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October 25, 2013




A Brackett Place woman reported at 11:57 a.m. that somebody had called her from a foreign number and left a message saying only, “Please die.”

A boy’s parents on Vine Street reported at 12:22 p.m. that they were concerned about someone their son was texting with. An officer wrote later: “Everything is fine, just stories being written back and forth on the computer. Was a girl at school.”

A man reported at 1:57 p.m. that he been doing work at a house on Crowninshield Road when an older male in a “dirty” Verizon sweatshirt and sweatpants approached him. “When asked for credentials, he said they were in his truck,” wrote police. “Caller had to leave the area but said there are a number of contractors in the area who have expressed concern for the male who seems to be out of place.” An officer investigated, and police wrote later: “They check out, subcontractor for Verizon.”

A man went to the station at 6:51 p.m., according to the log. An officer wrote: “He asked for my email address. He stated he just bought a new computer at the Apple store and wanted to check how it worked. He asked for the station email. He apologized for causing a problem. He asked for the chief’s email as well. He asked if we had WiFi here. He was advised to go to the library.”

A Creesy Street woman reported at 11:09 p.m. that her downstairs neighbor was screaming at someone. Police wrote later: “Unfounded. The original caller was called back and heard no further yelling. She was advised to call back with an escalation of the incident.”



Police received a 5:22 p.m. report that the person who had committed an armed robbery at the Gap on Paradise Road had been seen in the store again. “Staff not sure it was suspect, but person left prior to arrival,” an officer wrote later. “Unit searched area but no luck.”

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