Families Seek Well-Being Checks

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

Friday, Jan. 11

  • At 7:27 a.m., police notified the Department of Public Works about a dead tree hanging over the road at 300 Paradise Road. 
  • At 10 a.m., police received a report from a Dale Street husband who said his wife may have had a stroke. The Fire Department was notified. The woman refused to be taken to the hospital. 
  • At 10:48 a.m., police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at 505 Paradise Road. No injury was reported.
  • At 11:32 a.m., police received a report of larceny at Stop & Shop. 
  • At 11:34 a.m., a caller reported that people in a Ford Explorer parked on Hampden Street were smoking marijuana. The Explorer was gone when police arrived. 
  • At 1:54 p.m., police received a report from a family member who asked for a well-being check on family members and children. The caller hadn't heard from family members and had received a disturbing text message the night before. Police found that all was well. 
  • At 4:30 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog was running around Elliott Street.
  • At 4:41 p.m., a caller asked for a well-being check on a young child. The caller said people were smoking and doing drugs in front of the child.

Saturday, Jan. 12

  • At 7:59 a.m., a caller reported the smell of natural gas in the Erie Street neighborhood.
  • At 8:34 a.m., a 98-year-old man was feeling abdominal pain. Fire Department notified. 
  • At 3:14 p.m., an Essex Street resident reported that a motor vehicle was blocking his driveway.
  • At 4:32 p.m., police spoke to three juveniles on Burpee Road who were carrying air-soft guns. The officer told them not to carry them in sight.
  • At 9:40 p.m., police received a report of a loud party on Parsons Drive.
  • At 11:26 p.m., police received a call from someone who said "Help me," then hung up. The call was traced to a Lynn caller.

Sunday, Jan. 13

  • At 4:55 a.m., a Puritain Road caller said she was concerned for her son's well being. The caller called back and said the son appeared to be OK.



Ray DePaula January 14, 2013 at 03:22 PM
To ALL mostly the kids, Airsoft guns are toys for the mature. The guns are a fun way to play "war" but only in a safe manner. Face and body protection. DO NOT...carry them openly, with all these kids with weapons you disturb the public, and could put yourselfs at serious risk from LE. The police do not know if its a toy from a distance....think about how they feel when a person has a rifle or handgun in their possesion...just think first.


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