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August 30, 2013



Police received a 3:59 p.m. report that a man was “hanging around young children” on East Lothrop Street. Office Mike Boccuzzi said in an email that the man — described as being in his 50s or 60s, with a gray mustache with some red in it, about 5 feet 8 with a heavy build — had been seen talking to families and young children at a playground a couple times.

A 4:49 p.m. report that kids were getting “picked on” brought police to Gage Street. “Party who has psych and emotional issues took exception when older kids would not play with him and brother,” an officer wrote later. “Father came to park and took kids home.”

Police received a 6:53 p.m. report that a son was late in returning home to a Manor Road address. An officer wrote later: “Son played 18 holes of golf instead of 9.”


The U.S. Air Marshals were conducting surveillance at Beverly Airport after receiving a report that a laser had been pointed at aircraft, according to an 11:12 a.m. log item, but an officer wrote that it was actually part of a Visible Intermodal Protection and Response exercise. “These operations are periodically done,” police wrote. Another officer said he didn’t think there had been any credible reports of lasers pointed at aircraft in the area.



Police were unable to locate a moving vehicle on New Derby Street in which people were reported to be possibly drinking liquor at 4:36 p.m.

Police responded to a 5:45 p.m. report of an accident near Federal and St. Peter Street and determined a motorist had struck a tree while he was looking at his GPS device. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage, according to the log.

A 7:48 p.m. report that a woman was yelling on her phone brought police to 289 Essex St., where she told an officer she has “trouble hearing and has to talk loud.” The officer wrote that she “had no problem hearing me earlier in the shift when I was dispatched to her apartment and had no problem hearing me when I spoke to her during this call.” She was advised to “keep her phone conversations down,” according to the log.

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