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Police Log: Lowell Couple Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Break Into Walmart

Oct 18, 2014 02:01PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly attempting to break into Walmart.

Tewksbury Police responded to a 911 call reporting that four people in a car were attempting to break into the lawn and garden area of the store. Three officers responded to the scene and the vehicle described by the caller was pulled over a short distance away.

Janice Wilkins, 25, and Frederick Dyer, 39, both of 124 Lilly Ave., Lowell were taken into custody. The other two occupants were released.

Wilkins was arrested on outstanding warrants for unarmed robbery, disorderly conduct, prostitution and threatening to commit a crime. Dyer was arrested on outstanding warrants for unarmed robbery and possession of a Class B drug.

Additional Arrests:

Michael Edwin Waddell, 23, 141 North Road, Chelmsford, was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and charged with shoplifting.

Additional Calls:

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4:37 p.m. -- A caller reported that it appeared someone was stealing a dumpster from Atamian Volkswagon, 150 Main St. Three officers were sent to the scene and spoke with employees of the dealership. It turns out the dumpster was being taken by Atamian's scrap metal dealer.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4:57 p.m. -- A man walked into Police Headquarters and said he wanted to talk to an officer about his vehicle. He reported that he had let a female use his vehicle but that she has refused to return it. He said she was given several opportunities to return the car but had not followed through. A report was filed.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 9:09 p.m. --  The manager of the Ninety-Nine Restaurant called police on behalf of an employee, who was being threatened by a former employee. The manager said the employee had filed reports with the police about this in the past. Two officers were sent to the restaurant to speak to the employee. She was also taken to the Lowell Police Department so she could file a complaint there also.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:14 p.m. -- A resident of Shawsheen Street called police to report a dead deer in the street out in front of their house. An officer was sent to the scene and reported back that the deer was moved to the side of the road. An attempt was made to contact the deer removal personnel but with no success. A message was left with the Animal Control Officer.

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