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Police Log: Tewksbury Man Charged With Stealing Wire At National Grid SubStation

Sep 26, 2014 11:25AM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

A Tewksbury man is facing charges after he allegedly stole copper wire from a truck parked at the National Grid substation on Powerline Road.
James Lavallee, 51, of 75 Hillman St., was arrested and charged with breaking into a vehicle with the intent to commit a felony and larceny over $250.
According to a police report, Dispatch received a call from a supervisor at the substation on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:56 p.m. The caller said a male party was stealing wire at the site.
Three units responded to the scene and began a search of the area. One officer reported that the truck broken in to belongs to Three Phase Construction. A second officer located Lavallee walking away from the area. After a brief conversation and investigation, Lavallee was placed under arrest.
Meanwhile, Penny's was called to the scene to remove an ATV, which the suspect appears to have driven to the substation.
Additional arrests:
  • Troy M. Ramos, 22, 23 Bartlett St., Apt. 1, Haverhill, was arrested on Thurswday, Sept. 25,¬†and charged with shoplifting, related to an incident at Walmart.
  • Julia Rose DiDonato, 21, 15 Oakland Ave., Tewksbury, was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and charged with Possession of a Class A substance.
Additional calls:
  • Thursday, Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. -- A caller said she had come out of the Tewksbury Sports Club and realized that someone broke into her truck and stole her purse. An officer was sent to speak to her at her home and three units were sent to the Tewksbury Sports Club parking lot to search the area. Some time later, the woman called police again to report that she had found her purse. She had forgotten she had left it in her son's car.
  • Thursday, Sept. 25, 1:36 p.m.: An officer came into the station to speak to a Tewksbury Police Department employee about suspicious packages being sent to his home. The officer spoke to the employee and a report was filed.

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