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June 1, 2011




A woman on Chestnut Street complained to police at 9:31 a.m. that earlier in the week someone had thrown "an exotic fruit at her front door and it exploded." The mess was cleaned, but later an ashtray was thrown. Her son said he saw three teens do it. A report was put on file.

A woman on Lynde Street told police at 2:22 p.m. that she came home to her apartment to find she was missing a flat-screen TV, video games, $300 in cash and gold jewelry. Police report no suspects or witnesses.

Police responded at 4:40 p.m. to a report of a "past rape" on Chase Street.

David Pare, 37, of 175 Boston St., Salem, was arrested at his home address at 6:02 p.m. by Patrolman Daniel Tucker and Sgt. Andrew Dacy on a warrant issued after he was accused over the weekend of assaulting his children with a broken shovel. Police noted, "A shovel broken in two pieces in plain view in the backyard," according to the log.

A woman in a wheelchair complained at 8:58 p.m. that she was nearly hit by a Witch City van as she rolled over a Derby Street crosswalk. Police told the driver to be more careful because some streets "are not as well-lit as others and especially downtown where there are a lot of pedestrians," according to the log.

Conflicting stories led to the arrest of a Lynn man after he was accused by the mother of his 5-year-old son of threatening her life, grabbing her and pushing her to the ground. Police arrived on Summer Street at 8:11 p.m. where she said she'd been pushed by the father, in front of her son. She asked that he be arrested as she is in a custody fight. The father and two witnesses told police she hadn't been pushed and had harangued the father. A companion of the alleged victim supported the mother's story, however. According to the log, an officer approaching the scene observed the father trying to separate himself from the women. The mother later visited the police station to add that he'd threatened to kill her. Jamal R. Maupin, 34, of 848 Western Ave., Lynn, surrendered after he learned of an arrest warrant.

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