, Salem, MA

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October 8, 2012



A woman reported her 2004 Chevrolet SUV stolen from the driveway at 10:04 p.m. It turned up later in Revere at the site of a hit-and-run accident, its front axle broken.

Jeffrey J. Alexander, 59, no address, was arrested at 10:51 p.m. on Lafayette Street by Patrolmen Gilbert Priddy and Derek White on a charge of trespassing. Police had responded to a report of a fight.


Police investigated a report of a man yelling on Broad Street at 12:11 a.m. They found a man who said he wasn’t yelling now but had been yelling earlier because he could not find his boyfriend.

Matthew N. Pereira, 20, of 64 Butler St., Salem, was arrested at 5:40 a.m. on Butler Street on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Police had answered to a call regarding a woman pushed down the stairs. Responding were Patrolmen John Burke and James Johnson and Sgt. Robert Lubas.

Homeless people were recently shooed off a parking lot on St. Peter’s Street, and they are suspected in a report at 6:23 a.m. of white flour dumped on the rear of two vehicles.

Police dealt with a woman threatening suicide on Highland Avenue at 8:09 a.m.

Among the missing was a power saw and welder, said to be taken from a shed on Willson Street between Friday and Saturday morning, according to a 10:22 a.m. log entry.

A bite reported to police at 1:07 p.m. may have actually been the work of a junkyard dog. The alleged victim told police he entered A & H Auto Exchange on Robinson Road for auto parts and left his vehicle after seeing the sign instructing him to check in at the office. “A pit bull-type dog approached him and jumped up (and) bit him (on his) right hand,” according to the log. Police noted the puncture wound. They will alert the animal control officer.

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