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Police Log: Accident Closes Route 38, Fire Damages Home

Nov 17, 2014 07:36AM ● By Bill Gilman

A utility pole leans across Main Street after being struck by a car early Sunday morning. Photo by Rich MacDonald

A section of Route 38 was closed for several hours Sunday morning following a one-car accident.
According to a Tewksbury Police report, several 911 calls reported a car slamming into a utility pole near Jimbo's Famous Roast Beef on Main Street at around 1:12 a.m.
A full emergency response, including Police, Fire and Ambulance, was dispatched to the scene and found the pole cracked and fallen out over the street, taking power lines with it.
The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was treated at the scene but declined transport to the hospital. Police did not issue any citations in connection to the accident.
National Grid was notified and the road was shut down for several hours as the pole was removed. National Grid workers remained on scene into the afternoon repairing the damage.

Chimney fire damages home on Shawsheen Street
A home at 556 Shawsheen Street sustained several thousand dollars in damage from a two-alarm fire Friday night.
According to a Police report, a resident called 911 at 8:13 p.m. to report his chimney was on fire, prompting a full emergency response. According to scanner reports, the fire briefly spread into the home but was brought under control quickly.
Billerica Fire was brought in to cover the Central Station while Tewksbury Firefighters were on scene. 

  • Dean Quang Le, 30, 69 East Main St., Norton, was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 15, on an outstanding warrant.
Additional calls:
  • Friday, Nov. 14, 7:20 a.m. -- A 911 caller from Sesame Street reported that a cab driver had stolen her purse. Police called the Yellow Cab company and the incident turned out to be a misunderstanding. The driver was on his way back to the address to return the purse.
  • Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:46 p.m. -- A resident of Foster Road called Dispatch and reported that the former homeowner kept coming to the house to ask about his mail. The caller said that several times it appeared the man was intoxicated. A report was filed.

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