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July 16, 2013




A 9:37 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to a Westminster Road address, where a woman said that she had been arguing with a man she’d known for about three weeks and that he’d taken off with her keys and wallet. “The two just had a dispute and he is threatening to take her belongings and tossing them somewhere she will not be able to locate them,” wrote police. “Caller said she just wants her property back and the relationship to be over.”

Police received a 2:39 p.m. report that a vehicle had been egged on Auburndale Road.

A 7:09 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to a Jersey Street address. “Caller reporting that he saw someone coming out of the house across the street yelling and say something to the effect of she is cutting her wrists,” police wrote.

A female on Humphrey Street reported at 8:24 p.m. that her father had verbally abused her and also neglected her. “She kept stating that she needs a safe place to stay tonight and she will move out tomorrow,” wrote police. “She is going to shelter in Salem for the evening or sleep[ing] under the stars at the Willows in her vehicle.”


Police received a 12:46 a.m. report that a female and her friend had been approached near the Coffin School by an unknown man who asked, “You little girls want candy?” The man was in his 40s or 50s and had a red Explorer, according to the log. Police didn’t report finding him.

A Washington Street man reported at 1:43 a.m. that there was a group of kids outside his window and one was climbing a telephone pole. Police determined that one male had thrown a female’s purse onto the pole, and her boyfriend had been climbing the pole to retrieve it.

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