, Salem, MA

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February 25, 2013



Two people who had gone inside Salem Laundry at 1 Lafayette St. to “stay warm” became embroiled in an argument with a woman who was doing laundry, according to a 6:01 p.m. report. Police advised the two to leave.

Police responded to 7 Leavitt Court after a 7:32 p.m. report of a possible burglary, but a resident said there were “no signs of forced entry” and that the only suspicious thing was that a light bulb had been removed from a lamp in the bedroom.

At 8:25 p.m., an officer at Lafayette Street arrested Michael Dupont, 33, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, on a charge of illegal possession of a Class E substance. He was also the subject of a warrant.


Two men were taken into protective custody after a security supervisor at Salem Hospital reported at 12:30 a.m. that two men were inside a van in the parking lot. “One stated that he was at the hospital to visit his daughter who was about to have a child,” police wrote, but the supervisor “stated he could not locate a patient in the Birthplace with the name that was given by the male.”

A Lafayette Street man reported at 7:22 a.m. that he had received “countless” text and phone messages “degrading him and insulting him” from his ex-wife. He told police he didn’t the woman contacted but wanted a report on file in case the harassment continued.

The lock on one the collection kiosks in the city parking lot at 242 Bridge St. had been damaged, according to an 8:04 a.m. report. “A thief drilled the lock mechanism to one of the kiosks and gained entry to what turned out to be the battery box,” an officer wrote. Nothing was reported stolen.

Two people were cited for marijuana possession after an 11:36 a.m. report that they were smoking marijuana in a car at Lafayette and Peabody streets.

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