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August 29, 2013



A Drake Way resident reported at 6:29 p.m. that there was somebody drinking in a blow-up boat on a nearby pond. An officer determined it was actually three youths fishing for eels and advised them they were on private property.

A 7:17 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance on Bartholomew Street resulted in the arrest of Carol A. Gajeski-Knight, 41, of 1 Harold Court, Apt. 1, Gloucester, on charges of assault and battery on a person over 60 or disabled with injury, domestic assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60. Lt. Arthur Yeo said Gajeski-Knight assaulted her sister and threw a pair of keys at her mother during an altercation.

Police received a 9:23 p.m. report that a man was on the ground and semiconscious on Newbury Street, possibly after a fight. An officer wrote later: “Party transported to Salem Hospital stated that he fell and hit his head on a rock.”


A 2:25 a.m. report of a “man down” brought police to 96 Tremont St. “Party locked out of his house decided that the sidewalk would be a good place to sleep,” an officer wrote later. “He was advised it wasn’t.”

A 3:26 a.m. report of “yelling in the area and possible gunshots” brought police to 47 Holten St. Subsequently arrested was Jonathan Hoskyns, 22, of 10 Holten St., Peabody, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Lt. Arthur Yeo said Hoskyns threw a knife at another male during an altercation. There were no injuries and no evidence that a gun was involved in the incident.

Police received several calls regarding a small child that had apparently been left unattended in the street near Sutton and South streets around 8 a.m. A 911 caller subsequently reported that his 6-year-old daughter was missing, but the child had already been transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital via ambulance. An officer planned to file an abuse or neglect report about the incident.

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