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January 15, 2013




A 1:26 p.m. report of a person in a tree with a possible rifle brought police to Lothrop and Dane streets, where it turned out to be a 14-year-old boy with a toy. “He was sent from the area and advised to bring the toy home and keep it out of public view,” police wrote.


Police received a 1:59 a.m. report of a rock through a vehicle window at 43 Haskell St.

A woman was cited for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk after her vehicle struck the front wheel of a man’s bicycle as he crossed the road at Cabot and Rantoul streets. No injuries were reported, and the woman agreed to pay for the damage.


A 2:41 a.m. report of a man and woman arguing at 39 Railroad Ave. resulted in the arrest of Danilo Diroche, 23, of 341 Summer St., Lynn, on charges of assault to murder and domestic assault and battery. In an email about the incident, Officer Dave Costa said Diroche’s girlfriend told police he grabbed her by the neck and “pressed his thumbs into her windpipe area.”

One person was transported to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries after a two-car accident at Brimbal Avenue and Sohier Road around 6:15 p.m. Traffic backed up at the scene as police and the Fire Department responded.



Police received a 5:42 p.m. report of an Internet posting that showed a juvenile with a handgun. Investigation determined that it was a replica, and police seized it.


A 12:28 a.m. report of a disturbance brought police to 19 Geneva St., where they arrested Joseph White, 50, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

Officers on routine patrol at 2:33 a.m. observed two men walking on Congress Street, one of whom threw something in a bush as they drove past, according to the log. Stephen E. Robinson, 20, of 94 Bridge St., Beverly, and George Rivera, 21, of 31 Salem St., Salem, were each arrested on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon. The weapon in question was a doubled-edged dagger, according to the log.

A Gallows Hill Road woman reported at 10:20 a.m. that she believed her neighbor put a bag containing dog feces on her porch and that “this is not the first time a bag has been left on her property.”

A burglary at Psychological Consulting Services at 70 Washington St. was reported at 1:53 p.m. Items reported missing include a roll of stamps, a laptop, a small bucket containing $8 and two bags of chocolates.

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