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.
Monday, April 29, 2013
What was in the bag, however, might be the result of criminal activity.
The State Police Bomb Squad was called to Tewksbury Monday evening after a large, suspicious looking bag was spotted next to the railroad tracks near 1600 Shawsheen St. And while the contents of the bag proved not to be explosive, they may be related to criminal activity. Police received a call regarding the bag at around 6:45 p.m. from an employee of Holt & Bugbee, a company located across the street. According to Tewksbury Police Sgt. Tim Kelly, the bag was significantly larger than a backpack and was in an upright position. Shawsheen Street was shut down from East Street to Vale Street, approximately a half mile, as police created a perimeter at the scene, according to a Tewksbury Police spokesman. A Code Red message was sent out, …
A half mile of Shawsheen Street is shut down.
The State Police Bomb Squad was called to Tewksbury Monday evening after a suspicious backpack was spotted on the railroad tracks near 1600 Shawsheen St. The backpack was reported to police at about 6:45 p.m. Shawsheen Street was shut down from East Street to Vale Street, approximately a half mile, as police created a perimeter at the scene, according to a Tewksbury Police spokesman. A Code Red message has been sent out, informing residents in the vicinity about the situation. Law enforcement officials at the scene are being advised to limit cell phone use. Residents are free to leave their homes. However, they will not be allowed to travel by foot or vehicle near the scene. Tewksbury Patch will continue to update this situation as more …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Investigation fueled by $1million being seized in tractor trailers at Tewksbury Holiday Inn.
An Andover resident, who was caught with over 100 pounds of cocaine on Friday on Interstaet 495, was arraigned Monday morning in Lawrence District Court and was held on $5 million cash bail. Andover man Jose Martinez, 51, of 123 Chesnut St., was targeted in a three-month long investigation of the Essex County Drug Task Force that culminated in his arrest this past Friday, April 5, and the search of his Chestnut Street home, where they found money and firearms. Martinez is due back in court on May 6 for a probably cause hearing, at which time it will be decided whether he will go before a grand jury. According to the police report, investigators began looking into Martinez after they observing him while investigating drug activity at the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Man lost control of snowmobile while riding with his young son.
A 41-year-old Manchester, NH, was killed on Saturday when he crashed his snowmobile while riding with his young son in Auburn, NH. Keith Ryan Jr., a native of Tewksbury, lost control of the vehicle, it hit a bump and soared approximately 70 feet before crashing into a brook, according to an article published on bostonherald.com. Ryan's nine-year-old son, Aden, was riding in front of his father on the snowmobile just prior to the accident. Family members told the Boston Herald that Aden said his father saved his life by pushing him off the vehicle just before it went airborne. The younger Ryan underwent surgery on his legs and is recovering in a New Hampshire Hospital. Keith Ryan's girlfriend and two young daughters witnessed the accident, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
If you must be on the roads in foul weather, these tips can help you stay safe.
The best option for driving safely when a storm strikes is simply not to drive. However, there are tims when that is not an option and Weather.com offers the following tips for driving safely in snowy/icy conditions: Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid... If your front wheels skid... If you get stuck... Sources: National Safety Council, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Washington State Government Information & Services
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Residents say speeding has been a problem on Salem Road.
Local and State Police continue to investigate the cause of an accident that has left a 61-year-old Tewksbury man clinging to life in a Boston Hospital. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the victim is on life-support in the Intensive Care Unit at Boston Medical Center. "It's a very difficult situation for everyone," said the source, who asked that their name not be used, because they are not authorized to speak officially about the case. According to Tewksbury Police, the accident took place at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim was struck as he crossed Salem Street in the vicinity of Country Road. It's unclear if the victim was or was not in a crosswalk at the time he was hit by a small sedan, driven by a 24-year…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
State Police investigating cause of accident.
State Police are investigating the cause of an accident on Salem Road Tuesday night that left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. The victim, identified only as a 67-year-old man, was walking along Salem Road near the Wilmington town line just before 6:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car driven by a 24-year-old female. According to a Wilmington Police officer at the scene, the driver struck the man, continued about 50 yards and stopped. The victim sustained a serious head injury and other injuries as a result of the accident and a medflight was requested, according to a Tewksbury Police report. At about 7 p.m., the victim was being transported to the helicopter, which landed at the parking lot of the former Rite Aid on Main Street…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…