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Reading Teen Charged with Drunk Driving

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.

Arrests

At 10:08 p.m. on Saturday, Alexander Guarnotta, 17, of 62 Orange St., was pulled over and arrested for operating under the influence of liquor on Lowell Street.

Friday, March 16

  • At 1:22 p.m., a caller reported youths riding bikes and skateboarding on Haven Street. The youths were spoken to and sent on their way.
  • At 2:21 p.m., a caller reported that a elderly male hit a car with his crutches on Haven Street.
  • At 4:31 p.m., a caller reported that a female stole a six-pack of Harpoon Ale from and fled.
  • At 5:14 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Knollwood Road. Two cars were involved; the injuries are unknown.
  • At 6:53 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Washington Street. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, March 17

  • At 1:19 p.m., a Bancroft Avenue resident reported that the front of her house was egged.
  • At 2:47 p.m., a Reading resident reported finding a needle on Main Street.
  • At 9:05 p.m., a Reading resident reported ID fraud.
  • At 10:54 p.m., a caller reported youths racing around the Franklin Street and Pasture Road area.

Sunday, March 11

  • At 9:20 a.m., a Lawrence Road resident reported that his lawn was driven over the night before.
  • At 10:50 a.m., a caller reported a minor motor vehicle accident on General Way.
  • At 3:00 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Salem Street. No injuries were reported.

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

Brian Tobin March 21, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I thought you could not print the name of a minor when arrested?
562 March 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM
By law you can't post a minors name . IT'S A LAW
Ashley Troutman March 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM
You are considered an adult in Massachusetts if you are 17-years-old.
Guy Fawkes March 22, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Ashley, thanks for enlightening everyone! 562, you might want to remove your foot from your mouth.
Joe Veno March 22, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Ashley did nothing wrong. She is correct at age 17 you are considered an adult in Mass. I think all names should go in the papers. Keep up the great work Ashley !!
Joe Veno March 22, 2012 at 02:01 PM
562 You should apoligize. I guess you will not because you hide behind number and do not use your real name so when you are wrong no one know who you are anyways.
youwould befrom reading March 31, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Your are not considered an adult at age 17. you are considered a minor but you can be charged as an adult.
Joe Veno March 31, 2012 at 08:54 AM
youwould befrom reading, Where are you getting your incorrect information. In the eyes iof the law you are considered an adult at age 17.

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