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October 10, 2012




Police received an 11:14 a.m. report that a man in a Halloween mask had approached a pharmacist on Atlantic Avenue and then left the store. Workers were advised to call 911 if he returned.

A Chestnut Street woman reported at 4:05 p.m. that while she tried to work on a piece of her land, a neighbor who had been harassing her said, “You’re a freak and I’m going to get you.”

An Atlantic Avenue caller reported a small child “alone on the wall crawling” at 4:17 p.m. A responding officer was unable to locate anything amiss in the area. Police later wrote: “It’s the Halloween decorations the family has put out.”

Police received a 6:19 p.m. report from a woman on Broughton Road who said her mother was driving drunk and had stolen $100 from her. Police were unable to locate the vehicle but determined later, “Everything is OK.”

A Village Street man reported “what he thought was 10 shots” at 9:37 p.m. A second caller from the area reported seeing a fireworks display around the same time.


Police received a 5:34 p.m. report of an ongoing dispute between Hammond Place neighbors regarding their property lines. “Today, they were arguing about one raking leaves on the other’s property,” police wrote.



Police responded to a 5:20 p.m. report of shoplifting at LensCrafters at the Northshore Mall and arrested David Sullivan, 52, of 1 Pond St., Winthrop.

A Wheatland Street woman reported at 10:52 p.m. that her son was high and “banging at the back door trying to get in the house.” Officers responded but were unable to locate him.



Seats were reported stolen from a vehicle at 54 Oak St. at 10:59 a.m.

A man at 12 New Balch St. called police to remove his son at 7:55 p.m. Police arrested the 29-year-old on a warrant.

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