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July 2, 2013



Christmas is becoming a road hazard, thanks to low-hanging lights on Cabot Street. Police left a message for the owner, as logged at 5:19 p.m.

A customer complained to police at 10:12 p.m. that he was approached in the parking lot of the Lucky Seven store and asked if he wanted to buy marijuana.


National Grid got the word after police discovered a missing manhole at Hale Street and Hale Park Avenue at 8:34 a.m. The covers are stolen for their value as scrap.

Police were called at 11:37 a.m. to investigate a purse stolen from a car on Rantoul Street.

Debit card misuse and larceny drew police attention on Oceanside Drive at 1:32 p.m.

Identity fraud was the worry on Bridge Street in a case of a computer “hacked into,” according to the log at 1:33 p.m.

A Federal Street resident alerted police to the theft of a wicker elephant table, taken right from the porch, according to the log at 3:20 p.m.



Stopped on Route 1 at 2:47 p.m., a 50-year-old Beverly resident will be summonsed for driving with no license, breakdown lane violations and failure to display the vehicle owner’s name.

The report of a rabid hedgehog chasing people on Arielle Lane may have overstated the problem. Police reported at 3:37 p.m. that the animal “does not appear to be rabid. It is hiding under a shed.” They recommended calling the animal control officer.

Kids jumping the fence to get into the quarry on Russell Street got the heave-ho from police at 4:41 p.m.

A man on Upham Street reported at 6:15 p.m. that someone “is using his name and cellphone number and contacting friends of his trying to discredit him and saying derogatory things about him.” The person doing this isn’t known.

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