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September 21, 2013




A crossing guard reported at 2:56 p.m. that a car had gone “sailing through” a crosswalk at Jersey Street and West Shore Drive. “She said she was yelling at the car to stop and the driver did and then waved at the crossing guard like they knew her,” police wrote.

A Ralph Road man reported at 3:42 p.m. that his 12-year-old son was being violent toward his mother and requested that an officer “scare the bejesus” out of him. Police wrote later: “Officers spoke to the boy about being respectful to his parents.”

Police were unable to locate a young boy who was reported at 6:53 p.m. to be hiding behind a phone pole near the Glover School and “jumping out at cars going by.”



A man reported at 2:32 p.m. that a pedestrian had run into his car on Margin Street. Police wrote later: “The officer stated that all parties involved had left the area prior to their arrival.”

Police received a 2:53 p.m. report of an accident in the cemetery on Margin Street and determined a child on a motorized bike ran into the back of a Dodge Durango operated by a Peabody man, according to a log item. The juvenile was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

A 3:42 p.m. report of a disturbance brought police to 12 Sherman St. Police wrote later: “Officer spoke to two juveniles. Stated that issue started today at school. Officer advised juveniles to stay away from each other.”

Police received a 4:37 p.m. report that a 75-year-old woman had gone missing from the Northshore Mall during an assisted-living group shopping trip. Officers determined later that she had taken a bus to Beverly and was located by police in that city.

Somebody reported at 6:50 p.m. that a 3-year-old girl’s family had left her behind at Bonkers Fun House, 535 Lowell St., for 15 minutes. Police wrote later: “Officer reported misunderstanding. Child was being watched by family friend. Management was not aware.”

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