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September 21, 2012




Police received an 8:28 p.m. report of a suspicious group in a yard on Village Street and subsequently arrested SamMastronardi, 17, of 128 Pleasant St., Marblehead, on charges of trespassing and being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol, and Michael Johnson , 18, of 371 River St., Mattapan, on charges of trespassing and being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol. A 16-year-old was also arrested on the same charges.



A 4:50 p.m. report of men begging for money brought police to the area of Burlington Coat Factory, where they advised the men to leave.

A 5:58 p.m. report of a disturbance brought police to 2 Shore Drive, where they determined a father, daughter and daughter’s boyfriend had been arguing. Police subsequently arrested Kegi Hallatari, 19, of 2 Shore Drive, Peabody, on charges of possession of a class A drug and two counts of possession of a class B drug.


Police responded to the Cabaret Lounge at 3:30 a.m. after a report that a woman had returned to retrieve her motor vehicle after being told earlier in the night by police to wait until morning to drive. Janette B. Straub , 23, of 443 Adams St., Abington, was arrested on a charge of drunken driving.

A suspicious man in a red motor vehicle with white tires was reported to be “watching children” at area schools, according to a 11:15 a.m. log entry, but officers were unable to locate any such vehicle.



Police responded to a 4:26 p.m. report of five loose pitbulls at Gallows Hill Park and advised two people that their dogs had to be leashed and licensed with the city.

A Pickering Street woman reported at 6:07 p.m. that somebody had left a bag with two lacrosse sticks on the sidewalk in front of her residence.

Police conducted a traffic stop on North Street at 6:50 p.m. and subsequently arrested

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