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Marijuana Found at RMHS

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 Reading Police Department log from Wednesday through Sunday. The information is open to the public.

Arrests

At 6:29 p.m. Saturday, Zachary V. Fay, 17, of 33 Mount Vernon St. was arrested on charges of trespassing the right of way (MBTA tracks) and resisting arrest. Fay was also issued a bylaw citation for the possession of under one ounce of marijuana.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

  • At 9:55 a.m., a caller reported a car accident on Main Street. The accident was minor and no injuries were reported.
  • At 11:17 a.m., a caller reported that someone left Market Basket without paying for three bags of groceries. Wakefield Police were able to locate and stop the male driver in Wakefield.
  • At 5:54 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Salem Street. No injuries were reported.
  • At 6:03 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Lowell Street. No injuries were reported.
  • At 6:25 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Main Street. A bicyclist was hit by a car. The injuries were unknown.
  • At 7:45 p.m., a High Street resident reported that his house was broken into. An iPad, laptop and money are missing.
  • At 8:08 p.m., a caller reported a fire at Lava Laundry. The fire was extinguished quickly and no one was injured.

Thursday, Sept. 13

  • At 7:53 a.m., a Pearl Street resident reported that his front windshield was smashed.
  • At 8:52 a.m., a Warren Avenue resident reported mail fraud.
  • At 7:50 p.m., a Washington Street resident reported receiving harassing text messages.

Friday, Sept. 14

  • At 7:17 a.m., an Oak Street resident reported that his car mirror was broken off overnight.
  • At 4:14 p.m., a Chequesette Road resident reported harassing phone calls.
  • At 7:30 p.m., a bag of marijuana was found near the porta-potties at RMHS.
  • At 11:15 p.m., a Franklin Street resident reported that a male took a light bulb out of a light post and smashed it.

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • At 12:43 a.m., a caller reported a car accident on Franklin Street. No injuries were reported.
  • At 1:25 p.m., a High Street resident reported that the window on his motor vehicle was broken.
  • At 1:33 p.m., a Meadow Brook Lane resident reported that two white sail cloth chairs were taken from her front lawn.
  • At 2:09 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Franklin Street. The injuries were unknown.
  • At 6:49 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Glen Road. No injuries were reported.
  • At 9:56 p.m., a caller reported youths gathering on Haven Street. The youths were running back and forth across the street and jumping in front of cars.

Sunday, Sept. 16

  • At 1:06 p.m., a caller reported youths skateboarding and screaming on Haven Street. Police spoke to the youths and let them know that skateboarding was not allowed in the area. 
  • At 1:27 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on General Way. No injuries were reported.
  • At 8:37 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Lowell Street. The injuries were unknown.
  • At 11:19 p.m., a caller reported youths gathering on Main Street running in and out of the road. Police spoke to the youths and advised them of the complaint. The youths agreed to remain on the sidewalk.

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

bob September 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM
i thought kids under 18 couldnt have their full name in the police log
Ashley Troutman September 20, 2012 at 09:47 PM
According to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 119, Section 52, a 17-year-old is not a minor in this state when it comes to the court system. Only people under the age of 17 go to juvenile court.
Nealsta September 21, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Yes that is true Ashley. It is also true that you have to be the age of 18 to be in the police log. The RPD who report this to the log seem to believe they are above the law.
Ashley Troutman September 21, 2012 at 04:05 PM
That is not the case, according to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 119, Section 52, a 17-year-old is not a minor in this state when it comes to the court system, therefore should be included in police logs. Those 16-years-old and under are not identified in police logs.
Matt w. September 23, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Yes its legal. Does that mean you should post under-18's names out here like that for something this minor? I would say no.
Margaret nee September 23, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Imagine how backed up the courts would be if all the minors and adults who walk on the tracks were arrested. Ashley, Could you let us know if the trespassing charge was dropped? Thanks
Ashley Troutman September 27, 2012 at 04:02 PM
We are waiting for confirmation that the charges have been dropped.
Ashley Troutman September 27, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Comments have been removed from this article due to the use of profanity and personal attacks. Please be civil when commenting on this site.
tom tone September 29, 2012 at 08:08 AM
These kids obviously need discipline, not by cops, by their parents.

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