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Police Log: Flat Tire Leads To OUI Arrest, Burglaries Reported

Aug 24, 2014 10:32PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

Tewksbury Police are investigating a pair of recent daytime house breaks and a vehicle burglary.
On Sunday, Aug. 17, police received a call from a Lancaster Drive resident at 4:20 p.m. reporting that they had just returned home and found their home had been broken into. The resident said they had left for work around 6:45 a.m.
When the resident returned to their house they not only discovered the burglary but also found that the thief had stolen a vehicle from their yard.
On Friday, Aug, 22, Police received a call from a Rogers Street resident at 7:51 p.m. Again, the resident reported coming home to find their home had been broken into. Three officers responded to the scene and a report was taken.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, a Maureen Drive resident called police at 1:18 a.m. and reported that her vehicle had just been broken into. Three officers responded and a K-9 unit from Burlington was called in. The K-9 followed the scent to an address on Otis Street, however, no one was home.
All three cases remain under investigation.

Flat tire leads to arrest
An early morning flat tire led to a drunk driving arrest for a Lowell man. Charles Mendes Bandeira, 25, 59 5th St., Lowell, was pulled over by a Tewksbury Police officer around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 after he was seen driving erratically with a flat tire.
After a brief investigation, Bandeiras was arrested and charged with OUI-liquor, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a lights violation and driving without a valid inspection sticker.

Additional calls:
  • Saturday, Aug. 23, 5:04 p.m. -- Police received a 911 call from a man who said he was having a verbal altercation with his daughter. Officers responded to the scene and the daughter left the home to spend the night elsewhere.
  • Saturday, Aug. 23, 5:19 p.m. -- An officer was approached by a man at Wal-Mart, 333 Main St., who told him he had left his I-pod in the store and when he returned five hours later, it was gone. The officer filed a report.
  • Saturday, Aug. 23, 5:35 p.m. -- An officer stopped at Tewksbury Memorial High School after spotting a little girl riding her bike without a helmet. He called dispatch and another officer responded to the scene with a new helmet for the girl.
  • Saturday, Aug. 23, 1:58 p.m. -- Police received a 911 call from a woman on Easement Road who said she had just been assaulted by a man. She said she was leaving the place where she was and returning to her home. Officers spoke with the woman and a report was filed.

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