Beverly

Thursday

Officers dispersed a group of youths “using vulgarity” at Beverly Middle School on Cabot Street at 5:39 p.m.

A resident on Elm Street reported being harassed by a neighbor at 8:06 p.m.

Friday

Police received a complaint of a dog barking in a person’s backyard on Highland Avenue at 2:01 a.m.

An officer attempted to serve court summonses to three juveniles at a Judson Street address at 8:06 a.m.

Nathan A. Osborne, 42, of 1 Japonica Ave., Salem, was arrested on three warrants out of Salem at a Rantoul Street address at 10:02 a.m.

A citation was issued in regard to a dog bite incident at the corner of Lothrop and Dane streets at 4:12 p.m.

Richard Coppola, 61, of 72 Collins St., Danvers, was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and making threats to commit a crime, following a report of a fight at the intersection of Cabot and Dane streets at 4:33 p.m.

Peabody

Thursday

A pedestrian was struck on Lynnfield Street by a driver who police say failed to stop for a person in a crosswalk at 3:56 p.m.The pedestrian, described as a juvenile, was taken to a hospital. Police will seek a complaint against the driver for failing to yield to a person in a crosswalk.

An officer went to Parsons Street at 6:23 p.m. to speak to a group of children who were throwing shoes at a dog. The officer also spoke to the children’s father, telling him he should teach his children not to throw things at a dog. Police also told the father they would be notifying the animal control officer regarding the dog’s housing situation outside.

Police investigated another report of suspected animal abuse at 10:11 p.m. on Oak Avenue, but this one turned out to have a more positive outcome when officers discovered that the dog appeared to be in good health, with access to and from the home through a doggie door.

Friday

Police, responding to a call from a woman concerned that her friend was suicidal, ended up arresting the man on drug charges at 6:33 a.m. at the Plaza Motel on Route 1. Antonio Lawrence, 41, of Lynn, was charged with possession of class D and class B controlled substances. The caller had reported the man was intoxicated, had knives, and was threatening to walk into traffic.

Two packages were reported stolen from a Crowninshield Street address at 8:14 a.m.

A police officer was sent to Summit Street at 8:32 a.m. after someone called to report a “very young child, 4 or 5, was walking alone with a very large backpack. The child, who turned out to be 8, was given a ride to the South School. Police spoke to the parents, who said they helped him across Summit but that he’d been walking the rest of the way by himself since the start of school this year. They told the officer that they will bring him to school from now on whenever they are available.

Credit card fraud was reported on Lowell Street at 12:22 p.m.

Police were asked to conduct a well-being check on a resident of Brooksby Village Drive at 2:53 p.m., but security guards would not let the officer onto the property. The resident then met the officers at the door and said she was fine.

Danvers

Thursday

Police went to the aid of two raccoons stuck in the road on Centre Street at 9:29 a.m.

Kappy’s on Route 114 reported the theft of a bottle of alcohol at 10:50 a.m.

Police went to Costco on Route 1 at 12:26 p.m. for a fight over a parking space.

Swampscott

Thursday

A fraud or scam was reported on Ocean Avenue at 10:49 a.m.

An animal bite was reported on Pleasant Street at 3:04 p.m.

A larceny was reported on Middlesex Avenue at 7:09 p.m.

Salem

Thursday

Jason Lane, 27, of 23 Wenham St., Danvers, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. on charges that include possession of burglarious tools, resisting arrest, attempting to commit a crime, giving a false name and disorderly conduct, as well as on a warrant. The arrest was made on Derby Street.

Threats were reported at a Washington Street address at 12:54 p.m.

A larceny was reported on Essex Street at 3:28 p.m.

Marblehead

Thursday

A cyclist declined medical attention after a collision with a truck on Lafayette Street at 9:43 a.m.

A woman called 911 at 11:52 a.m. to report that a man was following her and calling her racist names as she walked on Lafayette Street. Several bystanders encouraged her to call police. The man was described as white, with dark hair, wearing glasses and a blue shirt with dark pants. An officer gave the woman a ride home and police looked for the man, but were unable to locate anyone fitting that description.

Police took a report of a child on a bicycle who said she was struck by a gray or white SUV as she crossed Village Street at 2:47 p.m. The girl said she and a friend were crossing at the crosswalk when a driver stopped, motioned for them to cross, then drove forward, coming into contact with her. The girl said she was home alone because her parents work. Police contacted her mother, who arrived home about 30 minutes later. A guardian declined to have the child taken to a hospital for an evaluation. Police filed a “51A” report of suspected abuse or neglect with the Department of Children and Families.

Friday

A town public works vehicle reported being rear-ended by another vehicle that left the scene at 2:49 a.m. on Beach Street at Atlantic Avenue. The driver of the town vehicle said that the driver of the other vehicle had fled toward the Neck, but police could not locate it.

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