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August 16, 2008




A property manager at the Highlands at Dearborn apartment complex told police at 4:02 p.m. that a tenant had been making threats.

A Bartholomew Street man told police that his house had been broken into over the previous weekend, and he suspected a man who'd threatened to kill him.

Police and security officers from Sears and Northshore Mall were called to the Sears store when a man fell asleep in the bathroom at 6:16 p.m.

Edward Doolan, 21, of 3 Boynton St., Swampscott, was arrested at 6:54 p.m. and charged with disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property over $250. Northshore Mall security officers said he had been hitting cars with a shopping cart.

A police officer scared a possum out of a Wallis Street yard after a resident complained at 7:20 p.m.

Lyn Terese Burnell, 39, of 122 Lowell St. Apt. 2F, Peabody, was arrested at 8:07 p.m. and charged with larceny over $250 after an alleged theft at J.C. Penney.

Someone called police after finding vehicle tracks over a Peabody Veterans Memorial High School practice field and game field at 8:27 p.m. Officers said the damage may have been done by a four-wheeler.

Matthew Prokopovich, 34, of 320 Great Road, Stow, was arrested at 8:29 p.m. and charged with drunken driving and a marked lanes violation after he was pulled over on Newbury Street.

A youth told police that around 7:30 p.m. he'd put his cell phone in a sneaker so he could play soccer on Lowell Street. Someone stole the shoe and the phone.

A woman called police because her Toyota was being followed by a Ford on Lowell Street at 11:32 p.m. The people in the Ford said they were following the Toyota because they thought it was being driven erratically and were about to call the police themselves to warn them of the Toyota.

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