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April 19, 2013

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Swampscott

Wednesday

Police contacted the animal control officer after a 1:17 p.m. report that a sick raccoon was under a porch at 26 Connelly Ave.

A “young male party with a purple hat” was writing on signs on Puritan Road, according to a 1:19 p.m. report. Police didn’t report finding him.

Salem

Wednesday

Police received information that a man wanted on a warrant with charges of armed robbery and home invasion was in the area of the Salem Willows, according to a 6:26 p.m. report. Subsequently arrested was Christian Clemons, 19, of 177 North St., Salem, on a warrant out of Beverly with charges of armed and masked robbery, home invasion, and defacing property. An officer declined to comment further about Clemons, except to say that the home invasion case is under investigation and more arrests may follow.

Thursday

A 12:20 a.m. report of an unwanted party at 33 Walter St. resulted in the arrest of Tayla Greenlaw, 17, of 112 Lowell St., Peabody, on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest.

Police received a 1:57 a.m. report that a vehicle was being used without permission on Boston Street and arrested Christopher Day, 25, of 20 Proctor St., Peabody, on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful storage of a firearm, having a firearm in motor vehicle and receiving or buying a stolen motor vehicle.

Officers on patrol at Margin and Mill streets at 4:21 a.m. were flagged down by a motorist who said that the two girls driving in front of him had taken $200 and an iPhone from him. Police pulled their vehicle over and determined that the man had found the two girls online and hired them “for a massage only” at his home in Stoneham. Afterward, they took the money he left for them on a counter but also took his phone, according to the man. One of the women “said she didn’t know she had his phone but did say when she saw police she threw it out the window.” Police found the phone and returned it to the man. He declined to press charges.

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