Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The male had minor injuries.
Several emergency callers reported a rollover car accident and person trapped in the vehicle on Central Street Wednesday around 8:45 p.m., according to North Reading Police. There was only one vehicle involved in the accident, which happened near 104 Central St. The driver was trapped in the car, and police and firefighters were able to open the door and pull him out. They were prepping to use the Jaws of Life, but did not need them. The driver had minor injuries, but was still transported to the hospital. His vehicle was towed from the scene. There was some property damage at 104 Central St. Police are still investigating the accident.
Friday, January 18, 2013
President Barack Obama's proposals for new gun control measures have everyone talking. But do you know how many of your neighbors might be armed?
In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, President Barack Obama has made several new proposals for increased gun control. That got us thinking. How many Reading and North Reading residents have a gun license? The answer: 706 in Reading and 960 in North Reading, if you're talking about the most common type of gun license. In bureaucratic-speak, that's the "Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms." According to the Globe, it's the only Massachusetts license that lets individuals carry a concealed weapon and own any type of legal gun. To put that 706 person figure in context, Reading's population is 24,747 according to the 2010 Census, and North Reading has 960 gun permits with a population of 14,892 according …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Needles were recovered at Clarke Park.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, January 10
Hundreds of hypodermic needles were found by DPW workers on Jan. 9 at Clarke Park in North Reading. Police recovered the needles and other drug paraphernalia. On Wednesday, a DPW employee noticed illegal trash dumping at Clarke Park and notified the police department. DPW employees found hundreds of hypodermic needles in the trash at the park. Police worked with the DPW and recovered the needles and other drug paraphernalia. Due to the incident, police issued this advisory: “Over the past six years, we’ve seen a significant increase in needles improperly disposed of on the side of the road and in public areas,” said Police Chief Michael Murphy. “It is a real health and safety issue. We are very concerned about a child or someone who is …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The operator of a vehicle drove into Subway Wednesday evening.
Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, an older male drove his vehicle into the Subway on Lowell Road in North Reading. The crash caused minor damage to the car and building, but no one was injured, according to North Reading Police. Police believe the accident was caused by an operator error issue, but the incident is still under investigation. The Subway is still open for business. The car caused damage to the outer wall below the window.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
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 North Reading Police Department from Friday, December 21, through Thursday, December 27. The information is open to the public. Friday, December 21 3:38 a.m.: At Ipswich River Park on Central Street, an officer reported finding a dedicated park bench vandalized. The bench was tipped over inside of the park area located near the small circle closest to the river. 10:53 a.m.: The fire alarm at the high school was reported as going off by the Fire Department. A 14-year-old student was summonsed on charges of pulling a false fire alarm and school disturbance. 2:00 p.m.: A resident walking into the station was upset that the Post Office was not flying the United States flag at half …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
According to police, the same suspect involved in a November robbery may have been the man who held up the store early Sunday morning.
State and local police searched the area around Tedeschi's Food Store after an overnight robbery that officers believe may be linked to a previous incident at the store. North Reading police received a call that the store had been held up at knifepoint at about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday. The involved party fled on foot and was believed to have left the area in a green colored sedan, possibly a Honda, before cruisers arrived. According to public safety transmissions, the suspect displayed a knife with a green handle before he left toward the rear of the store. K-9 units were called in from State Police, but officers were unable to locate the party. North Reading Police Lieutenant Tom Romeo said the suspect is possibly the same person from a …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tremblay started as a full-time police officer in November.
Travis Tremblay is the newest addition to the North Reading Police Department. After working as a reserve officer for the department, Tremblay was hired as a full-time officer in November. Tremblay grew up in North Reading and went on to study Criminal Justice at Johnson and Wales. He became a reserve officer in Tewksbury in 2009 and then in North Reading last Spring. "I've always wanted to be a police officer," he said. "That or a vet." His father, Sergeant Larry Tremblay, has been with the NRPD for about 30 years, he said, and one of the reasons he decided to join the force. His time at the NRPD has been "good so far" since he already knew the officers and was able to complete his eight-week field training there. He completed his first …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Police are releasing few details about where the boys spent the night.
Two North Reading families are breathing easier today after their young sons, missing for more than 12 hours, were located and returned home safe and sound. The boys, whom Police Chief Michael Murphy declined to identify because they are juveniles, left together of their own free will and were reported missing by their parents around 9 p.m. Saturday. Police called in assistance from the Massachusetts State Police, K9 units and the State Police Airwing search unit. According to a Massachusetts Emergency Alert, the search originated in the Lowell Road area. The overnight search turned up nothing. However, according to Murphy, the boys flagged down a car in Wilmington at around 9 a.m. Sunday morning. The motorist called North Reading Police, …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The North Reading Police Department provides some tips to stay safe on Halloween.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The following was submitted by the North Reading Police Department: The North Reading Police Department, in conjunction with AAA, suggests the following safety tips for a fun filled Halloween. “BE BRIGHT ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT” SEE AND BE SEEN ROAD RULES Families are welcome to come by the North Reading Police Station for free Halloween bags.
Friday, September 28, 2012
A Stoneham woman and a Danvers man that allegedly tried to break into a Marblehead Street home in North Reading Thursday were released from jail following their respective arraignments Friday in Woburn District Court.
A Stoneham woman and a Danvers man accused of attempting to break into a North Reading home Thursday were released from jail following their respective arraignments Friday in Woburn District Court, according to a spokewoman from Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's Office. Jessica Damico, 30, of 95 High St., Stoneham, was released on personal recognizance with conditions to stay away from the home, no drugs, and submit to random drug screens, according to spokeswoman Stephanie Guyotte. Paul Bradley, 28, of 62 Water St., Danvers, was released on $350 cash bail with conditions to stay away from the home, no drugs, and submit to random drug screens, according to Guyotte. Both will reappear in court Dec. 10 for pre-trial conference, …