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September 21, 2013



An officer was unable to locate youths who were reported at 7:11 p.m. to be playing “chicken” with vehicles pulling into 286 Newbury St.

A 20-year-old woman called the station at 11:33 p.m. to report that she was “lost and doesn’t know where she is.” Police pinged her phone and determined she was on Dorchester Avenue in Boston.


Police received a 4:46 a.m. report that a car’s door was ajar at 56 Russell St. and subsequently arrested Joseph Fronduto, 20, of 41 Newhall Ave., Saugus, on charges of two counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle in the nighttime for a felony.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Tremont Street at 10:23 a.m. and subsequently arrested Joshua Gudis, 23, of 41 Glendale Ave., Peabody, on charges of possession of a class B drug; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.



A stray dog was eating a dead bird near 137 Paradise Road, according to an 11:13 a.m. log item.



A 5:30 p.m. report of a possible fight brought police to 13 Balcomb St., where a man told officers his son had come home from work intoxicated. “He stated his son was acting up and he couldn’t get him to calm down,” wrote police. When officers encountered the son, they noted he was “unstable on his feet” and “very aggressive and confrontational.” Police wrote: “He kept trying to challenge us to a fight. He then sat on the stairs to the house and slammed his head against the wall twice.” Police took him into protective custody.

A 5:48 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Market Basket on Highland Avenue resulted in the arrest of Luis O. Santos, 36, of 604 Essex St., Lynn, on a charge of larceny of property over $250.

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