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Tire Slashed, Sugar in Gas Tank Reported

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

The following is a look at some of the calls handled by the North Reading Police Department from Friday through Sunday. The information is open to the public.

Monday, Sept. 9

At 7:41 a.m., police responded to Elm Street and MacIntyre Drive concerning a two-car accident involving a US mail truck. Police found one driver had brake problems, which caused the crash. The mail vehicle was towed. There were no reported inquiries.

At 8:05 a.m., police responded to Main and Park streets about a two-car motor vehicle accident. One driver was summonsed to court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

At 8:10 a.m., a Main Street property manager reported someone stole scrap metal. Police are investigating.

At 11:31 a.m., a Shady Hill Drive resident reported a stolen bicycle. Police took a report.

At 4:20 p.m., police received a call about vandalism to a motor vehicle at the middle school. A tire was slashed and sugar was dumped into the gas tank. Police took a report.

At 5:59 p.m., Walmart reported a shoplifter. Police summonsed an Andover man to court for larceny more than $250. 

Tuesday, Sept. 10

At 8:51 p.m., a North Reading resident reported “an incident” on a dating website and wanted to speak to an officer.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

At 8:31 a.m., a Parsonage Lane resident called police about missing prescription medication. 

Thursday, Sept. 12

At 11:10 a.m., a Linwood Avenue resident called police after a construction vehicle reportedly damaged the street. Police spoke to the company and will issue a citation for the damage.

At 6:20 p.m., a juvenile reported being the victim of assault and battery at Ipswich River Park skatepark. Police are investigating.

For questions about this blotter, email northreading@patch.com.

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