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Tewksbury Police Issue Warning Following Rash Of Car Breaks, Stolen Vehicles

Sep 04, 2014 09:03PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

The Tewksbury Police Department is investigating a series of car breaks that occurred some time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

At least eight vehicles were broken into in three separate neighborhoods. Vehicles were also reported stolen in two of those neighborhoods. All of the crimes were reported to Tewksbury Police Thursday morning.

Three of the vehicles broken into were 4  and 5 Catherwood Road, which runs between Marshall Street and Whipple Road.

Vehicles were also broken into at 70 Juniper Lane and 47 Primrose Circle, which are located off North Street. A vehicle was also reported stolen from 43 Primrose Circle.

The third neighborhood hit was the Halstead apartment complex. Three different residents of Archstone Avenue reported having cars broken into. A vehicle was reported stolen from 1103 Archstone Avenue and was recovered after being abandoned in Lowell Thursday morning.

Tewksbury Police issued a press release on the rash of break-ins and also issued a Code Red, warning residents and advising them to take precautions. Here is a text of the Code Red Alert:

I am calling from the Tewksbury Police Department on behalf of Chief Sheehan to make residents aware of a recent upswing in nighttime car breaks and stolen vehicles throughout the community. We are asking residents to secure their vehicles when left unattended by locking doors, closing windows, and activating security systems when possible. We are also asking residents to secure their valuables out of plain view in their vehicles. Lastly, we are asking residents to assist us by reporting any type of neighborhood suspicious activity observed, such as suspicious individuals and vehicles, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be. A partnership between the residents of Tewksbury and the Tewksbury Police Department is imperative in our plight to reduce this type of crime. Thank you for your time and cooperation. We are available to the Community 24 hours a day @ 978-851-7373 for non-emergency assistance and @ 911 for emergency assistance. 

If anyone has any information as to who may have committed these crimes, or witnessed any suspicious behavior; you are asked to call the Tewksbury Police Department at 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to    

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