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Police Log: Wilmington Man Accused Of Throwing Table Through Restaurant Window

Oct 30, 2014 02:04PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Headquarters.

A Wilmington man is facing charges after allegedly throwing a metal table through a plate glass window at Skewer’s Wood Grille on Main Street, Tuesday night.

Police received a 911 call from a clerk at a nearby gas station around 10:30 p.m. reporting loud shattering glass. Responding officers found the window shattered and evidence that one of the restaurant's the small metal "cafe style" outdoor tables had been used in the vandalism.

During a search of the area, officers also discovered a door open at the rear of the new location of the Wicked Cheesy restaurant across the street. A short time later, officers located the suspect, identified as 33-year old John Zengalowski, He was arrested after a brief scuffle with police, during which an officer injured his hand.

Zenglowski, of 22 Cunningham St., Wilmington, is charged with wanton destruction of property with a value more than $250 and resisting arrest.

Cyclist injured by hit and run driver

A cyclist was hospitalized early Saturday morning after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on North Street. The accident took place at around 3:30 a.m. Police were notified by a 911 caller who reported a man repeatedly screaming for help. Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. The man was able to provide police with a partial description of the car that hit him before being taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital Sants Campus for treatment of injuries. Police then put out at BOLO for a silver sedan with damaged to the passenger door.

Additional calls:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4:17 p.m. -- A man walked into Police Headquarters and reported that his copper, stored in the basement of a home he owned on Main Street, had been stolen. An officer spoke with the man and a report was filed.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 11:50 a.m. -- A woman who spoke only Spanish, walked into Police Headquarters and reported that she had lost her passport, her Social Security Card and her Residency Card. A Lawrence Police officer was brought in to help translate and a report was filed on her behalf.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:17 p.m. -- A woman walked into Police Headquarters and reported she had lost her pocketbook at the Andover Street McDonald's. She said she contacted all her credit card holders to cancel. However, she said Bank of America had contacted her to tell her that someone had used her card to try and get money out of an ATM. A report was filed.

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