, Salem, MA

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March 1, 2014




A caller in the area of Elliott Street reported that his or her car had been keyed at 8:18 p.m.

Police responded to a 2:49 p.m. call on Putnam Street regarding a conflict between students.



At 5:54 p.m., police arrested Margie Martinez, 24, of 62 Marlboro St., Chelsea, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, after a traffic stop in the area of Lake Street and Penny Lane.

A caller on Washington Street reported at 8:05 p.m. that someone opened up a DirecTV account in his name last year for an address in Dorchester. The account was open for four months and the bill totaled $867.88, the log said.


At 11 a.m., a caller from the Covenant Christian Academy on Pine Street reported a fire in the kitchen. The fire department extinguished the blaze and cleared the scene. An officer reported that it was a grease fire, the log said.

A four-vehicle crash involving an unmarked state police cruiser was reported at 1:55 p.m. on Route 1 near the Jughandle traffic light. According to state police, the cruiser was rear-ended and the trooper was transported to Salem Hospital. State police said the trooper’s injuries were not life-threatening. No other injuries were reported. Three cars were towed from the scene of the accident. The area was cleared by 3:45 p.m. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.



A man in the area of Derby Street reported at 1:41 a.m. that a woman he had recently met left the hotel room they had rented with his credit card.

At 9:14 a.m., a woman on Federal Street reported that sometime Thursday morning she noticed that approximately 45 lorazepam pills were missing from her kitchen, the log said. The woman had no idea how the pills went missing, as there were no signs of a break-in and no one else had keys to the woman’s apartment.

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