, Salem, MA

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March 3, 2014




Police responded at 10:18 a.m. to a report of an elderly person who hadn’t eaten in days.

A slow-moving station wagon had a woman on Rockcliff Road worried that it was her stalker. Police were notified at 8:03 p.m. but were unable to locate the vehicle.


The report at 9:48 a.m. of a confused woman on Naugus Avenue led to police bringing her to the station and contacting her husband in Salem. He confirmed that she has dementia and “she wanders.” But he explained further, “She usually just walks to Forest River and then back home.” He agreed to pick her up.

Complaining that her son was “throwing things around the house,” according to the log at 7:27 p.m., a woman called police and asked that he be removed. But he was gone before officers arrived. Officers said, “if anyone sees him to just state he is not welcome in the home.”



Jason Leon Gachignard, 29, 27 Astor St., Lynn, was arrested, as logged at 10:14 p.m., by Patrolmen Deni Gaito and Thomas Pelletier at New Derby St. on a charge of shoplifting. The officers were part of the Special Response Unit. According to the log, “While on foot patrol, these officers ... observed a party known to them. ... These officers know Mr. Gachignard as a shoplifter and drug user.” Investigating further, they made an arrest. The suspect had been convicted previously of shoplifting, according to police.


A woman complained at 8:21 a.m. that her car, parked in the rear of a Washington Street address, had been vandalized: the rear tire flattened, an offensive word keyed into the driver’s door, and some gas appeared to have been siphoned out.

Police investigated a “past indecent assault and battery” on a person 14 or over on Congress Street, according to the log at 11:03 a.m.

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