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February 6, 2013




A 9:42 a.m. report of an accident brought police to 72 Loring Ave., where they determined one car had struck a second, causing it to strike a third, which in turn struck a fourth. Then the first car fled the scene. No injuries or tows were reported.

A vehicle taking a left into the CVS lot on Canal Street struck a vehicle in the other lane, causing it to crash into a fence and then a light pole, according to a 12:48 p.m. report. The driver of the first car was cited for failing to yield the right of way. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to Beverly Hospital after complaining of neck pain, an officer said.

Police responded to a 1:10 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between a mother and son at 15 Prince Street Place and arrested a juvenile on charges of domestic assault and malicious destruction of property over $250.

An officer determined a person on Congress Street who called 911 was actually trying to reach someone in India.

Somebody saw a man and a woman possibly injecting drugs in a pick-up truck at Webb and Webster streets, according to a 3:12 p.m. report. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.



A four-car crash on Route 128 at Centennial Drive was reported to police at 7:22 a.m. A firefighter said the accident was minor and that everybody involved refused medical transport.

Police conducted a traffic stop after a 6:56 p.m. report of an erratic operator on the wrong side of Lowell Street. An officer reported that the party was “on medications” and “not feeling well” after having a couple of drinks. The officer followed the vehicle home and reported later “party made it home safely.”

A Washington Street caller reported at 7:36 p.m. that an unknown man had opened a screen door and stuck his head inside the residence. “When he saw the home was occupied he fled the area,” wrote police. Police were unable to find the man and speculated that he had gone to the wrong house.

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