, Salem, MA

Local News

July 17, 2013



An officer responded to an 8:41 p.m. report of an unleashed dog near 32 Clifton Ave. “Unable to catch the dog,” the officer wrote later.


A 12:36 a.m. report of an injured animal brought police near 13 Rawlins St., where they found a possum that had apparently been struck by a vehicle. “The possum was recovered and put down due to its injuries,” wrote police.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Piedmont Street at 12:46 a.m. and arrested Luis Eduardo Gomez Jr., 20, of 61/2 Roslyn St., Salem, on charges of operating without a license and failure to signal before stopping.

Officers were unable to locate anything amiss after either a 1:08 a.m. report of a “fight out front” of 300 Derby St. or a 1:19 a.m. report of a “fight out back” at 40 Ward St.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Tremont and Japonica streets at 2:39 a.m. and arrested Aileen M. Dodge, 53, of 21 Knowlton St., Beverly, on charges of operating after license revocation.

A Beaver Street man reported at 10:15 a.m. that somebody had thrown a brick at the windshield of his pickup truck, “causing a spider web.”

A Federal Street man reported at 12:26 p.m. that a black BMW had followed him from Stoughton to Beverly to Salem. An officer found the vehicle and determined the man operating it was a private investigator working for a company out of Wakefield. The man being followed was on workman’s compensation, according to the log.

A Rosyln Street woman reported at 2:02 p.m. that somebody had keyed her vehicle and scratched the word “Bich” into its paint.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 2:15 p.m. report that a 1-year-old child had been locked inside a vehicle near the Gulu Gulu Cafe on Essex Street. Firefighters unlocked the vehicle and determined the child was “fine and in good health.”

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