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March 25, 2014




Two people were arrested on Rantoul Street on drug charges at 4:37 p.m. Jessica R. Cote, 30, of 14 Gardner St., Salem, was charged with possession of marijuana and an unspecified class B controlled drug; Eric Jalbert, 25, of 23 Aborn St., Salem, was charged with possession of marijuana.

An elderly woman on East Street reported at 9:42 p.m. that she has been receiving phone calls from someone claiming that her grandson is in trouble and needs $2,000 immediately. Police advised her that this is a scam and to ignore the calls.

Police went to Courtney Drive at 10:52 p.m. for a report that someone was assaulted with a screwdriver.



Alex Reeves Ledford, 18, homeless, was arrested at 8:39 p.m. on Congress Street, charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a wall), and two counts of assault and battery, following a report of a domestic disturbance on Perkins Street.

Police sought a warrant for a man on charges of aggravated domestic assault and battery and malicious destruction of property following a report of a domestic disturbance on the corner of Cedar and Cherry streets at 8:43 p.m.

Lindsay Dragonis, 25, of 19 Cushing St., Salem, was arrested at 9:55 p.m. on Balcomb Street on two counts of domestic assault and battery. A man who was with her was taken into protective custody and will be summonsed to court at a later date on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



Police could not locate a pit bull that was reported to be running into traffic on Granite Street at 5:59 p.m.



David Long, 34, of 23 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. at his home by Patrolman Kent Richards on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and larceny of more than $250. The charges stem from a burglary to a nearby home Sunday night, in which electronics and household items were taken, police said. Long was being held on $2,000 bail and is due to be arraigned this morning in Ipswich District Court in Newburyport.

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