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August 31, 2013




Around 1:30 p.m., an officer in the area of Ocean Avenue arrested Manolin F. Soto, 34, of 566 Chestnut St., Lynn, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a license revoked as a habitual traffic offender, having an unregistered motor vehicle and a number plate violation to conceal identification.

Police were unable to locate anything amiss after a 2:36 p.m. report that an argument at Cowell and Pond streets “seems to be getting heated.”

An anonymous man reported at 10 p.m. that somebody in a Jeep had tried to run him and his dog over in a park on Front Street “and the operator was being confrontational and caller claimed the person was drunk.” Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious in the area.


A caller reported at 12:54 a.m. that two young children — possibly a 10- and 7-year-old — were sitting by themselves on a bench on Pleasant Street. An officer determined they were both 14 and transported them back to their house, where they spoke with a guardian.



Somebody broke into a Warren Street apartment via a rear window and stole two televisions, according to a 2:06 p.m. log item.

A man reported at 5:47 p.m. that a dealership on Washington Street was “refusing to fix his motor vehicle that is covered under warranty.” Police wrote later: “Both parties revolved the issue before officer arrived.”

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 7:17 p.m. report of a fire alarm at 32 Lynn St. An officer wrote later: “The alarm that the reporting party heard was an alarm clock. Fire was able to locate it. All in order.”

Police notified the Fire Department that a hydrant near 60 Northend St. was leaking, according to a 7:24 p.m. log item.

The DPW was notified after an 8:45 p.m. report that there was a dead fox in the roadway near 218 Andover St.

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