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July 17, 2013




Police received a 1:12 p.m. report that a woman who seemed disoriented was walking in the middle of Buena Vista Road. Police wrote later: “She is okay, in the AC now.”

A Bassett Street man complained about construction noise at 2:51 p.m. Police wrote: “He wanted to know how long the noise would be in the area. He was informed that it was an estimated 3-year project, he also wanted to know why it needed to be so loud. He stated he would of never moved here if he knew about it and knew about how bad the road is in the winter.”

Police received an 8:29 p.m. report from a woman who said an older man was naked in a car in front of the playground on Ocean Avenue. “She yelled at him and he put his clothes on and walked away,” wrote police. An officer spoke to the man and determined he’d been trying to change and he “didn’t realize it was a culture issue but he does now.”


Police were unable to locate a possibly intoxicated man who was reported to be “yelling obscene language” on the phone in the area of Stonybrook Road at 1:04 a.m.



A Lynnfield Street man reported at 3:37 p.m. that his neighbor was taking pictures of him in his yard. An officer advised him to get a harassment order.

An officer was unable to locate youths who were reported to be fighting in the parking lot of McDonald’s on Main Street at 5:46 p.m.


A Lynn Street resident reported finding a male in his backyard at 4:39 a.m. “Officer reported party was taking a nap and was sent on his way,” police wrote later.

Police contacted the DPW after an 11:07 a.m. report that water was bubbling up from the ground near Martinack and Woodlawn avenues.

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