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Police Log: Man Smashes Car Window To Check Well-Being Of Child; K-9 Locates Assault Suspect

Apr 15, 2015 02:24PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Headquarters.

A scary situation in the parking lot of Wal Mart had a happy ending and only minor property damage.
Just after 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, Police received a call from a person in the Wal Mart parking lot reporting a child locked in a car, alone, and unresponsive. Apparently a passerby had noticed the child in the car and wanted to make sure they were ok.
According to police, several attempts were made by Good Samaritans to rouse the child, including banging on the window and rocking the car back and forth. Finally, a man smashed the driver's window and the child woke up, seemingly ok.
Officers arrived on scene, as did the child's father. A report on the incident was filed but no charges were brought against either the father or the man who smashed his car window.

Quick arrest in truck break-in
On Monday, April 13, just after 6 p.m., police received a call from Tareila Circle, from a man reporting his truck had been broken into some time over the weekend and that his work cell phone had been stolen. An officer was sent to the address and after a brief investigation, an arrest was made. Kim V. Griffen, 39, 3 Charlotte Road, Wilmington, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle with intent to commit a felony and larceny under $250.

State Police K9 tracks down suspect who allegedly assaulted cop
On Saturday, April 11, Police received a call from a resident of 10th Street reporting that her son was acting irrational. Two officers were sent to the scene. The suspect allegedly assaulted one of the officers and then fled, on foot, into the woods. Three additional officers responded to the scene, as did the State Police K-9 Officer Neko and his partner Trooper Dan Purtell.
Neko tracked the officer through a residential complex and into a wooded area where he passed through heavy brush and a deep swamp. Neko eventually found the suspect in a yard hiding in a recycling barrel. An 
ambulance was called because the suspect had multiple dog bites. The suspect, Shawn M. Conley, 27, 116 10th St., Tewksbury, was taken to Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus for treatment. After being treated, he was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrests and disorderly conduct.

Additional Arrests:
Casey Rosenblatt, 59, 40 Susan Drive, Tewksbury, was arrested April 13 and charged with violating an abuse prevention order.
Carlos M. Ecchaveria, 49, 34 Hancock Ave. Lowell, was arrested April 12 on a warrant for domestic assault and battery.
Laura Henriques, 25, 497 Broadway St., Lynnfield, was arrested April 12 on a warrant for credit card fraud.
Perez-Mauricio Molina, 60, 95 Main St., Tewksbury, was arrested on April 10 on a warrant of apprehension.
Patricia L. Watson, 48, 10 Darmouth Ave., Wilmington, was arrested April 10 on a warrant of apprehension.

Additional Calls:
Sunday, April 12, 8:09 p.m. -- A caller reported coming home to his residence on Highland View TRoad and discovering his home had been broken into. He said the kitchen window was broken and a plant had been knocked into the sink. The caller was told not to touch anything and a detective was sent to the home to investigate.
Tuesday, April 14, 9:05 a.m. -- An Ipswich Street resident called police to report they were a victim of a larceny. Two officers were sent to the address and a report was filed.
Tuesday, April 14, 1:45 p.m. --  A caller reported that they may have been the victim of a scam involving their tax return. An officer was sent to their address and a report was filed.
Monday, April 13, 5:05 p.m. -- A Mollie Drive resident walked into Police Headquarters to report that a man had showed up at her home and threatened her. A report was filed.

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