, Salem, MA

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January 1, 2014




A woman went to the police station at 2:14 p.m. to report that somebody opened a credit card in her name in Florida.

A large pothole was reported at 2:25 p.m. at Washington and Aborn streets.

Ovel Santiago, 46, of 55 Veterans Memorial Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 3:28 p.m. at Newbury Comics, 201N Andover St., on a charge of shoplifting more than $250 in merchandise and on an outstanding warrant.

A caller reported five girls fighting in Holten Street at 11:04 p.m.


Police went to Oak Grove Cemetery at 12:36 a.m. “Lovers sent on their way,” the police report stated.

Gregory Sheffield, 31, who is listed as homeless, was arrested at 3:46 a.m. on charges of malicious destruction of property valued at more than $250 and failure to register as a sex offender. He was arrested following a report of someone banging on a door on Keys Drive.

Police and an ambulance went to the McDonald’s restaurant on Main Street at 6:11 a.m. on a report that someone had passed out.

A home health aide reported at 9:10 a.m. that her client was on the floor, but she was not able to gain access to a residence on Murdock Drive. A relative was on the way with a key, police reported.

Police responded to a report of a car fire on Harmony Grove Road at 12:13 p.m. The fire was put out with an extinguisher, police said.



Police went to Salem Common at 6:37 p.m. on a report of a man on the ground. They spoke with the man, who said he was meditating and at peace. Upon further check, police discovered the man had an outstanding warrant out of Malden and placed him under arrest.

Sean Ryan, 37, of 2 Pierce Ave., Salem, was arrested at 6:50 p.m. at his residence on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

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