, Salem, MA

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May 29, 2013




Police responded to a 12:20 p.m. report that an “unstable” man in gray sweatpants and a gray T-shirt was walking outbound on Lafayette Street near Widger Road. Police were unable to locate him.

A motorist reported at 1:10 p.m. that he had struck a rock “a bit smaller than a basketball” in the roadway on West Shore Drive. “He does not know how the rock got in the street,” wrote police.

Police received an 11:32 p.m. report of fireworks or gunshots in the area of Richard Road. An officer was unable to locate anything amiss in the area.


A net was stolen overnight from a basketball hoop on Greystone Road, according to an 8:40 a.m. report.

An Evans Road woman went to the station at 11:47 a.m. to “relate several domestic issues she is having within her home ... She wanted to have them documented for an upcoming court date,” according to a log item. Subsequently arrested was Harry K. Noyes, 53, of 67 Evans Road, Marblehead, on charges of rape, violation of an abuse prevention order and unlawful wiretap.

Police received a 12:35 a.m. report that a “strange” man in an olive coat and sunglasses with yellow rims was looking into yards along Lattimer Street. Police were unable to locate him.

A woman reported at 6:12 p.m. that she had to wait 10 minutes for traffic lights on Maple Street at Lafayette Street to change.

A woman reported at 9:03 p.m. that a toilet at Fort Sewall was constantly flushing, according to the log. The woman said she felt bad because “thousands of thousands of gallons” of water were being wasted. After contacting somebody about the problem, police later said the bathroom was “all set.”


Two men were transported to their homes after a 1:05 a.m. report that they were arguing in a parking lot at Village Street and Nonantum Road.

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