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October 29, 2013

Police/Fire

Beverly

Friday

Police responded to a 7:56 p.m. report of a possible fight at Hale and Oak streets and determined it was “eight youths fooling around.” The group was dispersed.

Saturday

Police were unable to locate the male who was reported to be sleeping inside an ATM on Enon Street at 12:08 a.m.

Police and the Fire Department responded to 55 Tozer Road after a 10:48 a.m. report of a fire by the railroad tracks.

Sunday

A 12:51 a.m. report of a loud party brought police to 32 Bartlett St. An officer wrote later: “Stereo turned off. Party ending. Very cooperative.”

Police received a 1:26 a.m. report that a drunken man was stumbling around near Rantoul Street and Railroad Avenue. Police wrote later: “Taxi picked up party and transported him home to Nahant.”

Salem

Sunday

Police responded to 11 Heritage Drive after a 3:58 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and subsequently arrested Danielle A. Loupos, 37, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery by dangerous weapon.

Police at CVS at 200 Essex St. about 4:30 p.m. observed a woman shoplifting, according to the log. Subsequently arrested was Katherine E. Clary, 27, of 12 Palmer St., Salem, on charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise and violating the city’s knife ordinance.

Officers were unable to locate the male who was reported to have stolen a woman’s purse from a baby carriage in front of a shop on Front Street at 6:38 p.m.

A 7:44 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 179 Boston St., where a woman said she’d been arguing with her husband about his “girlfriend in Columbia.”

Monday

A 9:45 a.m. report of a basement fire brought police and the Fire Department to 28 School St. “Dryer fire extinguished,” an officer wrote later.

A Marlborough Road woman reported at 4:18 p.m. that she’d received a scam phone call from a man with an Indian accent who “identified himself as a Microsoft analyst” and told her “she needed a security upgrade and that there were ...internal problems with her computer.” The woman didn’t give the man any money, but she did receive a later alert that somebody had tried to use her credit card to make an online purchase. Police wrote that she “believes this is connected to the phone call she received.” An officer wrote: “This officer did an Internet search and found that this is a scam that has been running for several years out of India. The scammers are able to get remote control of victim’s computers. This officer did call the number and a male with an Indian accent did pick up. This is in fact an international scam.”

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