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Lynn man arrested, accused of smashing windows in Peabody

PEABODY — A Lynn man was arrested Wednesday night after police say he destroyed a sign on Sutton Street and smashed windows at two Main Street barber shops.

Anthony J. Betancourt, 32, faces nearly two dozen charges including operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs, speeding, assault with a dangerous weapon, vandalism, and resisting arrest.

After receiving a report of a man on a rampage at 11:24 p.m. at the New Life Cuts Barber Shop and Main Barbershop, police said they chased the suspect to the Lowell Crossing Enterprise Group Home on Lowell Street, where he was placed in custody.

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