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December 5, 2013





Somebody at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street reported at 7:38 p.m. that they were having a problem with their 14-year-old son.



A man at 168 Essex St. reported at 4:12 p.m. that a woman he didn’t know had yelled at him for “no reason at all.” Police were unable to locate her.

Police responded to 2 High St. after a report about 4:30 p.m. that a man had gotten into an argument with three youths who were smoking marijuana in a nearby playground. Police were unable to locate them.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Valley Street about 8 p.m. and subsequently arrested Shawn D. Teague, 43, of 63 Pierpont St., Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense; operating an unregistered motor vehicle; operating an uninsured vehicle; and violating the city’s knife ordinance.

About midnight, Salem State University police at Bowditch Hall arrested John F. Finnegan, 19, of 8 Brookhaven Road, Worcester, on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol. According to the log, Finnegan had been found “with open bottles of beer in his room.”


A man reported at 12:37 p.m. that he’d had an altercation with an employee of PetSmart on Traders Way as he attempted to purchase fish there the night before. After arriving at roughly 8:40 p.m., “an employee came over explaining it was almost time to close and [he] could not be of assistance,” wrote police. The man asked if he could speak to a manager, since “it would not take long to make his fish purchase.” The employee allegedly “became angry” and “in a threatening manner replied, ‘I’ll see you outside at 9.’” The man saw a manager, made his purchase and then exited the shop — at which point he discovered that one of his tires had been slashed. “The employee was not in the lot at the time.” Police were trying to find surveillance footage of the incident.

Police responded to Supercuts hair salon at 13 Paradise Road after a 3:15 p.m. report that men were “claiming to be police” and determined that they were. The officers — from Revere and the state police — wanted to talk with an employee regarding an investigation, but the store’s manager at first didn’t believe they were actually police, an officer said.

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