SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 20, 2013

Police: Man demands back engagement ring

By Neil H. Dempsey
Staff Writer

---- — SALEM — A Pope Street woman told police yesterday that her ex-boyfriend had begun harassing her about giving back her engagement ring after he broke up with her via text message earlier in the day.

The situation involved a woman at 12 Pope St. and was reported to police shortly before noon, according to the incident log.

The woman said her ex-boyfriend “wants the ring returned” but that she had refused to give it back.

The man threatened that “he was going to contact the Salem Police and the Department of Children and Families if she didn’t return it,” police wrote.

Police attempted to contact the man but were unable to do so.

An officer advised the woman not to respond to his calls or text messages.