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February 5, 2013




Police received a 10:37 a.m. report that a “random scooter” had been left next to a garage on Pleasant Street.

The windows of two vehicles on Rockaway Avenue were smashed, according to a 10:46 a.m. report.

A Ruby Avenue man reported at 10:09 p.m. that he had been “driving around smoking marijuana” when a man he was with “became violent towards him.”


A Londonderry Road man reported finding a Texas Instruments calculator on his lawn at 11:40 a.m. An officer determined it had been taken during a recent break-in to a car on Leggs Hill Road.

Police responded to a 10:46 p.m. report of a loud party at Market Square. They determined four people were watching the Super Bowl. “They will quiet down,” wrote an officer.



Police received a 7:06 p.m. report that a drunk man was throwing things at cars at Kernwood and Crescent avenues, but a search of the area didn’t yield anything suspicious.



An employee at TJ Maxx at 17 Traders Way reported at 5:06 p.m. that a male customer had been “leaving her notes” and making her feel uncomfortable over the past week. Police were called back to the store at 6:31 p.m. for a report of a suspicious man who was making the staff uncomfortable — police will summons the man on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license.

A King Street woman reported small footprints in the snow going to her back door and garage at 5:36 p.m. “Unknown who made the prints,” wrote police. They led away toward Nursery Street, according to the log.

An 8:03 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 85 Tremont St. resulted in the arrest of Michael John Picanco, 45, of 4 Berry St., Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

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