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April 11, 2014

Police/Fire

Salem

Wednesday

A woman told police at 4 p.m. that a woman, 40 to 50 years old, in a silver motor vehicle took her Yorkshire terrier, Bentley, after it got loose in the vicinity of Lee and Orne streets and drove off. Police advised the owner to contact local animal shelters. At 8:15 p.m., police spoke with the owner, who discovered on social media that one of her neighbors had picked up Bentley, and the dog was returned without incident.

A resident reported at 4:38 p.m. that his Eastern Bank debit card was missing, and someone used it at a CVS Pharmacy in Lynn and at a Global gas station, also in Lynn, with total charges of $150.

While investigating an unrelated accident involving a car and a bicyclist, a vehicle whose occupants had been witness to the first accident was struck in the rear driver’s side bumper and quarter panel at 4:48 p.m. The operator of the vehicle that collided with it was cited for driving while using a cellphone and failure to yield to a motor vehicle on the right. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a road-rage incident at 109 Bridge St. at 4:49 p.m. A cyclist said a silver Mazda passed close to him, and the driver said he was going to punch the rider in the face and flatten his tires.

A car was reportedly keyed while parked outside Planet Fitness, 19 Traders Way, at 5:30 p.m.

A customer of IHOP, 2 Traders Way, reported at 7:56 p.m. that when she went back to retrieve a pocketbook she left in the restaurant, she discovered that someone had stolen $40 from it.

Thursday

Police took a report of a phone scam at 7:22 a.m. from a resident who came into the station. The resident said he received a report from an unknown collections agency stating they represented National Grid.

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