, Salem, MA

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March 28, 2014



Police went to Boston and Grove streets for a report of a dangling street light. Police diverted traffic around the spot until crews could secure it at 4:54 p.m.

After a report of a dispute on May Street at 8:47 p.m., police arrested Kari R. Kavanagh, 48, of 44 Boyles St., Beverly, and charged her with disturbing the peace.

Police went to the bus stop shelter at 29 New Derby St. at 9:19 p.m. for a report of a man punching the shelter. Police spoke with an individual who denied he had been punching the building, and officers did not see any damage.

The Salem Fire Department and police responded to 29 New Derby St. for a trash barrel fire at 10:56 p.m. Police arrived to find flames coming from the trash can, and firefighters arrived to put out the blaze.

Police took a report of harassment from a Clark Avenue resident at 11:01 p.m. A resident reported that his neighbor had pointed a laser pointer at him while he was outside. Later that evening, the resident reported the same neighbor threw an iced-tea bottle at his truck. Police advised the resident about his rights of obtaining a harassment order.


Salem Fire Department and police responded to a possible house fire at 2 Pioneer Terrace at 9:45 a.m. The stove-top fire was handled by the Fire Department.

Police summonsed a man to court on charges of receiving stolen property under $250 and larceny by false pretense after scrapping stolen goods at North Shore Recycled Fibers, 81 Highland Ave., at 11:29 a.m.

A resident of Garden Terrace reported at noon that sometime overnight, her back windshield was smashed. Nothing in the white, 1995 Toyota Corolla was taken. There were no witnesses to the vandalism.

A 2006 Chevrolet Equinox headed out of Gardner Street at 12:44 p.m., and a piece of his grill struck a passing MBTA bus on Lafayette Street. There was no damage to the bus. The missing cover of the grille was worth less than $100.

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