Police Log: 'Life is Beautiful' Tagger Returns to Joshua Eaton

Notable entries from the Tuesday, Sept. 20 police log.

The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

2:45 a.m. An officer reported finding new graffiti on Joshua Eaton Elementary School. The message said “life is beautiful nuggs.”

7:10 a.m. An officer responded to a report of smoke in a Lowell Street home.

11:18 a.m. An officer issued a citation to Steven Marins, 35, of Somerville charging him with driving under a suspended license in a car without an inspection sticker.

11:39 a.m. Officers responded to a report of . One officer stopped a vehicle with a suspect inside. Another officer visited the home to confirm that it had been broken into. A witness identified both occupants of the vehicle. As a result, police charged James Lawton, 24, of Lexington and Jennifer Holbrook, 25, of Lexington with breaking and entering, larceny of more than $250, using a vehicle in the commission of a felony and possession of heroin.

12:17 p.m. A Wakefield driver reported that another driver struck his car near the McDonalds on Main Street and then sped from the scene. Wilmington police stopped the other driver, and a Reading officer found “very minor damage” on the Wakefield driver’s vehicle.

2:35 p.m. An officer responded to an accident between two Weymouth drivers near the REI on Salem Street. At least one vehicle was towed from the scene.

3:34 p.m. A John Street resident reported that her neighbors on Sunday had heard noises that sounded like someone attempting to enter her home.

4:30 p.m. Police received notice of a restraining order filed by one Reading resident against another Reading resident.

4:40 p.m. A Marla Lane resident reported finding unauthorized charges on her credit card.

6:08 p.m. A manager at the Market Basket on General Way complained that a Eugene, Ore. Man was soliciting signatures for a petition on the store’s property. The man said he had paperwork from the secretary of state stating that he was allowed to be there. The officer found that the law required the man to give 24 hours notice before appearing. He left for the day.

6:17 p.m. A Charles Street resident reported being the victim of identity theft.


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