Seafood Reportedly Stolen from Market Basket in Reading

The following is an excerpt from the Reading Police Department log. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is an excerpt from the  log from Thursday. The information is open to the public.

Thursday, July 19

  • At 6:55 a.m., a caller reported that the window of an excavator owned by Lynch Construction was broken overnight.
  • At 1:13 p.m., an employee from reported that a man stole eight boxes of frozen shrimp and marinated meats. Police are still investigating the incident.
  • At 5:50 p.m., a caller reported a loose pit bull chasing a female and her dog down Pearl Street. An officer found the pit bull and returned him to his owner.
  • At 6:54 p.m., a caller reported a possible drunk male walking down Shelby Road. Police found that the male was not intoxicated, but disabled. Police drove him to his destination.
  • At 9:57 p.m., a caller reported youths gathering on Arthur B. Lord Drive. Police found that a small group of youths had just finished a softball game and they were sent on their way.
  • At 10:25 p.m., a caller reported fireworks on Summer Avenue. Police checked the area, but did not find anything.

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

andy July 21, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I think its time to talk about a ban on pit bulls in the town of reading this is the second time in a year someone on pearl street was attacked or chased by a pit bull.
Anon July 22, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I don't think it is appropriate to say a town should ban a specific breed of dog. It is not the breed that is the problem. Like humans, some individual dogs may be nasty. But that does not mean we should give up a certain breed of dog. It is heart breaking, having volunteered at an animal shelter, seeing the sweetest dogs (who happen to be pit bulls) sit in the shelter for months simply because of misconceptions about the breed. I know chihuahuas that are nastier than many big dogs, but people brush it off because they are small. Please stop fueling this inhumane debate.
andy July 22, 2012 at 01:00 AM
i am not fueling an inhumane debate! I am a huge animal lover. i have had many dogs, cats, and even rabbits (all rescues). I do believe that with most dogs they are a product of their upbringing. BUT unfortunately a misbehaving pit bull has the ability to kill!! with smaller breeds although they can also be "nasty" someone might have a fighting chance against fighting off an attack. When these incidents keep happening on the same street it is scary! I shouldn't fear leaving my house or walking my dog. Maybe if people took care of their dogs, instead of leaving them to run free in the neighborhood i wouldn't feel the need to "fuel this inhumane debate!!!"
peter lucci July 22, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Dave Miskinis July 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Pits bulls have the geretics and propensity for aggression. When you put one in the hands of a neglectful and irresponsible onwer, that is a recipe for trouble. It is unfortunate that there are so many people in our society who don't have a clue about such things.


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