, Salem, MA

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January 3, 2013




At 7:45 p.m., an officer on Pope Street arrested Luis Rodriguez, 29, of 12 Pope St., Salem, on a charge of violating a protective order.

A 9:55 p.m. report of a disturbance on Salem Street resulted in the arrest of Dane Mullin, 26, of 27 Salem St., Salem, on charges of domestic assault and battery and disturbing the peace.


Police responded to a 9:32 a.m. report that a man stole a pipe from the side of the DPW building on Jefferson Avenue and took it down the street to a recycling center. An officer found the man and informed him that the pipe belonged to the DPW. “It should be noted there were no signs or markings indicating the area was city property,” an officer wrote.

More than $5,000 in copper wiring was stolen from a home on Scotia Street the previous Friday or Saturday, according to a 10:22 a.m. report from a contractor.

A Fowler Street woman reported at 11:01 a.m. that two packages had been stolen after they were delivered to her residence.

A 1 p.m. report from an MBTA bus at Congress and Peabody streets resulted in the arrest of Edwin Colon, 34, of 117 Loring Ave., Salem, on a charge of violating a protective order.

Police received a 1:36 p.m. report of a “trash picker” on Cavendish Circle.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 2:42 p.m. report that a bird near 52 Orne St. had “its feet stuck below the ice and was not able to get out” but determined that the goose was mobile. Police reported that the bird might have had a minor injury and would be monitored by the Animal Rescue League of Boston over the next few days.

MBTA train service was halted for roughly 20 minutes around 8:30 p.m. after police received a report that a dog had been struck by a train, Lt. Mary Butler said. Police had previously received a report of a dog running inbound on the bridge from Beverly, and then a report that two people were seen chasing it. Butler said the trains were stopped to make sure no one was on the tracks or injured and cleared to continue after officers searched the area.

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