Thursday, May 2, 2013
Search began with the report of a stolen credit card.
UPDATE: 5:29 p.m. What began as a possible hunt for a burglary suspect on Wednesday afternoon has turned into a search for a man wanted on multiple outstanding warrants. And somewhere in the middle, the Heath Brook Elementary School was placed in lockdown for a brief time. According to a Tewksbury Police spokesperson, the incident began earlier in the day on Wednesday when a female resident called police and reported that her credit card had been stolen. Some time later, women tracked down the man she claims stole the credit card at a residence on Shawsheen Street and confronted him. That confrontation led to Tewksbury Police responding to the scene. Coincidentally, a State Trooper was driving in the area and the woman flagged him down and…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
What was in the bag, however, might be the result of criminal activity.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Robbery took place early Tuesday morning.
Tewksbury Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Payless Shoe Source at Stadium Plaza Tuesday morning. The suspect is described as being a black male in his mid-30s and around 5-4, according to Tewksbury Police. The suspect was described as wearing a black hat and dark sunglasses and dark jeans. The incident took place just after 10 a.m. The suspect, who was not armed, managed to escape on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, according to police. Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Tewksbury Police at 978-851-7373.
Hundreds came to Stoneham Monday afternoon to pay their respects to the late MIT officer.
Suspect sought in attempted murder at Motel 6.
Police in two communities are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder at the Motel 6 in Tewksbury on Monday. The incident took place just after noon and resulted in five Lowell schools going into a "soft lockdown" while police searched the area for the suspect, who'd fled the motel on foot, according to an article appearing on www.lowellsun.com. Tewksbury Police are attempting to idetify the suspect, who has been described as being a man in his late 30s. He allegedly attempted to kill a woman by strangling her. The attack took place in a laundry area at the Motel 6, according to the article. The suspect reportedly has some type of weapon. He was seen fleeing on foot in the direction of Lowell. Deputy Police …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Team works together to reduce incidents of school violence and enhance overall school safety.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 17
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan.) On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Tewksbury School Department Business Manager Jeff Sands and School Resource Officer Kathy McLeod were unanimously selected for membership on the prestigious N.E.M.L.E.C. (North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) S.T.A.R.S. (School Threat Assessment and Response System) Team... Established in 1999, N.E.M.L.E.C. S.T.A.R.S. works with 51 member jurisdictions in enhancing school safety by: •identifying threats and/or causes of violence in over 500 N.E.M.L.E.C. community schools, •developing solutions and strategies to address causes of violence, •developing, implementing, practicing and evaluating safe …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Tewksbury branch is the 6th TD Bank to be robbed in the Merrimack Valley in the past two months.
Each week we take a look at some of the stories making headlines in neighboring Patch towns.
Revere Man Faces Up to 25 Years for Reading Fatal Shooting Case Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced that a Revere man pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Reading resident Joseph Ronan, 22, in August of 2011. Revere resident John Burke, 26, is facing up to 25 years in state prison. Starbucks Planning to Open This Summer Starbucks hopes to open a North Reading location on Main Street at some point this summer, according to Attorney James Senior, who is representing the landlord of Atlantic Plaza. The coffee shop will be located where the Sunrise Bagels is now. Town Employees Pack Selectmen's Meeting Just one day after town officials attempted to renegotiate municipal health insurance …
Friday, April 12, 2013
"Merrimack Valley" Bandit has robbed seven banks in the region over the past two months
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 12
(Editor's Note: The following information was released by the Boston Office of the FBI and was submitted by Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan.) A task force of Massachusetts law enforcement agencies is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber allegedly responsible for seven armed bank robberies in northeastern Massachusetts since February. The “Merrimack Valley Bandit” is considered armed and dangerous. During each of the robberies, the robber used a small handgun and pointed it at the tellers. In some of the robberies, the robber threatened to harm the tellers should they not comply with his commands. To facilitate his getaway, the robber may have an accomplice waiting nearby in a white or light-colored car. A …
Drug take back program to take place on April 27.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan.) On April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Tewksbury Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Police Headquarters at 918 Main Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are …