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A roundup of activity for the Hamilton Police and Fire Department for Feb. 10-12.

The following activity for the Hamilton Police and Fire Department comes from the Hamilton-Wenham Emergency Center log for Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 12. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Friday, Feb. 10

2:20 a.m. Somebody was taken to the hospital after an ambulance call to a Woodside Road address.

6:54 p.m. The animal involved in an animal call on Highland Street was gone when officers arrived.

8:02 a.m. A vehicle was illegally parked on Willow Street.

11:24 a.m. An alarm activation at a Highland Street address was caused by an accidental activation or defective alarm.

11:42 a.m. Paperwork was served at a Postgate Road address.

11:57 a.m. A report of a larceny on Bay Road was investigated.

12:16 a.m. A report of suspicious activity at a Kennedy Drive address was given to Hamilton police.

1:05 p.m. Animal control was called for an animal call on Highland Street.

2:34 p.m. A report was written about a motor vehicle crash that did not require an investigation on Bay Road at Cutler Road.

2:36 p.m. Animal control was called for a loose dog at Miles River Middle School.

2:38 p.m. Somebody was transported to the hospital after two kids bumped their heads together and the ambulance was called to Cutler Elementary School.

4:29 p.m. A ticket was issued after a car stop on Highland Street.

5:38 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported at a Bridge Street address.

7:50 p.m. Suspicious activity was reported at an Asbury Street address where eggs had been thrown at a house.

8:15 p.m. A report was written about suspicious activity that was reported in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Hamilton Crossing.

8:25 p.m. A disturbance was reported at a Woodland Meade address.

9:11 p.m. A disabled vehicle was assisted on Bay Road.

9:59 p.m. A motor vehicle complaint on Route 1A north was unfounded.

Saturday, Feb. 11

7:27 a.m. The Department of Public Works was called out townwide.

9:52 a.m. A lost and found call was handled at the station.

3:03 p.m. A 911 hang-up or wrong dial call from a Village Lane address ended with ambulance taking someone to the hospital.

4:52 p.m. A parking ticket with a fine was issued to an illegally parked vehicle on Rust Street.

5:08 p.m. A verbal warning was issued after a car stop on Highland Street.

5:17 p.m. Information was given out about an animal call at a Park Street address.

5:58 p.m. Somebody was taken to the hospital after an ambulance call to an Asbury Street address.

6:10 p.m. A report of suspicious activity at a Hickory Lane address was given to Hamilton police.

8:41 p.m. The Department of Public Works rendered served in Winthrop Street.

10:02 p.m. A verbal warning was issued after a car stop on Bay Road.

10:39 p.m. A written warning was issued after a car stop on Bay Road.

11:13 p.m. A verbal warning was issued after a car stop at Bay Road and Erins Way.

Sunday, Feb. 12

12:25 a.m. Information was given out about an animal call at a Blackbrook Road address.

10:08 a.m. A fire call was handled at a Railroad Avenue apartment.

11:39 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Clam Shell Road in an unspecified community.

1:08 p.m. A verbal warning was issued after a car stop at Essex Street and Berry Circle.

1:35 p.m. A brush fire was reported on Highland Street.

4:22 p.m. A report of fraud at a Home Street address was given to Hamilton police.

5:08 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Winthrop Street.

5:37 p.m. An illegally parked vehicle on Railroad Avenue was issued a parking ticket with a fine.

6:29 p.m. The report of an erratic driver on Bay Road resulted in an arrest. Patricia Shaffer, 55, of 108 Renfrew St., Methuen, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor and marked lanes violation. The arrest was made by Officer Joe Achadinha. Shaffer was released on $40 cash bail and scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday in Ipswich Distrioct Court.

7:01 p.m. Mutual aid was provided on Asbury Street.

8:23 p.m. A cruiser transport was conducted on Bay Road.

9:22 p.m. An alarm activation at Hamilton-Wenham Library was caused by an accidental activation or defective alarm.

10:04 p.m. Somebody was transported to the hospital after an ambulance call to a Maple Street address.

For any questions on this blotter, please contact robertg@patch.com.

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