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May 17, 2013

Police/fire

(Continued)

A vehicle on Tremont Street was broken into and a passport stolen, according to a 7:50 a.m. report.

Loose change was stolen from a vehicle at 28 Harris St., according to a 9:20 a.m. report.

The animal control officer was going to transport a baby opossum to the Danvers Animal Hospital after a 9:58 a.m. report that a woman had struck and killed a female opossum at 56 Northend St.

Police received an 11:01 a.m. report of a man screaming in the mobile home park at 286 Newbury St. Police determined the man was having a “heated” phone conversation.

A caller reported at 11:31 a.m. that there were two men — wearing gloves and all black clothing — running down May Street with “multiple items.” Police were unable to locate the two men, although they did arrest a 24-year-old local man on a warrant while they were checking the area.

Beverly

Wednesday

Police responded to a 7:37 p.m. report of a break-in at 30 Wellman St. — “with suspect still on site” — and arrested Raymond Garland Jr., 21, homeless, on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, larceny over $250 and destruction of property.

Thursday

Cross Lane was blocked off around noon while the Fire Department extinguished a fire in the woods, according to the log. Police were on scene for about two hours.

A 2:56 p.m. report that a bicyclist had been hit by a car brought police to Rantoul and Creek streets, but they were unable to locate the accident.

Swampscott

Tuesday

A caller reported at 11:03 a.m. that a suspicious man had been in the same spot at Atlantic Avenue and Humphrey Street for 30 minutes “watching houses.”

Police fielded an 8:04 p.m. report of screaming in the area of 125 Eastman Ave., but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious in the area.

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