Tyler Healey Also Facing Waltham Charges

by Chris Wangler

May 20, 2022

A judge in Woburn District Court ordered Tyler Healey held without bail after a dangerousness hearing Tuesday. 

Healey, 23, is the former Waltham High School student facing charges of assault with attempt to rape and indecent assault and battery in connection with a nighttime incident on May 8 in Burlington. 

 

Authorities say he violently dragged and assaulted a 37-year-old woman on Middlesex Turnpike as she walked home from the restaurant where she worked. A good Samaritan scared away her attacker.

Healey was arraigned last week, although he did not show his face. His next hearing is set for June 15.

But he’s also facing allegations in Waltham District Court that he stole musical instruments worth more than $8,000 from a storage unit in Waltham and assaulted a family member at a Waltham residence last spring.

On Easter 2021, he allegedly assaulted a half-sibling at his mother and stepfather’s house in Waltham.

By the time charges were filed several months later, Tyler Healey was in the House of Corrections in Billerica on unspecified charges, according to a police report.

He got into trouble again at the end of March 2022 at the Linden Street Cube Smart self-storage facility, where he had rented a unit. 

A damaged door latch led to a loud argument with a female staff member. A police report said Healey’s behavior led the woman “to lock herself in a room and call police.”

The incident, combined with damage to the unit and unpaid dues, led the Cube Smart to expel him, although no charges were filed.

The larceny charges came later, when Healey allegedly broke into a neighboring unit and stole a saxophone and four guitars worth $8,400 after clearing out his own unit.

Waltham Police spoke with Tyler Healey’s mom, intent on locating the stolen items, which were of great personal value to the owner.

Ultimately, Tyler Healey admitted that he stole the instruments and had his mom return them to police.

“He seemed contrite when I spoke with him,” said the investigating officer, who added that he was not arrested, but would still be charged with the thefts.

Healey is expected to be arraigned on the larceny charges and tried on the domestic violence charge in Waltham District Court in early June. 

File photos; WCVB screengrab