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Police Log: Youths Make Trouble as April Vacation Begins

A look at notable events in the Reading Police log for April 16 and 17.

Saturday, April 16

1:18 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a fight in progress in a Parkview Road back yard. The officer found the fight was verbal only, and took a 15-year-old girl to the police station until a relative could retrieve her.

10:05 a.m. An officer responded to a burglar alarm at Reading Memorial High School and found that it was only track practice.

12:45 p.m. An officer issued a citation to Tyrone Shauan, 41, of Somerville charging him with driving under a suspended license in a vehicle without an inspection sticker while taking an illegal left turn.

4:05 p.m. Two Elderberry Lane residents reported that they witnessed another woman use her keys to scratch three vehicles in a parking lot. The woman the callers said performed the act denied doing so, and a woman who was with her all day also said she hadn’t.

4:37 p.m. Police responded to a report of youths on ATVs or mini bikes in the woods near Pondview Lane and Woods Drive and found no youths in the woods.

5:36 p.m. Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision between a Lowell driver and a Reading driver near the intersection of Main Street and Knollwood Drive. Neither driver was taken to the hospital, but Gray’s Towing responded to the scene.

5:59 p.m. Reading Police and fire responded to a Walnut Street residence where a resident had gotten stuck inside. An officer was able to gain access to the home and assist the resident.

9:27 p.m. A Munroe Avenue resident reported that he saw lights on in a neighbor’s house, and he believed the neighbors to be on vacation. An officer found the neighbor's son and some friends watching the Bruins game.

Sunday, April 17

12:54 a.m. An officer responded to a burglar alarm at Eric’s Flower and Plant Emporium on Main Street. The officer found several glass items broken on the floor near the front door and determined that the damage had likely been caused by the wind.

8:15 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a sick raccoon in the road near the intersection of Summer Avenue and Glen Road. The officer reported that the animal disappeared into the woods.

8:48 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a sick raccoon in a Mineral Street yard and euthanized the animal.

9:34 a.m. An officer responded to a two vehicle collision between a Wilmington driver and a Wakefield driver near the intersection of John Street and Village Street. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

10:37 a.m. A Lawrence Road resident reported that someone stole two reusable grocery bags and $50 worth of tools from the trunk of his vehicle.

1:58 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a collision between a car moving at a slow speed and a telephone pole. The accident caused minor damage to the telephone pole.

2:29 p.m. An officer responded to a minor two-vehicle collision between a Methuen driver and a Winchester driver in the parking lot of 55 Walkers Brook Drive.

5:32 p.m. Police responded to a report of a woman out of control and damaging her apartment during a domestic dispute at a Main Street residence. An officer found the dispute to be verbal only, though the woman had damaged some picture frames. She agreed to leave for the evening.

7:44 p.m. An officer responded to a report of youths riding minibikes or ATVs in the woods near the intersection of Pondview Lane and Fairchild Drive. The officer located an ATV at a Pondview residence and left a note for the homeowner to contact Reading police.

8:20 p.m. A caller reported some youths bouncing a basketball in front of a Main Street home. The officer dispersed the youths.

9:53 p.m. An officer responded to a report of youths playing a loud game of basketball at Washington Park. The youths were leaving the park as the officer arrived.

9:56 p.m. An officer responded to a report of youths riding bikes in front of cars and ringing doorbells near the intersection of Lowell Street and Grove Street. The officer checked the area but could not locate the youths.

10:42 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a fishercat screaming in the middle of the road near the intersection of Longfellow Road and Weston Road.  The animal turned out to be a fox and fled into the woods at the officer arrived.

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