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February 1, 2012




A vehicle break-in on Park Street was investigated, according to a 3:33 p.m. log entry.

A woman on Northridge Road called at 6:17 p.m. complaining over "threats from husband," according to the log.

Breaking and entering into a vehicle on Cabot Street drew police at 9:03 p.m.


Police responded to a report of a "neighbor yelling, waking people" on Balch Street, according to the log at 4:33 a.m. Police responded and advised an individual to "stop singing."

"Three youths smoking marijuana" were reported at Jordan Street and Snell Road at 8:13 a.m.

A dispute between a former tenant and the landlord over an $800 security deposit could not be settled with the help of police at 9:28 a.m. "All involved agreed that relief through Housing Court may be the best option," according to the log.

In the "not a good excuse" department, a man was cited for driving through a red light at Dodge Street and Raymond Avenue after telling police at 10:58 a.m. he "was reaching for his cell and didn't see the light change."

The theft of money from a vehicle on Rantoul Street was reported at 12:50 p.m.

A piece of Plexiglas at a Monroe Street home was broken by a vandal, according to the log at 1:14 p.m.



A Palmer Street woman told police at 4:25 p.m. that she could not unlock the door to her own apartment. "She fears that the landlord may have changed the locks thinking that she has abandoned the apartment," according to the log. Officers accompanied her back to the apartment and "were able to gain access to her apartment with her keys." The keys are new, they noted, which may have made it more difficult to use them.

Brandon Albert Mercier, 20, of 21 Circle Hill Road, Salem, was arrested at 5:52 p.m. at Lafayette and Palmer streets by Patrolmen Deni Gaito and Rafael Gonzalez on charges of driving after his license was suspended and having a vehicle that makes too much noise. Mercier was stopped, according to the log, after officers heard "a loud and objectionable noise coming from (his) exhaust.

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