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August 30, 2013




A man reported at 1:10 p.m. that a truck was parked in the middle of a path on Smith Street, forcing him to walk through poison ivy. Police wrote: “Said he knows it is poison ivy because he has caught it 20 times before. Said it’s the second day in a row that he has had to go through the ivy because of the truck in the path.”

Police received a 4:03 p.m. report that a car had gone through a crosswalk on Pleasant Street as a man was attempting to cross. “He said something to the pedestrian that he is a police officer and doesn’t have to stop for pedestrians,” wrote police.

Somebody reported seeing an outbound MBTA bus with “Emergency, please call police” flashing on the back at 6:18 p.m. “Unable to locate,” an officer wrote later. “T reports they are aware of it and was a malfunction, no problem on bus.”



Police conducted a traffic stop on Selwyn Road at 4:55 p.m. and subsequently arrested Ronald L. Berry, 46, of 60 Cliff Ave., Winthrop, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and having an unregistered motor vehicle.

An officer was unable to locate a suspicious male who was reported to be “walking down the street pushing an ATM machine” on Walnut Street at 6:06 p.m.

An officer was unable to locate a young male with short blond hair who was reported to have “pulled a knife” on a man’s nephew on Herrick Road at 6:36 p.m.

Police responded to an 8:39 p.m. report of a neighborhood dispute at 266 Newbury St. and determined people were arguing about “some weeds that had been picked earlier in the night.”


Police conducted a traffic stop at Lowell and Forest streets at 1:10 a.m. and subsequently arrested Michael A. Gange, 23, of 19 Princeton St., Peabody, on charges of drunken driving, failure to stop or yield and speeding.

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