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October 19, 2012



A syringe was found in the backyard of a Northend Street residence, according to a 5:35 p.m. report. An officer disposed of it.

Police received a 5:42 p.m. report that an Xbox, chain saw, laptop and entertainment system were stolen from a Worcester Road residence while its occupants were on vacation. “There may be a possible suspect,” police wrote.

A vehicle was doing “doughnuts” in the parking lot of the Latitude Sports Club at 194 Newbury St., according to an 8:08 p.m. report. State police stopped the vehicle.

Police received a 9:45 p.m. report of three men who possibly had a rifle in a blue Ford Focus on James Street. Officers found the men and determined that it was a BB gun.


Police responded to a 12:05 p.m. report that a vehicle had been running in the driveway of 31 Northend St. and found that a man was “charging his battery and had taken a nap.”



Police were unable to locate a coyote reported to be at 226 North St. at 5:08 p.m.

A homeowner on Aurora Lane reported at 11:01 p.m. that she’d heard footsteps on her deck and found two women “wearing skirts and professional-looking jackets” on her front lawn. When the woman asked why they had been on her deck, they told her “what seemed to be a fictitious story, they were spreading the word of God.” The women left.


A woman reported at 3:07 a.m. that she was in the area of Harbor Street when an unknown man had taken her purse out of her car “while she was in it.” The man was described as 5-foot-10, with brown hair and blue jeans. The woman was unable to say in which direction he fled.

An officer was driving inbound on Jefferson Avenue at 7:51 a.m. when the truck in front of him apparently hit a bump, causing a pane of glass to break free and shatter on the roadway. The operator pulled over, as did the officer, who called the DPW to clean the glass off the road. No citations were issued.

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