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November 7, 2012




Police received a 4:13 p.m. report that two men seemed like they were “casing” a store on Washington Street. The caller reported other retailers in the area “have had similar issues.” Nothing was reported stolen.



A young man was hitchhiking in the area of Enon Street, according to a 6:34 p.m. report.


Police received a 6:43 a.m. report that an aircraft at 48 L.P. Henderson Road was damaged by a construction vehicle.

Railroad gates at Cole Street and Paradise Road were stuck down, according to a 6:50 a.m. report. An officer responded to the scene, and Amtrak was alerted.

Police responded to a 2:21 p.m. report of a dispute at 9 S. Hardy St. and determined that neighbors there were arguing “over leaves.”



A 2:41 p.m. report of an accident brought police to 7 First Ave., where they arrested Edward Carpenter, 46, of 1 Silverleaf Way, Lynn, on charges of drunken driving and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (subsequent offense).

A Sarah’s Way man reported at 6:30 p.m. that $500 had been withdrawn from his bank account without his authorization.

Police received an anonymous report at 11:40 p.m. that “a hammering noise” was coming from a trailer at Mobile Estates. Residents there had been making repairs and said they would cease for the night.



Police received an 8:05 p.m. report of a possible scam from a First Street woman who said her phone had been turned off earlier in the night. “She called Comcast from a neighbor’s phone and complained because she had paid the bill. When she re-entered her apartment, the phone was back on.” Police advised the woman to speak to a Comcast supervisor “if she felt that Comcast was harassing her.”

A fire alarm was pulled at the Hawthorne Hotel, according to an 8:27 p.m. report. A hotel employee said somebody had told him two youths ran through the lobby and out the front door shortly afterward. Police were unable to locate the duo.

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