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May 24, 2013




A 12:15 a.m. report that a group of people were playing tennis in a parking lot brought police to 36 Keys Drive, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Police responded to 61 Fulton St. after a 6:42 a.m. report of “larceny of flowers.”

A vehicle was towed after its axle broke during an accident at Summit Street and Centennial Drive at about 8 a.m., according to the log. No injuries were reported.

A Collins Street woman reported at 9:07 a.m. that a woman was running around her building yelling that her 2-year-old child was missing. Police wrote that the reporting party “is familiar with the woman, and believes she may have a drug problem. Caller also believes the woman in question already brought her child to day care.” An officer determined the child was at day care.

Police responded to an 11 p.m. report of a suspicious person behind a the building at 75 Central St. and determined he was “practicing his bike-riding skills.”

An officer at the Veterans Memorial High School at 11:19 a.m. arrested Ajah Joseph, 17, of 144 Washington St., Peabody, on a charge of disturbing a school assembly.

Police determined that the people who were reported to be in a suspicious vehicle on Stevens Street at 12:49 p.m. were private investigators.



Police fielded a 1 p.m. report of a “party with a camera taking pictures” at the high school on Essex Street, but an officer later called the reported “unfounded.”

Police received numerous reports of a sick skunk at Estabrook Road and Phillips Avenue around 4:46 p.m. Police wrote later that the sick skunk was “now eating her dead baby,” and that it was the same skunk which had “attacked someone in the area this a.m.”

An 11:26 p.m. report of a suspicious black Taurus with a group of kids in it brought police to 196 Aspen Road, where they determined the youths were “dropping off friends.”

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