, Salem, MA

Local News

March 27, 2014



An anonymous caller reported at 5:52 p.m. that there was a vehicle wrapped in Saran wrap outside Hannaford Supermarket on Lowell Street with “inappropriate language” written on the plastic. Police said it was a birthday prank and advised the owner of the vehicle.

A male at a Norris Brook Lane home was transported to Mass. General Hospital at 6:38 p.m. with an abdominal puncture wound.

Police assisted state troopers with apprehending a 40-year-old man at Newbury Street Inn (formerly Mario’s Motor Inn) on Route 1 at 7:43 p.m. The man was wanted as a rape suspect in Woburn and arrested by state police. He was transported to the Woburn Police Department.

Edward J. Cloutman Jr., 53, of 69 Winona St., Peabody, was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Aderene Road at 8:46 p.m. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding.


A caller reported there was a man in black pants and a black shirt walking down the street in the area of Main Street and Littles Lane at 11:03 a.m. She said he was screaming and holding a bat and had either a weapon or a bat in his backpack. Police checked the area but didn’t find anyone.

A caller reported there was a brush fire on Foster Street near the railroad tracks at 11:35 a.m.



Police received a report of a person under the influence of narcotics on River Street near the River House Shelter at 9:45 p.m. An officer said the person refused transport to a hospital and was in possession of heroin. A court summons will be issued.


Police responded at 11:19 a.m. to a report of a past break-in at a Rantoul Street address in the 200 block. Copper pipe was stolen.

An officer responded to a report of a past break-in at a Boyles Street home at 10:16 p.m.

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