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Dedham Police Respond to 'Tickle Fight,' Put Down Sick Raccoon

The following information was provided by the Dedham Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Sunday, Jan. 12

At 4:52 p.m., Dedham police responded to East Street on a report of a sick raccoon in the area. Upon arrival, police observed a large raccoon on a nearby sidewalk. The animal, police reported, had been in obvious distress and as a result officers were forced to put the animal down. 

Saturday, Jan. 11

At 7:54 p.m., police responded to L.L. Bean at Legacy Place after receiving a report of a sighting of a potential AMBER Alert victim. A store manager told police she believed a girl was at the store with three females, took pictures and a video of them and their vehicle and gave them to police. Dedham officers determined the vehicle in question was a 2012 Honda Odyssey being leased by a Brockton resident. Dedham Police then spoke with Massachusetts State Police, who, along with Brockton Police, responded to the Brockton resident's address. After speaking with the resident, State Police informed Dedham Police that the individuals were not involved in the aforementioned AMBER Alert but the descriptions of the individuals were similar, according to police records. 

Friday, Jan. 10

At 11:15 p.m. while on detail at Legacy Place, Dedham Police pulled over a vehicle that took an illegal left turn onto Elm Street. Upon speaking with the driver, police located an open container of watermelon Four Loko, a malt liquor beverage, in the center console. The driver showed no signs of impairment, according to police; officers issued a citation for the driver. 

Wednesday, Jan. 8

At 10:02 a.m., police responded to Legacy Place after receiving a report from a passerby that she saw a man "beating up" a woman in a black vehicle parked in front of L.L. Bean. Upon arrival, police located the vehicle, and approached two males inside, who claimed they were not fighting but having a "tickle fight that got out of control," according to police records. 

Tuesday, Jan. 7

At 2:19 p.m., Dedham police responded to a residence on Nobel Road in order to investigate a possible attempted housebreak. Upon arrival a resident told police that her husband had led the house for a couple of hours and upon his return he found a key in their outside front door as if someone had been trying to get into the home. The husband confirmed the story and handed the key that he found in the dead bolt lock. The residents confirmed that they had not seen the key before despite living in the residence for nearly a decade. No property was found missing from the home and poise did not hear anyone attempting to access her home during her husband's access. Police brought the key to East Dedham Builders, who told police that the key wasn't a "bump key" that could be used to defeat locks and that the key was apparently a copy of the resident's house key. Upon further investigation, police determined that the key had been broken off the homeowner's key ring. The investigation is ongoing. 

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