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March 16, 2013

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Peabody

Thursday

A Ruth Avenue man reported that a man in a red vehicle followed his two daughters home from Paul Avenue. An officer determined that the man did not speak to or approach the juveniles; police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Police responded to the Northshore Mall after a 3:08 p.m. report that a 2001 Ford Taurus had struck a wall there. The driver, identified as Alexander Mavroules, 89, of Peabody, refused medical treatment, and the vehicle was towed to his residence.

A white man, about 30 to 40 years old and wearing a black jacket, stole a toy helicopter from 7-Eleven at 23 Newbury St. and fled in back of a nearby restaurant, according to a 6:11 p.m. log item.

Friday

A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked at iParty at 300 Andover St., according to a 10:39 a.m. report.

Beverly

Thursday

Police received a 4:48 p.m. report that a baby was locked inside a car at 91 Herrick St., but police reported that OnStar had remotely unlocked it before they arrived.

An officer conducted a well-being check on a woman at 245 Cabot St. at 7:53 p.m. and determined “party was fine, lounging on couch.”

A 10:17 p.m. report of a burglary in which a front door had been kicked in brought police to 705 Manor Road.

Friday

Police received an 11:54 a.m. report that a firearm had been discharged inside the building at 27 Cabot St. Officer Mike Boccuzzi said in an email that a licensed firearms owner had secured a weapon in a holster prior to going to a firing range and that his girlfriend had moved it, “causing an accidental discharge.” The incident happened on Sunday and was reported by the landlord of the building, he said. Nobody was reported injured.

Swampscott

Thursday

A Salem Street man reported that an MBTA bus “sits running in front of his residence” every morning and “wakes up his infant.” Police wrote: “Caller also states that bus is blocking lane of travel.”

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