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April 23, 2013




A motorist was transported to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries after a 12:45 a.m. report that a car had struck a tree on Atlantic Avenue. Police wrote: “Driver admits to texting while driving.”



A Humphrey Street caller reported at 6:33 p.m. that a young man in a Red Sox shirt had threatened to “throw a ball at her car” while she was in traffic.


Police received a 2:32 p.m. report that dirt bikers were on the property of Aggregate Industries on Danvers Road. “No way to access the property,” an officer wrote later. “Can hear the dirt bikes.”

Police responded to a 9:31 p.m. report of disturbance on Paradise Road in which a woman was screaming and saying, “He’s going to kill me,” and arrested Michael Litvak, 65, of 404 Paradise Road, Swampscott, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



A vehicle was keyed at Stop & Shop at 301 Newbury St., according to a 5:06 p.m. report.

Police received an 8:03 p.m. report that a vehicle had been maliciously damaged with a shopping cart at the Liberty Tree Mall.


A 2:59 p.m. report of a man lying in the grass brought police to Folly Hill Drive, but they were unable to locate him.

Emergency personnel responded to a 5:10 p.m. report that a girl had been struck in the head by a pitched baseball at Great Oak Elementary School, according to radio reports. The girl did not suffer loss of consciousness during the incident.



Police responded to a 5:05 p.m. report of a domestic dispute on the front patio of 12 Pope St. and determined that a 12-year-old boy and his mother were arguing because he was “upset he lost his soccer game and had to do his homework.”

A 6:47 p.m. report of suspicious activity in a car brought officers to Jefferson Avenue, where they determined that a man was sitting his vehicle scratching lottery tickets.

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