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February 16, 2013




A 7 p.m. report of a “fight upstairs” brought police to 10 Grant Ave., where they determined that the disturbance was actually “guys playing video games.”

Police received a 7:31 p.m. report that a man was screaming at a woman in a white van at 224 Elliott St. and determined that it was a “verbal argument between friends.”

Police responded to a 10:32 p.m. report of “loud music” and “dancing” at 375 Rantoul St. but determined that there was no basis for the call.


A 7:24 a.m. report of a disturbance coming from the second floor brought officers to 11 Whitney Ave., where they determined a woman was banging and yelling. “She admitted it was in retaliation for noise last night,” police wrote.



A 3:36 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to 18 Keys Drive. Daniel Falasca, 52, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


A Brinks truck was involved in an accident at Warren and Endicott streets, according to an 11:35 a.m. report. No injuries were reported, and no vehicles were towed.



Police conducted a traffic stop after a red light violation on Canal Street at 12:54 a.m., according to the log. Octavio Santos, 22, of 19 Redington St., Swampscott, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license and a red light violation. He was also the subject of a warrant.

Officers pulled over a vehicle that was operating without headlights on Barstow Street at 1:09 a.m. and arrested Amanda Teixeira, 23, of 37 Lynn St., Peabody, on charges of drunken driving and a defective equipment violation.

Police received a 9:47 a.m. report that a woman who had applied for a job at Dunkin’ Donuts at 282 Derby St. a month before had returned to the store and shoplifted two bags of coffee on Thursday. The coffee was valued at $16. Police spoke to the suspect, who subsequently returned to the store and paid for the items. She was then issued a no-trespass order for the store.

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