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January 22, 2014





At 12:29 a.m., police arrested Ross Kratman, 19, 65 Quincy Ave., Winthrop, on charges of malicious destruction of property over $25 after police responded to a report from 34 Loring Ave.

Police responded to a 5:19 p.m. larceny call from a Shell gas station on North Street. According to the log, the owner of the gas station said he had video of a female employee taking $250 from the safe.

At 6:54 p.m., police arrested Vincent Caruso, 42, 141 North St., on charges of assault and battery (domestic), and assault and battery by a dangerous weapon, after the alleged victim reported a disturbance to police.

Police received a call at 9 p.m. from 12 Gallows Hill Road regarding a dog complaint. According to the log, a male party was being chased by a black and white pit bull. The victim said he was walking down Gallows Hill Road when he was startled by the dog, who began to bark and growl at him. The pit bull’s front paws scratched the victim’s knees and caused him to fall down. The victim got up and climbed onto a nearby vehicle before running up the stairs of 12 Gallows Road to safety.

At 9:52 p.m., police arrested Odilia Lopez, 28, 38 Boston St., on charges of assault by a dangerous weapon, after police received a call that a party had been threatened with a knife.

At 11:24 p.m., police arrested Diane Karslian, 44, 77 Summer St., on charges of assault and battery after police were called to Summer Street on a report of a domestic dispute.


Police responded to a vandalism call on Front Street at 9:41 a.m. According to the log, the caller reported someone had tagged the side of 15 Front St. with black spray paint stating “TEC” and “ERAU!”



A caller from the area of Harbor Avenue and Nanepashment Street reported an oil leak on the causeway to police at 10:37 a.m. According to the log, the caller said the spill went over the whole roadway, and she was afraid of what may go onto her property.

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