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December 31, 2012



Slashed tires were the problem for a woman on Front Street, as logged at 7:40 p.m.

A 63-year-old woman on Rantoul Street was taken away by ambulance with facial injuries after getting struck by an ambulance, according to the log at 8:38 p.m. Police are investigating.

A smashed front door was evidence of burglary at the Essex Street Sunoco station, according to a 11:42 p.m. log entry. With $100 missing from the cash register, police are looking into video surveillance.


The bell must have rung before police arrived — no one was in the area after they responded to a report on West Dane Street of “two males fighting,” according to the log at 12:31 a.m.

A woman on Everett Street reported at 1:36 a.m. that someone stole her Christmas decorations. Some individual mailboxes were also said to have been damaged.

Snow transforms the world into a different place, a place where you can’t park where you used to. Police report handing out 66 citations and towing 42 vehicles by 4 a.m.

A report of a past assault with a baseball bat drew police to Pratt Avenue at 12:33 p.m.



A report of fraud at CVS on Maple Street drew police attention at 6:40 p.m.

A briefcase was stolen from a vehicle on Maple Street, according to the log at 8:55 p.m.


Trees took the hit in a case of malicious damage on Princeton Street, as logged at 10:08 a.m.

Downspouts are cited at 12:41 p.m. in the case of larceny at the Maple Street Church.


A man firing a gun at Osram Sylvania will be summonsed to court for a firearm offense, according to the log at 12:59 a.m.



Michael Iovanna, 49, of 121 Mill St. Middleton, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Route 114 by Officer Brian Kelly on a charge of drunken driving.

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