, Salem, MA

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March 21, 2014



A report of a couple arguing and yelling in a motor vehicle led two police cruisers to respond to the back parking lot of The Salem News building, 32 Dunham Road, at 11:41 a.m. A police officer said they were responding to “an argument.” This was a verbal disagreement, the log said with “no signs or evidence of a physical altercation.” Parties were advised of their 209A protective order rights verbally and on a department form.

Police responded to a report at 2:25 p.m. of a man lying in the woods on Bridge Street and found him off a path near the rear of Ryal Side School. Police sent him on his way and also found several makeshift tents and shelters, a large amount of trash and empty liquor bottles. The DPW was called to take down and remove the shelters and trash. Police also found evidence several fires had been lit there.



A vehicle’s window was reported smashed at TGI Fridays, 49 Newbury St., at 12:29 a.m.

Agatha Silveira, 33, of 57 Endicott St., Peabody, was arrested after a stop in the vicinity of 100 Collins St. at 7:06 a.m., and charged with driving without a license, driving with a suspended or revoked registration, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving with an uninsured trailer.



A resident of Elm Street told police at 3:52 p.m. that a group of kids often trespass on her property and mouth off to her. She said that today they threw one of the kids over the fence. The kids appeared to be about 16 to 17 years old and were wearing backpacks and hooded sweatshirts. She said the group boarded an MBTA bus headed out of town.



After a report of a potential shoplifting group at J.C. Penney, 210J Andover St., Northshore Mall, at 2:41 p.m., Darling Rafael Espinal, 32, of 43 Childs St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with larceny under $250 and eight outstanding warrants from Peabody, Lynn and Salem District courts, with charges on the warrant including larceny from a building, uttering a counterfeit note, larceny under $250, forgery of a bank note, larceny by check, possession of a class B drug, subsequent offense, and two motor vehicle violations.

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