Possible Cocaine Overdose Reported

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

Saturday, Jan. 5

  • At 08:14 a.m., police received a report of a person in the 100-block of Puritan Road who had possibly broken a hip. The person was transported to the hospital.
  • At 11 a.m., police received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a bus at the high school. Possible injuries.
  • At 11:46 a.m., police received a report of a pipe bursting in a Bar Link Way house. The fire department was notified.  
  • At 5:07 p.m., police received a report of a street-light being out by the church crossing at 174 Humphrey St., making it dangerous for the crossing guard and pedestrians. National Grid and DPW were notified. 
  • At 10:45 p.m., a Hemenway resident reported someone threw a ball at their house. It turned out the ball was thrown by a neighbor's child and no damage resulted.

Sunday, Jan. 6

  • At 12:46 p.m., police received a report that a stray Dachshund was by the Machon School.  
  • At 3:46 p.m., police received a report of a stolen license plate at 419 Paradise Road, at Vinnin Square. 
  • At 4:49 p.m., police received a report that someone had broken into a parked motor vehicle at the Swampscott Mall near the Gap. Several items were reportedly stolen. 
  • At 5:35 p.m., police received a report of a possible water main break on Atlantic Avenue near Preston Court. Water was coming from the ground in the middle of the street. 
  • At 6:08 p.m., a caller told police that his wife was unable to stand or walk. The wife was transported to the hospital.

Monday, Jan. 7

  • At 2:02 a.m., police received a report from a woman in the 1000-block of Paradise Road who said her husband was possibly over-dosing on cocaine. The caller said the husband may be in a pickup truck in the Summitt Estates parking lot.  


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