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September 18, 2013




Police received a 4:54 p.m. report that an employee of Taco Bell on Highland Avenue had gone to Burger King for lunch and left her Coach wallet on the counter. When she went back to retrieve it, staff said they didn’t have it and that nothing had been turned over. The female reported that the wallet had contained $500 in cash, a driver’s license, a Social Security card and a debit card.

A 5:46 p.m. request that police check on the well-being of children brought officers to 56 Palmer St. Police wrote later: “Unit 22 spoke with the reporting party who showed obvious signs of intoxication. She was sobbing and yelling at us. She was able to relate that an unknown man yelled at the kids playing across the street. These officers then checked the area and spoke with several children playing in the vicinity, all related that no one had yelled at them and there was no issues. Reporting party was advised to stay in her home and to call if she required assistance.”

Officers were unable to locate a seagull that was reported at 6:55 p.m. to have a hook in its mouth in the area of Lafayette and Harbor streets.

The manager of Market Basket on Highland Avenue reported at 7:32 p.m. that he had “second thoughts” about having given a man $67.71 for returned items, so he located him in the parking lot, at which point the male said “[expletive] you” and “pointed an unknown object, possibly a gun” at him. The male was later located by Hamilton police, who arrested him on four outstanding warrants. No weapon was found.

An 8:07 p.m. report that a man had sent text messages to his wife in violation of a protective order resulted in the arrest of Gregory Mario Benyue, 53, of 16 Scenic Ave., Salem, on charges of 11 counts of violating a protective order, an officer said.

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