOMETHING WRONG BUT UNTIL THEY PROVE HE'S GUILTY OR IF WE GET A GOOD LAWYER WHO CAN GET HIM OFF THEN OH WELL THE LAW READS THAT HE'S INNOCENT SO WE ARE GOING TO STICK WITH THAT....TRA LA LA LA LA LA LA REALLY???? AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO TELL ME OFF OVER GENERAL PARENTING THOUGHTS? i FEEL FOR YOU HAVING TO GO THRU THIS... BUT PLEASE.... DENIAL ?
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 02:03 AM
btw..."a bad choice" is drinking underage.... armed robbery isnt really under my list of "just a bad choice"
tully jensen June 08, 2012 at 03:26 AM
didnt mean to yell up there...im just frustrated with the whole accountability part...which is what ive been pushing the whole time..... if WE...as PARENTS... don't take responsibility for actions... and then dont hold our CHILDREN accountable for their actions.... its a vicious endless cycle... and the whole a 22 yr old is a man.... I referenced "kid" for a reason.... he IS still a kid...especially if he is still living at home. If he is living at home... then he should still be accountable to his parents and the rules of the house. Just because hes over 18 you dont keep tabs? If a 22 yr old child is still living at home and doesnt want to adhere to parental rules guidelines structure etc.... then MOVE HIM OUT!..... Tough Love is still Love. btw... you really dont go from a normal working happy rule adhering person to attempted "armed" robbery overnight. Im sorry again for what you are going thru... but more sorry about the denial going on. It doesnt help you parent... and it certainly doesnt help your child.
Shady June 08, 2012 at 05:10 AM
1. Jake deep down is a good person, everyone makes mistakes, you live and your learn. 2. I personally think the cops used the whole "tip from prisoner from missouri" story is complete bullshit, i think someone from tewksbury ratted jake out and wanted their name kept a secret
johndough100 June 08, 2012 at 08:41 AM
this whole town of tewksbury runs on drama and dunkin donuts. it doesnt matter if this person was 22 or 65 these crimes happen everyday start to deal with it tewksbury inst such a innocent town now.
no name June 13, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Ya, they're not bad until they rob your house..........
denise June 13, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Shady? i dont care where the tip came from...oh well...do the crime...do the time...
CE January 05, 2013 at 05:02 AM
Yes but did you not get arrested for hitting your boyfriends child?

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