Blown Transformer Ignites Tree Limb Fire

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


The following is an excerpt from the Swampscott Police logs.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

  • At  7:41 a.m., a person turned in a wallet found on Paradise Road. Police notified the owner. 
  • At 10:01 a.m., a caller reported that her ex-boyfriend was repeatedly texting her in violation of a restraining order.
  • At 6:08 p.m., a Middlesex Avenue caller reported youth in a car who were possibly using drugs. 
  • At 7:01 p.m., a caller reported a minor motor vehicle accident at 505 Paradise Road. 
  • At 9:07 p.m., a caller reported that a large tree had fallen on a home at 179 Aspen Road. The tree was resting against the home and the gutters were hanging. DPW was notified.  
  • At 11:44 p.m., parties were out trying to rescue boats that were off their moorings at Fisherman's Beach. The harbormaster was notified and was responding to the call. 
  • At 11:51 p.m., a transformer blew on Brown Road, knocking out power. A tree limb on a wire caught fire. The Fire Department was notified. National Grid responded to the scene and took care of the problem. 

  For questions about the log, email swampscott@patch.com

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