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September 24, 2013




A man was transported to an undisclosed hospital after a 1:14 p.m. report that an off-duty state trooper had seen him collapse while jogging on West Shore Drive.

Police responded to a 5:14 p.m. report of possible underage drinking in a courtyard on Village Street. Some of the juveniles ran when approached by police. Five were later picked up by their parents or guardians. A resident at 81 Bayview Road reported finding two bottles of liquor wrapped up in a jacket in his backyard “after he heard the kids running through.”

A 6:20 p.m. report that kids were throwing rocks into the street brought police to Smith and Pleasant streets. “Kids were about 6 years old and Officer Buckley talked to them,” police wrote later.

A man was transported to an undisclosed hospital after an 8:30 p.m. report that he had fallen off a sidewalk on Pleasant Street and sustained a gash to his head.


A Hooper Street man reported at 12:48 p.m. that a somebody was “skateboarding to create noise ... by jumping up and down on the board” in front of his house. Police were unable to locate the skateboarder.

A woman reported at 1:38 p.m. that a man kept ripping down the signs for her open house near Lime and Pond streets. Police wrote later: “Party was advised that they could not move the sign as it is on public property. Party stated that the sign has been there for a few years and is tired seeing. Advised to speak with selectmen.”

Officers were unable to locate anything amiss after a 7:50 p.m. report of gunshots or fireworks at Franklin and Washington streets.



Police received a 7:14 p.m. report that a group of youths had been “breaking into the boarded-up building behind the high school and using drugs and drinking.” Police checked the area of 200 Essex St. but found nothing suspicious.

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