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October 30, 2013





Police were unable to locate a white man with a scruffy beard who was reported to be “crying and visibly upset” on Andrew Road at 2:14 p.m.

A Blodgett Avenue woman reported at 4:45 p.m. that a man had contacted her and tried to “extort her for money by saying he had kidnapped and harmed her brother.” An officer wrote: “The brother was contacted and is fine.”


A 2-year-old boy was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital after he survived a fall from a second-floor window on Eureka Road shortly before 8 p.m. A firefighter said the boy had pushed against a screen and fallen out, but when his mother found him outside, he was already standing on his own. The hospitalization appeared to be precautionary. No further information was available.


A Kensington Lane woman reported at 10:35 p.m. that her dog was barking, and she believed “someone may be prowling in the area,” but police were unable to locate anything suspicious.



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.”

Police conducted a traffic stop at Colon Street and Story Avenue after a 7:12 p.m. report of an erratic operator from police in Hamilton. An officer wrote later: “Tired operator. Wife to drive.”


Police received a 5:54 p.m. report that a GPS device had been stolen from a vehicle at 25 Porter St.

An 8:49 p.m. report of a fight in a hallway brought police to 251 Rantoul St., where they determined two neighbors were “arguing over noise.” An officer wrote: “Advised to contact landlord and keep quiet.”



Police received a 9:31 p.m. report of three unattended children at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street.

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