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November 2, 2013

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A golf cart was returned home after a 7:35 p.m. report that teenagers were driving it at Worcester and Barnstable roads.

An 8:22 p.m. report that a man in his 50s with a red vest and scruffy beard was “possibly casing houses” brought police to Sparrow Lane Extension, where they determined he was out trick-or-treating “for a child.”

A custodian at the West Memorial school on Mansfield Street reported at 9:17 p.m. that youths had sprayed shaving cream in the front yard. “Officer reported that the shaving cream will be washed away by rain,” police wrote later.

Police received a 9:58 p.m. report that somebody had broken into a residence on Orchard Terrace and stolen a digital scale, among other items.

Friday

A Crane Brook Way woman reported at 9:02 a.m. that a man had walked by her residence in September, thus violating a restraining order.

A 12:31 p.m. report of a disturbance at 1 Essex Center Drive resulted in the arrest of Richard M. Forziati, 22, of 27 Sandra Road, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and threatening to commit a crime.

Swampscott

Thursday

An employee of the Citizens Bank on Paradise Road reported at 12:21 p.m. that a note had been found on the counter “warning them that a robbery was to occur at 8 p.m. this evening.”

Police received a 7:03 p.m. report that a group of youths were throwing eggs at traffic near 370 Forest Ave.

Danvers

Friday

A 12:26 a.m. report of an intoxicated person at the Denny’s on Endicott Street resulted in the arrest of Paul Lawton, 46, of 4 Scott Lane, Peabody, on charges of drunken driving, third offense; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; failure to keep right; having no inspection sticker; and a vehicle lights violation.

Beverly

Thursday

Police and the Fire Department responded to 7 Winter St. after a report of a fire alarm activation about 9 p.m. “Inside, firefighters found a fire on the first-floor kitchen stove extending to the cabinets,” the department wrote later on its Facebook page. “The fire was smothered by first arriving firefighters that covered the flaming pot of oil.” There were no injuries.

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