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Police Log: Bank Fraud, Drug Bust, Home Break

Sep 14, 2015 10:08AM ● Published by Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Department.

Tewksbury Police are investigating a case of attempted bank fraud, which could develop into a case of large-scale identity theft. On Friday, Sept. 11, just before noon, police received a call from an employee of Citizens Bank, 295 Main St. According to the caller, a man had just been at the bank, inquiring about opening account using only a social security card as identification. The man was denied and left the bank. However, according to the caller, the man left behind his wallet. Inside the wallet were multiple social security cards, each with a different name. An officer was sent to the bank to speak to the bank employee and collect the evidence. A report was filed and the investigation is ongoing. Arrests: James Lavalle, 52, 75 Hillman St., Tewksbury, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 11 and charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license had been revoked (3rd or subsequent offense) and driving an unregistered motor vehicle. Freddy Rodas, 30, 14 Corthell Road, Billerica, was arrested Friday, Sept. 11 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop/yield. Cheryl Mutch, 29, 9 Jay St., Tewksbury, was arrested Sept. 10 and charged with Possession of a Class A substance. Additional Calls: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6:21 p.m. -- A female resident of Marshall Street walked into Police Headquarters and reported that her home had been broken into. An officer spoke to the woman and took her information. A report was filed. Sunday, Sept. 13, 3:07 a.m. -- Dispatch received a call from a municipal employee living on Ames Hill Drive. The caller said they had received multiple annoying phone calls for the past two hours regarding a parking issue. Two officers were sent to the home and all parties were spoken to. Sunday, Sept. 13, 5:02 a.m. -- State Police asked for the assistance of Tewksbury Police in locating a man. Two officers were dispatched and man was located at his home on Susan drive and State Police took him into custody. Friday, Sept. 11, 9:17 a.m. -- Dispatch received a report of a skunk at 402 Main St. An officer was sent to the scene and Billerica Animal was called to take custody of the animal. Thursday, Sept. 10, 6:09 p.m. -- A female resident of Roper Lane called police to report harassment. She said her girlfriend's ex-husband had been threatening to do things to her home. A report was filed.
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