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August 2, 2013




A juvenile was transported to Salem Hospital after a 1:21 a.m. report that she had passed out in a driveway on Cottage Street.

An officer determined that nothing seemed amiss about a Worcester Road woman after an 11:03 p.m. request for a well-being check from her son, who reported that he hadn’t “been able to make contact with her for about a year.”

A Lynnfield Street man complained at 11:36 a.m. that his neighbor had “walked on his lawn.” Police wrote: “The officer spoke with the resident and he will refer the incident to the community policing officer.”

A sick squirrel was transported to the Borash Veterinary Clinic after an 11:46 a.m. report that it was in a backyard on Woodlawn Avenue.

Police responded to a 12:11 p.m. report that a man was using a metal detector and digging holes on the Leather City Common. “He will stop his actions for today,” an officer wrote later.

Two drivers — Kerri Mealey, 23, of Lynn, and Bethany Mendonca, 20, of Peabody — were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a 12:41 p.m. report of a two-car head-on crash at Milk and Sutton streets. Mealey had been operating a 1999 Ford Explorer and was transported to Union Hospital in Lynn; Mendonca had been operating a 2012 Mazda 3 and was transported to Salem Hospital. Both vehicles were towed.



A Read Street woman reported at 7:03 p.m. that she had heard a crash outside her apartment and looked out to discover that an SUV had struck the blue Honda Accord her boyfriend had bought the day before. “He was getting new plates for it tomorrow, but already had it insured,” wrote police. An officer was unable to locate the offending vehicle. The damage to the Accord included a cracked front bumper.

Police responded to the High Street Park after a 7:24 p.m. report that a suspicious man in a sombrero had possibly been taking pictures of children, but they were unable to locate him.

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