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April 11, 2014

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Thursday

A manhole cover was reported missing on East Coast Road at 8:52 p.m.

Police took a report of drug charges at Essex Agricultural and Technical High at 562 Maple St.

Gold rings were reported stolen from the St. John’s Prep Brother Barn, 50 Spring St., at 11:51 a.m.

Peabody

Wednesday

Police responded to a call from the property manager at the Tannery Gardens, 111 Foster St., at 8:56 p.m. that a third-floor resident was running extension chords down the hallway. Police investigated and found there was a contractor doing work on the unit.

Police took a report of multiple large explosions in the area of 9 Ralph Road on top of the hill at 9:10 p.m. Police were unable to locate the source of the noise.

Thursday

John R. Evans, 33, of 107 Prospect St., Apt. 2, Gloucester, was arrested after a report of a road-rage incident at 9:34 a.m. at Northshore Mall, 210N Andover St. He was charged with drunken driving, second offense, assault and battery on a police officer, and failing to wear a seat belt.

Boxford

Thursday

The Fire Department responded to a small, out-of-control brush fire at 122 Willow Road, in the vicinity of the Boxford/Georgetown line that burned about a half-acre, fire Chief Kerry Stickney and police said. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. when a homeowner burning brush had the wind pick up, and he called 911 for help. “It didn’t take that much to knock it down,” Stickney said. Engine 1 and Engine 6 responded and used 500 gallons to douse the brush fire. “The wind picked up, and it got out of hand,” Stickney said.

Hamilton/Wenham

Thursday

The Fire Department responded to a report of a brush fire in the front yard at 1067 Bay Road at 4:05 p.m., according to a scanner report. The fire was in the front yard, not near the home.

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