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February 15, 2013




Police moved along a group of about 30 youths after a 2:41 p.m. report of kids throwing snowballs at each other on Smith Street. An officer returned to the area at 4:10 p.m. after a report of kids throwing snowballs at cars. “They have hit two cars,” police wrote. “Caller yelled at them, and they gave her a hard time.” The officer was unable to locate the youths this time.



A 43-year-old man was found dead on a couch at a Pond Street address, according to a 4:06 p.m. report. Officer Dave Costa said the man was said to be a heroin user, and hypodermic needles were found in his pockets.

An 11:04 p.m. report of an argument at 104 Cabot St. resulted in the arrest of Benjamin Jones, 34, of 48 Pleasant St., Beverly, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police received an 11:40 p.m. report of “syringes planted on moped” on Cabot Street. Officer Dave Costa said a man told police that his co-worker threatened to put drugs in the man’s toolbox in order to get him fired. “At the end of his shift, victim went out to his moped and found two hypodermic needles in a storage compartment on his moped,” Costa wrote in an email. “He brought them straight to the police station and reported the incident.”

An 11:42 p.m. report of a disturbance at 33 Chase St. resulted in the arrest of Jonathan Bellamy, 19, homeless, on charges of resisting arrest and two counts of assault and battery.


A 1:47 p.m. report of a woman staggering in the roadway brought police to Elliott Street, where they were unable to locate her.

Police responded to several reports of a vehicle with Maryland plates driving around “casing the neighborhood” near Essex Street and Thoreau Circle around 2 p.m. A detective spoke to the occupants of the vehicle: “Gordon College students driving around wasting time,” police wrote.

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