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January 29, 2014




Police responded to a suspicious-activity call at 4:41 p.m. from 62 Hathaway Ave. regarding a “man asking questions and soliciting for sex.”


At 3:49 p.m., a caller from 19 Berrywood Lane reported that his mother has been receiving phone calls from phone scammers pressuring her for money and claiming that she owes money for bills. The party also said someone has come to her door trying to get money for bills.



A caller from Cleveland Road reported a suspicious male walking from door to door at 2:22 p.m. The officer reported it was the oil man.

An officer spoke to an employee from Tremont Market at 3:26 p.m. who reported that someone called stating that they were from the light plant and wanted credit card information because she had not paid the bill.

A caller from Christina Drive reported to police at 4:30 p.m. that someone activated four lines on her Verizon Wireless account in November without her knowledge.

At 6:29 p.m., an employee from Shining Star Piercing on Central Street reported that a male party entered a vehicle that was parked in a driveway. When he confronted him, he ran down Central Street toward Wilson Square. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket. According to the log, a purse was taken from the car.

Police responded to a domestic-assault call coming from 27 Harrison Ave. at 10:03 p.m. and subsequently arrested Orlando Conforti, 45, 27 Harrison Ave., on charges of assault and battery.

A caller reported at 11:43 p.m. that he heard approximately 20 gunshots or firework sounds in the area of 9 Tremont St. At 11:44 p.m., police received a call from a party at 10 Crownshield St., saying that someone had set off fireworks near a pond at the back of the building. According to the log, nobody was around, but there was firework debris in the area of the picnic table at 10 Crownshield St.

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