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December 22, 2012




Police received a 9 a.m. report that a car on Humphrey Street had been vandalized with flour.

A Lindbergh Road woman reported at 10:59 a.m. that a driver in a car full of packages had waved and driven off when she went to talk with him. Police determined it was a Fed Ex subcontractor.

Police received a 6:30 p.m. report from a caller at Gregory and Barnard streets who said he was “in the car with his mother arguing and she got mad and struck him.” Police wrote: “He hit her back and got out of the car. He stated that she threatened to have him committed to a facility and he has had mental health issues in the past.” Police went to speak with the mother but were unable to locate her.


A 1:41 a.m. traffic stop on Lafayette Street resulted in the arrest of Casey Walker, 22, of 56 Kensington Lane, Swampscott, on charges of drunken driving, uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.


A motor vehicle at 156 Bridge St. had been broken into, according to an 8:35 p.m. report.


Police took a 10:32 p.m. report of assault and battery on an elderly woman at 20 Sohier Road.



Police received a 2:44 p.m. report that a man’s peacocks and chickens had escaped from their pens at 272 Forest St.

A Benevento Circle man reported at 3:05 p.m. that somebody had removed all of his trash from his barrel before the trash was picked up. “Concerned that someone may be attempting to commit identity fraud,” wrote police. The man said a neighbor’s barrel was also found empty.

One person was transported to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries after a rollover accident just before Exit 25 on Route 128 northbound at about 11:30 p.m.


Police responded to a 4:51 a.m. report of an accident on Holten Street, where they determined one vehicle had struck another and then hit a tree. The operator was transported to Union Hospital with unspecified injuries and will be summonsed on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and two counts of leaving the scene of property damage. A passenger in the same vehicle was transported to Lahey North Shore.

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