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June 26, 2013




Police notified the harbormaster after a 7:46 a.m. report that a kayaker had seen “what he thinks is a small landslide under a telescope at Fort Sewall.” Police wrote about the kayaker: “He thinks the land came from the earth under the Fort.”

Police received a 2:15 p.m. report that there was graffiti on a stop sign on Atlantic Avenue.

An officer found a set of keys on the steps to the station, according to a 2:38 p.m. log item. “Keys belonged to an officer,” wrote police.

A Hillside Avenue woman reported at 6:37 p.m. that somebody with a heavy accent had called her saying they were changing her Medicaid information. “Resident told the man to mail the request and on that request he hung up,” wrote police.

Police received a 7:03 p.m. report that a female on Mugford Street had requested assistance “because her mom hit her with a towel.”

A tree branch fell onto four cars on Mugford Street during the thunderstorm, according to a 7:30 p.m. log item. Various cable and television lines were also brought down, obstructing Mechanic Street. There were no injuries, though one woman called police “saying she was under the tree when it fell. Said she was shaken but OK and is at home.” Police wrote later: “All cars removed, wires removed from the street.”

A man was hospitalized after an 11:04 p.m. report that he tripped on a flip-flop shoe on Front Street and fell and cut his knee.


At 1:21 a.m., police received a be-on-the-lookout alert for a 1993 Buick Century that was involved in a gunpoint robbery at a gas station by the Lynn police station.

A Jersey Street man reported at 3:56 a.m. that he had “some type of oxygen-eating gas in the house and did not know where it was from.” Police wrote: “When asked if he needed fire/EMS/police he declined all three and stated he wanted it in the logs.”

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