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July 9, 2013

Manchester Police/Fire:Credit card fraud rakes in $18,000

Manchester Police/Fire

MANCHESTER — Police said a Big Rock Road man reported credit card fraud of up to $18,000 Friday just before 6:30 p.m.

Police said someone had taken out a credit card in the resident’s name, racking up that amount in charges.

Police advised the man on how the cancel the card, and are following up with an investigation.

Monday morning at 6:50, police received a call about a vehicle stuck in the woods off Dexter Lane. The reporting person told police he had come across two people who had been in the area and had their car stuck.

Police then got another call around 8:45 a.m. from the girlfriend of one of the people off-roading in the woods, saying she had not been in contact with him since Sunday.

Police said that, as of Monday afternoon, they were still working to get the car out of the woods.

Town police arrested a Beverly man after a car accident on Beach Street at 10:04 p.m.

Hale Street resident Benjamin Galante, 26, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs after he hit a parked car.

Police said there was a hit-and-run accident on Beach Street at 10:01 p.m. The accident resulted in a woman being stuck in her car because of the damage, but there were no injuries reported. Police said a white pickup truck with front end damage and possibly red paint markings left the scene of the accident.

Friday at 8:35 p.m., police received a report of a capsized kayak off Singing Beach. Police said the caller reported a man swimming to shore who looked tired.

The Fire Department, harbormaster, U.S. Coast Guard and police responded to the beach. Police said the swimmer was found shortly after.

An unconscious passenger on the commuter rail of the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority was transported to Beverly Hospital after the train arrived in Manchester Saturday just after 11 a.m.

Last Thursday, police confiscated fireworks around 9:30 p.m. Police said they received reports of fireworks being shot off on Raymond Street, approximately 50 fireworks were taken.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at

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