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Police Log: Alleged Drunk Driver Rolls Car, Tries To Flee In Taxi

Sep 08, 2014 03:40PM ● Published by Bill Gilman

A 25-year-Lawrence man is facing drunk driving charges after allegedly losing control of his car and rolling it early Saturday morning near 836 Whipple Road.

Tewksbury Police received multiple 911 calls about the accident, which took place just after midnight.

When officers arrived on the scene, witnesses told them the driver, the only person in the vehicle, managed to escape the crash and walked away in the direction of Pond Street. This triggered a request for a K9 unit to help search for the man.

A search of the area found that the driver had called a taxi after leaving the scene. Police located and pulled over the cab and arrested Shyem Simms, 25, 1 Doyle St., Lawrence. Simms was charged with OUI-liquor,  driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Suspicious can collectors

On Friday, Sept. 5,  a Cherry Road resident walked into Police Headquarters to report a suspicious incident at his home. 

The homeowner said two men had come to his door the day before at 5 p.m., while he was at work. He said his daughter answered the door and the men asked if they could take the cans from the recycling bins out front. The man gave police a description of the two can collectors, as provided by his daughter. He said the men then left the scene in a mid-sized black pickup. A report was filed and the man was advised to call police if the two men returned.

Additional arrests:

Ted. J. Skinner, 43, 106 Great Road, Maynard, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 5 and charged with stalking.

Brandon Hanks, 23, 44B Gillis St., Nashua, NH, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 5 and charged with possession of a Class A drug.

Additional calls:

Sunday, Sept. 7, 3:20 a.m. -- Police received multiple 911 calls regarding a transformer that blew at 135 Foster Road. Flames were reported coming from the transformer. National Grid was notified.

Friday, Sept. 5, 8:36 p.m. -- Police received a call from the Lowell Police Department, reporting that they had found one of the vehicles recently reported stolen in Tewksbury. The owner of the vehicle was notified.

Thursday, Sept. 4, 10:22 p.m. -- A man and his supervisor from the Demoulas Warehouse, 875 East St., walked into Police Headquarters to report an assault. The man said he had been assaulted by one of his co-workers. A report was filed on the incident.



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