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April 14, 2014



Yes, someone called police to West Street at 7:16 a.m. over a raccoon stuck on a windowsill. “After several minutes, the raccoon jumped down ... and ran off,” according to the log.

No one’s in hot water yet, but police were called to Endicott Street at 8:02 a.m. when a building manager complained that someone had broken into the room containing the hot water heaters. A dispute with a tenant over hot water might be involved.

A woman on Loring Avenue complained to police at 9:48 am. that she is ending the relationship with her boyfriend, and he was “making her day difficult,” according to the log, yelling and screaming. He was gone “since he has two warrants for his arrest.” He may have taken the Nintendo belonging the woman’s son. Police suggested she get a restraining order.

A cracked car window on Ward Street generated a complaint from the owner, a woman, at 11:17 a.m. An examination by police suggested a BB gun could have done the damage.

It’s hard to keep up with all the scams, but this one involved a woman on Phelps Street who noticed two fraudulent charges on her credit card. She reported it and got a new card and was reimbursed. Then, she got a FedEx envelope sent to a Misty Ivy in Maine. She hesitated to open it but gave police permission to do so. They discovered a check for $1,958.76 from the Holiday Inn Express in Weatherford, Texas. Police called Texas, and they acknowledged that their account had been compromised, but the check has the wrong routing number and cannot be cashed.

Copper downspouts went missing on Chestnut Street, according to the log at 2:23 p.m.

A man got away from the Traders Way Shaws by rolling a carriage filled with $838 worth of Red Bull and Green Mountain K-cups to his car without bothering to stop and pay for them. But store employees got his license plate number, and police have his name, as logged at 4:08 p.m. They also obtained an arrest warrant.

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