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September 6, 2013




A child on Independence Way dialed 911 “but couldn’t reach to hang up the phone,” according to a 9:02 a.m. log item.

A woman on Hawkes Street reported at 11:57 a.m. that her tire was “fine yesterday and now it is flat.” Police wrote later: “Tire had a slow leak. Tire has dry rot. Took tire to shop, and they put air in all the tires.”

Somebody turned in a credit card they had found at Riverhead Beach, according to a 3:53 p.m. log item. “Bank of America contacted,” police wrote later. “Advised to shred the card. Done. They will contact the customer.”

A Shorewood Road woman reported at 7:36 p.m. that her daughter had received text messages threatening to “expose Photoshopped pictures of her onto the Internet unless she complies with some kind of instructions.”

Police received a 9:15 p.m. report that a white van had pulled into a man’s driveway on Washington Street “and a female walked from up the street and got in the van carrying a bag,” according to the log. Police wrote: “The male then looked through the bag with a flashlight instead of using the interior light.” Police didn’t report locating the vehicle.

A 10:08 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to Bowden Street, where they determined people had been “arguing about Facebook.”


A 50-year-old man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 4:34 a.m. report that he had fallen down stairs on Barnard Hawkes Court and was unconscious.



Around 2 p.m., a Chevy S10 driven by John Isom, 78, of Peabody, struck a parked vehicle, forcing it against a house at 187 Lynn St., according to a log item. “The officer stated that there was minor damage to the house,” wrote police. No injuries were reported.

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