North Reading Resident Arrested For Possession of Drugs

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 12:18 p.m. on Tuesday, Dana Mawn, Jr., 18, of 53 Swan Pond Road, was arrested for possession of a Class A substance on North Hill Drive.

Monday, May 14

  • At 8:26 a.m., a caller reported a car accident on Concord Street. No injuries were reported.
  • At 10:12 a.m., a Homestead Terrace resident reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. The driver of the vehicle was getting out and knocking on doors.
  • At 2:12 p.m., a Burroughs Road resident reported that someone was disposing of paint in the storm drain.
  • At 2:44 p.m., a caller reported that a driver was traveling at a high rate of speed on Orchard Drive. As the caller tried to write down the license plate, the driver gave him the finger. Police located the vehicle and spoke to driver about the infraction.
  • At 4:32 p.m., an employee from reported that a customer's credit card was declined after receiving a service. The customer said that he would go to the ATM across the street and return with the money, but never went back. Police spoke with the customer and told him that he would have to pay Valvoline for the service or face larceny charges.
  • At 5:00 p.m., a Pleasant Street resident reported a car traveling down his road at approximately 50 miles per hour. He reported the incident because his children play on the street.
  • At 8:19 p.m., a Navillus Road resident reported unwanted guests at his home. Police reported to the scene and the guests dispersed.
  • At 9:18 p.m., a caller reported that her car was hit while parked in the parking lot.

Tuesday, May 15

  • At 6:31 a.m., a Duane Road resident reported that his fence was damaged the night before. The caller said that the damage appeared to be from an axe. The caller also stated that his daughter thinks she heard a crash the night before and then heard two people talking. She also noticed a motorcycle racing up and down their road the night before.
  • At 8:02 a.m., as the result of a motor vehicle stop on Park Street, a 33-year-old Peabody resident was summonsed for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and without liability insurance.
  • At 4:12 p.m., a caller reported suspicious activity at Walmart. Two males were in the video game section possibly looking to shoplift. One of the subjects appeared to be heading for the front door and the other dropped the items he had. An officer saw one of the subjects run to a car in the parking lot. The subjects were told not to enter the store again or they would be trespassing.
  • At 9:02 p.m., an employee from the Housing Authority reported finding a small marijuana cigarette on the piano in the day room at Peabody Court. The employee destroyed the item and wanted the information logged.
  • At 10:34 p.m., a Patriot Way resident reported hearing fireworks or gun shots in the area. An officer also reported hearing gun shots in the area. Police searched the area, but did not find anything.

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


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