Police Log: Suspicious Man in Car Follows Skateboarder

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

Friday, March 21

At 2:04 p.m., an officer who was monitoring traffic at North Reading High School reported telling one parent who was picking up children at the gym side that she should pick up children on the administration side only during release. The officer also spoke to a driver traveling on the wrong side of Sherman Road.


Saturday, March 22

A 9:11 a.m., a driver reported a road rage incident in the Walmart parking lot. Another driver reportedly cut him off and the two drivers gave each other the finger. The other driver also did donuts around the caller’s vehicle. The caller said the other driver was unstable. The other driver left the area.

At 4:26 p.m., a Walmart employee reported a shoplifter. The store gave the person a no trespass order.

At 5:06 p.m., police responded to a house party on Oakdale Road in which people allegedly tried to start fires using gasoline in the yard. Police spoke to the people and advised them to not try to start fires with gasoline. 

At 5:30 p.m., Walmart reported a shoplifter. The store issued a no trespass order.

At 9:04 p.m., police responded to Equestrian Drive after a driver struck a mailbox. The driver agreed to pay for the damage.


Sunday, March 23

At 12:14 a.m., a North Reading resident reported that a suspicious man in a silver colored SUV/pickup asked him several time if he wanted a ride on Haverhill Street. The car followed the person who was on a skateboard to Hill Street and Tower Hill Road. The skateboarder ran through a path near North Reading Middle School to get away from the driver. The driver left the area. The man was described as a white male, about 50 years old, average height and build, short scruffy hair, possibly balding, with some light facial hair. He was wearing a T-shirt and jeans.

At 9:55 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Main Street. One car was towed.

At 3:27 p.m., a Wal-Mart employee reported someone stole two tool sets valued at more than $150 each. Police are investigating.


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