Police Log: Clerk Reports Customer Made Threats Over Lack of Beer
Notable entries from the Monday, Oct. 24 police log.
The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
3:48 a.m. A Middleton woman reported that a Reading man was making harassing phone calls to her. An officer told her that she needs to contact her home police department to file a restraining order, but then spoke to the Reading resident. He said he had not called that night, and was instructed to stop calling all together. The Middleton woman called back to say that the Reading man was now making obscene posts on her Facebook wall. An officer again told her to speak to her home police department about a restraining order.
6:20 a.m. An officer stood by at Reading Memorial High School to monitor a television media crew there.
6:42 a.m. A Meredith, N.H. man reported finding an injured deer at the side of the road near the intersection of Haverhill Street and Rustic Lane. An officer visited the scene with a shotgun to put the deer down, and the New Hampshire man took the carcass.
6:54 a.m. The Reading Fire Department assisted an Enos Circle resident who reported that water was pouring out of the boiler in her basement.
8:02 a.m. An officer assisted two Reading drivers as they exchanged paperwork following a minor collision in the parking lot of the Humpty Dumpty School on Lowell Street.
9:56 a.m. An officer delivered a safety talk to children at the Little Treasures Schoolhouse on Haverhill Street.
11:49 a.m. An officer issued a citation to Teriezinha Debarros, 43, of Somerville charging the driver with driving without a license.
12:36 p.m. An officer responded to the Family Dental Center on Main Street to assist with paperwork following a two-vehicle collision between two Reading residents.
1:00 p.m. Officers responded to Francis Drive where a caller had reported an unknown man and woman—both wearing black—walking around the area. An officer found an open door that led to a basement with no access to the home. Officers then checked a number of homes in the area and found none of them compromised. Officers were unable to locate the man and woman in black.
1:25 p.m. Police received notice of a restraining order between a Middleton resident and a Reading resident.
1:44 p.m. Officers responded to the Shell Gas Station on Walkers Brook drive where a clerk reported that a customer had threatened him. The clerk reported that a man and woman had come into the store arguing with each other, then asked the clerk if the store sold beer. The customer didn’t like the answer, the clerk said, and asked if the clerk wanted to fight outside. No fight occurred, and officers were unable to locate the couple.
2:00 p.m. Reading police and fire responded to Emerson Street where a workman fell off a ladder. An ambulance took the man to Lahey Clinic.
2:30 p.m. A Reading woman reported a past crash at 431 Main Street.
3:45 p.m. A Haven Street resident reported that she recently discovered some of her jewelry missing.
4:58 p.m. A Revere man reported that someone stole his gold Rav 4 from Willwerth Plumbing on Green Street. The man reported that he had left the vehicle running with the keys in it. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
5:35 p.m. A Main Street man reported that medication had gone missing from his apartment.
6:29 p.m. The fire department responded to a report of an outside odor of gas on Hanscom Avenue, but firefighters detected no gas.
6:56 p.m. A Commuter Rail employee reported that a drunk man had vomited on the train. An officer put the man into the custody of one of the man’s friends.
11:02 p.m. The Reading Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Reading Athletic Club on General Way and found that the alarm had been set off by a problem with the detector.