Police Log: Fire, OUI and Suspicious Bank Activity

The following information was supplied by the Wilmington Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14.

Friday, October 12

2:24 a.m.: State Police reported a Subaru in the breakdown lane with flames from the engine compartment. State Police were not yet at the scene, and there were flames showing from the undercarriage to the rear of the vehicle, which was located at the bottom of the northbound ramp of Exit 40. 

7:01 a.m.: A caller on Castle Drive reported his mailbox was struck and a piece of the vehicle is still there. It appeared a vehicle attempted to turn around and struck a granite post, breaking it in half. 

2:55 p.m.: Police received a report that a party on a Woburn Street school bus threw an object in a bus and hit a student in the head. Spoke with a school official, who said the student is OK and did not need an ambulance. The object was a small beaded necklace and it was retrieved from the bus. Officers spoke with the bus driver and students, and the incident appeared to be accidental. 

6:43 p.m.: An Avalon Drive caller reported a fire on the deck of a second floor apartment. It appeared to be plastic burning because it was heavy black smoke.

Saturday, October 13

1:05 a.m.: Following a traffic stop on Wildwood Street, Joseph K. Lindsey, 20, of 16 School Street in Tewksbury was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation and underage possession of liquor. A Tewksbury teenager and Wilmington teenager were also charged with underage possession.

12:45 p.m.: Police arrested two New Hampshire residents on outstanding warrant charges. Amanda L. Kirchdorfer, 27, of 104 Gilcreast Road in Londonderry, N.H., was arrested on one outstanding warrant. Paul Gannino, 32, of 34 Derry Field Road in Derry, N.H., was arrested for three outstanding warrants, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and speeding.

2:36 p.m.: Citizens Bank security operations requested an officer check on a male party inside the branch on Main Street who used a key to gain access. No one was answering the phone at the bank, which closed at 12 p.m. Security operations stated they now believe the male party was from their courier service. They said the party left the building and locked the door behind him two minutes prior to the call. The building checked secure.

5:33 p.m.: On Glen Road, a caller reported her house was shot at eight times to two windows about 30 minutes ago by a BB gun.

Sunday, October 14

12:26 p.m.: A Concord Street resident reported that his nephew had some friends at the house the previous night and an iPad is believed to be stolen. He would like to file a report. Police spoke with all juveniles involved and the iPad was located in the house. No crime was committed.

For questions about this blotter, email wilmington@patch.com.

G. Bradford October 17, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Regarding the above article relating to a BB gun, dated Oct. 13... who owned the BB gun that was used to damage property? Are the police investigating this issue so as to help ensure it doesn't happen again to any Wilmington resident or business-


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