, Salem, MA

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March 26, 2013




Police received a 1:16 p.m. report that a man’s neighbor on Pleasant Street was having a “hissy fit” because he had used cat litter on ice in lieu of salt or another ice-melting product.

Police Chief Robert Picariello received an email saying that people were having sex in a car at the Stramski Way park “so loudly I heard it from my driveway on Liberty Road,” according to an 8:45 p.m. log item. The email continued: “Let ’em do what they want to do, but people shouldn’t be down there after dark with the lights off because worse things might happen.” Police responded to the area and determined that “parties are fully clothed, leaving the area.”

Police, the Fire Department and an ambulance responded after a Sheldon Road man reported at 10:28 p.m. that something was wrong with his 16-year-old daughter. Police wrote later: “Daughter had eaten marijuana-laced brownies.”


The Fire Department received a 10 p.m. report “from what sounded like a drunk female” who said she’d run over a gas tank at Pleasant and Smith streets and was afraid to move her vehicle. Police got the tank out and determined that she was not intoxicated.


Police responded to an 11:30 a.m. report of a crash at Atlantic Avenue and Bubier Road. One person was transported to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries.



A motorcycle struck a parked car on North Central Street, according to a 2:16 p.m. report. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a 4:30 p.m. report of suspected drug activity at Barnes & Noble at the Northshore Mall and determined that an employee had mistaken an individual’s nicotine cigarette for a marijuana cigarette.

A 5:43 p.m. report of an “annoying” remote control car brought police to 10 Lincoln Road, where they were unable to locate it.

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