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October 23, 2013





Police received a 1:46 p.m. report that somebody at Walgreens on Paradise Road was “threatening to beat up everyone.”



A 6:38 p.m. report that somebody was “looking around homes” brought police to Echo Avenue and Matthies Street. Police wrote later: “Party was soliciting for a home remodeling company. He was informed to get a solicitor’s permit from city hall. Party left the area.”

Police responded to an 11:29 p.m. report that a man was sleeping in a vehicle at Park and Pleasant streets. An officer wrote later: “Party under the influence of marijuana. No operation. Towed for 12-hour safe keep. Party very argumentative and disrespectful toward officers.”


A 2:54 p.m. report that two girls were fighting at 202 Rantoul St. resulted in the arrest of Kathleen Hammond, 25, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 3:51 p.m. report that three men were lighting small fires with gasoline in the area of 25 River St.

A 4:16 p.m. report that somebody was shooting a crossbow brought police to 184 Bridge St., but they didn’t report finding anything amiss there.



Police responded to a 4:59 a.m. report that a woman in a red coat was staggering behind the plaza at 400 Highland Ave. and found her sitting against the building in a dark area. The intoxicated woman “had no recollection of where she had been tonight or how she had made it to where she was,” and “stated several times that she believed she was in Lowell, Tewksbury or Billerica,” police wrote. She was taken into protective custody.

A 6:33 a.m. complaint regarding leaf blowers brought police to the Staples parking lot at 17 Paradise Road, where they advised a man to stop working until 8 a.m.

Police were unable to locate a young female who was reported to be “seeking directions” at Highland Avenue and Jackson Street at 10:17 a.m.

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