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Police Log: Drunk Driving Arrests Keep Tewksbury Officers Busy Over The Weekend

Sep 15, 2014 08:04AM ● Published by Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Headquarters.

A trio of arrest for alleged drunk driving offenses highlighted police activity over the weekend in Tewksbury.
Sunday, Sept. 14, at 3:27 a.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle on Whipple Road for speeding. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Brian M. Tighe, 23, 20 Oxford Road, Tewksbury. He was charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), marked lanes violation, speeding and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, at 3:11 a.m., police received a call regarding a disabled motor vehicle on East Street near the Demoulas Warehouse. An officer responded to the scene and, after an investigation, arrested the driver, Edi Topalli, 35, 261 Sea St., Quincy. He was charged with OUI-liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
On Friday, Sept. 12, at 1:42 a.m., police received a 911 call regarding a one car accident on Kentucky Road with possible entrapment. A full rescue response was sent to the scene. The driver escaped with only minor injuries but was placed under arrest. Beth E. Foley, 70 New Jersey Road, Tewksbury, was charged with OUI-liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Additional calls:
  • Friday, Sept. 12, 4:50 p.m. -- A Berkeley Road resident walked into Police Headquarters and reported that her son's bicycle had been stolen some time during the day. A report was taken.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13, 10:11 p.m. -- Police received a 911 calls from the Clerk at the Motel 6, 95 Main St. The clerk said she had been called to Room 131 for service but when she arrived she noticed some suspicious activity. Officers responded to the scene and then called for an ambulance because a female party had a cut to the eye. The woman was take To LGH Saints Campus for treatment. The male was taken into protective custody.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:48 a.m. -- A Water Street resident reported that someone tried to break into his wife's vehicle and did damage to the door. A report was taken.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13, 11:54 a.m. -- A South Oliver Street resident walked into Police Headquarters and asked to speak to the Officer in Charge regarding a problem. The resident reported that a South Amos Street resident was operating a business out of their home and that trucks were continually coming and going from the address. The OIC contacted the Building Inspector, Ed Johnson, who will be looking into the matter.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13, 12:22 p.m. -- Police received a 911 call from a girl who said she was a runaway from Nashua, NH and wanted to turn herself in. An officer met her at Pete's Variety Store on Woburn Street and brought her back to the station.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13, 2:01 p.m. --  A Pine Street resident reported that his neighbor's dog was running loose in the neighborhood. An officer responded to the scene and spoke to the owner of the dog. The owner promised to retrieve the dog from out of the caller's backyard.

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