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April 30, 2013




Police received a 7:52 a.m. report that a 2013 Kia Sorento on Auburndale Road had been broken into, but police determined that nothing was stolen. “Does not appear to be a break,” an officer wrote. “Window broken from the inside, possibly when trunk was shut.”

A woman was painting “No Parking” on High Street, according to a 1:24 p.m. report. “She has painted her own hash marks in the street,” police wrote. “Requesting DPW before it dries.”

Police received a 2:40 p.m. report that a “nasty-looking man” was sitting on a bench in front of the library on Pleasant Street and possibly looking at children. “He is described as a white male, has a beard and long, stringy hair, homeless-looking,” wrote police, who later determined that he was just waiting for the bus.

A 3:22 p.m. report that a man appeared to be taking notes about a car brought police to Devereux Street, where they determined that he was an auto appraiser.

A woman reported at 4:28 p.m. that there were about 20 kids in the grandstand on Wyman Road “swearing and making it difficult for parents to watch game.” An officer responded to that location but found nothing suspicious.

A Humphrey Street resident reported at 4:43 p.m. that a flash drive “with all of his personal information it” had been stolen.

A 10 p.m. report of a party with underage people at it on High Street resulted in the arrest of Daniel Christopher Knittle, 19, of 10 Risley Road, Marblehead, on a charge of being a person under 21 in possession of liquor. A 19-year-old Swampscott man was also taken into protective custody.


A motorist reported at 10:09 a.m. that she had stopped for a bicyclist at Pleasant and Lafayette streets and a “lunatic” teenage driver behind her “kept honking the horn and giving the finger.”

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