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Police Log: Off-Duty Officer Spots Alleged Impaired Driver, Helps Stop Possible Tragedy

Oct 06, 2014 02:58PM ● Published by Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

An alert off-duty police officer helped avert a potential tragedy when he called in an car driving on the wrong side of the road Saturday night.
The officer, whose name was not provided, called Dispatch after spotting the driver heading south on Main Street. Four units were sent to the area and located the vehicle, which was still operating erratically. The driver did not immediately stop for the officers but he was eventually pulled over.
After a brief investigation, during which drugs were found in his possession, Joshua, Michael, Mullen, 29, 4 Waverly St., North Billerica, was placed under arrest. Mullen was charged with OUI-drugs, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Possession of a Class A substance, failure to stop for a police officer and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

A hint as to why they're not still together
On Thursday, Oct. 2, Police received a call from a South Street resident who reported that she had let her ex-boyfriend borrow her car and he now refuses to return it. An officer was sent to her residence to conduct an interview. A report was filed.

Additional Arrests:
Jason A. Santiago, 28, 10 Chelmsford St., Lawrence, was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following a report of a fight in a hallway at the Motel 6.
David Roblero, 34, 139 May St., Lawrence, was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 2 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as well as an outstanding warrant for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Additional Calls:
Saturday, Oct. 4, 8:13 p.m. -- Police received a call from a Texas resident who said she had found a black and brown kitten. She said she planned to keep the kitten at her residence for the time being, in case anyone called to report it as lost. She provided her contact information to Dispatch.
Friday, Oct. 3, 4:14 p.m. -- Police received a call from an employee at Rite-Aid on Andover Street, reporting a shoplifter. The employee described the woman and the car she left in, as well as its license plate. An officer was sent to the scene and a report was filed.
Friday, Oct. 3, 6:15 p.m. -- An Astle Street resident called police to report he had just got home from a business trip and found that mountain bike had been stolen. An officer was dispatched and a report was filed.
Friday, Oct. 3, 7:24 p.m. -- A 911 caller reported a fight going on in the parking lot outside the Sky Box Sports Bar, 553 Main St. Four officers were dispatched and the fight was broken up. One person received medical treatment but refused to be taken to the hospital. No charges were filed.
Friday, Oct. 3, 11:21 a.m. -- A River Road resident called police to report that their car had been broken into. An officer was sent to the scene and a report was filed.



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