House Broken Into on Colburn Road in Reading

The following is an excerpt from the Reading Police Department log. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is an excerpt from the  log from Friday through Sunday. The information is open to the public.


At 10:26 p.m. Friday, James A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., 35, of 24 Tremont St., Stoneham was arrested on a warrant and on charges of operating under the influence and with a suspended license.

Friday, Aug. 24 

  • At 3:02 a.m., a Chestnut Road resident reported that someone broke into his vehicle, but nothing was missing.
  • At 9:11 a.m., a caller reported a syringe found on Joseph Way. Police retrieved the needle.
  • At 12:11 p.m., a Putnam Road resident reported that a substance was poured on his car.
  • At 6:52 p.m., a caller reported that a car hit a dog on High Street and kept driving. Police took the dog to the vet.
  • At 7:50 p.m., a Linden Street resident reported that items were missing from her home.

Saturday, Aug. 25 

  • At 9:45 a.m., a caller reported a car accident on Lowell Street. The injuries were unknown.
  • At 1:07 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Main Street. The injuries were unknown.
  • At 3:49 p.m., a caller reported fraudulent use of his bank account.
  • At 5:35 p.m., a caller reported that someone attempted to use his identification. He received a text message asking for this personal information.
  • At 8:09 p.m., a caller reported fireworks in the area of Main Street. Police spoke to the homeowner lighting the fireworks.
  • At 9:22 p.m., a caller reported that her dog got loose and a resident on South Street found her dog, but when she attempted to pick him up the woman pushed her.

Sunday, Aug. 26

  • At 6:45 a.m., an employee from the Meadowbrook Pro Shop reported that the vending machine was broken into overnight.
  • At 11:45 a.m., a Colburn Road resident reported that his house was broken into while he was away.

For questions about the log, email ashley.troutman@patch.com 


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