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January 16, 2013



A Pleasant Street man reported at 10:35 p.m. that somebody had left a PlayStation 3 on his doorstep addressed to “Jassiel Ramirez,” who doesn’t reside there.

A 9:56 p.m. report of a loud nail gun brought police to 42 Paleologos St. “Party wrapped up for the night,” police wrote.


An employee of the Bank of America at 189 Andover St. told police at 11:49 a.m. that a customer “put hand sanitizer in their eye.” A woman subsequently refused medical transport.

Ralph E. Sciarretta, 43, of 17 Tracey St., Apt. 2D, Peabody, was arrested on a charge of trespassing by an officer on the tracks near Paleologos Street at 1:33 p.m. Two other men will be summonsed on the same charge. Sciarretta was also wanted on three warrants.



Police responded to a 5:28 p.m. report of an unwanted man at 23 Aborn St. and arrested Kevin Williams, 32, of the same address, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery.

A Boston Street woman reported at 10:17 p.m. that the maintenance man for her building had erroneously told her she was forbidden from having a dog. Police were unable to contact the man, who had reportedly told the woman “he would have 100 people out looking for her if she did not give him the dog.”


Police and the Fire Department responded to a 12:20 a.m. report of smoke in the basement of 278 Lafayette St. Firefighters determined that it was blowback from an oil burner. The cellar was cleared of smoke, and people were allowed back into the building.

An officer responded to a 1:11 a.m. report of people yelling at 22 Carlton St. and spoke to a man who said his girlfriend had “gone outside for air” and then disappeared. He and his friends had been yelling her name in an attempt to find her. The woman returned shortly thereafter, saying she had gone for a walk and gotten lost.

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