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November 1, 2013





A Mountwood Road woman reported at 11:31 a.m. that somebody had stolen a package from her front porch at some point in the last week.


Police received a 1:14 a.m. report that all four tires had been stolen from a woman’s vehicle on Cherry Street. “Car up on jack,” wrote police.



Police received a 4:02 p.m. report that a male in a vehicle at Church and Brown streets had possibly exposed himself, but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious in the area.

Police responded to 191 Lafayette St. after a 5:11 p.m. report that a male had been assaulted with a knife. Subsequently arrested was Thomas Francis Gillick, 45, homeless, on a charge of assault by dangerous weapon. Lt. Mary Butler said Gillick had been sitting on the steps to the Berube funeral home, being loud. When approached by an employee and asked to move along, Gillick took out a box cutter and threatened to cut the man “like a pig,” she said.

A 7:54 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 247 Jefferson Ave., where a man told them his ex-girlfriend had gone into his business and started arguing with him, then kicked a glass display case, breaking it. She then spit in the man’s face and kicked the business’s front window, according to the log. Police will seek a warrant for the woman on charges of domestic assault and battery and two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250.

A 10:24 p.m. report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart on Highland Avenue resulted in the arrest of Amy Marie Gould, 31, of 127 Bridge St., Salem, on charges of two counts of shoplifting by price tag tampering.


A 1:53 a.m. report that a man was passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle brought police to Bridge and Northey streets. Subsequently arrested was Joseph C. Plassmann, 31, of 309 Lynnfield St., Peabody, on a charge of drunken driving.

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