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Car Break-ins Reported in North Reading

The following information was supplied by the North Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is a look at some of the calls handled by the  from Friday through Sunday. The information is open to the public.

Friday, March 23

At 12:18 a.m., police received a call about a person in dark clothing walking on Lowell Road. She was reportedly nearly struck by a vehicle. An officer spoke to the woman, whose bike broke down, about not walking on dimly-lit roadways.

At 2:36 a.m., a Main Street resident called police about a neighbor making a lot of noise on a patio. Police spoke to the woman, who agreed to keep the noise down.

At 7:18 a.m., police gave a verbal warning to a Lynnfield resident for a red light violation at Haverhill and Park streets.

At 7:18 a.m., police received a call about suspicious activity near the high school. The person said she may have observed a drug deal near the high school. She reported a vehicle pulled up alongside another vehicle in the lot and passed items back and forth. Police will follow up, but there is no investigation ongoing.

At 10:02 a.m., a Park Street resident called police after someone spent $500 on his Target credit card. Police are investigating.

At 10:05 a.m., a Nutter Road resident reported an elderly woman was scammed out of money.

At 5:47 p.m., police received a call after a tree fell on a vehicle on Haverhill Street. Landscapers, who were passing by, removed the tree off the car and road. There were no reported injuries.

At 6:19 p.m., police received a call after an iPod Touch was stolen from a child who was taking a dance class on Park Street. Police are investigating

At 6:57 p.m., police issued a verbal warning to a driver for erratic operation of a motor vehicle on Nutter Road. The officer also found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle and destroyed it in front of the driver.

At 8:28 p.m., police arrested Wayne William Hathaway, 41, 51 Coburn St., Lynn, and charged him on a warrant for larceny over $250. Police made the arrest after going to a medical call on Swan Pond Road. Hathaway was at the residence and police found he had warrants for his arrest.

At 9:21 p.m., police arrested Larry Issac Edward, 30, 276B Park St., North Reading, and charged him with operating a motor vehicle without a license. Police made the arrest after pulling over Edward on Concord Street.

At 10:28 p.m., police received a complaint about noise on Park Street. An officer found it was a children’s birthday party that was ending. 

Saturday, March 24

At 11 a.m., police received a call from Park Street concerning youths promoting a car wash who were reportedly causing a disturbance by jumping onto the roadway with signs. An officer spoke to the youths, who agreed to stay on the sidewalk.

At 11:02 a.m., a Fox Run Lane resident called to complain about harassing phone calls. The calls were to remind residents about the election, but the system apparently called the same Fox Run number multiple times. Police resolved the issue.

At 3:56 p.m., police received a call after an elderly man was the victim of a telephone scam, totaling $12,000. Police are investigating.

At 10:51 p.m., police received a call about a possibly intoxicated person in the parking lot of the Moose hall. Police arrived and found the intoxicated person was driven home.

Sunday, March 25

At 9:19 a.m., a Burnham Drive resident called after a GPS, blood pressure medication and personal paperwork were taken from a motor vehicle. Two other people in the area also reported their vehicles were entered, but nothing was reported missing. There were no signs of forced entry. Police are investigating.

At 9:28 a.m., a Marblehead Street resident called police about hearing gunshots in the area. Police found it was possibly coming from the Andover Gun Club.

At 3:20 p.m., an Adam Street resident called police after three dirt bikes drove over his lawn. Police responded, but the riders had already left the area.

At 3:57 p.m., a Tower Hill Road resident called police after two motor vehicles were broken into. There were no signs of forced entry.

At 4:45 p.m., a Tower Hill Road resident called to report a scam solicitation.

For questions about this blotter, email northreading@patch.com.

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