Police Log: Guitar Player Triggers Call to Police
Notable entries from the Sunday, June 26 police log.
12:35 a.m. A Henzie Street resident complained of a loud house party nearby. An officer informed the participants of a party at a Criterion Street residence of the complaint. They agreed to take their party inside.
1:06 a.m. A caller reported an argument going on in a car parked in front of a Pratt Street residence. An officer spoke to the vehicle’s occupants, who said they were having a verbal argument only.
2:33 a.m. An officer arrested Allison Foote, 27, of Medford, after a Reading resident reported that she had been driving erratically. An officer charged Foote with driving while under the influence of liquor, violating the road’s marked lanes, driving an unregistered vehicle and having an open container in the vehicle. She was released on $40 bail four and a half hours later.
9:00 a.m. An officer assisted with handling traffic while bicyclists in the Pan Mass Challenge passed through town.
9:20 a.m. An officer responded to an alarm at the Killam Elementary School and found graffiti on a door and a bench knocked over. A custodian responded to the scene and shut the alarm off.
11:34 a.m. A Whitehall Lane resident reported seeing a man running from a neighbors house as the alarm sounded. Police checked the area, but were unable to find the suspect.
1:24 p.m. An officer responded to a report of three men smoking marijuana in front of Comically Speaking on Main Street. Officers spoke to the three men, who reported they had been smoking cigarettes.
1:54 p.m. A Hartshorn Street resident reported that someone entered his vehicle on Friday night, but that the resident found nothing missing.
2:10 p.m. A Bunker Avenue resident called 911 while attempting to call India.
2:32 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a large turtle trying to cross the road near the intersection of Haverhill Street and Charles Street. The turtle departed before the officer arrived.
4:41 p.m. An officer came up on a minor two-vehicle collision between a Marblehead driver and a Reading driver on Salem Street near the rotary.
6:59 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a chainsaw being used in the town forest. The resident using the chainsaw reported that he was trying to cut down dead branches near his property and was unaware that he was on town property.
7:44 p.m. A Sanborn Lane resident reported that graduation cards containing money had been stolen from a graduation party for her son.
8:10 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a man sitting in a pickup truck and playing guitar near the intersection of Selfridge Road and West Street. The driver reported that he was waiting for AAA to arrive and playing guitar to pass the time.
8:46 p.m. An officer noted new graffiti on the snack shack at Hunt Memorial Field.
10:09 p.m. An officer assisted a Salem Street resident who had gotten locked out of her house.
10:25 p.m. A Timberneck Drive resident reported an ongoing problem with people dumping trash on an adjacent empty lot.