Police Log: Reading Man Charged With Disturbing the Peace
Notable entries from the Friday, Sept. 9 police log.
The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
1:15 a.m. An officer located a Reading man in the parking lot of the P&S Convenient Store on Lowell Street. The officer found no evidence of wrongdoing and sent the man home.
6:54 a.m. An anonymous motorist reported seeing coyotes near the intersection of Prospect Street and King Street. An officer checked the area and could not locate any animals.
7:12 a.m. An officer responded to a two-vehicle collision between two Reading residents at the Cumberland Farms on Salem Street. Neither of the drivers suffered an injury, but Gray’s Towing took both vehicles from the scene.
8:21 a.m. A Gould Street resident reported that he heard someone using a leaf blower nearby at 4 a.m.
8:38 a.m. An officer responded to a two-vehicle collision between a Wakefield driver and a Malden driver near the Meineke Muffler on Main Street.
9:22 a.m. A Winchester driver reported that another driver struck her in the parking lot at 30 New Crossing Road and then left the scene.
10:04 a.m. An officer responded to a fire alarm at an Indian Tree Lane property and found that the system had been tripped accidentally.
11:02 a.m. Officers responded to the Colonial Manor Realty on Franklin Street for a report of a Reading man making threats. Officers found that the man was intoxicated, but not making threats; he was just upset at the sale of his home, police said.
12:11 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a possibly-drunk man stumbling on Haven Street. The man reported that he had been prescribed Klonopin, which made him tired.
2:57 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a noticeable marijuana smell in the hallways of a Summit Drive building. Officers detected no odor, and were unable to get a response from the room neighbors said the smell usually came from.
5:28 p.m. Officers responded to multiple reports of a two-vehicle collision between two Reading drivers near the intersection of Salem Street and Canterbury Drive. An officer noted that the accident caused damage to an MBTA bus stop at the intersection.
6:53 p.m. An officer responded to a report of an elderly woman sitting on the curb near the intersection of Salem Street and John Street. The woman as gone when the officer arrived.
7:02 p.m. Following a report of a middle aged man exposing himself while walking down the street, an officer issued a citation to Gary McRae, 56, of Reading charging him with disturbing the peace.
8:39 p.m. The fire department responded to a report of an outside odor of smoke near the Orion Apartments at 352 Main Street.
8:49 p.m. An officer sent away a group of youths in Washington Park.
9:12 p.m. An anonymous caller reported a group of about 15 youths walking in the roadway near the intersection of Roma Lane and Sanborn Lane. The caller expressed concern that some of the youths might be intoxicated. An officer responded to the area, and a group of youths scattered upon the officer’s arrival.
9:18 p.m. A caller complained of a group of girls being loud in Washington Park and disturbing the park’s neighbors. The same caller called back saying that youths had left the area.
9:22 p.m. An officer responded to a report of youths ringing doorbells near Washington Park. An officer located a group of youths leaving the area, informed them of the complaint, and sent them away.
10:30 p.m. An officer responded to a large group of youths gathering near the intersection of Pearl Street and Forest Glen Street. The caller said the youths were moving construction cones and barrels and blocking the road.
10:50 p.m. A Canterbury Lane resident reported that youths in vehicles in the area were throwing cans out of their windows. An officer had already stopped a car bearing three youths before the call came in. The youths denied involvement, and a search of the area uncovered no cans. The officer gave the youths a warning and sent them away.