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_

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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