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Police: Car Crash Leads To Arrest, Resident Makes A Big Stink About Skunk

Oct 22, 2014 01:10PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Headquarters.

A Tewksbury woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly crashing her car into a utility pole on Whipple Road Sunday morning.
According to police, a 911 car reported the accident, which took place just before 11 a.m. on Whipple Road near Delahanty Street.
There was a full emergency response and the driver of the vehicle, the only person in the car, was transported to Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus with non-life-threatening injuries. After receiving treatment, Kristina M. Wareham, 45, 108 Pike St. #7, Tewksbury, was placed under arrest. She is charged with OUI-Liquor, OUI- Drugs, a marked lanes violation and negilgent operation of a motor vehicle.

A big stink over a skunk
A Colonial Drive resident called police on Monday, Oct. 20, 8:15 p.m., to report he had captured a possibly rabid skunk under his recycling container. An officer responded to the scene but the man refused to release the skunk.
The resident said he intended to hold onto the skunk, being it to Harold Parker State Park in Andover and release it on Tuesday.
The officer reminded the man that it was illegal to transport or re-locate wild animals without proper authorization. After leaving the residence, the officer left a message with the Animal Control Officer.

Additional Arrests:
  • Stacey M. Radil, 44, 42 Eagle Drive, Tewksbury, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 20 and charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving with license not in possession and having an open container of alcohol in her car.
  • Edward Payne, 25, 14 Star Court #3, Charlestown, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 20 on a warrant for possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.
  • Sheila Marie Nichols, 48, 6 Kendall St., Wilmington, was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 19 and charged with OUI-liquor, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a lights violation.
  • Machelle L. DeFlumeri, 46, 22 Ellingwood Ave., Billerica, was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 18 and charged with OUI-liquor (2nd offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop and a marked lanes violation.
  • Geronimo Espinal, 35, 6 Sherman St., Apt. 1, Peabody, was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 18 and charged with Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license (3rd or subsequent offense), marked lanes violation, failure to yield or stop and a warrant for violation of a protective order.
Additional Calls:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 12:03 a.m. -- A Patten Road resident called police to report a series of threatening phone calls, including one at 5:36 a.m. Monday. In each incident, the caller said the resident was going to die and then started laughing. Comcast and Verizon were notified.
  • Monday, Oct. 20, 4:02 p.m. --  Police received a 911 call reporting a disturbance in Room 239 at Motel 6. Four officers responded to the scene. An ambulance was requested. A female was taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus for treatment. A 37-year-old Lowell man and a 48-year-old Lowell woman were taken into protective custody.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9:21 a.m. -- A three-car accident at the intersection of Shawsheen Streert and Main Street brought a full emergency response and tied up traffic in the area. One victim was taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus for treatment.
  • Sunday, Oct. 19, 8:06 p.m. --  A 911 caller reported a rollover accident on Route 495 North near the Andover Street exit. A full emergency response was sent. The caller then said the vehicle involved was leaving the scene. The vehicle was found nearby and the driver, a 16-year-old juvenile, was taken into protective custody.

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