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September 12, 2013



Firefighters forced entry to a Crane Brook Way woman’s apartment after somebody heard her yelling for help, according to a 10:11 p.m. log item. The woman was subsequently transported to Lahey Medical Center.


A vehicle had struck the building at 49 Warren St., according to a 9:59 a.m. report. There were no injuries and a message was left for the building inspector.

A student at the Veterans Memorial High School was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after a 1:09 p.m. report that he or she had passed out.



An Overlook Road woman reported at 1:08 p.m. that she had returned home to find that her door was unlocked, and that she thought she had locked it before she left. “She is now sitting in her red Honda eating her salad thinking about burglars,” wrote police. An officer walked through the house with her and determined everything was OK.

Police received a report of a “speeding car and operator made bad gestures” on Foster Street at 3:15 p.m.

A Lafayette Street woman reported at 3:34 p.m. that she had received a phone call from a “foreign-sounding male” who said she had “won millions in a drawing and all she had to do was give a driver a check for $200 when he comes at 5 p.m. to deliver the check.” Police wrote: “Caller knew it was a scam and just wanted us to be aware.”

A man on Washington Street reported at 4:57 p.m. that he had noticed a vehicle running in the area when he left for work at 7 a.m. and “it is in the same spot now and still running.” An officer wrote later: “Owner has been in and out all day and shut the car off. All clear.”

Police were unable to locate a man in a purple shirt who was reported to be bleeding after a fall he sustained at the bus stop at Humphrey and West streets at 6:17 p.m.

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