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June 27, 2013



Police responded to Peabody Street after an 8:25 p.m. report that a woman had an “aggressive” black dog. “The dog was very friendly and on a leash ... the dog is a service dog,” an officer wrote. “This officer observed no problems with the dog.”

A 9:45 p.m. report that a woman with a bat was chasing another woman brought police to the area of Arge’s Liquors at 18 Boston St., where they determined two wives were engaged in a verbal argument that had begun at 149 Federal St. Police wrote that one of the women had been walking with a cane and “that appears to be what the reporting party had mistaken for a bat.”

A 10:39 p.m. report that somebody was sleeping on front steps brought police to 55 Broad St., where a man told them he had seen a dining room set that was left out on the sidewalk for trash day. “He stated he had sat on the steps to come up with a plan to take it with him since he didn’t have a car,” wrote an officer. “I advised him he could not sit on private property, he was free to take the stuff as long as it didn’t disrupt the peace.”

Police found a man sleeping behind a newsstand at Washington and New Derby streets about 11:15 p.m. “Party is fine, sent on his way,” wrote police.


A 1:33 a.m. report that two males were attempting to enter vehicles brought police to Ocean Avenue. Subsequently arrested was Jeremy T. Ray, 25, of 31 Salem St., Salem, on charges of two counts of attempting to commit a crime. Police said another male was located, but he “took off running” and was not apprehended.

Police received a 9:56 a.m. report that firefighters had found a syringe at Washington and Dodge streets. An officer wrote later: “Clear, items in hand.”

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