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May 1, 2014




A woman came to the police station at 12:08 p.m. and told police that her two dogs had been struck by a vehicle that morning while she was crossing Boston Street. She said the vehicle came to a stop after hitting the animals. The dogs’ medical bill came to $116.

Police retrieved a hypodermic needle from a flower box on Winthrop Street at 12:17 p.m.

A man told police he had parked his car in front of his apartment on Ward Street around midnight, but it was missing in the morning.

A resident reported to police at 1:40 p.m. that teenagers have been hanging around Kosciusko Street at all hours of the evening, playing loud music and disturbing neighbors. She was advised to call police when the events are taking place so that officers can identify the youths.

A woman came to the police station to report that a truck had sideswiped her vehicle on Highland Avenue. The woman followed the truck and took a picture of it. Police were able to get the license plate number from the photo.

The staff at Starbucks on Washington Street called police at 2:08 p.m. to say there was man in the bathroom banging and making guitar sounds. The man told police he was just using the bathroom.

Joseph Lewis, 25, of 35 Lynn St., Peabody, was arrested at 2:20 p.m. on Norman Street and charged with illegal possession of a class A substance, heroin.

A woman on Valley Street told police that her purse was stolen from her car around 7:30 a.m. The woman said the purse was stolen after she started her car and went back inside the house to brush her teeth.

The driver for a Lynn taxi was pulled over for speeding at 5:39 p.m. on Highland Avenue. The driver was cited for speeding and driving with an expired license.

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