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December 4, 2012




A 2:44 a.m. report of an accident at Essex Street and Parramatta Road resulted in the arrest of Drew Frenette, 20, of 165 Pine Grove St., New Bedford, on a charge of drunken driving. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a 6:39 a.m. report of an unknown person in the yard at 12 Curtis Point and found “fresh boot prints across pool cover” but nobody suspicious.

A 6:33 p.m. report of a person sleeping in a car at 31 Elliott St. resulted in the arrest of Cody Farris, 19, homeless, on charges of being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol and violating the city’s open container ordinance.

Police responded to Brimbal Avenue and Herrick Street after an 11:26 p.m. report of an intoxicated woman “fighting on sidewalk” and arrested Alex Dunbar, 28, of 14 Evelyn Road, Beverly, on charges of possession of a Class A drug and a Class B drug.


A 1:09 a.m. report of a fight in the street brought police to Rantoul and Creek streets, where they determined that it was a “fight between people leaving the bars.”

At 1:18 p.m., an officer arrested David Testa, 57, of 12 Pickett St., Beverly, on a charge of violating a harassment-prevention order.

At 1:57 p.m., police arrested Craig Cowper, 34, of 34 Grant St., Beverly, on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of a Class A drug.

A 9:27 p.m. report of “fireworks bouncing off cars” brought police to 30 W. Dane St.

Police responded to a 9:28 p.m. report of a man with a bat at 22 Grant St. The man was helping his brother move.



Both the left and right front windows were broken as a GPS and designer sunglasses went missing from a vehicle in the vicinity of Brothers Kouzina on Route 1, as logged at 12:49 a.m.

Brian J. Walsh, 38, of 36 Shore Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 10:54 a.m. at the Northshore Mall Sears on a charge of shoplifting merchandise over $100 in value. The log reports testimony relating that “it was a box cutter that was used to cut off tags in the store.”

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