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December 11, 2012



A driver for Georgia’s Pizza reported at 5:27 p.m. that a man he knew had swung a piece of wood at him after he made a delivery at 11 Summer St. “He deflected the wooden post with his arm,” police wrote. Police were seeking a warrant for the man on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. No motive was reported.


A Raymond Road man reported at 11:12 a.m. that his neighbors had recently installed external surveillance cameras and he believed one of them was pointed at this house. Police spoke to the neighbors, who said they had no intention of spying on the complaining party and would readjust the camera.

A woman reported at 2:03 p.m. that she had been involved in a road-rage incident in which a man in a white truck “threatened her.” The woman said “she believed he had a handgun because he kept his hand in his pocket.” Police were unable to locate the man.

A Cambridge Street man reported at 2:54 p.m. that somebody had written on his home with a marker.



A 2:22 a.m. report of a disturbance on Rantoul Street resulted in the arrest of James O’Rourke, 45, of 276 Rantoul St., Beverly, on charges of disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.



A Broughton Road woman reported at 2:35 p.m. that her daughter had stolen her prescriptions and was now “threatening to steal other things like her TV.”


A Pleasant Street caller reported at 10:41 p.m. that two men were following a 16- or 17-year-old female who was crying as she walked. “Spoke to girl,” police wrote. “She had an argument with her father and is fine.”

Police received a 10:55 p.m. report from an Ocean Avenue woman who said kids “trashed her front yard and then left the scene, and she is following the vehicle and they are now at the beach, and she wants police there now.” An officer determined the trash in question was a McDonald’s bag.


Police assisted a man on Pleasant Street who reported being “stuck in his seat belt” at 7:27 a.m.

Police received a 12:03 p.m. report that bulbs had been removed from a strand of outside Christmas lights on Overlook Road.

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