, Salem, MA

Local News

February 22, 2013





Police responded to a 2:30 p.m. report that a woman was nearly struck by a truck at Staples on Paradise Road. “The vehicle did not hit her, but she is claiming that she is injured emotionally,” police wrote.


A missing manhole cover was reported at Burke Drive and Forest Avenue at 11:35 a.m.

A Middlesex Avenue woman reported at 12:49 p.m. that her tax office in Lynn had been broken into. “Possible identity theft,” police wrote.


Two people were removed from an MBTA train at the depot at 10 Railroad Ave. after a 10:09 a.m. report of a disturbance on board.



After an 11:40 p.m. report that guests were refusing to open their door, police at the DoubleTree Hotel arrested Christina Burlette, 32, and Matthew Waters, 33, both of Salem, each on a charge of defacing property and disorderly conduct. An officer said the two refused to open the door after a complaint that water was coming from their room. The Fire Department showed up to force entry, but then the suspects finally allowed them inside, he said.


Police responded to an 11:35 a.m. report of an accident in the drive-through of Dunkin’ Donuts at 99 High St. No injuries were reported.



Two motorists were hospitalized with minor injuries after a three-car, chain-reaction accident at Highland Avenue and Crowdis Street, according to a 4:22 p.m. report.

A man reported finding a ring in a snowbank on Harbor Street at 4:33 p.m.

Police investigated a 5:01 p.m. report that a suspicious person was living in the woods behind the golf course at 75 Willson St. and located a blue tent, in which there was clothing, dog food, a large knife and duffel bags. “No one was located in the area at this time,” police wrote. “The knife was placed into evidence for safekeeping.”

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