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November 17, 2012




Police responded to a 2:40 p.m. report of a motor vehicle accident with property damage at 554 Essex St. and arrested Lisa Charette, 50, of 640 Essex St., Beverly, on charges of drunken driving, a marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

A 9:02 p.m. report of two men fighting in a driveway at Hale and Ober streets resulted in the arrest of Scott Thompson, 25, of 4 Ober St., Beverly, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police and the Fire Department received an 11:36 p.m. report of smoke in the area of 6 Tozer Road, but found none upon responding to the area.


A dispute among neighbors brought an officer to 11 Beach St. at 10:06 a.m., where it was determined one person’s landscaper had dumped yard waste onto another’s property. The man said he would have it removed on Monday.

Police responded to a 3:04 p.m. report of a male staggering at 14 Elliot St. and found a man who stated he drank a “whole large bottle of vanilla extract, and nothing else.” Police wrote: “Empty bottle of that substance was found on his person.” Police sent the “severely disoriented” man to Beverly Hospital for evaluation.



The mayor’s office reported at 3:31 p.m. that somebody had called to report a deer swimming in Brown’s Pond. “Deer appears to be gone at this time,” police wrote later.


A vehicle parked at the Homewood Suites Hotel was broken into overnight and a $200 GPS device stolen, according to a 5:29 a.m. report.

A Walnut Street caller reported “a man in the dumpster throwing trash around the parking lot” at 8:10 a.m. An officer found the man and informed him he was on private property.

Police responded to a 12:31 p.m. request for a well-being check on a resident of the Rainbow Adult Day Center and subsequently determined the woman in question “was upset over losing a card game.”

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