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October 3, 2013




Police received a 5:04 p.m. report that three males were “openly smoking pot” on State Street. An officer wrote later: “No one around, spoke to some people and haven’t seen anyone matching description.”

A Pearl Street woman reported at 5:09 p.m. that a man named “Sean” had “tried to make a deal with her to paint her house.” Police wrote: “She told him that she wasn’t interested. Shortly after, he returned with cans of paint and told her that he was leaving the paint in the backyard and would start painting. She again told him that she wasn’t interested and she has someone else painting for her. Sean then told her that he was going to put a lien on her house. She is 85 years old and was intimidated by him. She also stated that she made no agreement and has no contract with him. She was advised to contact us if he returns.”

A caller reported at 5:36 p.m. that a crew was stripping siding from a house on Washington Street, and “there are nails all over the street and no one is cleaning them up.” Police wrote later: “Work area is covered with tarp, nothing in the street.”

Police responded to a 7:15 p.m. report that someone had taken photographs of her child in front of their house on Broughton Road, but an officer determined it was a “misunderstanding.”


Police were unable to locate a suspicious male carrying a long bag — “possibly with a rifle inside” — on Maple Street at 3:52 a.m.



The Fire Department was unable to locate a structure fire that was reported to be in the area of Magnolia Terrace and Villa Lane at 4:10 p.m.

Police received a 6:17 p.m. report of a possible domestic dispute at Petes-A-Place, 19 Central St. Police wrote later: “Officer reports no domestic. Party was not happy with food.”

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