Methuen Male Held in Protective Custody, Cash Reported Stolen from Home

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 through Saturday. The information is open to the public.


At 6:25 p.m. Friday, a caller reported a suspended operator leaving Greenbriar Drive. As a result of the call, Steven J. Smith, 36, of 7 Greenbriar Dr. #302 was arrested on charges of operating with a suspended license. 

Friday, May 10

  • At 4:44 a.m., a Lowell Road resident reported a motor vehicle parked near his driveway. As a result of the call, a 22-year-old Methuen male was held in protective custody.
  • At 8:40 a.m., a James Millen Road resident reported cash stolen from his home.
  • At 2:31 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Main Street. No injuries were reported.
  • At 3:57 p.m., a caller reported a car accident with children on board one of the vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, May 11

  • At 9:59 a.m., an employee from 7-Eleven reported that someone stole cigarettes from the store. Police spoke to the father of the male who stole the cigarettes and he paid for them.
  • At 4:03 p.m., a caller reported a car accident on Main Street. No injuries were reported.
  • At 9:12 p.m., an Elm Street resident reported a loud party in the area. Police checked the area, but did not find anything.

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


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