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Police Log: Tractor Trailer Takes Out Fire Hydrant, Break-in On Debra Drive

Sep 09, 2014 09:08PM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Public Safety


Tewksbury Police Department.



It was a bad couple of days for Demoulas/Market Basket trucks.
Tewksbury Police are investigating an accident that took place Monday evening, allegedly involving a tractor trailer truck heading to the Demoulas warehouse on East Street.
Just after 7:30 p.m., dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting that a tractor trailer had taken out a fire hydrant and a portion of a fence at the corner of Nelson Avenue and Main Street. Officers responded to the scene and a sergeant reported that the damage had actually taken place at the corner of Main Street and Newton Avenue.
Witnesses described the cab of the truck as being lime green and the trailer as being white.
A short time later, an officer reported being out with the truck in question at the Demoulas Warehouse on East Street. The cab was registered in Quebec, Canada. The driver was also listed as being from Quebec.
A report was filed and the case remains under investigation.
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 a.m., a resident called police to report an ongoing problem he was having with tractor trailers idling behind the Market Basket at 1900 Main St. before 7 a.m. each day. He said the noise was annoying him. An officer responded to the scene and spoke to the driver and the store manager. The manager said he would take care of it.

Marijuana allegedly growing in the center of town
Two men were arrested Monday for allegedly cultivating marijuana plants in the center of Tewksbury.
Officers responded to the MacDonald Real Estate building, 1080 Main St., to investigate suspicious activity.
As the result of their investigation, officers arrested Kevin Martineau, 51, 25 Delard St., Lowell and Paul E. Beckett, 53, 531 Wolfboro Highway, Alton, NH. Both were charged with unlawful manufacturing, distribution, cultivation and intent to distribute a Class D substance (marijuana) and conspiracy to violate the state drug laws.

Additional arrests
Dante Gattoni, 43, homeless, was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 7 and charged with shoplifting and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Additional calls
Monday, Sept. 8, 3:05 p.m. -- A Pennacook Road resident called police to report that his home had been broken into. An officer responded to the location and it was determined there was no break in. It had been an oversight.
Monday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m. A Debra Drive resident called 911 and reported that his home had been broken into some time during the day. Officers responded to the scene. A report was filed indicating the break-in may have been connected to a report of an unwated person at the same address earlier in the day.



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