News Nearby: A Prisoner Escape and Heroin Distribution
A look at the top headlines from the last week 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.
Citizen's Arrest! Compass Lane Resident Apprehends Escapee
TEWKSBURY -- A Waltham couple is scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court Tuesday morning on a multitude of charges in connection with a house break on Shawsheen Street Monday morning.
The arrests of Jonathan D. Miller, 29, and Amanda A. Miller, 22, both of 49 Derby St., Apt. 1, Waltham, came after a bizarre series of events that included a Tewksbury Police officer happening upon a car chase on Shawsheen Street and one of the suspects escaping from a Tewksbury Police cruiser, only to be captured later by Compass Lane resident and former Board of Selectman candidate Robert Marcin.
Morris, Patterson Face Larceny Charges In Parks And Recreation Scandal
TEWKSBURY -- After an investigation of more than 18 months, charges have been filed charges against two former Tewksbury Parks and Recreation Department employees in connection with an embezzlement scandal that shut down the department and forced the town to restructure how it offered recreation programs.
Arrest Warrant Issued for North Reading Resident
NORTH READING -- North Reading Police obtained an arrest warrant for David Sanchez, 36, of 20 Chestnut St. on the charge of a subsequent offense of distribution of Heroin.
The arrest warrant, issued by the Woburn District Court, was the result of an investigation into the distribution of Heroin within North Reading, police said.
READING -- The selectmen reviewed a draft Tuesday of warrant articles for fall Town Meeting, which will start Nov. 13. One article would authorize a debt exclusion for renovations and an addition to the town library.
Renovations are planned for the library, which was built as an elementary school, Town Manager Peter Hechenbleikner pointed out, plus an addition.
Worker Trapped in Roof Collapse at Stoneham Middle School Demolition Site Not Injured
STONEHAM -- A worker briefly trapped at the demolition site at the Stoneham Middle School freed himself and wasn't injured during the incident Tuesday afternoon, according to project staff.
Around 12:30 p.m. there was a small roof collapse, but the male worker wasn't injured during the incident, according to Stoneham School Building Committee chairwoman Jeanne Craigie. The worker was assessed and was fine, declining transport to a nearby hospital, according to Stoneham Fire Chief Joseph Rolli.
Rolli discussed his team's response to the incident.
"We have three firefighters on detail whenever a building is being demolished and part of the reason is because something like this could happen," Rolli said. "The worker driving the Bobcat was in a hollowed-out part separating metal and concrete and the backhoe working the other part of the building vibrated (the structure) and the roof came in on that section. Fortunately, the roof caved in around him and he walked out of it unscathed, and he's working right now."