Coyote on the Run

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


Monday, Oct. 22

  • At  7:33 a.m., police received a report from a caller about a motor vehicle accident in the upper parking lot at Swampscott Middle School. A metal lamp pole was down and electrical wires were exposed. National Grid was notified. 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

  • At 8:24 a.m., a police officer was injured in the parking lot at the police station. The officer was transported to the hospital by ambulance. 
  • At 8:40 a.m., two girls appeared to be lost at Andrew Road and Thomas Road. The girls were given a ride to Hadley School.
  • At 9:42 a.m., the town's animal control officer was notified about a missing chow dog with red fur in the Elwin Street area.
  • At 12:39 p.m., a man was charged with an ordinance violation for possessing a knife with a blade longer than 21/2-inches. (See below.)
  • At 7:55 p.m., police received a report of a coyote running around the Franklin Avenue area. The caller was advised that was normal behavior for the animal.


  • Robert Galatis, 34, of 124 Green St. in Lynn was cahred with violation of a town ordinance for possessing a knife with a blade longer than 2 1/2-inches.

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

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