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Police Log: Man Tries To 'Entice' Girl Into His Vehicle At Bus Stop

Nov 24, 2015 08:02AM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Police Headquarters.

Tewksbury Police are looking for the driver of an SUV who allegedly tried to kidnap a young girl at a bus stop last week.
According to a Police report, the incident took place on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the intersection of Pinta Drive and Rogers Street.
Police say they received a call from a resident just after 3:30 p.m., reporting that her 12-year-old daughter had been getting off the school bus, when a 4-door SUV pulled up and the driver attempted to entice the girl into his vehicle. When she repeatedly refused, he drove off.
According to the parent, there were four other witnesses to the incident. Three officers responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses. Unfortunately, they were unable to provide a license plate number or any further description of the vehicle or the driver.
Police ramped up patrols in the area in the following days.

  • Stephen P. Ambrefe, 55, 5 Cherry Tree Lane, Groveland, was arrested on Nov. 20 and charged with OUI-liquor, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Nuno Ponte, 41, 573 Lawrence St., Lowell, was arrested on Nov. 17 on outstanding warrants for attempted murder and assault and battery.

Additional calls:
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:10 p.m. -- Police received a call from a woman who said she had struck a deer on Shawsheen Street near the Heathbrook School. The driver was able to make it home safely but she was concerned the deer was injured, as it had walked off the street onto the school property. An officer responded to the scene but the deer could not be located.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:09 a.m. -- DPW employees reported multiple vehicles in the DPW lot with their interior lights on. They said it appeared as though someone had been attempting to break into the vehicles. An employee said he may have seen someone in the lot but when he went outside with a flashlight there was no one there. Three units responded to the scene to investigate. It turns out there were no break-ins. Apparently there has been an ongoing problem with flashing lights on one of the town's vehicles.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5:38 p.m. -- A Leicester Street resident reported someone had broken into her home some time during the day. An officer responded to the address and spoke to the resident. A report was filed.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2:45 a.m. -- An officer reported being out at the Ira Nissan dealership, 623 Main St., and finding a vehicle with all four tires missing. Two more officers responded to the scene. During a check of the Ira Toyota dealership, 468 Main St., a vehicle was located behind the building, up on jacks, with all four tires missing. Detectives were called to the scene and a report was filed.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11:47 p.m. -- An employee of the Circle K at 1785 Andover St., called police to report a fight outside between two people. Three officers responded. The caller reported the people involved in the fight both got into a red Hyundai and fled the scene onto the off-ramp of 495 South.
  • Monday, Nov. 16, 4:27 p.m. -- A Maple Street resident walked into ¬†Police Headquarters and asked to speak to an officer regarding someone stealing tools from his shed. An officer came in to speak to the man and a report was filed.
Al Fresca Ristorante


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