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November 15, 2012

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Beverly

Tuesday

Police responded to a 4:30 p.m. report of people banging on the window of a bank at 4 Colon St. and sent two people there on their way. “Both are known drug users and appeared under the influence of drugs,” police wrote.

Peabody

Tuesday

Police responded to a 3:03 p.m. report of an accident at 545 Lowell St. and determined that a driver had steered into a fence “to come to a stop” after the car’s brakes had failed. There were no reported injuries.

A woman at 258 Washington St. reported at 7:24 p.m. that her husband was drunk and had left the residence with their 2-year-old child, possibly in the direction of Lynn. Police spoke with the man, confirmed the well-being of the child and concluded that the woman had made false allegations.

Wednesday

A young child was locked inside a vehicle at 2 Celia Road, according to a 10:20 p.m. report. A tow company unlocked the vehicle.

Salem

Tuesday

Police responded to a 5:23 p.m. report that a vehicle had been parked in front of 9 Larchmont Road for several days and determined that it had been reported stolen out of Marblehead. “The keys were in the vehicle, and the sunroof was left open and rainwater had entered the front seating area,” police wrote.

A woman reported at 6:16 p.m. that her car had sustained a flat tire after she struck a pothole across from 90 Highland Ave., on the northbound side of the street. Police alerted the state DPW about the issue.

A Howard Street man reported at 6:44 p.m. that his elderly mother had gone missing after she became upset over a “minor matter” and left their residence. She was later located in her vehicle on Palmer Street.

Officers in the Special Response Unit on Salem Street at 7:48 p.m. arrested Jared Rhodes, 29, homeless, on a warrant and a charge of illegal possession of a Class A substance.

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