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January 8, 2013



Somebody pried open a door and broke into the office of American United Marine Corp. at 35 Congress St. over the weekend, according to a 1:05 p.m. report. Nothing was reported stolen.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on Sargent Street at 1:40 p.m. and arrested Jonathan Legault, 36, of 280 Chestnut St., Lynn, on a charge of trafficking heroin. No further information was available.



A 3:45 p.m. report brought police to Sears at the Northshore Mall. Arrested were Kevin Sheeran, 35, of 27 Bruce St., Wakefield, on a charge of shoplifting over $100, and Jason Sheppard, 38, of 360 Water St., Wakefield, on charges of shoplifting over $100 and furnishing a false name. Sheppard was also the subject of five warrants.

A Union Street caller reported seeing a man with a knife at the door at 7:38 p.m. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man with black hair, a black vest, a black sweater and yellow pants. Police were unable to locate him.


Police received a 12:57 p.m. report that a man was causing a disturbance at the Hess gas station at 545 Lowell St. An officer located the man and advised him that he wasn’t welcome at the store.



Police received an 11:31 a.m. report of shoplifting at Off Broadway Shoes.

At 1 p.m., Danvers High on Cabot Road held an early release because of a problem with its new boilers, said Department of Public Works Director David Lane. Lane said the boilers were not functioning, and by midday, portions of the building were too cold for students to study in. The school has six new boilers from an ongoing nearly $71 million renovation project. Lane said the manufacturer and installer were called to diagnose the problem. The boilers were back working as of 4 p.m., Lane said. Police Capt. Pat Ambrose said parents were notified via the ConnectEd system that children were dismissed early due to a lack of heat in the building.

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