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December 22, 2010




Police received a report at 4:04 p.m. of a road rage incident in the Shaw's parking lot between two men. One of the men allegedly showed a gun in his side coat pocket, though, when questioned by police, he denied carrying one. Police noted the man does have a permit to carry a gun for target-shooting and sporting purposes only.

Police responded to 12 Pope St. at 4:36 p.m. after a report of a parent berating the school bus driver. The bus was late due to snowy road conditions and heavy traffic. The parent left before police arrived. Police told the bus driver to report the incident to the driver's supervisor.

Police received a report at 9:11 p.m. that a woman walked out of A.J. Wright on Traders Way with $100 worth of merchandise and left in a gray BMW.

Two men arguing loudly turned out not to be arguing at all. The two men, who were in the parking lot of the Karate Shop on Highland Avenue at 9:30 p.m., told police they just talk loudly — and with their hands.


A woman crossing the intersection of Derby Street and Congress Street was struck by a car. The crash happened at 7:44 a.m. and sent the woman to Salem Hospital with left arm and back pain. The driver of the car, Joseph Sanchez (no address available), told police he was traveling between 5 and 10 mph. Police said the woman was in the crosswalk. There was no damage to the car. Sanchez was given a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Christopher J. Mathieson, 27, of 4 First St., Salem, was arrested at 10:14 a.m. and charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threatening to commit a crime, intimidation of a witness, and two counts of domestic assault and battery, following a domestic dispute at his residence.

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