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November 23, 2012





A fight between two brothers on County Street was reported at 10:35 p.m. One of the brothers, Alan Waring, 54, of 3 County St. Apt. 1, Peabody, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and disorderly conduct.


Police and firefighters responded to an oven fire on Wiseman Drive at 8:35 a.m. The fire was extinguished and smoke cleared from the house.

A woman on Oak Street called police at 11:49 a.m. to ask for help for her grandmother, who wanted another person in the home to leave immediately. The unwanted Thanksgiving guest left the home without incident after police showed up.

And in yet another possible holiday cooking mishap, police and firefighters went to the Homestead Studio Suites on Jubilee Drive at 3 p.m. to investigate a reported Dumpster fire, only to discover that the smoke was actually coming from a large barbecue nearby.



Two men, Douglas Bymark, 55, and Peter Story, 50, both of Newbury Neck Road, Newbury, were arrested at the Walmart off Andover Street (Route 114) at 5:17 p.m. on charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise valued at more than $100. Bymark was also charged with illegal possession of a Class A controlled substance.

Police investigated a report of threatening text messages received by a Kirkbride Drive resident at 9:30 p.m.

A person who fainted at the Loews AMC movie theater in the Liberty Tree Mall at 10:06 p.m. was taken to a hospital.

A cellphone was reported stolen from a Kirkbride Drive resident at 10:31 p.m.


A fight between a brother and sister on Maple Street at 10:16 a.m. led to the arrest of Barry Martin, 32, of 143 Maple St., Danvers, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



A Folger Avenue woman unhappy that her husband came home drunk at 6:08 p.m. called police asking them to remove him from the house. Police advised the woman that unless he had harmed or threatened her verbally or physically, they could not put him out of his home. The woman said she did not believe he would be a problem and officers left.

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