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May 1, 2013



A 2 p.m. report of a fight in an alley brought police to 284 Washington St., where a man told them “he was sucker-punched and did not know who did it.” The man refused medical attention, and police were unable to locate any suspects.



Police received a 7:13 p.m. report from somebody at Motel 6 who said a wallet and other belongings had been stolen.


A 2:04 p.m. report that somebody had shoplifted video games from Walmart at 55 Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrests of Alberto Nunez, 21, of 89 Endicott St., Peabody, and Oscar Mercado, 22, of 41 Menlo St., Brockton, each on a charge of shoplifting.



Police received a 3:28 a.m. report of disturbance at 139 Park St. and arrested Anthony Fessenden, 18, of the same address, on charges of assault and battery, kidnapping, and witness intimidation. An officer said that Fessenden locked his girlfriend in a room during a domestic dispute and that she injured her thumb when he tried to grab her phone. The officer added that the incident report did not appear to support the charge of kidnapping.

A 3:27 p.m. report that a 7-year-old had gone missing after an argument with a family member brought officers to a West Dane Street address. The child was soon found unharmed in a nearby backyard, according to Officer Mike Boccuzzi.



A Jersey Street resident reported being awakened by a loud noise at 12:13 a.m. “She said it sounded like someone was on her porch,” police wrote. “Checked exterior and interior, nothing showing.”

Police received a 12:39 a.m. report that a Washington Street man heard a “popping noise” and then a “light lit up his whole bedroom.” Police wrote: “Unsure if they were fireworks.”

The passenger-side window of a vehicle on Evans Road was smashed and a wallet stolen from inside, according to a 6:05 a.m. log item. The wallet was later found in a nearby garden, and nothing was missing, police wrote.

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