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January 23, 2013




A man turned in a wallet at 11:23 a.m. that he found in a snowbank on Atlantic Avenue. Police contacted the owner, who said he left the wallet on the roof of his wife’s car — just before she drove off.

A resident on Nonantum Road contacted police at 12:28 p.m. to report receiving phone calls via Jamaica from someone trying to scam him out of money.


A Dumpster fire was extinguished on Bessom Street at 11:28 a.m.

Devon W. Dunham, 24, of 17 Barnard Hawkes Court, Marblehead, was arrested at 11:04 p.m. at his address on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery on an elderly, disabled person resulting in an injury.


Kevin C. Meagher, 47, of 2 Pearl Road, Saugus, was arrested at 10:14 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue on charges of carrying a licensed firearm while intoxicated, drunken driving (second offense), speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.



A car knocked down a pedestrian light pole on Cabot Street at 2:02 a.m.

Police went to a residence on Sohier Road at 9:02 p.m. on a report of a lost necklace.

A 17-year-old was transported to the hospital from Bennett Street after taking an unknown quantity of a “designer” drug, according to police.


Police issued about 200 parking tickets overnight during the snow emergency.

A vehicle accident with personal injury was reported at 8:24 a.m. on Corning Street.



A youth was transported from the Higgins Middle School gym to the hospital at 3:31 p.m. with a possible broken arm.

A car that was damaged in a hit-and-run was towed from Lake Street at 7:12 p.m.

Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall reported at 10:34 p.m. that $1,000 in merchandise was taken during the evening.

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