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Police Log: Young Kids Alone At Night, Skunk With a Drinking Problem

Aug 12, 2014 04:45PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

Two young children out for a stroll in the middle of the night were reunited with family members thanks, in part, to the actions of a Good Samaritan.
Police received a call at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, from a resident reporting a small boy wandering on Shawsheen Street in the area of Keri Plaza. Officers responded to the scene and found not only an 11-year-old boy but his 13-year-old sister.
Dispatch attempted to call the children's mother but had to leave a message on her cell phone.
It turned out the children were supposed to be staying with their aunt, who lives on Vale Street but had left the house in the middle of the night without permission. The aunt was contacted and she took custody of the children. However, due to the circumstances, DCF was also notified.

Here's something you don't see everyday
On Sunday, Aug. 10, just after 6 a.m., an Astle Street resident called 911 and reported a skunk with a cup stuck to the side of its head. An officer responded to the scene to assist. However, by the time he got there, the resident had removed the cup and sent the skunk on its way.

Mailboxes ransacked, mail possibly stolen
On Sunday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 a.m., a resident of Regina S. Drive called police to report that someone had gone through her mailbox and that it appeared other mailboxes in the neighborhood had also been ransacked. An officer responded to the scene and confirmed the report. He also found a piece of mail on the ground that had been opened. Dispatch tried to contact the owner of the home the piece of mail was addressed to but without success.

Ryan N. Jenkins, 22, 81 Katie Way, Tewksbury, was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 10 and charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

Other Calls:
  • Sunday, Aug., 10, 6:04 p.m. --  A man walked into Police Headquarters and reported that his wife and been receiving multiple texts from the same number. One included text and a photo. The last text apologized and claimed it was a wrong number. The man wanted the police to contact the caller, which they did. The person said it had been an honest mistake because the wrong number was programmed into her phone. She said she wouldn't be calling or texting again.
  • Monday, Aug. 11, 12:03 a.m. -- Police received a 911 caller from a truck driver whose trailer had flipped over while he was trying to turn a corner at Shawsheen Street and Box Car Boulevard. Threee units responded. There were no injuries. Coady's was called to the scene but ultimately the Mass State Police truck team had to be called in to get the trailer back upright.

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