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October 23, 2012




A cat set off a residential alarm on Dodge Street, according to a 2:03 p.m. report.

Police received a 4:22 p.m. report of a “skunk wandering in area all day” at Mulberry and Arthur streets.


A mailbox was reported stolen from 24 Bates Park Ave. at 1:21 p.m.

Police responded to a 4:09 p.m. report that a man was watching an ATM from his Jeep at 65 Dodge St. and determined that he was reading his Kindle.


A large disturbance in the train lot at West and Oak streets was reported at 12:46 a.m., but police were unable to locate anything amiss.

A man fell asleep inside a store at 411 Cabot St., according to a 3:55 a.m. report.

Police received an 11:57 p.m. report that a person who got out of a taxi at 461 Rantoul St. “ran before paying the $20 cab fare.” Police searched the area but couldn’t find anybody.


An 11:13 a.m. report of two people causing a problem at 91 Herrick St. resulted in the arrest of Waleed Elshazly, 34, of 12 Perkins St., Gloucester, on a charge of larceny from a person.

A riding lawn mower was reported stolen from 243 Essex St. at 1:39 p.m.

A woman was transported to Beverly Hospital with unspecified injuries after a four-car accident on Brimbal Avenue around 6:15 p.m.



A Central Street woman reported at 4 p.m. that her son had “backed up into her with his vehicle” and stolen $100.


A motorcyclist was transported to Salem Hospital with unknown injuries after an accident with a Honda Accord at 210 Andover St. just before 8 a.m.

Two tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on Tracey Street, according to an 8:50 a.m. report.

The Fire Department responded to a 10:59 a.m. report of an injured swan on the side of the road near 648 Lowell St. and found that somebody had placed traffic cones around the bird, firefighter John Spofford said. Firefighters swaddled the bird in linens provided by Atlantic Ambulance and determined that it was uninjured before releasing it into a nearby pond. Police wrote that the bird had been sunning itself.

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