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September 17, 2013



A woman on Avalon Drive reported at 8:22 p.m. that her 24-year-old daughter had stolen her rental car, a blue Hyundai Elantra.

An 11:06 p.m. report of “alarms sounding and a strange odor” brought police and the Fire Department to 50 Warren St. “Food on the stove in apartment 536,” an officer wrote later.


A male at 103 Central St. reported at 1:58 a.m. that a black male in a red shirt had pushed him to the ground. “He sustained an abrasion to his head, was checked by EMS and refused transport,” police wrote later. “An area check by 2 units was not fruitful.”



Police conducted a traffic stop at Maple and Newbury streets at 5:44 a.m. and subsequently arrested Kerry Crotty, 34, of 2124 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and possession of a class B drug.

Police received a 6:51 a.m. report that money had been stolen from a vending machine at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street.

Threats had been posted in the bathroom of the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, according to a 12:36 p.m. log item.



Officers were unable to locate the seven to eight kids who were reported to be being loud in the area of 16 Barlett St. at 8:23 p.m.

Police responded to a 9:17 p.m. report of a loud house party at 36 Bartlett St. and found 25 to 30 people boarding a party bus. “Neighbor advised that they are Endicott students, and late night noise is common,” wrote an officer.

Police were unable to find anything amiss after an 11:16 p.m. report that a laser was being shined into windows in the area of Lothrop and Dane streets.


Police received a 3:01 a.m. report that people were playing football near 488 Rantoul St. “All quiet on arrival,” an officer wrote later, “advised them no more football.”

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