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February 15, 2014



A Northend Street woman reported at 10:46 a.m. that she’d received a scam phone call saying her son had been kidnapped in Lawrence and “they are requesting money.”



A Langdon Street woman reported at 4:29 p.m. that her husband had threatened to blow up the house during an argument over him using the car. Police advised the man against making threats.

Police received an 8:07 p.m. report that a woman’s $1,100 bicycle had been stolen from an unlocked porch on Pearl Street.

An 8:23 p.m. report that a shed’s doors were open brought police to 12 Hanson St. An officer wrote later: “Upon arrival, I observed that the doors in question are for a Dumpster.”

A man reported at 8:57 p.m. that he’d lost his gold ring, possibly while shoveling in front of his business at 180 Essex St.

A 10:28 p.m. report of a mother-daughter domestic dispute on Loring Avenue resulted in the arrest of Lakeisha Sophia Hunt, 35, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, on charges of domestic assault and battery and larceny of property.


A 7:20 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to Pioneer Terrace. Jeffrey Larocque, 43, of 18 Spring St., Gloucester, was arrested on charges of three counts of domestic assault and battery, attempted murder, assault by dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $250. An officer said Larocque punched his girlfriend in the face several times, threatened her with a steak knife and — justifying the attempted murder charge — strangled her. The woman was treated at the scene for her injuries.

Police conducted a traffic stop at 227 Highland Ave. about 8:30 a.m. and arrested William J. Rivera, 29, of 42 Welch Ave., Manchester, N.H., on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating an uninsured vehicle.

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