, Salem, MA

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September 25, 2013



Police received an 11:30 a.m. report that somebody had phoned Walgreens at 35 Main St. and “made threats toward the business.”

A woman reported at 11:46 a.m. that her catalytic converter had been stolen while she was parked at 2 Essex Center Drive.

A 12:08 p.m. report of shoplifting at Sears at Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Julio Martinez, 30, of 221 Lafayette St., Apt. 3, Salem, on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

A Proctor Circle woman reported at 12:51 p.m. that someone had set up a campsite in the woods behind her house.



A 5:39 p.m. report of a disturbance at Machon school on Burpee Road resulted in the arrests of two 14-year-old boys on charges of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, resisting arrest and trespassing.

Police responded to a 6:23 p.m. report that somebody working on a car at 13 Cherry St. had dumped oil in the street, but an officer later called the report “unfounded.”



Police responded to a 4:44 p.m. report that a coyote was in the backyard of 28 Cherry Hill Ave. “On arrival, the coyote was gone from the area,” an officer wrote later.

After a 6:05 p.m. report that a telephone pole was damaged in the area of North Street and Garden Terrace, an officer determined it was leaning toward the street “under the weight of a street light.” National Grid responded to rectify the situation.

A 7:45 p.m. report of a structure fire brought police and the Fire Department to 23 Settlers Way, where they determined that there was actually an issue with a fireplace, not a structure fire. “Fire advised me that there were no major issues and that I could clear,” wrote an officer.

A 9:03 p.m. report that a group had stolen a flag from Walyo’s Market at 20 Essex St. resulted in one person being taken into protective custody. He will also be summonsed to court on a charge of malicious destruction of property under $250, according to the log.

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