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Crouching Man, Hidden Turkey Hunter

Information provided by the Lynnfield Police. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

responded to these and other calls for service on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17.

On Wednesday, May 16 at 10:55 a.m., a Central Road resident called about a man who came to the door offering lawn care services. He was gone on arrival.
At 11:49 a.m., a Liberty Lane resident called about a man huddled next to a tree in the back yard. He turned out to be hunting turkeys with a bow and had apparently crossed over a property line by accident.
At 3:52 p.m., police checked a Norris Road residence with an open door.
At 9:45 p.m., a suspicious auto was reported on Lynnbrook Road. It turned out to be a couple talking.
At 10:44 p.m., a neighbor disturbance was reported on Fernway. It turned out to be some youths playing basketball.

On Thursday, May 17 at 1:23 a.m., Lynnfield assisted the State Police with a vehicle stop on Broadway.
At 11:27 a.m., police and fire personnel responded to for a report of a man who suffered a leg laceration at the first hole. He was transported to Salem Hospital.
At 3:49 p.m., police took a larceny report by phone.
At 5:10 p.m., police took a report involving harassing phone calls.
At 5:30 p.m., police took a report of a disabled motor vehicle at the Salem and Walnut street intersection.
At 5:53 p.m., a dog reportedly ran off on Olde Towne Road.
At 6:26 p.m., an accident with no injury was reported on Condon Circle.
At 7:26 p.m., a suspicious auto was reported on Chatham Way. It was gone on arrival.
At 8:20 p.m., police took a call involving an ongoing problem with a brown pit bull near the Peabody Holiday Inn running loose.

For questions about this police log, email william.laforme@patch.com.

Gerry MacDonald May 19, 2012 at 01:45 PM
The turkeys are protected, so I thought
Pam Scantalides May 19, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Isn't it illegal to hunt Wild Turkeys?
William Laforme (Editor) May 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I think in this particular matter the only issue was somebody straying over a property line, but I can double check on Monday.
Dorothy May 19, 2012 at 03:32 PM
That was my question, too.
Nikki May 19, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I know MA hunting laws state you must be at least 150 ft. from a roadway and 500 ft. from a dwelling. Surely this idiot must have seen houses around and known he wasn't within the law.
Nikki May 19, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Turkeys are legal to hunt, but the hunter must have a license. Wonder if the cops checked. As a caveat, a town can prohibit hunting of certain species...I don't know what Lynnfield's rules are. I know that in Reading only deer can be hunted between October and Jan. 1st.

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