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October 23, 2012



Police received a 12:25 p.m. report that somebody was “illegally dumping cardboard in the donation box” at 3 Bourbon St. and found that two men who work for 1-800-GOT-JUNK were responsible. “They will be picking up the cardboard, and they were advised to leave the area,” police wrote.

An officer issued four tickets at the Northshore Mall after going there at 1:13 p.m. to check handicapped parking spots.



Police responded to an 8:49 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart and arrested Paul Uccello, 27, of 51 Lawrence St., Malden.


A vending machine at the Days Inn was broken into, according to a 10:06 a.m. report.



Police responded to a 6:30 p.m. report of a “party threatened with gun” at 11 Summer St. and found that a woman in a parking lot there had pointed a handgun at a dog because she felt threatened by it. An officer said three guns were seized from the woman and her license to carry firearms will be reviewed but that she was not cited or arrested.

An Aborn Street woman reported at 9:57 p.m. that a vehicle on the street had been egged and that she had previously found a broken beer bottle and a burned American flag on her steps.

Police responded to an 11:27 p.m. report of a disturbance at 11 Beacon St. A woman there had been having a conversation with her sister “three blocks away.” Police wrote: “She was advised to use the telephone or speak in closer proximity at this time of night.”


Somebody broke into an apartment on Washington Street and stole money, according to a 12:14 a.m. report.

Police received a 1:40 a.m. report of a coyote in the street at 27 Fort Ave. “Animal OK, went back into woods,” police wrote.

A 9:51 a.m. report of a “male party with sword” brought police to Jefferson Avenue and Willson Street, but they were unable to locate anybody matching that description.

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