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September 1, 2009




Carol Ann Grady, 46, of 9 Courtney Drive, Beverly, was charged with assault and battery, domestic abuse, and neglect. Police reported the arrest a little after 2 p.m., adding that they would "check the well-being of two children."


Kelly L. Frost, 37, of 12 Dartmouth St., Beverly, was charged with assault and battery shortly after midnight on Monday. "Wife hitting husband," reads the police report, adding that she grabbed the side of his head, leaving a mark.



Vincent J. Cataldo, 40, of 187 Elm St., Everett, was arrested on suspicion of trying to rob Sam's Food Mart on Lowell Street. The arrest was accomplished after a foot chase through a nearby swamp in the early hours of Monday morning. Patrolman Andrew Sweeter responded to two clues — a broken alarm box in the front of the building and snipped telephone wires. State police dogs were brought in. Cataldo was caught in a backyard on Nancy Avenue, according to police. Cataldo is charged with having devices commonly used in burglaries, destroying property and intending to commit a crime.

Jeremy Dawson, 18, 5 Silverleaf Way, Peabody, was charged with domestic assault and battery, domestic assault, damaging property worth over $250, and making threats. The call was logged at roughly 6 a.m. "Caller reports her son is out of control," according to the police report.

Mary L. Brophy, 77, of 5 Haverhill Road, Topsfield, will be summonsed to answer a charge of shoplifting $76 worth of merchandise from J.C. Penney. The call was logged shortly before noon.



At roughly 1 a.m. police broke up a fight between two women. One departed as police arrived. The other told officers that her opponent was her best friend. "She stated that it was a stupid fight," according to the police report. It was over "a male friend." They were advised to move on.

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