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POLICE LOG: Melrose Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Jun 09, 2014 12:19AM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

A Melrose man is facing a charge of attempted murder after allegedly assaulting a Tewksbury woman, Friday night.
The incident took place on Ames Hill Road, just before 9 p.m. according to a Tewksbury Police report.
According to the report, a 911 call was received at 8:44 p.m. from a woman who alleged a man had just hit her and pulled her shirt off. The caller said she had run out of her home with her phone and that the man was still on her couch.
Officers responded to the scene and took James David Doherty, 52, of 24 Vine St., #6, Melrose, into custody. An ambulance was called to the scene and transported Doherty to an area hospital for treatment of cuts on his wrists.
After Doherty was released, he was charged with attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and battery, malicious or wanton destruction or defacement of property and two counts of threatening to commit a crime (murder).

Homeless family finds compassion and help in Tewksbury
On Friday, June 6, at 9:06 p.m., a woman walked into Police Headquarters and said that she and her 4-year-old daughter were homeless and were looking for a place to stay. Calls were made to area shelters but no spaces were found. Two shelters said the woman could come in Monday and speak to counselors about staying there.
In the meantime, the Parish of St. William was contacted and a representative from the church said they would see what they could do to help.
The 4-12 shift bought the woman and her daughter dinner. The representative from St. Williams returned and provided the woman with two gas cards, two Market Basket gift cards and two nights stay at Motel 6.
Sister Susan from St. William also came to the station and spent time with the woman before the woman and her daughter went on their way.

Super Bowl Ring Stolen
On Sunday, June 8, at 2:30 a.m., police received a call from a man who said that his Super Bowl ring had been stolen after he had taken it off to wash his hands at Jimbo's Roast Beef & Seafood, 616 Main St. The man gave police the license plate number of the vehicle driven by the person he thought took it. Police found the vehicle and pulled it over. However they were unable to locate the ring.
Additional Arrests:
Michael J. Codner, 27, 34 Cinnamon Circle, Tewksbury, was arrested Thursday, June 5, at 2:39 p.m. on an outstanding warrant for receiving stolen property.
Josephine L. Cassanelli, 24, 171 Poland Ave., Tewksbury, was arrested on Thursday, June 5, on a warrant of apprehension from Lowell District Court.
Jared Danehy, 38, 38 Salem Road Billerica, was arrested on Sunday, June 8, at 1:04 a.m. and charged with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.
Shane D. Walsh, 21, 114 Burnside St., Lowell, was arrested on Sunday, June 8, at 3:10 a.m. and charged with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, speeding, improper turn and failure to stop for a police officer.
Dustin J. Shaw, 22, 50 Secor Way, Tewksbury, was arrested on Friday, June 6, and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and OUI-drugs.

Additional calls:
On Friday, June 6, at 5:22 p.m., a Maplewood Avenue resident walked into Police Headquarters to report that his 10-year-old son had received inappropriate photos on Instagram from a classmate. A report was filed.
On Friday, June 6, at 6:56 a.m., a caller reported following an erratic driver north on Main Street. An officer found the vehicle and pulled it over. It turned out the driver had a flat tire, which was causing the erratic operation of the vehicle.
On Friday, June 6, at 9:01 a.m., the manager of Auto Fair Nissan called to report a stolen car. He said an ex-employee had the car and refused to return it. An officer responded to the dealership and filed a report.

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