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Wilmington Man Charged With Third OUI, Texting While Driving

The following information was taken from the Wilmington Police Department logs. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

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The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Monday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 1.

Monday, June 30

  • At 8:09 a.m. a past breaking and entering was reported on West Street into a camper, with the tires also slashed. A gas grill and bed comforter were taken from the camper in addition to the tires being slashed.
  • At 4:50 p.m. after a motor vehicle stop on Main Street, officers arrested Alexa R. Efstathiou, 26, of 5232 Horseshoe Lane, North Wilmington, on an outstanding warrant.

Tuesday, July 1

  • At 12:49 a.m. police stopped a vehicle on Middlesex Ave. Michael E. Lena, 41, of 11 Seaford Street, Wilmington, was arrested for third offense operating under the influence of liquor. He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license for OUI, texting while operating a motor vehicle and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle.
  • At 10:59 a.m. a caller from a Main Street salon reported a disagreement between herself and the business over a refund for a hair treatment. The involved parties were advised that this was not a police matter.
  • At 11:52 a.m. on Harvard Ave. a caller reported that evicted tenants did some damage on the property. Tires and old televisions were left behind by the former tenant.
  • At 2:04 p.m. a Glen Road caller told police that his neighbor constantly shines a light in his bedroom at night. Police spoke to the resident, who was satisfied at the time.
  • At 3:36 p.m. police responded to Rite Aid for an argument in a pick up truck outside the business. Nicole J. Smith, 27, of 117 Sheridan Ave., Medford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
  • At 8:06 p.m. an elderly woman in Market Basket said she has been in the store all day with no way of leaving. She was given a ride to her brother’s house.
  • At 8:26 p.m. medical aid was requested for the woman in a cell at the station. THe woman was transported to Winchester Hospital by the Fire Department, and brought back later in the evening.
Frank Irizarry July 07, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Michael E. Lena, seems like a true menace in our community. He was arrested for a THIRD OUI offense? Plus he had a revoked license AND he was texting while operating a motor vehicle? How many more offenses until this guy goes to jail where he belongs? Does he have to kill someone first? It's obvious that he doesn't take driving seriously. Three OUI offenses and texting while driving while impaired. A true menace.

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