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September 11, 2013




Police received a 6:33 a.m. report from a Washington Street man who said that his upstairs neighbor had left his vehicle open all night. Police wrote: “He is worried for his welfare. He has not heard from the neighbor or seen him since yesterday.” Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious.

Police responded to a 6:57 a.m. report that a traffic light at Maple and Lafayette streets was malfunctioning, but an officer determined it actually wasn’t.



About 4:30 p.m., an officer responded to 77 Lowell St. to arrest an individual on a warrant, according to the log. John Donatelli, 51, of 12 Crowninshield St., Apt. 522, Peabody, was taken into custody on a warrant with charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony, two counts of assault and battery on a person over 60 or disabled with injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, threatening to commit a crime and larceny under $250 from a person over 60 or disabled. An officer said Donatelli entered the unlocked apartment of a man he knew who lived in the same building, got into an argument with him, assaulted him and then stole $200 in cash.

A 22-year-old woman was transported to Beverly Hospital with undisclosed injuries after she was involved in a two-car crash at Route 128 and Andover Street, according to a 7:23 p.m. log item. The woman had been driving a blue 2000 Mercury; the other driver, a 49-year-old man, was driving a white 2006 Mitsubishi and was not reported to be injured in the log.

Police were unable to locate anything amiss after an 11:09 p.m. report that a man on Pulaski Street had heard a loud explosion.

Police received an 11:40 p.m. report that a customer at the Sonic Drive-In on Newbury Street was possibly intoxicated, but an officer determined he was actually just “falling asleep there.”

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