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September 25, 2013




Police received an 8:54 a.m. report that an antique clock, furniture and silver was missing from a house on Clifton Heights Lane. Police wrote: “Caller stated that items were taken from his house, he believes he may know who took them.”

Three males were passing out Bibles in front of the middle school on Pleasant Street, according to a 1:27 p.m. log item.

A woman reported at 3:36 p.m. that a “heavy-set kid and a shorter, skinnier male with blond hair” had asked her son if he wanted “bud” while he walked home from school on Smith Street. Police investigated but didn’t report finding anything suspicious.



A manager at Century Bank at 12 Peabody Square reported at 2:37 p.m. that two males had a left a skimming device on the ATM “on the 18th and 19th.” An officer viewed security footage of the two. Police are investigating, and no further information was available last night.

The catalytic converter had been stolen off a vehicle at 8 Essex Center Drive, according to a 5:16 p.m. report.

Police received an 8:03 p.m. report that a cat had “attacked” its owner and his daughter at 31/2 Union St. “Quarantine issued to the owner,” wrote police.


Police responded to a 3:52 a.m. report of a disturbance at 9 Holten St. An officer wrote later: “There was no disturbance as reported, just a loud TV, which was turned down without incident.”

A caller reported at 8:33 a.m. that he had seen a truck with a trailer back into a motorcycle at Washington and Wheeler streets, knocking it over. Police were unable to locate the motorcycle.

An officer conducted a traffic stop at Hamilton Road and Birchwood Avenue at 10:04 a.m. and subsequently arrested Merira Lopez, 24, of 36 Timson St., Lynn, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and motor vehicle not meeting RMV safety standards.

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