, Salem, MA

Local News

October 6, 2012




Police received a 6:02 p.m. report that a strange man “wearing a cape” was hanging around mailboxes on Green Street. Police were unable to locate him.



Police gave a driver a verbal warning after a car cut into a funeral procession on Brimbal Avenue at 12:29 p.m.

A 3:05 p.m. report of two children left by themselves brought police to 144 Park St., where they determined there was no basis for the call because several adults were present.

A Glidden Street resident reported loud horns or sirens at 11:50 p.m., but police were unable to find anything amiss.


Police determined a man reported to be in a backyard on Cabot Street at 5:40 a.m. was looking through recycling bins for cans and bottles.



Police received a 4:11 p.m. report that somebody had stolen a stroller and a car seat from Babies “R” Us.

A report of a 2-year-old wandering around outside brought police to 16 Griffin St., where they reunited the child with his parents.

A 68-year-old man was transported to Mass. General after he was struck by a motor vehicle at 11 Main St., according to a 6:32 p.m. report. The man was reportedly “unconscious and bleeding from the head” after the accident. No citations were reported. A hospital spokesperson listed the man as being in fair condition Friday night.

Police received an 8:43 p.m. report of a domestic assault at 24 Mount Pleasant Drive and subsequently arrested Joseph Severino, 44, of 24 Mount Pleasant Drive, Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

An Aborn Street youth reported being harassed on Facebook on Twitter by a female youth she’d never met at 11:37 p.m.



Police received a 6:08 p.m. report from a woman who said her friend’s ex-boyfriend had called her derogatory names and spit on her inside the Circle K store on Highland Avenue. An officer spoke to the man, who said the woman had actually spit on him. “He was advised to stay away from her and she was advised to stay away from him,” wrote police.

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