Suspicious Man Allegedly Follows 12-Year-Old Girl

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 on Thursday, March 8.


  • At 1:30 a.m., responded to a false alarm on Salem Street. It turned out the alarm was malfunctioning. 
  • At 8:50 a.m., police responded to a domestic complaint regarding an ex-spouse making phone calls.
  • was called to the area of 108 Oak Street for a broken utility pole.
  • At 2:27 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Main Street. One person was transported to Lahey Clinic in Peabody. 
  • At 3 p.m., police were notified the aluminum siding on Kingston Apartments was coming off in the wind and blowing into the roadway. The building manager was notified of the problem.
  • At 3:06 p.m., a 12-year-old girl notified her parents that a man who looked to be between 20 and 30-years-old walking a small white dog, followed her home from school. The girl said she believed she saw the man standing outside the school as school ended. Police were not able to locate the man.
  • At 3:35 p.m., a resident reported a scam via personal check to police in the station.
  • At 3:50 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Main and Franklin streets. There were no injuries.
  • At 4:01 p.m., a resident reported a suspicious male walking in the area of Westcroft Road and West Street. When police questioned the man, he told them he was trying to arrange a ride but couldn't, so he started walking home.
  • At 4:34 p.m., the manager of reported a female shoplifter. The manager handed over a video tape of the suspect in the store. Police are investigating.
  • At 5:25 p.m., police responded to a report of a bicyclist struck by a car on Lincoln Street. When police arrived, they spoke to the bicyclist who stated the driver of the car had stopped but he told her he was fine and so she left. The man did not need any medical attention, according to police.
  • At 6:25 p.m., a mother reported her 13-year-old daughter missing. Police were able to trace her cell phone and believed she was still in the area. They searched the area where her phone was spotted via GPS but did not find her. The girl was later found and returned home.
  • At 6:25 p.m., arcing wires were spotted on Middlesex Avenue. RMLD was called.
  • At 6:31 p.m., a deer was struck by a motor vehicle at Main and Franklin streets.
  • At 8:16 p.m., Woburn Police requested Reading Police deliver a message to a Reading resident. WPD said the man had been involved in a road rage incident in which he vandalized another vehicle. WPD requested the man come back to the gas station in Woburn were it happened so they could speak with him. RPD relayed the message. 
  • At 9:10 p.m., young children were reported playing outside on Main Street. Police spoke with the resident about the complaint. 

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


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