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June 27, 2013




At 6:49 a.m., an officer at 42 Driscoll St. arrested Victor Costarita, 49, of the same address, on a temporary probation warrant with charges of drunken driving, fourth offense; and operating after suspension for drunken driving.

Police determined that a suspicious vehicle that was reported to be near 58 Ellsworth Road at 12:28 p.m. belonged to a private investigator who had registered with them already.



A woman reported at 12:02 p.m. that she had “an unsettling incident” involving the principal of the Stanley Elementary School earlier in the morning, during which she “felt threatened.”

Police received a 12:42 p.m. report that a dozen lawn lights had been stolen from 54 Columbia St.

A woman reported at 5:56 p.m. that she had been on the phone with a man on Puritan Road “and his wife was attacking him.”



An 8:15 p.m. report of shoplifting at Wal-mart on Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrests of Miana Hill, 20, of 4 Essex St., Beverly, and Lidia Reyes-Mejia, 19, of Norwood, both on charges of shoplifting.


State police conducted a traffic stop on Route 62 eastbound at 12:31 a.m. and subsequently arrested David J. O’Donnell, 29, of Plymouth on a charge of driving with a license revoked as a habitual traffic offender, an officer said. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Quincy with charges of threatening to commit a crime and assault.

An officer checked John George Park on River Street for “miscreants” at 2:04 a.m., according to the log.

A fence on Sharons Way had been spray-painted, according to a 10:17 a.m. report.



Police received a 7:16 p.m. report that a Chestnut Street woman had been told by an “unknown dog walker” that a teenager on a scooter had stolen a small package from her doorstep. According to the log, the teenager “walked down the street and removed the product from the bag” — women’s shorts — and then threw the package on the ground. An officer was unable to locate the individual.

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