Reading Police Log November 15-16, 2023

Excerpts from the Reading Police and Fire log:

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  • 3:38am – Commercial alarm at Cumberland Farms on Salem Street.
  • 7:27am – Detail officer reports erratic vehicle operation on Francis Drive.
  • 7:49am – Officer covers crossing post at Oak Street and Summer Avenue.
  • 7:53am – Complaint regarding a landscaping truck blocking the intersection of Forest Street and Main Street.
  • 7:57am – Officer covering a crossing post at Arthur B. Lord Drive and Forest Street.
  • 9:02am – Disabled vehicle on Charles Street.
  • 9:14am – Investigation of a two-vehicle crash on Main Street.
  • 10:03am – Fire drill at Barrows Elementary School.
  • 10:54am – Vehicle backed into a light on Washington Street.
  • 11:37am – Verbal warning issued for an unregistered vehicle on Main Street.
  • 12:27pm – Unfounded potential identity theft reported by a Bay State Road resident.
  • 1:47pm – Report of a possible intoxicated person in the CVS parking lot.
  • 2:37pm – Traffic enforcement on West Street.
  • 2:49pm – Officer covering a crossing post at Forest Street and Arthur B. Lord Drive.
  • 2:52pm – Erratic vehicle operation reported on Granger Avenue.
  • 3:01pm – Traffic enforcement on Birch Meadow Drive.
  • 3:16pm – Traffic enforcement on Bancroft Avenue.
  • 3:32pm – Complaint regarding construction vehicles blocking the area at Hampshire Street and Main Street.
  • 3:37pm – Investigation of a minor two-vehicle crash on Bancroft Avenue. No injuries reported.
  • 4:12pm – Investigation of a two-vehicle crash on Minot Street.
  • 4:49pm – Lift assist for a Hillside Road resident.
  • 6:16pm – Verbal warning issued for a red light violation on Lowell Street.
  • 8:19pm – Martin Road resident reports a neighbor is yelling outside.
  • 10:07pm – Domino’s Pizza on Main Street reports that a customer is refusing to leave.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

  • 7:29am – Lift assist for a Prescott Street resident.
  • 7:55am – Officer covering a crossing post at Forest Street and Arthur B. Lord Drive.
  • 8:03am – Report that a refrigerator with the doors still attached is on a County Road sidewalk.
  • 8:34am – Officer standing by for DPW on Washington Street.
  • 9:51am – Smoke alarm at Chili‚Äôs Restaurant on Walkers Brook Drive.
  • 10:19am – Passerby reports a possible shoplifter at Home Depot on Walkers Brook Drive.
  • 10:56am – Direct call to investigate a water problem on Augustus Court.
  • 11:15am – Fire alarm activation at a Lothrop Road residence.
  • 11:58am – Pearl Street resident reports the sounding of an unknown alarm.
  • 1:36pm – Avon Street resident reports fraud with a financial loss.
  • 1:53pm – Traffic enforcement on Woburn Street.
  • 2:19pm – Wallet found at the Shell gas station on Walkers Brook Drive.
  • 2:24pm – Sunset Rock Lane resident seeks advice regarding a lock on a fence.
  • 2:46pm – Officer covering a crossing post at Forest Street and Arthur B. Lord Drive.
  • 3:01pm – Traffic enforcement on Main Street.
  • 5:19pm – Odor of gas reported at Encore Dance Academy on Main Street.
  • 5:51pm – Attempt to serve a harassment prevention order to a Gould Street resident.
  • 5:58pm – Deer struck on Charles Street.
  • 7:05pm – K9 unit conducting drills in the Town Forest.
  • 7:23pm – Neighbor dispute regarding children throwing rocks on Washington Street.
  • 7:59pm – Salem Street resident reports an odor coming from the basement.
  • 8:17pm – Main Street resident reports a vehicle partially blocking the driveway.
  • 8:23pm – Commercial alarm at Dowd Medical on Woburn Street.
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