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November 6, 2013



Police received a 5:34 p.m. report of an attempted break-in at 286 Newbury St. “A chair was wedged under the door handle which prevented the entry,” wrote police.

A Johnson Avenue man reported at 8:10 p.m. that there was a dead animal in his yard. Police wrote: “He was advised to dispose of the animal by either burying it, placing the body in the woods, or putting it with the rubbish.”


A 9:36 a.m. report that a female was screaming brought police to 78 Wallis St., where they spoke with a man who said he was “home alone and was playing with his dog.”

An 11:16 a.m. report of a domestic dispute between a father and daughter at 165 Lynnfield St. resulted in the arrest of David C. Keller, 48, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received an 11:33 a.m. report that a “confused female” was pushing a shopping carriage full of cans near 112 Lowell St. Police wrote later: “Officer checked on the person, unable to get a name due to language barrier. Officer believes the woman was upset that her cans fell out of her carriage.”

An officer responded to Pierpont Park after an 11:40 a.m. report that a child was playing with a BB gun and located an 8-year-old boy doing so. The officer walked him back to his parents’ residence on Sewall Street. The gun was confiscated.

Police were unable to locate three teenagers who were reported to be “shooting oncoming traffic with Nerf guns” on Fairview Avenue at 12:12 p.m.



Police responded to 17 Gooseneck Lane after a 12:33 a.m. report that a woman hadn’t been able to get in touch with her 83-year-old mother. Emergency personnel determined she had died.



Police received a 6:45 p.m. report that a boy and girl at a Story Avenue address were “not obeying house rules.” Police wrote: “Kids and mother spoken to. Mother is deaf and has hard time communicating with children. Peace restored.”

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