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September 13, 2013



An Elizabeth lane woman reported at 11:08 p.m. that there was a “loud banging” coming from her backyard. “Officer reports the noise was coming from a sign that was against the house,” police wrote later.


A Violet Road caller reported not having any water at 5:41 a.m. “DPW was already on scene and were working to fix the water break,” an officer wrote later. “They stated the water will be off for a while.”

Police received an 11:46 a.m. report that $175 in cash and between $5,000 and $6,000 in jewelry had been stolen from a house on Paul Avenue.



A 6:48 p.m. report of suspicious activity brought police to Radcliffe and Colgate roads, where they determined a group of people were “putting flyers on houses for election in November.”


A 9-year-old girl was transported to Beverly Hospital with arm and leg injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle in a crosswalk on Brimbal Avenue, according to a 7:39 a.m. log item and an email from Officer Mike Boccuzzi. The vehicle had been exiting the Hannah School at the time of the accident. The driver, Mark Taliento, 42, of Beverly, was cited for a crosswalk violation.

Police received an 8:58 a.m. report that lawn furniture had gone missing from 22 Yankee Way.

Multiple people reported about 1 p.m. that a suspicious Honda Element with New Jersey plates was in the neighborhood of Old Farm and Priscilla roads. “Private investigator in the area,” police wrote later.

A Herrick Street woman reported at 1:14 p.m. that her neighbor with dementia “sneaks into her room and steals her candy.” Police wrote later: “Unable to speak to her neighbor due to mental state.”



Police responded to a 6:15 p.m. report that a vehicle was on fire near 46 School St. A woman said that she had been operating her 2001 Dodge Caravan on the street when the dash began “blinking” and the vehicle began to smoke, so she pulled in front of her house and got everybody out. “It was reported that the van became engulfed in flames within seconds,” wrote police. The Fire Department extinguished the fire and the van was later towed.

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