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March 28, 2013

Officer seizes skateboards from brothers

SALEM — Two brothers from Stoughton had their skateboards seized by the same officer on Linden Street in two separate incidents yesterday, police said.

At 10:29 a.m., an officer working on a detail for a telephone company observed a teenager on a skateboard nearly strike a motor vehicle that was exiting Day Avenue, according to the incident log.

The officer counseled the skateboarder about his behavior, and the 18-year-old was subsequently cited for operating a skateboard on a public way. His skateboard was also confiscated.

Later, at 12:42 p.m., the same officer observed a second skateboarder “zigzagging” down Linden Street in the area of the telephone company detail. He was also counseled, cited and had his skateboard confiscated.

He turned out to be the first skateboarder’s 21-year-old brother.

Skateboarding on any public way in Salem is illegal. The citations come with a fine, but police couldn’t immediately say for how much.

The men will be able to get their skateboards back, Lt. Mary Butler said.

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