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March 7, 2013




A caller reported at 8 a.m. that cars had been speeding up and down Rowland Street in the morning hours.

A woman reported at 3:03 p.m. that she believed the clerk at a Smith Street store had sold cigarettes to high school students.


A caller reported that a door was wide open at a Front Street address at 6:23 a.m. “Everything is OK,” police wrote. “Wind blew the door open.”



Police responded to a 6:42 p.m. report of minors possibly drinking alcohol at 100 Sohier Road but found nothing suspicious upon arrival.


A 9:22 a.m. report of an injured deer brought officers to 475 Essex St. An officer wrote later: “I discharged two shotgun rounds to put down this deer, which was gravely injured with a broken leg.”

Police helped somebody get their vehicle unstuck from a snow pile at Essex Street and Parramatta Road, according to a 12:25 p.m. log item.

Police received a 3:18 p.m. report of possible gunshots in the woods near 14 Gateway Lane but didn’t find anything suspicious.



Police conducted a traffic stop at 3:13 p.m. at 210 Bartholomew St. and arrested Florencio Deleon, 30, of 461 Eastern Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.

A Moore Street woman reported at 3:17 p.m. that somebody had opened a Tumblr account in her name.

A 3:44 p.m. report of a shoplifter at H&M at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Frances Lara, 32, of 1 Ropes St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting, third offense.

Police received a 6:08 p.m. report that somebody had broken into a vehicle at 75 Walnut St. and stolen a souvenir “Bermuda” wallet containing $30 in cash and two car chargers.

An 8:31 p.m. report of an accident brought police to Andover Street and Violet Road. The driver of the first vehicle, identified as Julie Benjamin, 23, of Andover, was transported to Salem Hospital with unknown injuries and will be summonsed on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop or yield. Nobody else was injured in the crash. Both vehicles were towed.

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