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North Reading Resident Reported Possible Sighting of NH Couple Wanted for Abuse of Young Boy

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 North Reading Police Department from Monday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Nov. 27. The information is open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 19

  • At 7:50 a.m., an officer requested backup for a breaking and entering at the Post Office on Park Street. The Postal Police will be investigating.
  • At 11:17 a.m., the fire department requested assistance for a motor vehicle accident with no injuries.
  • At 11:35 a.m., a Hemlock Road resident reported that his car was broken into the night before.
  • At 12:11 p.m., a caller reported erratic operation on Park Street. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At 12:58 p.m., a caller reported that a vehicle hit the Sunbridge Care and Rehab center on North Street and damaged the building.
  • At 2:59 p.m., a 46-year-old North Reading male was held in protective custody.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

  • At 9:05 a.m., a caller reported a missing vehicle taken by a neighbor. Police are investigating.
  • At 10:20 a.m., a caller reported over 20 tires illegally dumped on Third Street. Police only saw three tires and the DPW reported to pick them up.
  • At 11:44 a.m., a Pleasant Street resident reported a suspicious male going door-to-door asking about a past hit and run. Police were unable to locate the male.
  • At 11:50 a.m., a caller reported a car accident on Concord Street. No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

  • At 11:45 a.m., a caller reported a car accident on Main Street. Two cars were towed from the scene.
  • At 1:02 p.m., a caller reported hearing gun shots fired behind a home. Police spoke to the homeowner who was supervising her child working on a science project in the backyard.
  • At 1:22 p.m., a Parks and Recreation employee reported students from an out of town high school holding their Powder Puff game at Ipswich River Park and some students were fighting. Police monitored the students leave the area.
  • At 6:14 p.m., a caller reported hitting a deer on Chestnut Street. 
  • At 10:47 p.m., a 38-year-old Andover man was held in protective custody.

Thursday, Nov. 22

  • At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported erratic operation on Main Street. The driver passed field sobriety tests and was given a warning.
  • At 7:22 a.m., an Olde Farm Lane resident reported that his mailbox, lawn and driveway were damaged overnight.
  • At 9:35 a.m., police assisted the fire department with an oven fire.
  • At 2:45 p.m., a caller reported a minor car accident on Park Street.
  • At 7:53 p.m., a caller reported that she gave a ride home to a friend, but once at the location she realized that her purse was missing. She reported receiving a text saying that the purse was found at the end of the driveway, but her money was gone.
  • At 7:59 p.m., a Central Street resident reported that her the mirror on her parents vehicle was ripped off while parked in her driveway.

Friday, Nov. 23

  • At 9:30 a.m., a caller reported 20 protesters at Walmart. Walmart management reported that they did not have a problem with the protesters.
  • At 1:42 p.m., an employee from the Post Office reported that a janitor was outside blowing leaves and when he left the leaf blower unattended for a moment it was stolen.
  • At 2:46 p.m., a caller reported that her purse was stolen at Stop and Shop.
  • At 3:33 p.m., a caller reported a lost or stolen iPhone.
  • At 3:55 p.m., a caller reported that her cat was hit and killed by a car and the driver did not stop. 
  • At 4:58 p.m., a caller reported a minor car accident on Main Street.

Saturday, Nov. 24

  • At 3:30 p.m., a caller reported finding the mailbox of a Winter Street resident in the middle of the road.
  • At 11:31 a.m., a Hillview Road resident reported $1,000 missing from his home.
  • At 12:04 p.m., a caller reported that someone used his wife's credit card and charged $300.
  • At 2:47 p.m., a caller reported that someone threw several pumpkins into her horse corral.

Sunday, Nov. 25

  • At 12:45 a.m., a caller reported hitting a deer on Southwick Road. The deer was gone when police arrived.
  • At 4:32 p.m., a caller reported hearing gun shots near Abbott Road. Police searched the area, but did not find anything.
  • At 10:57 p.m., a clerk from Tedeschi's reported an armed robbery.

Monday, Nov. 26

  • At 10:11 a.m., a Lowell Road resident walked into the police station to report stolen jewelry.
  • At 4:40 p.m., Malden police pulled over a car occupied by four males with a handgun, Jason mask and knife. Malden Police thought it may have been related to the robbery at Tedeschi, but according to North Reading Police it was not related.
  • At 5:58 p.m., a caller reported two vehicles involved in an accident with a deer on Park Street. 
  • At 10:46 p.m., a caller reported a car hit a deer on Haverhill Street.
  • At 11:08 p.m., a resident reported that he may have seen the New Hampshire couple Jessica Linscott and Roland Dow, wanted in connection with the abuse of a young boy, at a McDonald's in Danvers. Detectives were notified and are investigating.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

  • At 8:07 a.m., a caller reported a minor car accident on Park Street. 
  • At 9:18 a.m., the fire department requested assistance in investigating a foul odor at an apartment on Greenbriar Drive. Police investigated and believed that the odor was coming from trash.
  • At 9:25 a.m., a caller reported about 30 tires illegally dumped on Third Street. Detectives are investigating and the DPW removed the tires.
  • At 11:38 a.m., a resident walked into the police station to report a larceny by check.
  • At 3:47 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Main Street. The injuries were unknown.

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

JIM November 29, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Why is the DPW removing tires from Private property (Third Street) ?
Don Key November 29, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Jim, they were illegally dumped.
JIM November 29, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Duh, So does that mean that the DPW will come to My backyard to pick up the illegally dumped tires there ?
Harry Douglass November 30, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Jim, you must not have comprehended the line about them being dumped ON Third Street. You can't just leave tires on a roadway. I realize you think it's a private roadway, but obviously that isn't the case here. As for the tires in your backyard, you probably need to hire someone to take them away!
JIM November 30, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Harry, You must not have comprehended that Third Street IS a Private Way, which was the homeowners claim during their fight with the town and neighbors during the years that they were attempting to build a house there. Check out the town maps. (Check out the gate at central and First Streets). Harry the article does not state that the tires were dumped on the roadway. When a tree falls on a Private way does the DPW take it away or just push it to the side of the road. And as for the tires in my backyard, my backyard abuts a private way.
Harry Douglass November 30, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Jim, I called the Police Department to see if I could get a few more details on the report. Apparently they were dumped on the edge of the roadway and it was impeding traffic into the Appain Way apartments. Looks like we were both misinformed. Good luck with those tires.
JIM November 30, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Harry, What was I misinformed about ?
Harry Douglass November 30, 2012 at 03:35 PM
The initial report in the log.
Holly McRell November 30, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Jim, I wasn't sure if you were kidding, but if you do have spare tires, my husband and I would love to come recycle them from you. We are building a backyard playground for our children and a few tires are needed for a tire swing, and other climbing equipment.
Marty Graw November 30, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Wow, this is a fascinating conversation about tires. Harry, don't mind Jim. His previous comments on Patch leave me with the impression he is a curmudgeon. Does anyone know if North Reading has a roadkill pickup list. I would love to get one of the deer hit for my famous venison jerky.
Rob November 30, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I say just light the tires on fire.
Santa December 02, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Wow, what a douchebag comment thread
JIM December 03, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Nice language Santa
JIM December 03, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Holly, Youre welcome to the tires but they are pretty scoady, maybe the ones that the DPW picked up are cleaner

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