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October 14, 2013



Police were sent to Dow Street at 6:02 a.m. to investigate a “loud banging” and found a resident who told them it was his kids, who were awake.

Noise on Japonica Avenue was easily dealt with when police helped a resident get a possum out of her trash can, as logged at 8:15 a.m.

Case solved. A woman reported at 10:11 a.m. that her mountain bike had been stolen from her garage on Essex Street. Neither the garage nor the bike had been locked. Police then found the bike behind the police station.

It just didn’t sound right. A Washington Street man told police that a woman who claimed to help “people in need of money” told him to send his bankcard to her with $200 or $300 on it and she “would return the card with two or three thousand dollars on it.” But a UPS employee suggested this might not be on the up and up and called police instead. The bank card was supposed to go to Illinois. The phone number was a Google phone number.

Police took multiple reports of stolen keys and stolen wallets taken from “unsecured” lockers in the men’s locker room at the Legg’s Hill YMCA, starting at 11:58 a.m. In at least one case the keys were used to access the victim’s car and steal valuables.

A Galaxy 4 cellphone valued at $700 went missing from the TJ Maxx store on Traders Way, as logged at 1:43 p.m. At 2:09 p.m. a cellphone was reported swiped at the Busa Wine and Spirits store, also on Traders Way. An employee told police he’d left the phone on a display case. “Video footage shows a Hispanic male, bald, wearing a blue T-shirt with an orange stripe take the cell phone and pocket it. Further footage shows a black mail with dreadlock hair remove it from the person’s pocket who originally stole it and then take it from the store.” The Apple iPhone was given an estimated value of $200.

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