'Very Threatening Phone Call' Was Just a Wrong Number

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

Lynnfield Police responded to these and other calls for service on Wednesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 21st.

On Wednesday, February 20th at 12:01 a.m. a man reported striking a deer on Main Street.
At 2:49 p.m. a woman on Essex Street reported receiving a "very threatening phone call." Further investigation found that the caller had apparently dialed a wrong number.
At 4:15 p.m. police gave a verbal warning to a motorist after receiving a report of a car speeding on Oak Ridge Terrace.
At 7:42 p.m. an Apple Hill resident reported hearing gunshots in the woods.
At 8:19 p.m. a suspicious auto was reported on Munroe Street. The occupants were waiting for a neighbor.
At 9:16 p.m. a domestic disturbance was reported on Crescent Ave. Police arrested Richard Dalton, 51, 84 Crescent Ave., Lynnfield and charged him with assault and battery domestic.

On Thursday, February 21st at 3:39 p.m. police provided a lift assist for a town resident.
At 9:37 a.m. an injured swan was reported on Walnut Street. Animal Control responded.
At 1:28 p.m. the library reported a vehicle parked in the back with a front wheel over the wall into a creek. The owner was not immediately located.
At 11:26 p.m. an officer issued a civil citation for speeding near Heritage Lane.


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