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June 18, 2013




Police responded to an 8:08 a.m. report that a woman at 6 Crane Ave. was having a dispute with her husband and determined the two were arguing “over one of them moving out and who would be packing a bag.”

An 11:56 a.m. report that an unknown person had dropped off a suspicious bag brought police to Catherine Drive, where they determined the bag contained “an unopened bottle of wine and a beer.” Police wrote: “Officer will dispose of the items.”



Police received an 11:53 a.m. report that somebody at 61 Greenwood Ave. had received a call from somebody claiming to represent the town of Swampscott. “They stated that they wanted to get into the house to check for storm damage,” wrote police.

A Paradise Road resident reported at 1:10 p.m. that they had received a suspicious email on their computer. Police wrote later: “Party downloaded a virus.”

The animal control officer was notified after a 4:07 p.m. report that a “sick-looking skunk” was walking in circles in the middle of Valley Road.

Police responded to a 9:12 p.m. report that a telephone pole was leaning toward the roadway at 308 Essex St. An officer wrote later: “No change from previous condition.”

A Norfolk Avenue resident reported at 10:51 p.m. that they had received a call from a female stating “she was just raped,” and then a male apparently snatched the phone and hung it up. There was no identification information about the caller, and whoever reported it was unsure where the call came from, according to the log.


Police received an 11:38 a.m. report that a woman on Paradise Road had struck her male companion and “ripped off his shirt,” but an officer subsequently determined it was only a verbal argument.

Youths were lighting fireworks in the street at Middlesex and Norfolk avenues, according to a 9:12 p.m. report. “Parties will stop,” police wrote later.

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