, Salem, MA

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July 20, 2013





Police received a 4:05 p.m. report that a woman had tried to fill a photocopied prescription at the CVS at 200 Essex St. and arrested Carol S. Dearborn, 65, of 12 Carpenter St., Salem, on charges of two counts of uttering a false prescription. According to the log, Dearborn said she had made copies of her previous prescription because she was “still in pain.”

A 6:21 p.m. report of a man laid out brought officers to 75 Congress St., where the man said he was “just waiting for a friend.” Police wrote: “We advised him not [to] lay on the ground.”

A Mason Street woman reported at 7:44 p.m. that a UPS package containing $40 sandals had been stolen.

A Bertini Lane woman called 911 at 8:09 p.m. “because her cat was not breathing,” according to the log.

Police received an 8:46 p.m. report that a safe had been stolen from a Heritage Drive woman’s apartment. The report came from the woman’s granddaughter, who said a male she knew had gone into her grandmother’s room and apparently dropped the safe out the window, then left.

Officers were dispatched to the Derby Wharf area after a 9:06 p.m. report that a man and a woman were arguing. Aaron Collins, 23, homeless, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Also arrested was Jessica Felix, 21, of 22 Grove St., Salem, on a charge of disorderly conduct. Felix was also wanted on two warrants, according to the log.

A Pope Street woman reported at 10:50 p.m. that her ex-husband had been sending her threatening text messages all day, including one that claimed “mob people” were coming after her.


A Willow Avenue man reported at 1:57 a.m. that the friends of a man who had struck him with a bottle during a fight in Medford were threatening him and offering him money and “Molly” — also known as Ecstasy — to drop the charges.

Police responded to 57 Summer St. after a 2:24 a.m. report of a domestic dispute and arrested Ryan McCarthy, 29, of 71 Lakeview Ave., Lynn, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and attempted murder (to wit strangulation).

An officer was unable to locate an injured bird that was reported to be in the area of 7 Pickman Road at 9:04 a.m.

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