Friday, April 19, 2013
The "second suspect" in the Boston Marathon bombing is in police custody. He had been surrounded in a boat sitting in a Watertown backyard.
[Editor's note: For further updates on this story, please visit our updated story on the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the "second suspect" in the Marathon bombing.] Police have the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing in custody after a stand-off in a Watertown backyard. Elsewhere tonight, three people have been taken into custody in New Bedford as part of the terror investigation. Watertown residents, just after the day-long "shelter in place" order had been lifted, were again asked to stay indoors as shots were fired in the area. A resident reported a guy had crawled under a boat and police and SWAT officers moved in on the location. About a dozen shots were fired in the vicinity. Investigators spent much of Friday searching …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The incident occurred Sunday morning on Oak Street in Reading, according to a scanner report.
A person was taken to a trauma center following a fall in Reading Sunday morning, according to a scanner report. At roughly 7:30 a.m., a person reportedly fell at an Oak Street residence in Reading. The person was transported to a trauma center with unknown injuries, according to the report. We'll post an update as more details come available.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Reading police arrested Justin Koser, 30, for allegedly attempting to have sex with a 15 year old in Reading.
A Somerville man police said allegedly attempted to entice a 15-year-old into sex has been arrested in Reading, police said in a statement. Justin Koser, 30, was arrested by Reading Police after traveling to the town to allegedly have sex with the teen Saturday. Police said Kosher had shared graphic conversations with the teen via online and text messages prior to the trip. Koser will be arraigned in Woburn's Middlesex District Court this Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
New York State Troopers found over a pound of marijuana and 40 pounds of candy they say is laced with pot.
A Reading resident and his daughter have been arrested in upstate New York, after State Police stopped the vehicle in which they were traveling and found them to be in possession of drug-laced candy, according to New York State Police. The driver, Gary D. Fox, 48, of Swan Road in Reading, was charged with second degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. His daughter, Kayla D. Fox, 24, of New York City, was a passenger in the car and also charged with fourth degree possession of a controlled substance. Troopers pulled over a vehicle traveling south on the New York State Thruway in the town of Coxsackie around 11:23 a.m., and during a search of the car found over a pound of …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Notable entries from the February 27, 28 and 29 police logs.
The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Monday, February 27 9:25 a.m.—A complaint application was filed against a Lynn man after a traffic stop on Main Street. 3:52 p.m.—A Texas man reported a speeding blue Jeep had nearly struck him at Vine and High Streets. 3:56 p.m.—A syringe was found on a Dana Street lawn. The offending item was removed for disposal. 4:34 p.m.—A Frank Tanner Drive resident reported that three cans of tomato sauce had been dumped on her vehicle. 5:06 p.m.—A Harnden Street resident reported a possible case of credit card fraud via telephone. 5:41 p.m.—As the result of a traffic stop, a complaint application was …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Notable entries from the Feb. 25 and 26 police logs.
The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Featured Item Strong Winds Cause Damage 1:52 p.m.—Police responded to an Arlington Street residence after receiving a report that strong winds were causing sizable pieces of metal to fly off a nearby building. Log Entries Saturday, Feb. 25 12:26 a.m.—Police responded to three noise complaints in approximately one hour regarding a Salem Street house party, eventually placing a Wakefield man in protective custody after determining he was incapacitated due to alcohol consumption. 11:37 a.m.—A Susan Drive resident called police to alert them to a possible scam phone call he received. 1:15 p.m.—A …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Notable entries from the Friday, Feb. 24, police log.
The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Featured Item Wilmington Man Cited for Possession 10:15 p.m.—Marc J. Piro, of Wilmington, was issued a by-law citation for possession of marijuana less than one ounce. Log Entries 11:49 a.m.—A West Street resident reported a possible scam phone call was received. 12:08 p.m.—A scam phone call was reportedly received by a Hunt Street resident. 12:32 p.m.—Officers responded to the Home Depot parking lot on Walker’s Brook Drive after receiving a report from an off-duty Woburn police officer of two men selling electronics out of the back of a truck. 12:49 p.m.—As the result of a motor vehicle stop …
An online petition in support of the Pearl Street Doberman Pinscher, "Atticus," is picking up steam. Meanwhile, a dangerousness hearing scheduled for last night was postponed.
A dangerousness hearing was scheduled last night for a Pearl Street dog that bit a 59-year-old resident on Feb. 10. Atticus, a 4-year-old Doberman Pinscher, who has never been involved in any incidents previously, got loose from his house and lunged at a nearby woman, biting her on the arm and also injuring her abdomen. The hearing, which is triggered by town by-law, has drawn some response from locals, and an online petition circulating in defense of Atticus has garnered over 820 signatures as of this writing. According to the dog’s owner, Lisa Swanson, she asked for a continuance at last night’s hearing, which was granted. The extra time, she said, will allow her to better prepare to defend her dog and also consult with an attorney. The …
He has been the focus of several investigations across two counties over the past year.
The Reading man arrested by Wakefield police on Feb. 29 has an alleged history of dealing controlled substances across multiple counties and has been the subject of at least two lengthy investigations by law enforcement in the past year. John N. Moses, 23, was arrested on 11 charges related to selling steroids to college students in early February of last year after a three-month investigation by Rutland police, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Police set up numerous undercover buys and worked with U.S. postal inspectors to intercept shipments of illegal substances Moses was allegedly mailing to buyers in Rutland. When arrested, police recovered vials of Testosterone Enanthate, pills, white powder and cash from the suspect’s …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Notable entries from the Thursday, Feb. 23, police log.
The following information was supplied by the Reading police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 1:53 a.m.—Police received a report from another motorist of a possibly intoxicated driver on Haverhill Street. Officers stopped the suspect vehicle and administered a breathalyzer test with negative results. The operator told police he was distraught over the recent loss of a family member. 7:24 a.m.—State Police from the Danvers barracks reported a two-car crash on Salem Street at the Shell gas station. The crash was investigated by Reading police. No injuries were reported. 8:50 a.m.—A Summer Avenue resident reported her vehicle had been broken into overnight but nothing was taken. 11:07 a.m…