Young Bicyclist Struck by Car

The following information was supplied by the North Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is a look at some of the calls handled by the  from Friday through Sunday. The information is open to the public.

Friday, March 9

  • At 6:28 a.m., a jogger reported finding a Cedar Street resident’s wallet near Chestnut and Haverhill streets. She placed the wallet on the resident’s front steps. A short time later, she found some of the man’s credit cards further down the road. The jogger brought the credit cards to the police station.
  • At 11:44 a.m., an officer gave a verbal warning to a North Reading resident who was reportedly speeding on Elm Street.
  • At 2:57 p.m., a Chestnut Street resident called police after a burglar reportedly kicked in a back door and stole items. Police are investigating.
  • At 4:16 p.m., police responded to Haverhill and Chestnut streets after a young female bicyclist was stuck on the upper arm by a motor vehicle’s side mirror. She was taken to Winchester Hospital.

Saturday, March 10

  • At 8:26 a.m., an officer issued a citation to a Billerica woman for speeding after a traffic stop on Park Street.
  • At 12:30 p.m., an officer issued a verbal warning to a Peabody man who was driving a car with an expired registration.
  • At 3:38 p.m., a Marblehead Street man reported someone destroyed his mailbox. An officer found that someone pulled the post out of the ground. The mailbox is valued at about $100.
  • At 6:24 p.m., an officer gave a verbal warning to a Lawrence driver who was reportedly speeding on Main Street.
  • At 10:21 p.m., police responded to Emerson Road about kids possibly under the influence of alcohol in the area. Police found a group behind the Temple Oil building and called the kids’ parents to the scene. Police released the youngsters to their parents.

Sunday, March 11

  • At 10 p.m., police and fire responded to Swan Pond Road about something possibly burning in the basement. The found the problem was an oil burner blowback.

For questions about this blotter, email northreading@patch.com.

Lisa (Cornetta) Barletta March 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Joe, I understand your thought process, but most of the trucks that come barreling up and down chestnut street have access roads from major highways (RTE 93 & 128), so why is it necessary that they used Chestnut Street as a cut through? Rtes 93 & 128 were constructed for higher traffic use - Chestnut Street was not!
JIM March 15, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Niether was Park St west or Concord St we already have much more than our fair share of truck traffic in this part of town
Lisa (Cornetta) Barletta March 15, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Jim, I totally agree as I lived on Park Street West before Concord Street was populated with trucking companies/\businesses. That was one of the reasons my family moved to Chestnut Street. Maybe it's time that the trucking companies start coming in directly off the highways, using Rte 28 more than they do presently.
Joe Veno March 15, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Lisa, I am not saying I am in favor or opposed to a restriction. But It would not be wise to sent it all to Park & Haverhill st. That is all I am saying.
Dave March 18, 2012 at 08:47 PM
How do you enforce a truck restriction that already in place ? Park st. West has to be one of the worst streets for trucks speeding down the streets. The sign is already posted at the corner of park and concord. It is a rather small sign though. Check it out sometime. No trucks over 21/2 tons. Who do you speak too ?


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