, Salem, MA

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February 20, 2013




An Evans Road woman reported receiving harassing emails from her ex-spouse at 5:56 p.m.

Police responded to a 7:49 p.m. report that a person on Humphrey Street had seen a youth tag a mailbox and then run toward Swampscott. An officer subsequently arrested a 14-year-old on a charge of possession to distribute of a Class D drug and a 15-year-old on charges of defacing property and tagging property.


An “adult tricycle” went missing from Powder House Court, according to an 8:40 a.m. report.


A traffic sign had been “spun around” and cars were attempting to go the wrong way on Washington Street, according to a 9:56 p.m. report. “Sign fixed,” an officer wrote later.



A window was smashed at 3 Andover Road, according to a 6:57 a.m. report.


An 8:07 a.m. report of a possible jumper “in a devil costume” brought Beverly and Salem police to the Veterans Memorial Bridge, where they determined that a woman in a Viking-style helmet was “watching the sunrise” and was fine.



Police responded to 266 Newbury St. after a 9:33 p.m. report that a half-dozen men were banging at somebody’s door, but they were unable to locate the group.


Police responded to a 4:15 a.m. report that a person was wrapped in a blanket and sleeping in the backyard of 11 Tanners Court. “Officers spoke to party and explained that he needed to sleep elsewhere,” police wrote.

A man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 7:11 a.m. report that someone was passed out in a snowbank at 4 Fairview Ave. “with blood on him.”

A DVD player and GPS were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 84 Aborn St., according to an 11:44 a.m. report.



After a 4:05 p.m. report of a minor accident in the Market Basket parking lot at 227 Highland Ave., police arrested Alfredo Villacinda, 24, of 23 Albany St., Lynn, on a charge of operating a vehicle without a license.

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