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February 18, 2013



An intoxicated man attempted to climb down the outside of a porch at 29 Hancock St. after an argument at about 3 p.m. and fell halfway down. The man declined medical attention was placed in protective custody.

A man who came to the police station at about 3 p.m. was arrested after engaging in "tumultuous disorderly conduct," police said. Theodore T. Nelson, 47, of 321 Cabot St., Beverly, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a Class B substance (Percocet).

A resident told police that he had received about 100 texts from his fiancee that day, including a few in which she implied she was going to kill him. He requested an emergency restraining order.

Police were dispatched to North Shore Children's Hospital for a report of a child that had been attacked by a dog.

Police in an unmarked cruiser stopped a suspicious vehicle on Cherry Street at 9:11 p.m. and arrested Kelsey A. Vasquez, 20, of 14 Cherry St., Salem. Vasquez was charged with illegal possession of a Class C substance (Klonopin), violation of the city knife ordinance, and driving with a suspended license.


Marvin A. Perez, 20, of 1 College Drive, Salem, was arrested at 7:30 a.m. by Salem State University police and charged with being a disorderly person, disturbing the peace, and malicious destruction of property over $250.

A car crashed into a utility pole on Canal Street just after 9 a.m. when the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and crossed over the other lane. Nobody was injured and no citations were issued.

A car swerved across the snow-covered Bypass Road and crashed head-on into another car at about 10 a.m. One driver was cited for driving faster than reasonable for the road conditions. Both drivers complained of pain but refused treatment on scene.

A man told police that ice from a snowplow fell on his head.

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