News Nearby: Motel Prostitution and Armed Robbery
A look at the top headlines in Patch towns surrounding Wilmington.
Wilmington residents aren't only interested in what happens in town. So each week we provide you with a look at items that are making headlines in surrounding towns.
Here is a look at the latest News Nearby.
Police: Stoneham Armed Robber Also Hit Melrose, Winchester and Woburn
STONEHAM--Since Oct. 30, five armed robberies—including one at the DB Mart convenience store and another at Sunset Tanning in Stoneham—have taken place in the area, including one in Melrose, Winchester and Woburn, according to investigators.
The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 5-foot-8, wearing a black hat, black mask, black sweat shirt, black gloves, black running pants with a white stripe down the leg and black sneakers with white soles, according to Stoneham Detective Christopher Dalis.
"I have been working with Woburn, Winchester and Melrose detectives," said Stoneham Detective Christoper Dalis. "We are confident that all the recent robberies are the same suspect and related. This is due to the same description and we have compared surveillance video."
TEWKSBURY--Four women were scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court today (Nov. 9) on prostitution charges, after being arrested by Tewksbury Police at two local motels on Thursday.
The women, three of whom list their home addresses as out of state, were arrested as part of a coordinated operation by the Tewskbury Police Department. Two were arrested at the Motel 6 and two more at the Motel Caswell.
North Reading School District Groundbreaking
NORTH READING--The North Reading School District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new middle/high school on Saturday, Nov. 3 at North Reading Middle School. A large crowd turned out for the ceremony that featured speeches from state and local officials, live music performed by students and, of course, the groundbreaking itself.