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September 20, 2013




Police received a 7:51 a.m. report that a crossing guard at Vine and Village streets appeared to be “having trouble.” Police wrote: “She is managing traffic. She is not letting cars go and causing a backlog. There is an incredible jam. Nothing new. Caller said the crossing guard looks really stressed out. Caller refused to leave her name.” An officer wrote later: “Everything looks amazing down here.”

A woman reported at 2:10 p.m. that she had been driving on Pleasant Street near Mohawk Road and “there were two women pushing a baby carriage in the crosswalk.” Police wrote: “She said she stopped as soon as she saw them but felt that they might report her for not being a safe driver.” The woman said the women had given her the “one finger salute.” The woman “reiterated that she is a safe driver and even stops to let people out of side streets,” police wrote.


Police received a 1:06 a.m. report that loud music was coming from a house on Nicholson Street and somebody was yelling out a window, “I can’t hear you.” Police wrote later: “Music has been turned down. Units will be clear.”



Police received a 4:34 p.m. report that bicyclists were using stairs and rails “for tricks” near 245 Newbury St. “Officer reported kids left prior to arrival,” police wrote later.

A 46-year-old man was transported to Lahey hospital after a 6:51 p.m. report that he had fallen approximately 10 to 12 feet at Lt. Ross Park, 32 Johnson St.

Officers were unable to locate anything amiss after a 9:22 p.m. report of gunshots on Warren Street.

A 3-year-old on Patricia Road was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 10:10 p.m. report that he or she was having an asthma attack.

Police responded to a 10:11 p.m. report that there was heavy smoke that smelled like burning rubber on Harris Street. “Officer reported smell may have been from vehicle spinning tires,” police wrote later. “Officer checked the area, reported all was in order.”

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