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January 9, 2012




A man reported to be driving erratically on Elliott Street explained to police at 1:50 p.m. that he had "dropped his cellphone and reached down to retrieve" it, according to the log.

Police investigated a report of larceny on Priscilla Road at 3:32 p.m.

A dispute between a mother and her 14-year-old son brought police intervention at 4:43 p.m. on Summit Avenue.


Thomas R. Cacciola, 48, of 295 Lincoln Circle, Northridge, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. on Wedgemere Road on a charge of committing assault and battery on a person over 60. Police, responding to a report of a "disturbance in the home," included Patrolmen Dana Nicholson and Michael Henebury and Sgt. William Page.



Police suggested a restraining order for a woman who came to them at 8:45 a.m. citing repeated difficulties with a male acquaintance.

A housesitter reported a break-in at a property on Ralph Road at 2:40 p.m.

None could be found after a resident told police at 6:26 p.m. that he saw kids dragging "three 12-packs and two bottles of booze down the tracks toward the bridge" at Village Street.



A woman told police at 5:50 p.m. that her purse was stolen from her vehicle at the Derby Street Hess station. It was gone in the time it took her to walk from the car to pay for her gas. She returned to find the passenger door ajar.

As $160 in her purse went missing while a friend was helping her move, a woman on Thorndike Street told police she wanted to approach the friend herself to try to settle the matter. The victim added that so far she'd been unable to contact the friend, who lives in Malden, as her phone was shut off, according to a 7:37 p.m. log entry.

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