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Police Log: Diners Pay For Meal, But With the Wrong Kind Of Money

Sep 19, 2014 06:25PM ● Published by Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Headquarters.

In their defense, they DID pay for dinner.
Tewksbury Police are investigating a bit of a twist on the old "dine and dash" scam. On Wednesday, around 10 p.m., Dispatch received a call from an employee at IHop, 95 Main St., reporting a problem with a group of customers. The woman told police that a group of men had come into the restaurant, had their meal, left money on the table and left.
But there was a problem. The money they left was currency from the Dominican Republic. An officer was sent to the scene to speak to the woman. A search was unable to locate the group of men, although the woman said she believed the mother of one of the men works at the nearby Motel 6.
A report was filed and the case remains open.

Arrests:
  • Benjamin Obert Reed, 25, 49 Adams St., Haverhill, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 19, in the parking lot at Wendy's, 1665 Andover St., and was charged with possession of a Class E drug.

Additional Calls:
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 11:37 a.m. -- A woman called police and said she believed she had jewelry stolen from her room at the Town Place Suites, 20 International Place, during her stay, Sept. 12-16. She said she believed the items were taken Sunday, Sept. 14 or Monday, Sept. 15. the woman said she was now back home in Florida. An officer instructed her to go to her local police department, give a written statement and have it faxed to the Tewksbury PD. A report arrived around 12:30 p.m. and an officer was assigned to compile a report.
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2:23 p.m.  -- Dispatch received a call from someone at Tewksbury High School reporting that when they came out of the building they found that their car had been hit by another vehicle. On officer was sent to the scene and filed a report.
  • Thursday, Sept. 18, 10:44 a.m. -- Police received a 911 call from a resident of Merrimack Drive, reporting that he believed someone had broken into his home. Several officers were sent to the scene and a K9 unit was requested. The home and the area was searched. A report was filed.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4:12 p.m. -- Police received a call from a man reporting downed power lines in the area of 432 Woburn St. Officers were sent to the scene and National Grid was notified.

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