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Tewksbury Police Investigate New Rash of Break-Ins

Jun 15, 2014 07:44PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

Tewksbury Police are investigating a new rash of break-ins, targeting cars and homes over the weekend.
On Sunday, at 1:32 a.m., dispatch received a call from a Highland Avenue resident who reported his vehicle had been broken into within the last 20 minutes. Officers responded to the scene and learned that there had been multiple break-ins in the neighborhood overnight.
Officers requested a K-9 unit and Lowell K-9 responded, along with Detective Regan. A suspect was not located and a report was filed.
On Saturday, at 10:33 a.m., a Darlene Circle resident called police to report a break-in at her home. Det. Farnum was called in to investigate.
Earlier that same day, at 7:10 a.m., the owner of Mobil Center, 1040 Main St., called dispatch to report someone had smashed the front window of his business and had broken in at some time overnight. Three officers and a detective responded to the scene to investigate.

Accident injures one, leads to arrest
On Sunday, June 15, at 4:17 a.m., dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a one car accident near 522 Rogers St. 
First responders found a car had crashed into a tree. DPW was called to the scene to remove large rocks that had been knocked into the road.
One person was injured in the crash and was taken to Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.
As a result on an investigation, police arrested Donald W. Gorski, 20, 96 Nichols St., Wilmington. He was charged with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and having an open container of alcohol in the car.

Additional Arrests
Roderick J. MacDonald, 39, 158 Hampshire St., Apt. 2 Lowell, was arrested on Sunday, June 15 at 12:38 a.m. and was charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), operating a motor vehicle after having his license revoked as a habitual traffic offender, and for having an open container of alcohol in the car.
Robert A. Rivas, 42, 2 Boylston Lane, Lowell, was arrested on Sunday, June 15, at 3:44 a.m. and was charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license (third or subsequent offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.
Nicole Smith, 27, of 117 Sheridan St., Medford, was arrested on Saturday, June 14, at 4:57 a.m. on a warrant for OUI with a suspended license.
Craig J. Fields, 33, 185 Taft Road, Wilmington, was arrested on Saturday, June 14, at 5:31 a.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle in violation of a license restriction.
Justin D. Elliott, 31, 540 South St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Friday, June 13, at 7:29 p.m., and was charged with possession of a Class A substance and disturbing the peace.

Additional Calls

On Friday, June 13, at 7:30 a.m., a woman walked into Police Headquarters and asked to speak to an officer regarding a problem with her ex-boyfriend. She said her ex is a sex addict and has been harassing her and her family.
On Saturday, June 14, at 12:34 a.m., a Grove Street resident reported a loud noise and then a power outage. Responding officers discovered that the entire street was without power. National Grid was notified.

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