Police Log: Caller Reports Halloween Display Includes Inappropriate Language

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

Monday, Oct. 28

At 11:26 a.m., police summonsed a 37-year-old Holbrook man and charged him with breaking and entering during the nighttime for a felony and malicious destruction of property less than $250. The charges were made as a result of an investigation into a reported burglary.

At 2:03 p.m., a person reported finding a hypodermic needle along Park Street. Police destroyed the item.

At 4 p.m., police began traffic enforcement on Main Street. They reported pulling over 11 different drivers that day for various motor vehicle offenses. The enforcement was part of the Click it or Ticket campaign.


Tuesday, Oct. 29

At 8:50 a.m., police responded to Park Street concerning a Halloween display that included inappropriate language. Police spoke to the homeowner who agreed to take it down.

At 2:57 p.m., police responded to the North Reading High School driveway after a school bus accident. The bus was reportedly occupied at the time, but no injuries were reported.

At 4 p.m., police began traffic enforcement on Chestnut Street. They pulled over more than 30 drivers that day for various motor vehicle offenses.


Wednesday, Oct. 30

At 9:43 a.m., a Jenkins Way resident reported a neighbor speeds on the street. Police spoke to the neighbor who agreed to slow down.

At 1:27 p.m., an Anthony Road resident called police after reportedly seeing someone stop at her house and take a photo. Police spoke to the picture-taker who said she was taking a photo of her son in the backseat to send to her husband.

At 3:05 p.m., police arrested Lisa M. Lanzo, 52, 40 Main St., Apt. 17, North Reading, and charged her with violating an abuse or harassment order.

At 3:35 p.m., a Town Hall employee reported an ongoing problem with a coyote on Town Hall property. Animal Control will investigate.


Thursday, Oct. 31

At 1:38 p.m., police issued a no trespass order to a North Reading resident on behalf of the North Reading Housing Authority.

At 7:50 p.m., a Stonecleave Road resident reported youths in the area. There have been issues with youths partying and leaving trash in the area, the caller said. Police spoke to three juveniles and called their parents to pick them up. 

Charles Durham November 01, 2013 at 08:32 PM
I believe the police were doing an illegal stops on Main St. and Chestnut St.. The sole call "Click It or Ticket campaign" is a violation of the Constitution.


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