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July 23, 2013



A male was transported to Salem Hospital after an 11:41 a.m. report from his girlfriend that he had “facial numbness.”

Police received a 7:23 p.m. report from a woman who said three people were “doing drugs” in a driveway and she had seen “baggies and pipes.” An officer determined the three were actually smoking cigarettes.



A juvenile walked into the station at 12:18 a.m. to report a domestic between him and his parents, according to the log. Raymond Levasseur, 31, of 42 Pleasant St., Swampscott, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 1:28 p.m. report that a 4-year-old boy had gone missing on Preston Beach. He was located shortly thereafter. Police wrote: “Just got confused which way to go on the beach to his family.”

A Bay View Drive woman reported at 10:05 p.m. that she’d received four calls “telling her she will be dead by tonight.” Police wrote that the woman had “no idea who’s calling.”


A Puritan Road resident reported at 1:05 a.m. that “there are persons on the beach being very loud and now starting a fire pit.” Police wrote later: “Group moved along.”



Police responded to a 3:25 p.m. report that youths were cutting through a property on Sparrow Lane. “Four juveniles were spoken to by the officer,” wrote police. “He feels the conversation was meaningful and constructive. The youths will not be cutting through...any more.”

Police cited a motorist for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle after conducting a traffic stop outside the fire department on Lowell Street, according to a 6:10 p.m. report.

A Batchelder Avenue woman reported at 6:32 p.m. that her neighbor’s ball was in her yard. Police wrote: “She refused to throw it back over the fence.” The ball was eventually returned to its owner, according to the log.

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