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March 20, 2014

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Beverly

Tuesday

A broken gate and an uneasy feeling was the result when a man visited residents on Dolloff Avenue and asked for a shovel, according to the log at 4:57 p.m. He was given the shovel, but since the residents didn’t know his name they wondered if “he may be ‘casing’ their house for a possible breaking and entering.”

No word on the condition of a dog struck by a gold-colored vehicle, as logged at 5:46 p.m. at Cabot and Pickett streets. The dog had run into the street. The vehicle “took off,” according to the log.

Police investigated a “past sexual assault” at 8:26 p.m. on Essex Street.

A bicycle was reported stolen on Elliott Street at 8:54 p.m.

Banging on a door, wearing no shoes or shirt, at 10:17 p.m. on Rantoul Street, a man was labeled “out of control, reported to be on acid.”

Wednesday

Get rid of the doors — that’s the message sent to someone who left a refrigerator at the roadside at 6:53 a.m. on Essex Street. The doors can entrap and suffocate kids.

A possible drug transaction was observed at Elliott Street, as logged at 10:03 a.m.

After hitting a pole on Essex Street, a driver complained of being run off the road by an oncoming vehicle, according to the log at 12:24 p.m.

Christopher F. Van Horn, 29, 205 Cabot St., Beverly, was arrested, as logged on Cabot Street at 1:12 p.m., by Patrolman Michael Henebury on a charge of assault and battery on a child with injury. Police first responded to a report of “father concerned about behavior.”

Salem

Tuesday

A man on Herbert Street told police at 8:49 a.m. that his bicycle had been stolen from the basement of his apartment. Contractors had been there working, he added, “so anyone had access to the building.” The Special Response Unit recovered the bike on Perkins Street.

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