TEWKSBURY – Police Chief Ryan Columbus reports that the Tewksbury Police Department arrested and charged a Lowell man with injuring an officer, along with other charges.
ANGEL LUIS PEREZ ROSARIO, AGE 35, OF LOWELL, was arrested and charged with:
- Possession of a Class A Drug (Fentanyl)
- Larceny Under $1,200
- Possession of a Class E Drug (Xanax)
- Resisting Arrest
- Assault and Battery of a Police Officer
On Thursday, March 2 at approximately 8:05 p.m., Tewksbury Police received reports from Marshalls Loss Prevention of an individual who was allegedly attempting to shoplift from the Marshalls store on Main Street.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with employees who stated that a man, later identified as PEREZ ROSARIO, was allegedly putting on merchandise and filling up a carriage while walking past the registers, showing no intention to pay.
Officers on scene observed PEREZ ROSARIO allegedly wearing stolen merchandise leaving the store. While officers were attempting to speak with him, PEREZ ROSARIO allegedly fled the scene on foot. Officers ordered him to stop and when he did not, they pursued him on foot. Rosario allegedly struck an officer in the chest. Several officers were able to bring him into custody as he resisted. The Officer who was struck in the chest was transported to a local hospital, where it was determined the Officer suffered a broken rib from the assault.
While conducting a search of PEREZ ROSARIO’s person, officers located a small plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance , which was determined to be Fentanyl, as well as pills that were determined to be Xanax, for which PEREZ ROSARIO does not have a prescription.
PEREZ ROSARIO was taken to the Tewksbury Police Station for booking where it was determined that he also had a warrant out for his arrest through Lowell District Court.
PEREZ ROSARIO appeared in Lowell District Court Friday, where he was ordered held on $500 cash bail.
These are all allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.