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September 7, 2013

Police/fire

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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.

Swampscott

Thursday

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.”

Danvers

Friday

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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