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September 7, 2013



The Fire Department responded to a report around noontime that hydraulic oil had spilled from a truck on the Route 1 north ramp to 128 south, a firefighter said. The spill actually occurred off to the side of the roadway and posed no hazard to motorists, he said. A company was contracted to clean the fluid up.

Police received a report of a road-rage incident at Central Street and Wilson Terrace about 6 a.m., then received multiple calls regarding a vehicle-versus-pedestrian hit-and-run accident at the same location, said Sgt. Robert Waugh. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a black Cadillac Escalade and was last seen fleeing toward Pulaski Street. The pedestrian who was struck — Christine Soden, 48, of Peabody — was transported to Lahey Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police quickly located the Cadillac and plan to summons its operator — Amber Caruso, 34, of 28 Essex Lane, Peabody — on charges of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.



Police received a 10:43 a.m. report that a 12-year-old boy on Paradise Road had “found a picture of himself on Internet.” An officer wrote later: “Virus on Internet, not picture on website.”

Cars were doing doughnuts in a parking lot at 601 Humphrey St., according to a 6:35 p.m. report.

Police received a 9:09 p.m. report that a heavy-set male in his late teens or early 20s had tried to unlock the steering on a motorcycle at 1 Hillcrest Circle — in addition to having thrown up “all over” it. Police wrote later: “Turned out what was thought to be vomit was broken eggs. Area search suspect not located. Both tires slashed. Victim called in to add seat was slashed and fender keyed.”



A 9:05 a.m. report of shoplifting at the Home Depot on Newbury Street resulted in the arrest of Jeramie Croft, 29, of 29 Crawford St., Roxbury, on a charge of larceny over $250.

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