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November 10, 2012




A Camille Terrace resident reported at 8:02 a.m. that a youth aged 12 to 14 had been shooting birds in the area over the past couple of weeks.

Police received a 2:49 p.m. report that a Pitman Road resident’s neighbor had been pulling up survey stakes.

A motor vehicle struck a fence on Ocean Avenue, according to a 3:11 p.m. report. The vehicle was towed and no injuries were reported.

Police received a 4:34 p.m. report from a postal employee that a Subaru had struck a tree on West Shore Drive. Police determined the brake hadn’t been set and the car had rolled into the tree.

A caller reported to police at 9:22 p.m. that he had seen “what he believed to be a drug transaction” in a parking lot on Atlantic Avenue.


A Nissan Murano on Cleveland Road was burglarized, according to a 7:04 a.m. report. Police determined the car’s window had been smashed.



A dog was howling outside of 30 Old Planters Road, according to an 8:31 p.m. report. Police wrote later that the dog had been brought inside.

A 10:54 p.m. report of adults arguing loudly brought police to 50 Broadway St., where they determined the noise was actually from a birthday party.


A 1 a.m. report of an unresponsive taxi driver brought police to 143 Brimbal Ave., where they determined the driver was just sleeping.

A 53-year-old man was struck by a Ford Ranger near the Bowl-O-Mat on River Street at just before 5 p.m. and was subsequently transported to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries. An officer said the woman driving the Ranger was cited at the scene for not wearing her glasses but that her not doing so did not necessarily contribute to the accident.



Police responded to a 2:28 p.m. report that a man at 54 Granite St. wanted his girlfriend removed from the house and subsequently arrested Charles W. Mason, 53, of 54 Granite St., Peabody, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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