The Region: EEE in Reading, Tewksbury OUI Suspect Has Deadly Past
For our first edition of News Nearby, we give you a look at what's happening in Patch towns near Wilmington.
It's been a busy news week in Wilmington, but we know you don't only keep an eye on the headlines happening in your own town.
So for our newest feature, News Nearby, we will provide you a weekly look at what is happening in Patch towns near Wilmington. Here's a look at this week's headlines.
Man Arrested On OUI Charge Previously Indicted On Vehicular Homicide Charge:
TEWKSBURY— A Burlington man arrested last week in Tewksbury for allegedly driving a moped while under the influence of alcohol was previously indicted on charges in connection with the Aug. 14, 2011 fatal pedestrian collision that resulted in the death of Burlington resident Daniel Jalbert.
Just after 5:31 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, an employee of the Pushcart restaurant in Tewksbury called police to report a patron had just left there and appeared to be drunk. The employee said the man drove away on a blue moped.
EEE Virus Detected in Reading Mosquitoes
According to the release, "EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people under 15 years of age or over 50 years of age are at greatest risk for serious illness."
All catchbasins in Reading will be treated with a pesticide to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in those environments.
State Says Man with Down Syndrome Will Stay at Wyndham Hotel
ANDOVER — The State Department of Health and Human Services recently had to take Mark Stanganelli, who has Down syndrome, out of their program that employed him at the Wyndham Hotel. Despite his nominal pay, it was a job that Stanganelli loved.
However, on Wednesday, a spokesman from the state said that, after discussions with his family, Stanganelli will be able to return to his job at the Wyndham Hotel.
“We all have Mark’s best interests at heart, and after meeting with his family...we arrived at a resolution that will allow Mark to stay in a position at the Wyndham while we work with the family," said Alex Loftus, a spokesaman at the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services.
Gun Scare on MBTA Bus in Arlington Center:
ARLINGTON— A man carrying what appeared to be a handgun had passengers on an MBTA bus in Arlington Center yelling and running for cover late Sunday afternoon. Six Arlington Police officers responded to the bus, which had been pulled over in front of Shanghai Village restaurant at 434 Massachusetts Ave., at about 4:29 p.m. for a report of a man with a gun.
The man had exited the bus and walked away from the scene by the time police arrived, according to the police report. After a short search, police located the suspect walking on Broadway, toward Somerville, and determined that the handgun-like object was actually a BB gun, specifically a Powerline Airstrike 240 (photo examples).
The BB gun was loaded, and the man also had a canister of .24-caliber BBs and a container of 100 Winchester Super-X High Velocity .22 Long Rifle ammunition cartridges, police said. Police arrested the suspect, John P. Hudson, 45, of Burlington, for disorderly conduct, for being in possession of ammunition without a proper license and on three active court warrants.
Kerrigan Request To Return To Jail Denied:
STONEHAM— The Boston Herald reports that Stoneham native Mark Kerrigan, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother, has been denied his request to return to prison and serve out the remainder of his sentence after being released a little more than a week ago.
His attorney told the judge that the terms of his probation are too much of a financial burden, the Herald reported, and that Kerrigan would rather go back to jail than deal with the terms of his release, which included alcohol counseling, anger management classes and mental health counseling.
Malden Man Charged with Murdering Partner:
MALDEN— A Malden man is accused of murdering his partner inside of their Francis Street home early Friday morning. William Bryant Moseley, 45, was at the scene at 33 Francis St. and was subsequently arrested for allegedly strangling the victim to death.
Man Dies in East Lexington Motorcycle Crash:
LEXINGTON— Authorities have identified William R. Cataldo Jr., 56, of East Lexington, as the motorcyclist who died in a fatal accident that occurred around 7 p.m. last Thursday, Aug. 2, near the intersection of Winchester Drive and Russell Road.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Lexington Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident, which, according to an incident report, involved Cataldo’s Harley Davidson and a sedan. The Massachusetts State Police’s accident reconstruction team is also a part of the investigation, but is no longer active on the scene of the accident. -Patrick Ball