Wednesday, August 8
That’s one heck of a “Good Morning”
A resident called police to report that she was bitten by a pit bull—leashed by the owner—in the early morning hours as she was walking on Central St. by Appleton St. The victim stated that she went straight to Lynn’s Union Hospital, where she received two stitches on her left forearm. The animal control officer was given the information.
Three citations were issued during traffic enforcement on Route 99 (Broadway). One citation was issued during enforcement on Howard St. One citation was issued during enforcement on Sweetwater St. at Griswold Rd.
When is “road rage” really road rage?
Police were summoned to the home of a Butterfield Rd. resident who stated that while driving from Lynnfield to Saugus she was involved in what she believed to be a road rage incident. The woman described the mobile combatant’s vehicle as a Jeep Wrangler: it allegedly gave her and her Chrysler PT Cruiser a difficult time on the road. Police noted no physical damage to her vehicle, and the woman was advised to seek a complaint in court—it’s all the rage, don’t ’cha know.
Thursday, August 9
One traffic citation was issued during enforcement on Sweetwater St. at Griswold Rd. Three citations were issued during enforcement on Central St. at Walnut St. One citation was issued during enforcement on the Lynn Fells Pkwy. An expired license by the driver caused the towing of the vehicle.
“How many more, Mr. Speaker?!”
A caller reported that a dozen rapscallions were allegedly throwing water balloons at passing motor vehicles on Central St. near Parker St. Dispatched officers reported speaking to the youths: They stated that they were just playing with water balloons and some of the wet projectiles might have ended up in the street. The kids were immediately taken into custody and are awaiting arraignment without bail. (Just kidding.)
The bank can’t take your home, how could a guy on the phone?
A Central St. resident walked into police HQ to report that she received a call from a man who not only threatened to arrest her, but also stated that he could take her home away. The woman said she believed the man to be a bounty hunter (woof?) who inquired about a friend who she said is currently incarcerated.
Friday, August 10
Upholding the seatbelt law one passenger at a time
During a traffic stop on Saville St., one citation for an expired inspection sticker was issued to the driver/owner of a 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante, and one citation was issued to the passenger for failing to wear a seatbelt.
Saturday, August 11
This time, the customer is always wrong!
The manager from the Days Inn on Route 1 called police and stated that a guest of the hotel had threatened “to jump over the counter and beat him”—then abruptly hung up the phone. Dispatched officers arrived on the scene to discover that the man who had allegedly made the threat had left the scene; after a search of his room and the parking lot, they failed to find him. Officers were provided with a description of the man as well as a last known address. The night manager was asked to contact the police if the man should return. Later that morning the wanted guest contacted the police and was given a deal: If he checks out of the hotel, the manager will not press charges. The Days Inn was out!
It’s nice to have neighbors who care—at 6:30 on a Saturday morning
Despite the constant barking of a neighbor’s dogs in the early morning hours on a Saturday, a Pillings Rd. neighbor was more concerned for the well-being of his neighbor than about the barking. Emergency crews were dispatched to the Pillings Rd. home, where it was discovered that the neighbor wasn’t home and the pooches weren’t too happy about it. Dispatch was able to contact the homeowner, who stated that a friend was on the way to care for the dogs.
Wait—define “held captive”
Police received an emergency call from Petco Pet Store on Route 1 North stating that the person had found a note with a phone number left at the store; it stated that a person was being held captive in a warehouse in Amesbury. An officer made contact with the person in question—and all was well, since they weren’t too “tied up” to take the call. Not funny?
Is it a record? Five traffic citations were issued during enforcement on the Salem Tnpk. near Ballard St. Three citations were issued on Main St. at Lynn Fells Pkwy. Three citations were issued during enforcement on the Main St. overpass. Three citations were issued during enforcement on Main St. at Broadway. One citation was issued on Central St. at Walnut St.
Sunday, August 12
Four traffic citations were issued during enforcement near Thomas St. south and Broadway. Four citations were issued during enforcement on Walnut St. and Central St. Three citations were issued during enforcement on the Main St. overpass.
Man sustains injuries falling from ladder
Emergency crews responded to an Elmwood Ave. home for the report of a 86-year-old man who fell from the top of an extension ladder and landed on the rear deck of his home. According to the report, firefighters reported the man was conscious on arrival and suffering from back pain and a head laceration. The man was transported to the Mass. General Hospital in Boston.
Police search for snoopers
An Eastside Ave. resident called police to report that two suspicious-looking males were snooping around his neighbor’s house. Dispatched officers reported that the neighbor had chased the two men from the property prior to the officer’s arrival and fled in a black vehicle. The man stated that the same incident has happened in the past.
I guess she really doesn’t miss all the attention
A woman called police to report she was being sexually harassed by a customer at Hooters Restaurant on Route 1. Dispatched officers reported that the woman was a former employee of the restaurant chain, and an old customer of hers hugged her, allegedly touching her buttocks. Police contacted the potential suspect, who stated that he hugged her because he was “excited to see her.” The woman decided she did not want to pursue charges against the man but was advised to contact police if she decided to change her mind.