Child Injects Himself With EPI Pen

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

Monday, Feb. 18

  • At 8:37 a.m., police received a report of a man walking in the middle of the road at Humphrey Street and Puritan Road. The person, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, was gone upon the officer's arrival.
  • At 12:04 p.m., police received a report of a dog in and out of traffic on Puritan Road.  
  • At 2:30 p.m., police received a report from a woman who said she was almost hit by a truck at Staples and Paradise Road. The woman, wearing yoga pants and a brown and yellow jacket, was yelling at the driver, whom she prevented from leaving the scene. The woman was not physically hurt, since she was not hit, but she was very upset. Salem police and firefighters responded to the scene.
  • At 2:41 p.m., police received a report of a past motor vehicle breaking and entering at Stop & Shop, 450 Paradise Road.
  • At 4:43 p.m., a child at a Gale Road address injected himself with an EPI pen (which delivers a dose of adrenaline). Fire and EMS were notified. The child was transported to North Shore Children's Hospital.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

  • At 2:49 a.m., police received a report that two women were possibly shoplifting at CVS.  
  • At 11:05 a.m., a Phillips Beach Avenue resident reported a case of identity theft. 
  • At 11:35 a.m., police received a call about an open manhole cover at Burke Drive and Forest Avenue. A message was left at the DPW garage.  
  • At 1:38 p.m., police received a report of a barking dog in a cage in the driveway at a Humphrey Street house. The dog was barking all morning. The situation was addressed with the owner.
  • At 2:07 p.m., a resident reported receiving a call from the Massachusetts Lottery. It sounded suspicious.
  • At 6:54 p.m., a walk-in from a Burrill Street address reported a threat to the person's family.

 Wednesday, Feb. 20

  • At 10:09 a.m., police received a call from the MBTA controller's office reporting a problem with a passenger on an inbound train. The conductor wanted the passenger removed. Police escorted two people from the train.


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