Police Log: False Alarms and a Person Stuck in an Elevator
A look at notable events in the Reading Police log for March 30-31.
Wednesday, March 30
1:09 a.m. An officer checked the Honda Gallery on Walkers Brook Drive after spotting a vehicle with its lights on parked in the lot. The officer found the building secure, and determined that the lights has been left on as an employee oversight.
1:21 a.m. Police responded to a burglar alarm at a Haverhill Street residence. The officer found the residence secure and found the area around the residence clear.
9:51 a.m. Reading Police and Fire responded to a report of an odor of gas inside the Senior Center. Police evacuated the building. The fire department detected no gas readings, despite a slight odor, and allowed the patrons to return.
1:05 p.m. An officer issued a citation to Jose Gomez, 45, of Lynn charging him with driving without a license.
1:54 p.m. Police responded to 55 Walkers Brook Drive where a person had gotten stuck in an elevator.
2:15 p.m. A Main Street resident reported that a fence was blocking access to his yard. Police informed him that this was a civil matter, and that he should contact the building inspector for further assistance.
3:02 p.m. An officer gave advice to a Harrison Street resident who believed that the neighbor who abuts the back of her property had cut down trees along her property line.
4:41 p.m. A Cherry Lane Drive resident reported that someone had opened a credit card in her company’s name.
7:41 p.m. Reading police notified the MBTA that railroad gates in town would not cease raising and lowering. The MBTA fixed the problem about an hour later.
8:01 p.m. The fire department assisted a Harvard Street resident with smoke alarms.
9:22 p.m. Following a traffic stop near the intersection of Main Street and Charles Street, an officer issued a citation to Gina Londono, 18, of Lowell charging her with driving without a license, using a vehicle without the owners authority and driving a vehicle without a current inspection sticker.
11:12 p.m. A worker for the MBTA reported that his vehicle had gotten stuck behind the Market Basket on General Way. A coworker was on the way to assist him.
11:25 p.m. The Reading Fire Department responded to Roma Lane for an outside odor of smoke. Fire personnel found no smoke.
Thursday, March 31
8:06 a.m. An officer noticed that the MBTA parking lot money box had been left unsecured. The money itself was still secure to a second locked box, but the Reading police forwarded the information to the MBTA and waited on-scene until an MBTA employee arrived.
9:56 a.m. A passerby told a police officer that he spotted a man on Rt. 128 South. An officer checked the highway, and found no man, but found that a lumber truck may have dropped something.
10:01 a.m. A Sunnyside Avenue resident told police that she spotted two men who had gotten out of a New Hampshire vehicle at the front door of a Melbourne Avenue home. The reporting party said that she saw the front door open, but was unsure if it had been opened by someone inside the house. An officer checked the home and found the homeowner, who reported that the two men were workers.
11:24 a.m. A caller reported seeing a red pickup truck idling with no one in the driver’s seat near the CVS on Main Street for 10-15 minutes. An officer responded to the scene as a woman got into the truck and drove away.
12:00 p.m. An officer responded to Grumpy Doyle’s on Main Street where a tractor trailer had caused traffic issues. While there, the officer assisted two drivers exchange paperwork following a minor two-vehicle collision.
1:34 p.m. An officer responded two a two-vehicle collision between a Rockport driver and a Laconia, N.H. driver near the intersection of Main Street and Franklin Street. The officer transported the Rockport man, who was elderly, to Wilmington.
3:08 p.m. A Lieutenant assisted a Reading resident who was preparing her case for custody and visitation rights as she progressed through divorce proceedings.
5:18 p.m. An officer issued a citation to Tristan Hubacz, 22, of Stoneham charging him with driving an uninsured vehicle with a revoked registration.
7:10 p.m. Reading emergency personnel responded to the Dunkin Donuts at 454 Main Street where a 24-year-old male had become unresponsive. The fire department transported him to Winchester Hospital.
7:31 p.m. A South Street resident reported that her husband had threatened to become violent. An officer responded to the home, where the husband had left the residence for the night. The officer found that the conflict had been verbal only, and notified both parties of their restraining order rights.
9:20 p.m. A Reading woman reported that her daughter’s purse disappeared while she was attending a function at Fuddruckers at Jordan’s Furniture. The resident was unsure of whether the purse had been lost or stolen.
10:05 p.m. A Grove Street resident complained of a parked vehicle playing loud music. An officer checked the area, and was unable to locate the vehicle or the loud music.
11:15 p.m. A Green Street resident reported spotting a man in a gray hoodie walking around the Auto Body Clinic lot on High Street. An officer checked the lot and found nothing disturbed and no one in the area.