News Nearby: Baby Formula Stolen, Tanning Salon Robbed

We provide you with a look at the headlines making news 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.

Alleged Formula Thieves Nabbed After High Speed Chase

TEWKSBURY--According to a Tewksbury Police report, a call came in on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 1:50 p.m. from a loss prevention employee at Walmart on Route 38. The caller said that a person had just walked out of the store with a shopping cart filled with baby formula without paying. They then fled from police, and allegedly attempted to run when they were stopped.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as William Thorn, 38, 15 Pine St., Seabrook, NH. He is charged with failure to stop for a police officer, larceny over $250, receiving stolen property under $250, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and conspiracy.

The two passengers in the car were Sean E. Burke, 28, 6 Homestead Terrace, North Reading and Sonya L. Meroth, 23, 9 Thissell Ave., Dracut. Both were charged with larceny over $250, receiving stolen property under $250 and conspiracy.

Police: Tanning Salon Robber Matches Description of DB Mart Suspect

STONEHAM--The description of a suspect involved in an armed robbery Tuesday night at a Main Street convenience store may be the same person that robbed a Montvale Avenue tanning salon Thursday evening in Stoneham, according to police.

At 8:12 p.m. Thursday, Stoneham Police responded to Sunset Tanning, 62 Montvale Ave., for a report of an armed robbery, according to Detective Christopher Dalis.

"(The) suspect approached (the) female clerk, brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded (the) cash drawer," Dalis said, adding that the "suspect fled on foot toward the parking lot." The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

Reading and North Reading Officials Weigh in on Sandy

READING AND NORTH READING--Hurricane Sandy affected both Reading and North Reading. Both towns experienced power outages, downed trees and power lines, property damage and more. See what local officials had to say about the storm.


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