, Salem, MA

October 25, 2012


The Salem News

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Police received a 4:20 p.m. report that two 30-gallon drums of waste vegetable oil had been stolen from a garage near 168 Essex St.

A Boardman Street woman reported at 7:36 p.m. that her car had been broken into overnight and a number of items stolen, including a $200 radio and a $400 GPS.


Police received a 12:01 a.m. report that a man’s vehicle was keyed, likely while it was parked at North Shore Medical Center the day before. Police wrote that the right side of the vehicle was extensively damaged, “from the rear all the way to the hood.”

A 12:04 a.m. report of an outside fire brought police and the Fire Department to 17 Traders Way, where they found that four paper towel rolls with an aerosol canister in the middle had been set ablaze. Firefighters doused the fire.

A Gallows Hill Road woman reported at 1:47 a.m. that she looked out her window and saw someone leaning into her sister’s vehicle. When she yelled, the person got into a dark-colored car and drove away, she said. Nothing was reported stolen.

Police received an 11:20 a.m. report from an Oakland Street woman who said “an unknown female has hacked into her cellphone account and is making calls.”

A woman on Highland Avenue reported at 12:11 p.m. that a $100 ring of hers “was not in her ring box this morning” and that a ring had previously gone missing about two months before.

A 9-year-old girl was transported to Salem Hospital after she was struck by a motor vehicle at 56 Federal St., according to a 3:24 p.m. report. Witnesses told police the child was “playing between cars” right before the crash and had apparently run out into the road while chasing her sister. The child was reportedly thrown between 10 and 20 feet by the vehicle and suffered “visible road-rash marks,” but police reported that she was “up and walking” when they arrived on the scene. No citations were issued.



A motorist at Dodge and Putnam streets was issued a citation for passing a school bus while its warning lights were activated at 3:20 p.m.



Police received a 9:33 p.m. report of “car surfing” at 7 Hutchinson Drive. An officer responded to the area but was unable to locate any activity matching that description.



Police received a 3:33 p.m. report of a person driving around in a parking lot at 712 Lowell St. with a “person on top of vehicle.” An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

An Antonio Drive woman reported at 5:45 p.m. that she had received texts from an unknown number “that are derogatory in nature.”


Police received an 11:09 a.m. report that a vehicle at 485 Lowell St. had rocks inserted into its exhaust pipe.

A 49-year-old man was transported to Union Hospital after he fell into a trench at 16 Winona St., according to a 12:31 p.m. report.



A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized after a two-car accident propelled a vehicle into him as he tried to cross Maple Street on a bicycle around 4:45 p.m., Capt. Michael Porter said. A Honda Odyssey had apparently stopped to let the boy cross the street but was then struck from behind by a Ford F-150. Porter said the boy was thrown 10 feet by the accident. The driver of the Honda was also hospitalized. No citations were reported.

Police received a 4:48 p.m. report from the “parent of a track athlete” on Wyman Road who stated “there are kids in the woods smoking marijuana.”

A girl on Londonderry Road reported a 6-foot-tall white man “looking in the window” at 7:38 p.m.


A Manataug Trail woman reported at 4:05 a.m. that her kitchen light was on when she got up from bed. Wrote police: “She shut it off when she went to bed, so she just wanted an officer to drive in the area to see if anyone was around.” Police found nothing suspicious.