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February 1, 2013




Police received a 4:39 p.m. report that kids were throwing ice balls at Kernwood Avenue and Leech Street. An officer was unable to locate them. Police returned to the area after a similar report at 5:36 p.m. but were again unable to locate the youths.

A Park Street woman reported that her son was “flipping out” at 10:01 p.m. Officers spoke to him, and he left the area.


Officers responding to a 1:36 a.m. complaint of a disturbance at 208 Rantoul St. found several women yelling outside a bar. “Sent on their way,” police wrote.

Police responded to a 2:36 a.m. report of a disturbance between a son and his parents at 19 Fairview Ave. and arrested David Colasanti, 23, of the same address, on charges of assault, witness intimidation and using a motor vehicle without authority.

Customized steel plates worth $3,000 were reported stolen from a construction site at 79 Rantoul St. at 1:44 p.m. Officer Dave Costa said in an email that the value of the plates was largely due to the “labor-intensive millwork that must be done to size them.” The theft happened sometime overnight, he said.



Officers in the Special Response Unit conducted a traffic stop on Canal Street at 4:50 p.m. and arrested Stacey Gagnon, 26, of 12 Cedarcrest Ave., Salem, on charges of illegal possession of a Class A substance, illegal possession of a Class B substance, operating an uninsured vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle and operating a vehicle after license suspension.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Harbor Street at 6:29 p.m. and arrested Eric Hernandez, 20, of 44 Norton St., Lynn, on charges of operating a motor vehicle without being licensed and defective equipment.

An Essex Street woman told police at 6:46 p.m. that she was smoking a cigarette on her front porch when she noticed an unknown man staring at her from a driveway on Turner Street. “This went on for several minutes, until she called her boyfriend outside,” police wrote. Then the man ran off toward Derby Street.

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