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November 22, 2012




A Cross Lane woman reported at 7:47 p.m. that she smelled “chemicals” outside her home. “Upon checking the area, I was unable to detect any chemical smell,” an officer wrote.

A Broadway woman reported hearing gunshots at 10:47 p.m., but officers didn’t find anything suspicious.


A bag was reported stolen from a delivery truck at Pond and Rantoul streets at 9:50 a.m.

A motor vehicle struck a building at 252 Elliott St., according to an 11:12 p.m. report. No injuries were reported.

Police received an 11:48 a.m. report of a “woman having trouble riding her bike” on Brimbal Avenue.

A dispute “over fallen leaves” between neighbors at 33 Washington St. was reported at 12:25 p.m. “Referred to Probate Court,” police wrote.



Police responded to a 2:28 p.m. report of shoplifting at J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall and arrested Carme Davila, 22, of 71 Kingston St., Lawrence, on charges of possession of a burglarious instrument and receiving stolen property over $250.

A man had been using multiple American Express credit cards to purchase televisions online and was picking them up at Sears at the Northshore Mall, according to a 3:06 p.m. report.

Police received a 3:19 p.m. report that a black and white bunny was frequenting the yard at 261 Newbury St.

A 3:24 p.m. report of youths trying to ride on top of a vehicle brought police to Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, but nobody was located.

Police received a 5:48 p.m. report of a boat parked on the railroad tracks by the post office, but police were unable to find it.

Police received a 6:09 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance in front of 3 Veterans Memorial Drive and arrested Jonathan Neat, 24, of 507 Pondview Village, Gloucester, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A customer at Abercrombie & Fitch at the Northshore Mall slapped an employee after being accused of shoplifting, according to a 6:33 p.m. report. The employee “did not want to pursue anything further,” an officer wrote.

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