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October 22, 2012



An officer on patrol at 4:46 a.m. discovered a vehicle parked behind Shaw’s at 11 Traders Way. The man in it had gotten off work at 3 a.m. “and was playing online poker on his phone there because his girlfriend would not be pleased.” Police advised him “to avoid being behind buildings late at night.”

A man reported at 8:59 a.m. that a bicyclist crashed into his car door when he opened it in front of 335 Lafayette St. No injuries were reported.

A woman reported at 11:18 a.m. that staff at the Citgo at 290 Canal St. “blew her off” after apparently losing her registration while inspecting her motor vehicle, “telling her to just replace it.” When police spoke to the manager, “he stated that the registration was lost and that his company was responsible and would pay for the cost of the replacement.”

An Ocean Avenue man reported at 2:20 p.m. that his wife’s two diamond rings had gone missing after she put them on the kitchen windowsill while she cooked — approximately a year before. The man decided to contact police after learning that a neighbor’s jewelry went missing around the same time.

The MBTA reported at 3:35 p.m. that there was somebody on the train tracks near Jefferson Avenue and Cleveland Street, but responding officers were unable to locate anybody there.

Police responded to a 5:02 p.m. report of a man being assaulted with a shovel at 15 Thorndike St. and arrested Brett Frazier, 30, of 50 Howard St., Salem, on a charge of assault by dangerous weapon. Lt. Scott Englehardt said Frazier threatened another man with a long, wooden board during a dispute, and the other man picked up the shovel to defend himself.

A 5:56 p.m. report of a “man asking people to kick him” brought police to 188 Essex St. No such activity was found.

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