The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
7:00 a.m. An anonymous caller reported seeing an MBTA bus with a “call police” message flashing on its light board on Washington Street. An officer was unable to locate the bus.
8:08 a.m. An officer reported that the left turn signal near the intersection of Main Street and Forest Street was staying red for an extended period of time. The department’s safety officer said that the Massachusetts Highway Department had already been notified of the problem.
8:48 a.m. The fire department responded to an alarm on Johnson Woods Drive.
10:22 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a sick or injured raccoon in the road near the intersection of Main Street and Birch Meadow Drive. The officer was unable to locate the animal.
10:38 a.m. The same officer responded to a report of a sick or injured raccoon in a Main Street driveway. The officer located the animal in the northbound lane of Main Street and determined that it was not a good location in which to put the animal down. The officer reported 20 minutes later that the animal was now deceased.
10:57 a.m. Emergency responders took a man who had fallen down the escalator at Jordan’s Furniture to the hospital.
11:11 a.m. An officer responded to Osborne Avenue where a resident had yelled at trash collectors for not taking all of his trash. The officer informed the resident that the trash company did not take construction materials.
12:40 p.m. An employee at the Burger King on Main Street reported that a vehicle had damaged the drive thru roof. As a result of the call, an officer issued a citation to Marian Matlock, 48, of Lynn charging her with leaving the scene of an accident that included property damage.
4:49 p.m. A South Street resident reported that an employee at a carpet company had threatened him after he called to lodge a complaint. An officer informed the caller that this was a civil matter.
5:42 p.m. Dispatch notified the water department callman of water in a Haverhill Street basement.
9:30 p.m. The manager of the Fuddruckers on Walkers Brook Drive reported that a Reading man in the restaurant had been harassing the female employees. An officer gave the man a verbal no trespassing order and sent him away.