Tuesday, Feb. 25
At 8:32 a.m., police received a call of a man sleeping in a car at Walmart. Police spoke to the man, who is homeless, and advised him of area support services.
At 9 a.m., an officer reported that a manhole cover on Main Street was overflowing. This happens when the area gets a lot of rain or if there is a lot of snow melting. Police notified the DPW and Mass Highway.
At 6:39 p.m., a Walmart employee reported a shoplifting. Police responded and Walmart issued a no trespass order to the shoplifter.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
At 12:12 a.m., a Oakdale Road resident called police about a barking dog. An officer spoke to the dog’s owner, who said the dog was hiding under the porch and wouldn’t come out. The owner continued to coax the dog out.
At 7:39 a.m., police reported citing five drivers for various moving violations on Concord Street. Police have increased patrols in Concord Street after traffic-related complaints.
At 12:05 p.m., police responded to Park Street about a smoking book donation bin. Police are investigating.
Thursday, Feb. 27
At 1:56 p.m., Meadow View management reported several workers picketing on North Street. An officer asked the workers to move several feet back on the sidewalk. The picketers were not violating any laws.
At 8:06 p.m., police received a call that a $600 iPhone and other personal items were taken form his vehicle when it was being serviced in North Reading. The owner of the business said the car was towed from another business and there were no items in the car when it was towed to North Reading.