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October 11, 2013



A student at the high school on Lowell Street had missed the bus to the Middleton Jail field trip, so the school officer transported the student to the jail, according to a 9:15 a.m. log item.

Police received a 9:49 a.m. report of an abuse prevention order violation on Goodale Street. Subsequently arrested was John J. Connors, 50, of 261 Newbury St., Apt. 110C, Peabody, on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order.

Somebody reported at 9:55 a.m. that a suspicious person was “reading a book” inside a vehicle at 22 Cleveland Road. Police wrote later: “The officer stated that the male was [a] real estate broker looking at properties.”



Police were unable to locate girls who were reported to be holding a sign at Cabot and Pickett streets at 5 p.m.

Police responded to School and River streets after a 9:10 p.m. report that a man was yelling in the street. “Party walked back to Salem,” an officer wrote later. “Was upset he missed train.”


Officers were unable to locate anything suspicious after a 5:01 a.m. report that a male “with a machete” was walking around the complex at Brimbal Avenue and Broughton Drive “stating someone just broke into his home.”



A 6:32 a.m. report of an alarm brought police to the Swampscott Public Library at 61 Burrill St. An officer wrote later that it had possibly been set off by somebody delivering newspapers.



A 4:18 p.m. that a man was yelling at a dog brought police to Turner Street. “Clear,” an officer wrote later. “Nothing found.”

Police responded to the area of 232 Highland Ave. after a 4:49 p.m. report that a man had taken an object from a vehicle and spoke to him. He “related that he earns a little extra money by cleaning out the girls’ cars at the Dunkin’ Donuts,” wrote police. The manager at the store confirmed that. Police took a knife from the man — he said he’d found it while cleaning a building in Lynn.

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