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November 13, 2012




It’s approaching the time of peace and brotherly love, when parking spaces get precious and people start hitting each other because of it. Neither person wanted to pursue the matter, however, according to police. The confrontation took place near J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall, as logged at 2:50 p.m.

A woman reported to police at 4:04 p.m. that her neck and knee were injured after “an unknown child had ridden her bicycle in front of her and they had collided,” according to the log. She told police she often rides her bike on the bike path, but “people constantly operate bicycles and scooters on the bike path riding in the wrong direction.” Dogs on leashes complicate the problems. She did not want medical attention, but police note that her bike now squeaks and the head lamp is broken.

Matthew S. Fitzpatrick, 41, of 19 Virginia Ave., Beverly, was arrested at 4:48 p.m. on Gardner Street on a charge of drunken driving. Police had responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a parked car.

Jamie D. Finnemore, 44, of 278 Western Ave., Lynn, was arrested at 9:38 p.m. on Lowell Street on charges of driving with a suspended license (again), having an unregistered vehicle and idling the engine while stopped for over five minutes.

Victor Tyrone Neat, 48, of 30 Veterans Memorial Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 1:54 a.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery. A woman was transported to Salem Hospital.



Not my mother — that’s what a woman told police at 6:47 p.m. after she went to the Highland Avenue CVS to pick up a prescription and was told her mother had collected it on Friday. The apparent impostor provided the woman’s birth date and Social Security number. Police classify it as a larceny of medications.

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