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Police Log: Five Small Thefts in Two Days

A look at notable events in the Reading Police log for April 10 and 11.

Sunday, April 10

12:12 a.m. Police responded to a report of youths gathering in the parking lot of the P&S Convenience Store on Lowell Street. An officer sent the youths on their way.

6:24 a.m. a Weston Road resident reported seeing a coyote sitting in a neighbor’s yeard. An officer checked the area and found no coyote.

8:08 a.m. A Pleasant Street resident reported that someone stole an iPod, a wallet and a cell phone from his vehicle.

10:02 a.m. A Osborne Avenue resident reported that someone rummaged through his vehicle and stole $30 in change.

11:41 a.m. A Wakefield resident reported that someone struck her vehicle with a baseball while it was parked at the Market Basket on General Way.

1:07 a.m. An employee at Main Street Petroleum reported a small brush fire in the bushes.

6:11 p.m. Police responded to a dispute at a Green Street residence between a father and his daughter. The dispute was verbal only and the daughter agreed to stay with an aunt.

6:58 p.m. A Lynnfield resident reported that someone stole a wallet from his unlocked locker at the YMCA on Arthur B Lord Drive.

8:12 p.m. A Sunnyside Avenue resident reported that her family received threatening emails.

8:29 p.m. Police responded to a report of a suspicious box marked “poison” near a dumpster at the First Baptist Church on Woburn Street. An officer determined that the boxes contained rat traps.

Monday, April 11

7:08 a.m. An officer responded to an anonymous report of a small terrier running in traffic near Eric’s Flower and Plant Emporium on Main Street. The officer could not locate the dog.

8:54 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a man who refused to move for traffic walking in the road near the intersection of Forest Street and Grove Street. The officer could not locate the man.

10:55 a.m. Dispatch received a report of a minor two-vehicle collision with no injuries between a Revere driver and a Tewksbury driver.

11:20 a.m. Police responded to a report of a missing 83-year-old woman with dementia. An officer located her near the intersection of Pearl Street and Charles Street and brought her home.

11:45 a.m. An officer took a Wakefield man into protective custody after a Danvers caller reported that he was trying to get into his vehicle, parked at the Home Depot, while drunk.

12:03 p.m. A Willow Street resident reported that someone stole a package delivered to her home. The post office reported that the package had been delivered about 15 minutes before the resident returned.

1:30 p.m. An officer stopped a driver in a Mercedes SUV for driving erratically on Main Street and gave her a verbal warning for violating the marked lanes on the road. The driver reported that she had never owned an SUV before.

3:30 p.m. A Reading resident visited the police department to file a restraining order.

5:01 p.m. Police responded to a minor two-vehicle collision between a Lynn driver and a Concord, N.H. driver near the intersection of Lowell Street and Grove Street. Neither driver suffered an injury.

6:18 p.m. A County Road resident reported items missing from her home, but officers found no signs of forced entry.

10:52 p.m. A Brewer Lane resident reported that someone was in the home next to his, which had been unoccupied for the previous four months. An officer responded to the scene and found that the caller’s neighbors had just returned home from an extended vacation.

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