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January 16, 2014



A caller from 69 Endicott St. reported a dog bite to police at 1:20 p.m. The victim received a minor bite to her left hand and refused medical treatment, according to the log. The dog was described as a cream/tan, male, poodle mix, wearing a new multicolor nylon collar without tags.



Police responded to 35 Palmer St. on a report of an electrical fire at 6:16 p.m. According to the log, there was an issue with power lines, but no fire was found. Passers-by reported seeing sparks on the outside electrical lines. The area was deemed safe, and National Grid was notified to inspect lines.


Police received a call from a resident on 16 Ropes St. at 12:24 p.m. on a report of fraud. The caller said he agreed to pay $600 for a puppy on The caller wired the money to a contact in Michigan and reported he has not received the puppy, and now the contact is requesting more money. Police advised the party not to send any more money.

A woman from 57 Orne St. reported to police at 3:58 p.m. that her purse was snatched while she was walking in Greenlawn Cemetery.

At 4:45 p.m., police arrested Robynne Ashley, 50, 205 Highland Ave., on charges of shoplifting in Market Basket. According to police, a store manager stopped her after she checked out other products and found a package of Prilosec in her purse.



Police received a report at 8:57 p.m. from a caller on Fox Run Lane saying a car horn was stuck on.



A resident from 35 Hampden St. reported a home break-in to police at 8:31 p.m. According to the log, the resident came home to find his or her house broken into and reported a jewelry box and gold chain were missing. The point of entry was unknown.



At 7:01 p.m., police arrested Colleen Dinuccio, 48, 4 Oak Terrace, Georgetown, on charges of shoplifting by asportation, saying she didn’t pay for some of her items at the self-checkout line.

Police responded to a 10:24 p.m. domestic dispute call at 180 Newbury St. and subsequently arrested Jacquelin Mackay, 22, 4 North Dale St., Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery and malicious destruction of property.

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