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March 29, 2013



Police responded to an 8:49 p.m. report of a loud group of people in the Broad Street Cemetery and found six 40-ounce bottles of Natural Ice beer — one empty, two half-full and three full — but no people. “The beer was taken and dumped,” police wrote.


A man on Lafayette Street reported at 1:44 p.m. that he’d been “made aware” that a man from Oklahoma was possibly looking for him after the owner of a store next to his apartment told him that three large men had been in the store asking about him. The man told police that he was involved in an “ongoing online dispute.” Police wrote: “The parties involved are reported to be members of or past members of rival satanic organizations.” An officer advised him to call police if there was any further suspicious activity.

Police on patrol in the area of 211 Washington St. at 2:56 p.m. arrested a man on two warrants, and during the booking process, he was found to be in possession of a Class A substance, according to the log. Michael Pizzo, 26, of 148 Washington St., Topsfield, was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a Class A substance.



Police fielded a 9:49 p.m. report of a dispute between a manager and an employee at the Liberty Tree Mall.

A 10:34 p.m. report of a disturbance at 8 Lebel Road resulted in the arrest of Tri Duong, 25, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and malicious or wanton damage or defacement.

Police responded to a 10:44 p.m. report of a domestic assault at 26 Burroughs St. and arrested Ansony Avila, 33, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

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