Three Arrested for Drugs 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.


At 1:17 p.m. Friday, as the result of a motor vehicle stop on Haverhill Street police made three arrests. Kevin M. Blade, 20, of 4 Lisamary Dr. was arrested for possession of a class A substance; Derek T. Hughes, 19, of 29 Victor St. Apt. 18, Haverhill was arrested for possession of a class A substance; and Dana M. Mawn Jr., 18, of 53 Swan Pond Rd. Apt. A was arrested for possession of a class A substance.  A 41-year-old North Reading woman was summonsed for possession of a class B substance.

At 4:29 p.m. Friday, Larry Issac Edward, 30, of 276B Park St. was arrested on Main Street for shoplifting by asportation, third offense.

At 9:58 a.m. Sunday, Timothy James Palladino, 31, of 30 Crestwood Rd. was arrested on Chestnut Street on a warrant.

Friday, Aug. 3

  • At 2 a.m., a North Hill Drive resident reported being woken up by someone pounding on his door. When he checked the door, no one was there. Police searched the area, but did not find anything.
  • At 6:21 p.m., a Main Street resident reported that someone stole two hydraulic jackets that were outside his residence.
  • At 11:30 p.m., a caller reported that his cell phone was taken from . After an investigation police found that an altercation took place between two parties and one dropped a phone. The other person picked up the phone and walked out.

Saturday, Aug. 4

  • At 1:24 p.m., a caller reported that a metal flower holder on his father's grave may have been stolen.

Sunday, Aug. 5

  • At 4:50 a.m., a caller reported a car parked on the side of Charles Street with it's motor running. Police investigated and found that the car belonged to a resident who was visiting a friend.
  • At 8:14 a.m., a employee reported vandalism on the door.
  • At 11:22 a.m., a manager from a Concord Street business reported that an employee was stealing and cashing checks. Police are investigating.
  • At 4 p.m., a caller reported that a female was found on his property and he believes that she is responsible for recent thefts on his property. Police advised the caller to fill out a no trespass order and to consult with his property manager.
  • At 4:59 p.m., a Lillian Drive resident reported that items, including his registration, were stolen from his car while it was parked at Logan Airport. He asked police to check his home before he arrived to rule out a break-in. Police checked the area, but did not find evidence of a break-in.
  • At 7:45 p.m., a caller reported hearing gun shots in the area of Birch Road. Police checked the area and found that the sound was fireworks.
  • At 10:20 p.m., a caller reported that his mother's laptop was taken from his house. He believes that he knows who took it. Police are investigating.

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

Tom Jeffords August 08, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Why was the name Lori Mawn removed from the arrest report of the four druggies, one of which would appear to be her son?
jen August 09, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Obviously the write up needed to be corrected!!!!! Why are you so concerned? You have no clue what the situation may have been, or what this mother has gone threw with her child! North reading has a very serious drug issue and has for years. I've seen good families go threw hell. Its a problem no one ever wants to try to deal with. Drugs and drug addicted kids do crazy things to great people with big hearts and I can tell you one thing the last thing any troubled family needs is some one like you enjoying their unhappyness! Until you go threw what they have keep your mouth shut. Also I pray for every family that has to go threw a drug addiction, stay strong, and hope that in the near future it to an end.
Barry August 09, 2012 at 02:14 AM
"Threw"? Get a dictionary, please.
jen August 09, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Really??? I'm typing on my small screen messed up phone... with auto correct word imput... Buy me a laptop!
jen August 09, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Ha lol that is pretty bad! Next time ill double check that!
JIM August 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM
That's right Jen. I agree, You tell them.
Brandon Chapman August 09, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Back to the initial question....why was the name removed?
Tom Jeffords August 09, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Spoken like a true apologist. The story states that, "A 41-year-old North Reading woman was summonsed for possession of a class B substance." Just asking why the name that was originally listed was struck from the story.
jen August 10, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Because she was not arrested! Killed by assotiation. Thanks jim I'm not looking for an argument just saying its not nice to dwel on peoples sorrows! Karma is a bitch. I've never done drugs but was always considered trouble because of my choice of friends who to this day are still great people in my book regardless off the problems they've had.
jen August 10, 2012 at 01:08 AM
What I want to know is why you feel the need to look at this everyday for the last 3 days?
Tom Jeffords August 10, 2012 at 03:03 AM
That would be guilt by association. Can't blame this one on the size of your phone screen.
Barry August 10, 2012 at 03:12 AM
You should all buy, and read, the North Reading Transcript. Unlike the Patch, it does not censor the news. It printed this woman's name. There's something to be said for old fashioned media, provided by true professionals.
jen August 10, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I'm not concerned with proof reading my fb post. Just saying again that there is no reason to make judgment on a situation you know nothing about! You're looking for an argument and to hurt peoples feelings. Who are obviously dealing with enough pain already!!! Its not my problem, I just don't like bullies and I read your first comment before it got deleted! It was mean.
Janet August 10, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Obviuosly someone needs a hobby! Ya know what..... Until you have to live with one of your own children with an addiction..... You will have no idea what this gal has gone thru. Her name was removed because she is a mother, a mother who has been asking and begging for help. She has done nothing wrong!! She was NOT arrested and why do you care?!?!? She had three boys in her car that have a history an are watched like hawkes, and the police pulled her over because she had them in he car. Pull her record if you want to know her history, you won't find a fkn thing! Who the f are you to judge someone you don't even know, any of you?!?!? Get a life!!
Ashley Troutman August 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Regarding why the female's name was not included in the log: We only print the names of people who are arrested on specific charges. We do not, per our policy, print the names of people who are issued summonses, because a summons is not the same as an arrest. A summons is an order to appear in court to answer a complaint, but that person has not been handcuffed, taken to the station, fingerprinted and booked. The two are not equivalent, so we don't print those names.
JIM August 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Hey Tom Why do You care? Have You ever heard the old saying " There But For the Grace of God Go I ?
JIM August 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Hey Barry, Yeah but does the Transcript Print in their old fashioned pages when the charges from the summons are dismissed by the Judge or Magistrate ? I think not
JIM August 10, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Wow, Tom You are so smart I bet that Jen feels so lucky to have You to teach Her
Brandon Chapman August 10, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Thank you. I wasn't involved in the debate here, just generally curious about your policy
Ed August 23, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Janet, I understand that you defending what sounds to me like she is a friend of yours. However you need to think about the damage that these three and people like them are causing. I am sick and tired of the drugs in our neighborhoods. All you need to do is google the names of the people arrested and you find that it has been less than a year since they were previously arrested, and some with weapons. Sure these people may be sick, but should the rest of us stand idle and have our homes robbed or kids introduced to hardcore drugs? I for one have had it!


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