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April 20, 2013

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At 8:40 a.m., an officer at Pond and Green streets arrested Ryan Peaslee, 33, of 20 Pond St., Apt. 1, Marblehead, on a charge of possession of a class C drug.


A Heritage Way woman reported at 12:39 a.m. that a group of people were being loud around her house. “She states that they may be smoking something,” wrote police. An officer didn’t find anything suspicious upon responding to the area.



A 59-year-old man complained of back pain and was transported to Salem Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk near the Walgreens at 35 Main St., according to a 3:19 p.m. log item. An officer said no citations were issued.

Police received a 3:43 p.m. report that five 5-gallon gas tanks had been stolen from a garage on Wilson Terrace.

A Park Street man told police at 6:19 p.m. that he had a tip about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police received a 7:23 p.m. report that two suspicious males wearing army fatigues and carrying firearms ran through a backyard near Kingdom Court and Kingdom Terrace. Police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.

A 7:29 p.m. report of a “small explosion” brought police to Shillaber Street, but they later called the report “unfounded.”


An intoxicated male called 911 to request an officer at 9 Oak St., according to a 2:12 a.m. report. “The officers checked the area and stated that all was quiet,” wrote police. “The officers also stated that there was not a 9 Oak St.”

An Elaine Avenue woman reported a “loud noise coming from her burner” at 4:09 a.m., but police later determined “the noise was static from a television left on.”

Police conducted a 10:03 a.m. traffic stop at 401 Lowell St. and arrested Adam McLaughlin, 29, of 602 Manor Road, Beverly, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, giving an officer a false name and address, having an unregistered vehicle and a passing violation. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Salem District Court.

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