, Salem, MA

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May 25, 2013




A man in his 20s was transported to Salem Hospital after a 1:51 p.m. report of a heroin overdose on School Street.

A woman reported at 4:50 p.m. that an SUV with four or five high school students in it “sped up towards children instead of slowing down” on Shorewood Road. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.


Five people were backboarded and transported to Salem Hospital after a three-car, chain-reaction crash on Humphrey Street near the high school at about 6 p.m. A firefighter said one of the injured people was a high school student dressed up for the prom. He declined to provide specifics about injuries but said the backboarding was precautionary. One person walked away from the crash unharmed, he said.



A Winthrop Street woman reported at 2:30 p.m. that landscaping items had been stolen from her lawn.

Police received a 5:39 p.m. report that two homeless people were arguing in the library on Main Street. An officer was unable to locate them.

Police responded to a 5:50 p.m. report that a motorcycle was speeding down Harrison Avenue, but they were unable to locate it. “The officer checked the area and there were zero signs of speeders in the area,” wrote police.

A woman at Andover Street and Route 128 reported at 5:57 p.m. that “there may be a fire under the hood of her motor vehicle.” Police wrote later: “The officer arrived and stated that there was not a fire.” The vehicle was subsequently towed.

A young child on Emily Lane called police at 6:56 p.m. to report that somebody was trying to get into the house. Police wrote later: “The mother has returned home and stated that everything was fine.”

Police and the Fire Department responded to an 8:17 p.m. report that flames were coming from a house near 498 Lowell St., but an officer later called the report “unfounded.”

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