Break-in at RMHS

Reading Police Department and Reading Public Schools Investigating Break-In at High School

Chief Mark D. Segalla and Superintendent Dr. John Doherty report that the Reading Police Department has charged a student with breaking and entering into the high school overnight.

A 16-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE MALE is charged with:

• Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with the Intent to Commit a Felony

• Breaking and Entering into a Depository

• Possession of Burglarious Tools

• Receiving Stolen Property Under $250

On Monday, Feb. 27, just after midnight, police responded to Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road, on a report that a burglar alarm was activated.

Upon arrival, police began checking the doors to the building and noticed a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt wandering the halls.

The Reading Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit also responded to the scene.

Reading Police, with assistance from the State Police K-9 unit, entered the school. After announcing their presence, police saw the male run down a hallway toward a stairwell with a black backpack in his hands.

Police were then able to make contact with the suspect, identified as the JUVENILE MALEoutside the cafeteria. Inside the backpack, police found burglarious tools, cash, a wallet and other items. 

The JUVENILE MALE will be summonsed to Middlesex County Juvenile Court in Lowell at a later date.

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