Police Log: Assault With a Shopping Cart and a One-Legged Turkey

Notable entries from the Wednesday, July 27, 2011 police log.

5:26 a.m. Reading police and fire responded to a motorcycle accident near Camp Curtis on Haverhill Street. Gray’s towing took the motorcycle from the scene and emergency responders took its rider to Lahey Clinic.

6:36 a.m. Following a traffic stop, an officer arrested Sakobe Conte, 37, of Lynn on a warrant from Woburn District Court for driving an unregistered, uninsured, uninspected motor vehicle.

1:05 p.m. A North Reading woman reported that someone slashed one of her tires along with her spare tire while it was parked at Dowd Medical on Woburn Street.

1:29 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a syringe on Haven Street and was unable to locate it.

1:33 p.m. An officer arrested Carla Gioe, 47, of Malden and Robert King, 42, of Malden on outstanding warrants. Gioe had a warrant for her arrest for charges of possessing a class A substance. King had warrants for his arrest for reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident that included property damage. Two other men were in the vehicle with Gioe and King. They were identified and released.

2:35 p.m. A Timothy Place resident reported that someone was videotaping her house from a vehicle parked nearby. An officer found that it was two RMHS students using the resident’s fence to check the color balance on their video camera.

2:44 p.m. The First Congregational Church reported that someone stole two rainbow patches from the church’s sign.

4:24 p.m. A Fairview Avenue resident reported seeing an injured turkey hopping down the street on one leg near the intersection of Pratt Street and Fairview Avenue. An officer was unable to locate the “hobbling” turkey.

4:47 p.m. A Wakefield woman reported that another Wakefield woman struck her twice with a shopping cart while they were both at the Market Basket on General Way.

5:06 p.m. An Audubon Road resident reported that she was being harassed on Facebook.

7:09 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a car fire at the First Baptist Church on Woburn Street. The officer found that the car was smoking, but was not on fire. Gray’s Towing took it from the scene.

8:35 p.m. A Bancroft Avenue resident reported that band practice at Reading Memorial High School was too loud and he couldn’t hear his TV. An officer checked the area and found that band practice had been completed for the night.


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