, Salem, MA

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December 27, 2012




Police received an 11:16 a.m. report that an “active shelter” had been found in the woods at 40 Woodland Ave. and notified the DPW to dismantle it.

A 9:53 p.m. report of a chimney fire brought police and the Fire Department to 32 Hull St. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which caused no structural damage, according to the log.


Police responded to an 11:22 a.m. report that a father had been assaulted by his 15-year-old daughter at 10 Doane Ave. and arrested Stephen Boris, 39, of 295 Washington St., Salem, on a charge of assault and battery.



Police received a 3:30 p.m. report from a North Central Street woman who said she could hear the resident of a nearby apartment threatening his girlfriend with a knife. Officers responded, but the people involved said it was only a verbal argument and there had been no mention of weapons.


The Fire Department responded to a report of a Dumpster fire at 17 Silver Leaf Way around 9 p.m.



After a 9:23 p.m. report, police and the Fire Department assisted a woman who was locked out of a residence at 12 Pioneer Terrace.


Police received a 12:33 a.m. report that a man was wearing only an orange jacket at Essex Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. Officers were unable to locate him.

A Canal Street man reported to police at 9:57 a.m. that the interior of his Dodge van had been burned. The Fire Department determined that the damage had occurred due to a faulty electrical wire beneath the driver’s seat, according to the log.

An 11:20 a.m. report of “kids on mopeds” brought police to School and Barr streets, where nothing suspicious was found.

A Bay View Avenue man reported at 12:12 p.m. that somebody had tampered with his front door on Tuesday between 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. The man “stated he latched the front door with the hook lock prior to leaving, and when he returned, the hook part of the lock had been pulled from the door.” There was no sign of forced entry on the inside door.

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