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December 28, 2012




Police received a 4:31 a.m. report that a Middle Street man’s car had been entered, but the man said he didn’t know if anything had been stolen because it was “full of stuff.” The man called back later to report his car hadn’t been broken into after all — it was a dream.

A man at Spring and Sewall streets reported at 6:06 p.m. that youths had pointed a laser in his eye, causing eye pain. Police spoke to a child’s mother about the situation, and the caller was transported to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary by a friend.


Police responded to a 1:02 a.m. report of a disturbance on Sagamore Road and arrested Connor Bergmann, 19, of 211 Common Lane, Beverly, on charges of domestic assault and battery and destruction of property over $250.



Police received a 4:23 p.m. report that the tires of a vehicle at 37 Woodbury St. had been slashed.

A 5:07 p.m. report of a disturbance at 474 Rantoul St. resulted in the arrest of Karyn Hidden, 49, of 9 Birch Road, Wenham, on charges of disorderly conduct and receiving stolen property under $250. Officer Dave Costa said Hidden was arrested after refusing to turn over the keys to her brother’s car.


A 12:10 a.m. report of people banging on a door brought officers to 139 Park St., at which point the people reportedly left.

Police received a 12:41 a.m. report that an intoxicated man on Cabot Street was “not feeling right.”



Police received a 7:10 p.m. report from a child on Farm Avenue who said his grandmother was having a heart attack. “Female caller then got on the phone and reported that all was OK, her mother was just upset and was making pretend that she was having a heart attack, but there were no problems.”

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