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The Dedham police log: Fight of knife vs. baseball bat; leaves ignited; kids want cigarettes

Posted by Natalie Feulner  September 27, 2012 12:58 PM

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Dedham police responded to a number of calls during the past two weeks -- some routine, others a bit out of the ordinary. Here’s a look at a few of the more noteworthy ones. All suspects are presumed to be not guilty until proven otherwise in a court of law. A full list is available at 600 High St.

On the morning of Sept. 21 starting at 8:11 a.m., police issued seven tickets during a traffic enforcement sting.

Then at 4:56 p.m., a caller on Eastern Avenue reported a group of four boys and one girl in a parking lot asking people to purchase cigarettes. Police arrived and spoke with the youths, none of whom were charged or cited.

On Sept. 22 at 12:53 a.m., a resident reported that her son had been sitting at a bus stop around 11:30 p.m. the day before when a tan-colored Jeep, circled the area five times while passengers threw items out the window at him. Police took a report of the incident but no charges were filed.

Then at 12:47 p.m., a caller reported driving on Eastern Avenue and being struck by another car, which then fled from the area via Route 1. The driver of the second car came into the station later that day to report the accident, and all parties exchanged information with an officer’s assistance.

Then at 3:24 p.m., a caller on Grant Avenue reported a fight in the area involving one man with a knife and another man with an aluminum bat. When officers arrived, both men fled, along with several youths who were gathered around the pair. No arrests were made, but officers wrote a report of the incident.

Then at 11 p.m., a caller on Etna Road reported that two youths had rolled a large boulder into the street before fleeing across the nearby tracks toward Border Street. Police arrived and did not locate the pair. The boulder was then moved from the street.

On Sept. 23 at 2:49 a.m., a resident on Jefferson Street reported that someone walking by his or her home had ignited a bag of leaves. No damage or injuries were reported.

On Sept. 24 at 8:21 a.m., police arrested Robert A. Conary, 41, of Weymouth, on charges of armed robbery, assault and battery, and larceny as the result of an investigation.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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