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February 14, 2013




A customer left a 449 Cabot St. business without paying for gas, according to an 11:04 a.m. report.

A 12:12 p.m. report of a man “acting strange” brought police to 150 Cabot St.



Police fielded multiple phone calls of two Saint Bernards in traffic on Winona Street around 5:30 p.m. An officer located the dogs and returned them to their residence with the help of a Lynnfield animal control officer.

Police received an 11:47 p.m. report of a “lost or stolen” coat at the Roadhouse Pub, 55 Pulaski St. “Officer reported manager will wait and see if jacket is returned,” police wrote.


Somebody broke into Long’s Jewelers at 35 Cross St. by shattering a window with a dumbbell, according to a 6:10 a.m. report. Nothing was reported stolen.

A 28-year-old Salem woman, identified as Mary Mulherin, was transported to Salem Hospital with unspecified injuries after a motor vehicle accident at Perkins and Lowell streets, according to an 8:27 a.m. log item. The other driver, identified as Jorge Dafonte, 48, of Peabody, was not reported injured. No citations were issued.

A Washington Street woman reported a skunk in her yard at 8:32 a.m. “I advised her skunks come out during the day and that it is their breeding season,” an officer wrote. “I suggested she call an exterminator if she wants it permanently removed.”

Police received a 1:39 p.m. report that somebody had stolen 209 sweaters from the children’s section of GapKids/babyGap at the Northshore Mall. The sweaters were worth $3,218.55 and were apparently stolen around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.



Police responded to a 6:47 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 2 Howard St. and arrested Desiree Lucius, 29, of the same address, on charges of assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery. According to the log, Lucius punched her mother, punched a family friend and then threw a cellphone at her mother, striking her in the face.

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