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January 5, 2013




Police received a 2:22 p.m. report that Marblehead High School was “in possession of Facebook posts that were threats of physical violence and death threats.”

An 11:29 p.m. report of “lots of screaming” near the church brought police to Chestnut Street and Atlantic Avenue. “Man was praying loudly,” an officer wrote later.



Police responded to Sohier and Tozer roads after a 4:45 a.m. report that a pole had been struck and removed an aluminum light pole from the roadway. “National Grid notified,” wrote police. “No debris from any vehicle in the area.”

An intoxicated man was hospitalized after police responded to a 11:30 p.m. report that he had fallen down cellar stairs on Jasper Street, according to the log.



Police received a 7:32 p.m. report that a woman’s $400 handbag had been stolen through the broken window of a car parked at Latitude Sports Club.


A crossing guard was transported to Salem Hospital after an 8:47 a.m. report that she had fallen and struck her head on Tremont Street.

A mailman turned in a license plate he found in a mailbox at 9:22 a.m.

Police received a 10:53 a.m. report that a vehicle’s tire had been slashed overnight on Swampscott Avenue.

An officer conducted a traffic stop at 5 Sanborn St. at 1:34 p.m. and arrested Richard Smith, 49, of 62 Jefferson Ave., Salem, on charges of failure to stop for police and failure to use care in starting, stopping, turning or backing.

A Lynn Street woman reported at 1:52 p.m. that her fence had sustained about $750 in damage on New Year’s Eve.



An off-duty officer stopped a man from stealing a bottle of Tylenol at the Walgreens at 29 New Derby St., according to an 11:54 a.m. report.

Police responded to a Beach Avenue address after a 3:58 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined one brother was upset that the other wouldn’t let him play Xbox. “The dispute escalated into a screaming match but both stated that it was verbal in nature,” wrote police. One brother was advised to “leave his brother’s things alone” and the other to “try to share his belongings a little more.”

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