Police Log: Mailboxes Damaged by Fireworks

Friday, July 4

At 4:43 a.m., police responded to Stop & Shop about two males throwing bottles from the roof. The men left the area before police arrived. Officers cleaned up the glass off the ground.

At 9:59 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident at North and Central streets. There were no reported injuries. The flashing red light was damaged and Reading Municipal Light Department was contacted to fix the light.


Saturday, July 5

At 6:16 a.m., police responded to Dodge Road about fallen trees on power lines. The Reading Municipal Light Department removed the trees from the wires.

At 8:05 a.m., a Swan Pond Road resident reported his mailbox was damaged overnight, possibly by fireworks.

At 9:46 a.m., a Country Club Road resident reported that he heard an explosion overnight. In the morning, he found a mailbox that was blown up with fireworks in his backyard. The mailbox belonged to a neighbor, who said the mailbox was valued at $500.

At 9:06 p.m., a Furbish Pond Lane resident reported fireworks in the area. Police spoke to the people shooting off fireworks and they agreed to stop.

At 10:10 p.m., a Kings Row resident reported fireworks in the area. Police spoke to a resident and issued a warning.


Sunday, July 6

At 9:24 a.m., a person reported that there was an old backpack containing clothes at Lowell and Abbott roads. Police removed the backpack and disposed of it.

At 2:56 p.m., police responded to a three-car accident at Park and Haverhill streets. One person was taken to Lahey Clinic. One vehicle was towed.

At 6:50 p.m., a person reported youths on skateboards in the roadway at Main Street and Burroughs Road. An officer told the youths to use the skate park at Ipswich River Park.


Monday, July 7

At 5:57 a.m., a North Street resident reported four slashed tires. The damage happened overnight.

At 1:48 p.m., a Carriage Way resident reported hearing strange noises under his deck. Police found an empty sleeping bag under the deck.


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