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December 14, 2010

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Salem

Sunday

Shawn M. Negri, 26, of 5 Porter Street Court, Salem, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct after police and firefighters responded to a pedestrian accident on lower Lafayette Street.

Police received a report at 7:30 p.m. of a shoplifter who stole a box of condoms. Police stopped the man on Highland Avenue, and he was brought back to the store, where he returned the condoms and police gave him a no-trespass order.

A taxi driver from Salem Taxi was cited for failure to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk at 9:20 p.m. after he struck a man on Washington Street at the Lynde Street intersection, according to police. The taxi driver told police he did not see the man, who suffered "multiple minor injuries." The pedestrian was taken to Salem Hospital.

Monday

Police responded to Crombie Street at 8:46 a.m. for a report of an injured opossum. The opossum had severe back leg injuries, so police euthanized the animal and disposed of it at the public works facility.

Police received a report at 9:30 a.m. of a homeless man sleeping in the bushes. The man was gone when police arrived.

The superintendent at Kernwood Country Club reported to police at 11:36 a.m. that 10 bundles of copper wire for a new irrigation system were stolen from the course sometime since Friday. The wires were at numerous tees and greens when the thefts occurred. The superintendent said he and the company that is installing the new irrigation lines have come up with a way to prevent any further thefts. The 10 bundles are worth approximately $3,000.

Police received a report at 12:33 p.m. of homeless people setting up camp on Grove Street.

Hamilton

Sunday

Danilo Grkovich, 30, of 410 Salem St., Wakefield, was arrested at 12:39 a.m. and charged with drunken driving, speeding and having no inspection sticker, following a motor vehicle stop on Essex Street. Patrolman Joe Achadinha made the arrest.

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