Police Log: 30 Oxygen Tanks Missing From Wingate
Notable entries in the Monday, Aug. 15 police log.
10:59 a.m. A Reading resident reported that she had been the victim of credit card fraud. An officer spoke to her and found that it was an attempted charge on her card that had been declined.
11:13 a.m. An officer issued a citation to Luciano Lopes, 30, of Everett charging him with driving without a license.
11:23 a.m. A Connecticut resident visited the police station to report that sometime this year, someone took 30 liquid oxygen portable units from the Wingate in Reading. Each one was worth approximately $500.
11:27 a.m. An officer responded to a group of turkeys in the road near the Reading Public Library. The birds left the road on their own.
11:35 a.m. A detail officer reported seeing a “very minor” two-vehicle collision between a Reading driver and a Wakefield driver near the Paper Store on Walkers Brook Drive.
12:48 p.m. Reading police and fire responded to a two-vehicle collision between a Reading driver and a Pennsylvania driver near the intersection of Main Street and Ash Street. Gray’s Towing took one vehicle from the scene.
12:49 p.m. An officer issued a citation to Dillon Dwyer, 22, of Reading charging him for driving with a suspended license.
1:08 p.m. Reading police and fire responded to the fatal shooting of Joseph Ronan at 3 Lawrence Road.
1:12 p.m. An Edwin Street resident reported that her boyfriend, a Woburn man, had stolen her car an hour earlier. He had told her he was going to steal her car, she said, then took the keys, then the car, directly in front of her. Before she called 911, her boyfriend told her that he had dumped the vehicle somewhere. No officer was immediately available. When an officer tried to meet with the caller 90 minutes later, she was not home.
1:41 p.m. A Pine Ridge Road resident reported that he had seen a vehicle pull into his driveway, sit there for two minutes and then speed away. An officer located the man, who said he was a new delivery driver for Twin Seafood.
1:56 p.m. Dispatch notified the Massachusetts Highway Department of a large pothole near 1165 Main Street.
2:51 p.m. A Tewksbury woman reported that a Wakefield woman accused her of hitting the Wakefield woman’s car that morning at the Burbank YMCA.
3:31 p.m. An elderly North Reading resident got into a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Walkers Brook Drive and New Crossing Road. Gray’s towing took the vehicle from the scene, and an officer transported the man to the Reading Health Center.
4:01 p.m. An officer responded to a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of Lowell Street and Pilgrim Road.
4:26 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a tree limb down across South Street. The officer moved the limb to the side of the road and left a note for the day shift to notify the Department of Public Works.
4:45 p.m. A Village Street resident reported finding money missing from her wallet.
5:10 p.m. An officer responded to a three vehicle collision near the intersection of Lowell Street and Hanscom Avenue.
5:49 p.m. An officer notified the forestry call man of a large tree branch that had fallen across the road near the intersection of South Street and West Street.
6:59 p.m. An officer assisted a Reading driver and an Oxford driver exchange paperwork following a minor collision in the Mandarin parking lot on Salem Street.
8:15 p.m. A Reading resident reported that someone stole the contents of his locker at the Burbank YMCA. The following day, he found the missing contents of his locker in another locker.
8:41 p.m. The Reading resident who reported earlier in the day that her boyfriend had stolen her car reported that he refused to return her vehicle. An officer called her back and left a voice mail. The officer was unable to find the resident at her home.
9:45 p.m. A Brentwood Drive resident reported hearing a loud explosion or gunshot in the area. An officer checked the area and concluded that it could have been a transformer. The power was out, and the Reading Municipal Light Department was on the scene.
10:29 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a door that appeared kicked-in on a Pierce Street building. The officer found that the building was dilapidated and empty and nothing appeared unusual.
10:45 p.m. A resident complained that a WHDH van had been parked and running for the past seven to eight hours near the intersection of Main Street and Hillside Road. An officer explained the Joe Ronan situation.