Police Log: North Reading Man Arrested Twice in a Weekend

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Friday, March 14

At 8:50 a.m., police responded to a three-car accident on Park and Main streets. There were no reported injuries. Police took a report.

At 1:20 p.m., a Hidden Pond Lane resident reported that her son was scammed out of money after he attempted to buy shoes over the Internet. Police took a report.

At 5:01 p.m., a person reported that a headstone was knocked down in Riverside Cemetery. Police alerted the Department of Public Works.

At 11:32 p.m., a Chestnut Street resident reported that she saw a man in her yard. When she opened the curtain, he reportedly jumped the fence and drove away in a vehicle, possible a gold-colored Toyota-type car. Police pulled over a vehicle, but the people in the vehicle did not match the description of the person the woman reported in her yard.

At 11:40 p.m., police arrested Paulo J. Cerqueira, 28, 5 Greenbriar Dr., North Reading, and charged him with attempted murder and domestic assault and battery.


Saturday, March 15

At 10:35 a.m., police recovered two hypodermic needles and a spoon used for preparing heroin on the street at Fox Run and Hemlock Road.

At 4:32 p.m., a person went to the police station to report finding a small amount of marijuana on the ground at Park and Haverhill streets. Police destroyed the drug.


Sunday, March 16

At 6:10 a.m., a Lisamary Drive resident reported hearing a high-pitched scream every several seconds. Police did not find any issue and believed it may have been a fisher cat.

At 11:14 a.m., police investigated a large tree leaning against a house on Burroughs Road. Police called in the Fire Department and building inspector. The residents were allowed to stay in the residence, but the building inspector asked that the tree be removed.

At 3:40 p.m., police arrested Paolo Cerqueira, 28, 5 Greenbriar Dr. Apt. 308, North Reading, and charged him with violating an abuse prevention order.

At 5:01 p.m., a North Reading resident reported being the victim of an Internet scam. She received an email claiming it was from Bank of America. She entered in her personal information and later heard from Western Union that someone tried to transfer money from her account. 


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