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Police Log: Thief Steals 47-Inch TV From Fitness Room

A look at notable events in the Reading Police log for April 26 and 27.

Tuesday, April 26

7:38 a.m. A disabled tractor-trailer blocked traffic on Salem Street. It was removed nearly an hour later.

7:50 a.m. An Emerald Drive woman reported that her ex-husband was rummaging through her trash. An officer did not find the woman’s husband, but noted that the trash appeared to have been rummaged through.

8:15 a.m. An officer responded to the railroad gate on Main Street after a truck struck the gate and knocked it down.

12:28 p.m. A Kieran Road resident reported an ongoing problem with harassing calls about her credit card. The caller said she thought the call might have been a scam.

1:45 p.m. The manager of an apartment complex on Johnson Woods Drive reported that someone stole a 47-inch television set from the complex’s fitness room.

2:26 p.m. A caller reported that a truck knocked down a wire on West Street and that the pole the wire had been attached to was leaning.

4:25 p.m. An Oak Street resident reported that a sick raccoon had gotten trapped in the resident’s chicken coop. An officer responded to the scene and put the animal down. The homeowner agreed to dispose of the carcass.

5:00 p.m. An officer responded to a two-vehicle collision between a Reading resident and a Lexington resident near the Avon House condominiums on Main Street. Neither driver suffered an injury. The police department asked the Department of Public Works to respond to broken glass left at the scene.

5:33 p.m. An officer responded to the intersection of Salem Street and Governors Drive where the MBTA reported one of its busses had broken down. The bus was operational upon the officer’s arrival.

5:43 p.m. An officer responded to a report of three youths entering the conservation area near Salem Street but could not locate the youths.

6:30 p.m. A Lakeview Avenue resident reported that he had been receiving harassing calls from a loan company with which he did not have a loan. An officer advised him to contact a lawyer if the calls persist.

6:58 p.m. A John Street resident reported that children at a neighbor’s home were shooting a BB gun. An officer advised the youths of the complaint and spoke with the homeowner. The youths put away the gun.

Wednesday, April 27

2:40 a.m. An officer noted that a gate and bay door had been left open at the Reading Municipal Light Department, but found the building otherwise in order.

6:39 a.m. An officer notified the Department of Public Works of downed signs near the intersection of James Road and Gleason Road.

8:15 a.m. A Glenmere Circle resident reported that his chocolate Labrador had escaped. The dog later returned.

9:39 a.m. An officer issued a citation to Gregory Hussey, 21, of Medford charging him with driving under a suspended license.

12:04 p.m. An officer responded to a complaint of a car alarm constantly sounding at Reading Commons. The manager contacted the owner’s wife, who reset the alarm. The owner, she said, was currently serving in the military.

2:15 p.m. A Winchester resident reported that someone struck and damaged her vehicle while it was parked at Mission of Deeds on Chapin Avenue.

3:08 p.m. An officer responded to an Ash Street property where a smoke alarm had gone off. The officer found that the alarm had gone off due to a faulty detector.

3:36 p.m. A Grey Coach Road resident reported that she found loose dogs in her yard. After speaking to police, she agreed to hold on to the dogs until she could contact the owner.

3:45 p.m. Police received a report of a loose German Shepherd near Victoria Avenue.

4:37 p.m. A Pearl Street resident reported that she found a small golden retriever in her yard. The animal was soon returned to its owner.

4:58 p.m. A 13-year-old Beacon Street youth reported that an older man in a Blue Mercury asked him several times if he wanted a cab ride. Another man reported that he had seen an older man in a similar vehicle watching children at the Birch Meadow Elementary School, but did not see the man approach any of the youths.

6:06 p.m. An officer responded to a two-vehicle collision between a Reading driver and a Somerville driver near 642 Main Street. Neither driver suffered an injury and an officer determined that the accident was minor in nature.

6:57 p.m. An officer responded to a “very minor” two-vehicle collision between a Saugus Driver and a Winchester Driver near the intersection of Grove Street and Lowell Street.

9:55 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a small group of girls being loud and standing in the street near the First Baptist Church on Woburn Street. The girls departed before an officer arrived.

10:32 p.m. An officer arrested Geoff Tauzier, 31, of Wakefield and charged him with driving with a suspended license in a vehicle with defective equipment. He was later released on $140 bail.

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