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Police Log: Lowell Man Charged With Fourth of July Sexual Assault

Jul 08, 2014 10:12AM ● Published by Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

A 75-year-old Lowell man is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly attacking a Tewksbury woman on the Fourth of July.

Byron Lemay of Jean Street is charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery.

The victim told police she accepted a ride from Lemay Friday morning in Tewksbury but at some poin,t Lemay allegedly stopped the car and began to sexually molest her. She managed to escape the vehicle but told police Lemay followed her in his car until she reached her residence and was able to call for help.

Lemay was arrested at his home with the help of Lowell Police.

Theft Reported at Heatherwood Development

On Thursday July 3, at 4:20 p.m., a worker reported that the padlocks had been cut at the Heatherwood housing development being built at 1624 Main St.

At first, the worker thought the locks had been cut by a subcontractor who had forgotten their keys. However, an inspection of the area revealed that six boxes of metal edge shingles had been stolen. A report was filed.

Better To Be Safe Than Sorry  ... All The Way Around

On Sunday, July 6, at 12:25 a.m., a resident of Chandler Street reported that a man was walking around the outside of his neighbor's home with a flashlight.

Officers responded to the scene and discovered that the mystery man was, in fact, the homeowner himself. He had gone outside with his flashlight because he thought someone had been breaking into his home.

Officers searched the perimeter of the home completely, checking doors and windows, and found no sign of a break-in.

Arrests:

Colleen A. Caterino, 46, 1830 Main St., Apt. 23, Tewksbury, was arrested on Friday, July 4, and charged with OUI-liquor (second offense) and operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended for drunk driving.

Kevin C. Picardi, 34, 282 Brown St., Tewksbury, was arrested on July 5 for violating an abuse protection order.

Additional Calls:

Friday, July 4, 7:31 p.m. -- A James Street resident called police to report a loose dog had been on his porch, clawing at his door. He said the dog was a Golden Retriever. The dog clawed at the door for quite a while, doing damage to the door, before leaving and going off toward the woods.

Saturday, July 5, 1:32 p.m. -- A resident called police to report a large animal of some type roaming in the area. The caller was not sure what it was. An officer responded to the scene and another resident of the neighborhood confirmed it was a coyote.

Saturday, July 5, 10:15 a.m. -- A man walked into Police Headquarters and reported that his brother, a Carnation Drive resident, was being extorted by a former co-worker. An officer took the information and a report was filed on the incident.

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