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April 30, 2014





The caretaker of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House on Paradise Road reported the theft of copper downspouts from the house.

Police received a report at 12:52 p.m. of a suspicious man walking along the old track bed on Paradise Road. The man told police he was taking pictures.



Laurie Kirton, 56, of 2 Ocean Ave., Gloucester, and Marie Kirton, 79, of 8 Reynard St., Gloucester, were arrested at Wal-Mart at 6:27 p.m. and charged with shoplifting.



An Oberlin Road resident told police there are ongoing issues with residents of the Folly Hill area using the fire road. The resident said a woman got out of her vehicle and yelled at him because he stood in the middle of the road.

John McKenna, 47, of 202 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with violation of the city’s open container ordinance.

David Trites, 55, of 12 Mulberry Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. on Elliott Street and charged with violation of an abuse prevention order.



A woman came to the police station with a hunting bow she said she found in her house. She told police the bow might belong to her stepson and she didn’t feel comfortable with it around the house. The woman later returned to get the bow, saying it belongs to her husband.

A woman told police she overheard her neighbor saying she was going to get her fired from her school job.

A woman told police that a camp in Rhode Island won’t let her speak to her son and she is concerned that he is not getting his medication. She was advised to contact the South Kingston Police Department.

Police received a report of a boat washing up on the beach at Glover’s Landing. The harbormaster said the boat was from the Pleon Yacht Club and two people were notified.




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