POLICE LOG: Two Arrests After Traffic Stops in Reading

The following is an excerpt from the Reading Police Department log. A charge does not indicate a conviction.

The following is an excerpt from the Reading Police Department log from Friday, Oct. 5 through Thursday, Oct. 11. The information is open to the public.


At 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, after a traffic stop, police arrested Rodrigo Silva, 32, of Everett, 21 Dowse St., on Walkers Brook Drive, at Home Depot and charged him with driving an uninsured vehicle with a revoked registration with a suspended license; on a Danvers warrant for a suspended license; and violating a town bylaw for possessing marijuana (less than one ounce).

At 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, after a traffic stop, police arrested James J. Maloney, 24, of North Reading, 11 Mac Arthur Road, on a Reading warrant for driving with a suspended license. They arrested him on West Street and Aracdia Avenue.

Other entries

Friday, Oct. 5

At 8:12 p.m., a Reading man was reported vomiting in the stands at the RMHS football field during a game. Police released him to the custody of his mother. He reportedly admitted to drinking vodka from his parents' home before the game.

At 10:01 p.m., a group of youths was reported in the road on Haven Street, blocking traffic, near the Zinga frozen yogurt store. The group of about five youths told police they would stay out of the street.

Saturday, Oct. 6

At 5:53 p.m., after a traffic stop on Franklin Street and Covey Hill Road, police filed a complaint application against a Reading woman, a minor, for possession of alcohol.

At 9:41 p.m., a caller reported that rocks were being thrown at a home in the Van Norden Road area. The homeowner was to ask a neighborhood watch group who might have thrown the rocks and an officer was to monitor the area.

Sunday, Oct. 7

At 12:08 p.m., at least one window at the Birch Meadow Elementary School was found smashed.

At 1:03 p.m., a raccoon was removed from a garage on Woodward Avenue.

Monday, Oct. 8

At 12:34 p.m., a Ragdoll-breed cat with blue eyes was reported lost from its home on Lilah Lane.

At 5:37 p.m., after a cruiser stopped a vehicle at Lowell Street and Barrows Road, police filed a complaint against the unlicensed driver for driving an unregistered, uninsured vehicle with a revoked registration.

At 8:10 p.m., a person walked into the police station and reported that youths were gathering on Salem Street. Police found no youths; they did find evidence of smashed pumpkins.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

At 10:35 a.m., a man was reported breaking TV and computer screens in the back of a pickup truck on Sunnyside Avenue. The man, a junk collector, dropped a TV and it broke.

At 5:05 p.m., a 17-year-old male from Wilmington who felt dizzy after a race at Austin Preparatory School was transported to Winchester Hospital.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

At 11:38 a.m., police cited a Woburn man in the Chili's parking lot on Walkers Brook Drive for ingesting/possessing marijuana; an expired vehicle inspection sticker; and excessive vehicle window tint.

At 6:08 p.m., police responded to a call of a construction crew still working, in spite of a reported agreement with neighbors to stop work with heavy equipment after 5 p.m. The crew was reportedly shutting down for the night.

Thursday, Oct. 11

At 10:45 a.m., the Fire Department was training on Jacob’s Way.

At 3:44 p.m., children were chased by two Chihuahuas on Haystack Road.

For questions about the log, email ashley.troutman@patch.com 


James Perry October 14, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Speaking from experience Fred??
Tom Jeffords October 15, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Do you honestly believe the Reading Patch would provide such substantive information as to what kind of training the fire department was engaged in? Ever since the previous editor went to the Charlestown Patch, the only information you receive now are poll results about the best burgers in town, favorite takeout restaurants in the area, and other irrelevant nonsensical topics.
Daniel DeMaina October 15, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Tom, this week's police log was filed by a freelancer while the editor was on vacation. The type of training the fire department undertook is certainly something we can follow up on. Regarding information on this site, there's plenty of substantive reporting on the site, alongside more "fun" articles—plenty of which, from best burgers to favorite takeout restaurants, were also on the site when Matt was the editor before leaving for Charlestown. We *can* do both—and do.
Joe Veno October 15, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Daniel all of you at Patch are doing a great job. If someone does not like what you are doing they do not have to read it.
Ben Hicks October 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Every day I come back to read this site I am more and more glad that I don't live in this town. Between the stuff happening in town and the nosy know it all's, constantly commenting on this site, it is clear why Reading gets such a bad name these days. You guys really got to start actually cleaning this place up instead of commenting on the internet about it.


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