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September 25, 2013



A woman reported that somebody had stolen her purse from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked for five minutes on Briggs Street.

Police responded to 400 Highland Ave. after a 10:41 p.m. noise complaint and advised a man who operates a rug-cleaning company to shut off one of the generators that was running outside. An officer wrote: “After the generator was shut off, the noise level was lowered and did not appear to be causing a disturbance any longer.”

A 10:50 p.m. report that three males dressed in dark clothing were entering vehicles on Ocean Avenue resulted in the arrests of three juveniles on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony and receiving stolen property over $250.


At 1:38 a.m., a man reported that he had seen a man and woman walking down Derby Street with an umbrella that he believed belonged to Victoria’s Station restaurant on Wharf Street. Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious.

Somebody turned a guinea pig in to police at the station at 5:44 a.m. The man told an officer he had found it in the paper recycling container at St. James Parish on Federal Street.

Police and the Fire Department responded to 116 Lafayette St. after an 8:38 a.m. report that a 1999 Chrysler Town and Country was on fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. “The van appeared to be a total loss as the engine and entire front end had damage,” wrote an officer. “The vehicle’s owners were on scene and related that power steering fluid was recently added and may have spilled.” There were no injuries.

Police received a 12:22 p.m. report that two $125 batteries had been stolen from a school bus parked at Boston and Bridge streets.



Police responded to a 2:25 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 21 Purchase St. and subsequently arrested Joseph Cobb, 30, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

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