Tewksbury Teens Arrested In Violent Home Invasion

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

A pair of Tewksbury teens are facing multiple felony charges after allegedly forcing their way into a Catamount Road home an assaulting one of the residents with a hammer and a metal crowbar.

Alex Smith, 18, of 91 Germano Drive, and Ray Tremlett, 18, of 3 Tomahawk Drive, were arrested Friday (Oct. 28) and charged with armed home invasion, kidnapping, assault & battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault with intent to rob.

the incident began Friday morning, just before 2 a.m., when Dispatch received a call from a resident on Catamount Road. The man said that two men had knocked on his door and then forced their way into the house.

According to the man, the intruders wore ski masks and attacked his 21-year-old son. According to Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the report indicated the victim was struck with a hammer and choked with the crowbar.

The alleged attackers then fled the home in a dark-colored Volvo or Saab, leaving behind the weapons.

Multiple officers responded to the scene and the victim was transported to Saints Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, which were not considered to be life threatening. In addition, a State Police K-9 unit was requested.

According to Sheehan, Tewksbury officers were able to track down both of the alleged attackers, who had separated, and placed them each under arrest.

Police did not release a motive in the attack.

Accidents send two to the hospital (Oct. 26 and 27)

Two accidents last week sent people to Saints Medical Center for treatment. On Oct. 26, at around 9:30 p.m., a car struck a pole near the intersection of Maple and East Streets. The pole was cracked the driver hospitalized.

On Oct. 27, just after 7 p.m., multiple 911 calls reported a rollover accident at 1121 Whipple Road. The driver allegedly hit three other vehicles as the accident was going on. The driver was the only person injured.


On Oct. 29, Adam Degan, 26, 23 Greenleaf St., Billerica, was arrested for OUI-liquor, speeding, marked lanes violations and reckless driving.

On Oct. 29, Michael Caruso, 29, 14 Spring St., Saugus, was arrested for OUI-Liquor (second offense) and a marked lanes violation.

For questions about this blotter, email _williamg@patch.com_

Judy Brown November 02, 2011 at 10:52 AM
Home invasions are increasing rapidly. These thugs know that there is less of a chance getting caught burglarizing a home then robbing businesses. So stay safe, be vigilant, install deadbolts and keep alarm activated. If you don't have an alarm system try www.homesecurityalarms.net for the most affordable monitored alarm system in the nation.
LawShouldBeGood November 03, 2011 at 02:54 AM
Arrest logs should not be posted online. When placed online, information reaches a much broader audience -- people from other countries even!! Information online is also too easily transmitted (by forwarding), too easily changed (manipulated) prior to forwarding, and it can linger out there in cyberspace much longer than information distributed in a printed hard copy format. Who wants to remembered at 50 years of age for the stupid and petty, ALLEGED infraction that they MAY have committed at age 20? People arrested are not guilty until proven guilty in a court of law. ARREST <> (is not equal to) GUILT. People will take it as guilt simply because law enforcement has given their seal of approval. This makes dissemination of this type of information in this manner by law enforcement officials irresponsible. I only see DUIs here, so maybe only that type of information is being released online. (I certainly hope so!) Even if it is, what good does it do? It won't stop folk from drinking and driving. Also, it's not news worthy, so why post it? I pick up it in my Google search and I don't even live near Tewksbury, MA! In sum, it seems like the arrested individuals are being / can be punished over and over again (given what having the info online brings) and very little good will ever come of it.
mike t November 03, 2011 at 03:43 AM
I don't think there is any doubt these feral youths commited this crime. Posting these arrests online is one of the few good uses of the internet! This is a great form of deterrrance towards potential criminals and towards future crimes by the individuals posted. We all have the right to know of this information and to be made aware. Long live the scarlet letter! A law abiding citizen.
Alex Ro November 03, 2011 at 10:12 AM
I think its important that any person that lives in town has the right to know what is going on. How would you feel if this was your childs playmates older brother?? Would you honestly want this child around your child?? I sure would not. And if a parent was arrested for DWI that drove your child to say basketball practice eveyr night wouldnt you be glad they did post this as how would you know?? Maybe when its too late. Drugs-again would you want your child in a house where someone was arrested for dealing drugs?? I sure would not. We the people have a right to know....there might be more to a story but as a citizen we should know if our neighbor , friend or whatever it is , has done wrong and be aware. Perhaps if names were more freely released and the outcome of what happened to them in court we wouldnt have all this crime going on.
Joe Bill November 03, 2011 at 01:10 PM
These 2 criminals should have also been charged with attempted murder. I hope they rot in jail but this is MA so a slap on the wrist is probably all they will get.
literal November 03, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Maybe these two kids aren't so bad as what everyone makes them out to be? What did the kid that they did this to do? Obviously the two wouldn't have done this just because... Don't jump to conclusions about them. Why can't we all just forgive & forget? Everyone makes mistakes. Just learn from them and move on.
Joe Bill November 03, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Your attitude is exactly why society is the way it is today. Let's not hold anyone accountable. A mistake is someone rear ending someone in traffic, not 2 scumbags breaking into a house and assaulting people with a hammer and a crowbar. I seriously hope your joking. If not, you should avoid posting comments in public forums as you are clearly of low intelligence.
Steevo November 03, 2011 at 10:24 PM
I'll second Joe Bill. In fact yours must be an old time tongue in cheek.
Jane Plain November 04, 2011 at 11:44 AM
From reading the brief article it appears that the accused teens most likely knew their victim and intended to "rough him up" for a disagreement of sorts that happened prior to the assault. If they intended to kill him, they certainly had the opportunity but that does not appear to be their intent. They also did not steal anything or kidnap anyone, so where those charges came from is anyone's guess. Whatever the reason for the attack, these young men have now allegedly committed a crime punishable by law.
Ronald November 04, 2011 at 03:16 PM
I think the police know what charges to use against these lost boys. You people should keep your day jobs and let them do their's.
dylan November 04, 2011 at 08:52 PM
okk joe u just dont know... you have no idea who these kids are and whats going on. Attempted murder? really this story doesnt even get into full detail.
Patty November 08, 2011 at 08:32 PM
The article written in the paper did not contain all the facts of this case so people should be careful before jumping to conclusions. I'm not saying that the individuals involved should not be held accountable, I'm just saying get the fact before you pass judgement.
Alex Ro November 09, 2011 at 03:24 PM
And how are we suppose to get the facts....blame the paper if they made the mistake...not us readers.
Dirk Anderson May 15, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Yeah, I'm sure these are great kids. We should just give em a big hug and everything will be ok.
Maryanne December 07, 2012 at 01:49 AM
At least take the pictures down for Gods-sake.
Tewksbury2001 December 07, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Why? Did they not do it? Armed home invasion? A couple of scum bags that should be locked up for a while.


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