11/13/23 By Gandharvika Gopal
Five teenagers were arrested Thursday night in connection to the assault and robbery of a Medford postal worker on Halloween morning. The suspects, Trevor Ray Kelley, 19, of Dunstable, Tyler Roberts, 18, of Lowell, two 17-year olds and a 15-year old from Lowell, are all facing a charge of unarmed robbery, according to a press release from Middlesex County District Attorney’s office.
Thursday’s arrest is the latest development in an ongoing investigation into the Oct. 31 incident. Police responded to a report of the assault near Arden Road and Winthrop Street Halloween morning. “Upon arrival, officers found a USPS letter carrier with apparent facial injuries,” Medford Police Department said in a Facebook post. “The letter carrier was assaulted by three individuals while on his route. The suspects took a post office key from the victim and then fled toward the area of Playstead Rd to an awaiting vehicle. According to police, the mail carrier was transported to the hospital for serious injuries.
The recent arrest came after a break in the case on Thursday, Nov. 2, the Middlesex DA’s office said. Medford police stopped a car speeding between South Street and Main Street. They recovered a loaded firearm and backpack holding the stolen mail and USPS key in the car.
The four individuals in the car were identified as Randy Valdez, 18, Jaeden Tucker, 18, Samnang Tommy Jr Heng, 18, and a 15 year old juvenile, all from Lowell. The four were arrested and face multiple offenses, including firearm and larceny charges. Those arrests led to the identification of the five individuals involved in the initial assault and robbery.
The DA’s office said the investigation is ongoing and further arrests may be made.