, Salem, MA

Local News

March 29, 2013




A taxi driver reported at 3:24 a.m. that a dog had been locked inside a vehicle in the Central Street municipal parking lot for eight hours. “Officer reports the dog does not appear to be in distress at this time,” police wrote. “Multiple attempts were made to contact the registered owner of the vehicle but were unsuccessful.”

A caller reported at 9:05 a.m. that 10 to 12 vehicles had been vandalized with spray paint at Automall at 218 Andover St.

Police received an 11:21 a.m. report that a woman holding flowers was hitchhiking in the middle of the roadway at Route 128 north and Lowell Street, but they were unable to locate her.

A juvenile on Lewis Circle was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after her mother reported that she had overdosed on Klonopin at 1:47 p.m.



Several vehicles on Charlotte Road were broken into, according to an 8:22 a.m. report.

Police received a 2:58 p.m. report of “someone screaming for help” and a gunshot at 72 Mudge St. Police declined to provide additional information.



Police received a 4:05 p.m. report of two men with rifles on Cross Lane but were unable to locate anything suspicious during a search of the area.

A house at 16 Pine Road was burglarized, according to a 6:24 p.m. report.

Police responded to a 10:19 p.m. report of an out-of-control son at 12 Giddings Ave. “Son calmed down,” police wrote. “Advised to obey rules of the house.”



Police received a 5:04 p.m. report of a possibly rabid skunk at 22 Webb St. An officer wrote later: “Skunk was injured, put down using two shots from my service pistol.”

Virtudes Bautista, 75, of Salem was transported to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries after she was struck by a Volkswagen Jetta operated by Margaret Brown, 22, of Salem, near Salem and Palmer streets, according to a 6:14 p.m. report. Police said that Bautista was not using a crosswalk at the time. No citations were issued.

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