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July 15, 2013



A 4:51 p.m. report of a suspicious male brought police to Canal and Roslyn streets. Subsequently arrested was Brendan Thomas, 26, of 12 Pope St., Salem, on charges of violating the city’s knife ordinance and four counts of illegal possession of a class E substance.

A motorist reported that there was a male cyclist with an “anger problem” in the area of Broadway and Charles Street after she had a verbal argument with him. The woman said the cyclist had leaned into her open car window and “flipped her the bird” after yelling at her because “she did not leave him enough room to drive by her.”

Police responded to a 6:13 p.m. report that somebody was assaulting a male and female at Lafayette and Gardner streets and subsequently arrested Joseph P. Styczko, 53, of 23 Mall St., Salem, on charges of assault and battery by dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

A Pope Street man reported at 6:57 p.m. that he had heard two people at his door and then seen them on the television monitor in his apartment. Police advised him that the people he saw on his monitor were entering the building’s front door, not his apartment door.

Police were unable to locate a pedestrian who was reported to have been struck by a vehicle at Highland Avenue and Crowdis Street at 7:46 p.m.


A vehicle at 62 Jefferson Ave. had been keyed and all four tires had been slashed, according to an 11:59 a.m. report.

Police received a report about 6:45 p.m. that a man on an MBTA train from Boston had been getting off at the Salem station the past few nights and then exposing himself to the female conductor. The suspect was described as white man between 40 and 50 years old.

Nathaniel Gonzalez, 20, 65 Salem St., Salem, was arrested during a traffic stop at 8:20 p.m. on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with failure to use turn signal at the intersection of Summit Avenue and Glendale Avenue.

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