For Immediate Release
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
*Joint Press Release* Reading Police Department and Reading Public Schools Investigating Break-In at High School
READING — Chief Mark D. Segalla and Superintendent Dr. John Doherty report that the Reading Police Department has charged a student with breaking and entering into the high school overnight.
A 16-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE MALE is charged with:
- Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with the Intent to Commit a Felony
- Breaking and Entering into a Depository
- Possession of Burglarious Tools
- Receiving Stolen Property Under $250
On Monday, Feb. 27, just after midnight, police responded to Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road, on a report that a burglar alarm was activated.
Upon arrival, police began checking the doors to the building and noticed a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt wandering the halls.
The Reading Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit also responded to the scene.
Reading Police, with assistance from the State Police K-9 unit, entered the school. After announcing their presence, police saw the male run down a hallway toward a stairwell with a black backpack in his hands.
Police were then able to make contact with the suspect, identified as the JUVENILE MALE outside the cafeteria. Inside the backpack, police found burglarious tools, cash, a wallet and other items.
The JUVENILE MALE will be summonsed to Middlesex County Juvenile Court in Lowell at a later date.