Police Log: OUI Hit and Run, Missing Man and Stolen Money
The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Sunday, July 15, to Tuesday, July 17.
Sunday, July 15
8:12 p.m.: Callers reported a group of kids causing a disturbance and fighting on Grove Ave. Two parties left prior to police arrival. The juveniles are from Tewksbury and the others were sent on their way.
8:22 p.m.: Peabody Police requested a well-being check to see if a man was at his Andover Street home. He suffers from dementia and climbed out of his daughter’s car about an hour prior in Peabody. He left the area on foot and could not be located. No one was home when Wilmington officers arrived. At 9:41 p.m., Peabody Police requested a second check, and the man was located at the home. He claimed to have walked back. He appeared to be fine and was advised to call his daughter.
Monday, July 16
11:18 a.m.: On Beeching Ave., a caller reported a party screaming for help. Police found a 13-year-old who was having an argument with his mother over punishment.
11:19 a.m.: An officer reported a number of power outages from a possible power surge that caused a park to ignite brush. Reading Municipal Light was notified.
11:22 a.m.: An appraiser found several syringes at a foreclosed home on Woburn Street. He was advised to contact the real estate company that owns the property. Officers retrieved the items and returned them to the station for destruction. In total, between 100 and 125 needles were taken from the property.
12:35 p.m.: A walk-in party reported that two checks were written out of his checking account totaling $24,698.30. The checks were then cashed at Bank of America.
12:47 p.m.: Police assisted Chelmsford, North Andover and Salem, N.H., Police and returned with one under arrest. Joseph P. Costello, Jr., 26, of 6 Cottage Street in Wilmington, was charged with being a fugitive from justice without a warrant after he reportedly robbed several banks in the area.
1:56 p.m.: After a two car motor vehicle crash on Lowell Street, one party requested Fire Department assistance after reporting they felt faint. Police arrested Pedro A. Castillo, 36, of 225 Black Brook Road in Lowell, for operating under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of property damage.
7:47 p.m.: The Operations Manager from Frito-Lay called to report that the company had nine vehicles vandalized over the weekend. Due to the damage, the vehicles were not operable on Monday. The manager requested extra patrols during weekend and night hours.
Tuesday, July 17
7:36 p.m.: A caller on Burnap Street reported people fishing on the beach and throwing the fish into the woods. The party was advised and referred to the environmental police because he did not have a fishing license in hand.
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