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January 17, 2014



Police responded to the area of North Pine Street and Essex Street on a suspicious-activity call at 10:16 p.m. According to the log, a female was heard yelling in the area.


A resident from 12 First St. reported to police at 7:15 a.m. that her son was bitten by the neighbor’s 9-month-old Yorky Chihuahua.

At 9:17 a.m., police arrested Richard Frissora, 56, 44 Hudson St., Lynn, on charges of driving with an expired inspection sticker and operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, after Frissora was pulled over on Federal Street.



Police received a 10:55 a.m. call from a resident on Lafayette St. on a report of stolen downspouts.



At 12:32 p.m., police received a call from 450 Paradise Road regarding suspicious activity. The caller reported he was approached by two males in a black pickup truck who were offering to sell a surround-sound system valued at $2,500 for $400 cash. The caller believed it was stolen. According to the log, both males were described as in their late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet, with scruffy facial hair.

A caller from 23 Paradise Road reported stolen downspouts at 4:21 p.m.

Police received a call from 18 Walker Road at 10:30 p.m. of possible gunshots in the area.



At 5:47 p.m., police arrested Lorenc Gjergji, 39, 403 Essex St., Beverly on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, second offense, and not yielding to another car’s right of way in the area of Elliott Street and Route 128.

Police arrested Jennifer Trippett, 39, 36 S. Main St., Topsfield, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and speeding at 6:45 p.m. on North Street.


Police responded to a 1:49 p.m. shoplifting call from Wal-Mart on 55 Brooksby Village Drive and subsequently arrested Gloria Fonseca, 31, 5 Harrison Ave., Salem, on charges of shoplifting by asportation, second offense.

At 3:44 p.m., police arrested Michael Halbick, 34, 32 Sutton St., Peabody, on charges of shoplifting by asportation, at Kohl’s on Independence Way.

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