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Suspicious Man Reported Outside Clarke School

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

Monday, Dec. 17

  • At 8:41 a.m., police received a report from a Paradise Road resident stating coins were stolen from his trunk by movers.
  • At 9:23 a.m., a caller reported that a parked motor vehicle was preventing fire trucks from passing at Clairmont Terrace and Phillips Street. The motor vehicle was moved.
  • At 2:52 p.m., a caller reported that a man was gesturing for a young child to come to him outside Clarke School. The man was described as being 5-foot 10-inches wearing baggy blue pants and a green and white hooded sweatshirt. Police checked the area but did not see the person. 
  • At 6:12 p.m., a caller reported a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at Burrill Street and Maple Avenue. Fire and ambulance units were dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian was up and conscious and alert. 
Ray DePaula December 19, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Sick, all schools should have cameras monitoring the whole building and perimatar.
Rebel With A Cause December 19, 2012 at 01:56 PM
The police couldn't bring in a guy for questions even though he was driving a van, talking to 4 year old girls, and running away when the mother came out to ask him what he was doing. The police stopped him and let him go. We need to stop the laissez-faire attitude towards potentially dangerous people. We have a rooming house in Swampscott that is our new version of mental hospitals where the next crazy person that makes national news may come from. The police know about it, the owners know about it, but no one does anything about it. Most of these people should be locked up under supervision. They are barely functional, but they are supported by so many government agencies with no accountability.
CN December 19, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Guy should be thankful some local dads didn't get to him. Where is this rooming house? That is ridiculous.

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