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Police Log: Raccoon Rescue, P.I. Paranoia

Oct 07, 2015 12:28PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Headquarters.

Sometimes Things Aren't Quite What They Seem
On Monday,Oct. 5, just after 7 p.m., a resident called police and reported seeing a group of men with a ladder sticking out of a sewer drain at the intersection of Helvetia and Pleasant Streets.
An officer responded to the scene and interviewed the men. It turns out the men were using the ladder to try and rescue a raccoon that was trapped in the sewer drain.

And Sometimes Things Are Exactly What They Seem
On Sunday, Oct. 4, a man called police from outside the Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2341 Main St. The man said he was at Walgreen's with a group of people doing fundraising outside the store.
The caller said he was concerned because there was an SUV-type vehicle in the far side of the parking lot with New Hampshire plates and what appeared to be a camera attached to the back. The caller said he was on disability and felt like the man was filming him.
An officer responded to the scene and spoke to the caller. The officer then went and spoke to the man in the SUV. The man identified himself as a private investigator who was, in fact, recording the caller as part of an investigation into the man's disability claim.

  • Wolfredo D. Febres, 25, 32 Willies St., Lowell, was arrested on Oct. 5 on warrants for assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime.
  • Elsa Nelson, 22, Homeless, was arrested Oct. 5 on a warrant for assault with a dangerous weapon.
  • Nicholas Paris, 25, 25 Winthrop Shore Drive, #2, Winthrop, was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
  • Rachel M. Perry, 24, 40 Boston Road, #207, Chelmsford, was arrested Oct. 5 on an outstanding warrant.
  • Michael J. Campbell, 64, 100 Corrinne Way, #301, Tewksbury, was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with OUI-liquor, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Bruce S. Alves, 18, 115 Colombia Road, Lowell, was arrested Oct. 3 and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, defective lights and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.
Additional Calls:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1:53 p.m. -- Police and medical crews responded to a report of a possible sudden death at Motel 6, 85 Main St. Additional officers were requested. The vehicle connected to the person involved had New Hampshire plates. A report was filed.
  • Monday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. -- A female called dispatch and reported that she had returned to her car after leaving work on Old Boston Road and discovered the windshield of her vehicle had been smashed. An officer responded to the scene, spoke with the woman and filed a report.
  • Monday, Oct. 5, 7:49 p.m. -- A man walked into Police Headquarters and reported he had been bit by a dog while jogging on Quincy Road. An officer spoke with the man and the Animal Control Officer was notified and will follow up with both the victim and the owner of the dog.


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