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Dog Kills Raccoon Protecting Owner

The following information was supplied by the North Andover Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following are excepts from the log.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

At 8:48 a.m., a caller on Cotuit Street reported that her and her husband's cars were broken into and gone through overnight.

At 5:45 p.m., a caller on Colby Court reported a domestic dispute in that area. It was a verbal dispute, and everything was quiet when police arrived.

At 5:47 p.m., police received multiple calls about a transformer fire on Farrwood Avenue. The fire was extinguished and power was eventually restored.

At 8:08 p.m., someone walked into the station and reported that their canoe had been stolen from the lake.

Thursday, Aug. 23

At 4:34 p.m., a caller on Lacy Street reported that her daughter told her that her neighbor was cutting down trees that belong to the town. The Division of Public Works looked at the trees and found that only one of them was questionable.

At 5:18 p.m., a caller on South Bradford Street reported that her dog had killed a raccoon while protecting her. The raccoon was taken to Andover Animal Hospital for testing.

At 5:51 p.m., a caller on Lacy Street reported that her neighbors were threatening her.

At 10:20 p.m., a caller reported that her husband had threatened her with a gun.

For questions about this blotter, email bryan.mcgonigle@patch.com.

rosalind primmer August 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Please send update on the raccoon killed on s Bradford. We live on s Bradford and recently spotted a raccoon climbing into the eaves of our garage. It did not look well and our2 dogs went crazy.
Michael Quinlan August 27, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Lacy Street always makes the news. Is this the usual commotion close to the Forest St. end of the street?
rosalind primmer August 29, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I got an update on the raccoon that was killed by a dog on S. Bradford. Turns out this happened across the street from us - just got the report that the raccoon tested positive for rabies.

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