Breaking Glass and Shoplifting

The following is an excerpt from the Swampscott Police logs. Where charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.


Wednesday, Dec. 26

  • At 10:51 a.m., police responded to a medical call at HomeGoods, 450 Paradise Road, where a woman collapsed at a register. A nurse was on the scene. An ambulance responded but the woman refused medical treatment. 
  • At 12:50 p.m., police responded to a medical call on Prospect Avenue for an 81-year-old man who was bleeding. The man was taken to Salem Hospital.
  • At 9:12 p.m., police responded to a report of a disturbance, breaking glass, in a New Ocean Street apartment. Police noted that a man had left the apartment.  

Thursday, Dec. 27

  • At 00:22 a.m., a Longwood Drive resident reported a loud party at a nearby house. Youth were reportedly outside and on the caller's property. Police arrived and found a person outside waiting for a ride.
  • At 1:19 a.m., a Longwood Drive resident reported a noisy group in the street.
  • At 8:01 a.m., a caller reported that a transformer on a utility pole appeared to have blown at 653 Humphrey St.
  • At 9:09 a.m., a caller in the 200-block of Humphrey Street reported that a glass window had shattered and injured her husband. EMS was notified. 
  • At 9:22 a.m., a caller reported more than 12 inches of saltwater was flooding Puritan Road.
  • At 7:10 p.m., a Rock Avenue caller said that her ex-husband was in a first-floor apartment in violation of a court order requiring him to vacate.

Friday, Dec. 28

  • At 10:35 a.m., police and fire responded to a Barnstable Street address where a person had reportedly made suicidal comments.
  • At 1:51 p.m., police arrested Paul Donnelly, 56, of 1 Weatherly Drive in Salem for allegedly shoplifting merchandise with a value more than $100 at Stop & Shop, 450 Paradise Road.
  • At 10:51 p.m., police received a report that someone who had drank too much was attempting to drive away from a Humphrey Street location. Staff at the Humphrey Street location tried to deter the woman, who lives nearby, from driving. The person was given a ride home.


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