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November 1, 2013



A 12:02 p.m. report of an accident brought police to Dow and Prince streets, where they determined two drivers who were “unfamiliar with the area and ... attempting to get back to downtown” had crashed into each at the intersection. No injuries were reported. “Both vehicles possible total losses,” wrote police.

About 12 p.m., an officer at the Essex Probate and Family Court on Federal Street arrested Taylor E. Shurila, 19, of 29 Birchwood St., West Roxbury, on a charge of illegal possession of a class C substance.

Police received a 12:25 p.m. report from a Loring Avenue woman who reported that her Compaq hard drive had been “stolen from her porch.” Police wrote: “She reports she had the hard drive on the porch for the last few weeks and just recently found it missing.”

Two people were transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries after a 1 p.m. report of a four-car crash brought police and emergency personnel to 483 Highland Ave. An officer determined the accident occurred when one vehicle rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped for traffic, pushing it into another vehicle, which in turn struck a fourth. The operator of the first vehicle was cited for following too closely, according to the log.

A woman driving on Clifton Avenue toward Lafayette Street about 1:30 p.m. veered across the street and crashed into a tree, according to the log. She told police she swerved because her vehicle “came out of gear.” No injuries were reported.

The department received a report from Peabody police about 9:45 p.m. that a 15-year-old girl with autism had gone missing in the area of Tremont Street. She was described as being white, about 5 feet 6, 120 pounds, with brown hair. She was wearing a black shirt, black pants, a black-and-red cape and a pumpkin mask when she was last seen.

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