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Police Log: ATVs Wreck Lawns, Couple Has Anniversary Spat

Jul 11, 2015 02:42PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

Tewksbury Police are investigating a report that ATVs and dirt bikes have been tearing up the lawns at a local housing complex.
Police received a call just after 6 p.m. on July 7 from a security guard at Bella Woods. The guard reported several people had been riding ATVs and dirt bikes in the complex and had been ripping up the lawns. He said this had been an ongoing problem involving the same group of individuals.
Two officers were sent to the scene to investigate. They were able to follow the tracks back to a certain residence on East Street. There were two cars in the driveway. Neighbors confirmed someone at the house did have an off-road vehicle. However, the driver of the vehicle could not be located.

  • Alexander M. Mitchell, 24, 7 Bald Hill Lane, Peabody, was arrested on July 7 and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. He also had outstanding warrants for a sticker violation and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
  • Johnathan Dubord, 25, 9 Dell Hollow Road, Billerica, was arrested July 7 for a sticker violation, giving a false name to a police officer and driving with a suspended license.
  • Michael Cowther, 36, 14 Trident Ave., Apt. 1, Winthrop, was arrested July 5 and charged with larceny of under $250.
Additional calls:
  • Wednesday, July 8, 12:04 a.m. -- Police received a 911 call from Briarwood Road. The caller reported their vehicle had been parked on the side of the road and it had been broken into. There were items missing. Two officers responded and a report was filed.
  • Tuesday, July 7, 10:18 p.m. --  Dispatched received a 911 call about a driver who was following a female pedestrian. Two units were sent to the scene to investigate. One of the officers reported that the female was upset that the male in the car had forgotten their anniversary.
  • Tuesday, July 7, 10:07 a.m. -- Police received a call from Dunkin' Donuts, 381 Main St., reporting a disturbance involving a customer. Two units wre sent to the scene but the customer was gone. A description of the vehicle he left in was provided. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was spoken to. A report was filed.
  • Monday, July 6, 7:52 a.m. --  Three TPD officers were sent to the Tewksbury High School softball field after a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman. After to speaking to those involved, an officer reported it was not a domestic disturbance. Rather, it was an argument between parents on rival softball teams.
  • Sunday, July 5, 12:32 p.m. -- A resident of Hill Street called Police and reported that his mailbox had either been stolen or destroyed some time over the weekend. Two officers were sent to the scene and a report was filed.


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