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May 3, 2013




A small black car with a female driver failed to stop near Atlantic and Ocean avenues, according to a 10:14 a.m. log item. An officer stopped the vehicle, but the woman “yelled at him and then took off.” Police wrote that somebody called in with the car’s license plate number. “She related she witnessed the officer almost get run down. She was going to follow the car but stopped to see if the officer is OK.” Police did eventually stop the car, but wrote that, “Three requests and the woman still refused to show license and registration.” It was unclear from the rest of the incident log what happened with the woman. Police Chief Bob Picariello said in an email that the she wasn’t arrested but will be charged. No injuries were reported.

Police received a 7:22 p.m. report that kids were “breaking stuff” on Marion Road. “Group moved along,” police wrote later.

A man at Darling and Front streets was hospitalized after a 9:12 p.m. report that he was “running up the street and is now flat on his face.”



A vehicle was towed after one of its front tires “fell off” near 465 Rantoul St., according to a 2:16 p.m. report.

A Lovett Street man reported at 5:04 p.m. that her neighbor was “very loud” and “acting very strange.” Police conducted a well-being check on the man and determined that he was “in good condition and happy.”

A 5:23 p.m. report that a person was firing an Airsoft rifle brought police to Cross Lane, but they were unable to find anything suspicious.

Police received a 7:03 p.m. report that an unknown man and woman entered a house at 6 Hillside Ave.

A 7:51 p.m. report that a woman had yelled for help brought police to the area of 18 Roundy St., where they determined a father and daughter were fighting over “homework issues.”

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