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July 20, 2013




A bicyclist hit a water gate in the roadway at Atlantic Avenue and Clifton Heights Lane and fell off her bike, according to an 8:28 a.m. report. The woman may have sustained an arm injury but she was not hospitalized.

Police received an 11:20 a.m. report that somebody had stolen approximately $1,000 in lobsters from Swampscott Harbor overnight.



Police responded to the area of 70 Harrison Ave. after a 4:08 p.m. report that somebody was screaming and determined that a child “was playing a video game and he got excited.”

Officers were unable to locate a male who was reported to have taken a picture of a young child in a yard on Elm Place at 7:12 p.m.

At 9:12 p.m., an officer at 126 Lowell St. arrested Michael C. Marciano, 41, of the same address, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

An employee of the Holiday Inn on Newbury Street reported at 10:33 p.m. that there was a domestic disturbance in a room. Subsequently arrested was Joel M. Balink, 24, of 900 Beaver Dam Road, Honey Brook, Pa., on charges of domestic assault and battery and wanton destruction of property over $250. An officer said the employee contacted police after seeing blood on the outside of the door to the hotel room.

Police were unable to locate youths who were reported to possibly be shooting a paintball gun at passing vehicles at Lowell Street and Edgehill Road at 10:54 p.m.

A St. Ann’s Avenue woman reported at 11:42 p.m. that the back of her house had been egged.


A Princeton Street woman went to the station at 12:55 p.m. to report that she “felt uneasy about a male party that had done repair work on her computer.”

Police and the Fire Department responded to the area of 10 Centennial Drive after a 1:57 p.m. report of a “fire in the bushes.” Police wrote: “Fire Department was able to quickly get the fire under control.”

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