, Salem, MA

Local News

July 19, 2013



Police were unable to locate a group of skateboarders who were reported to be “in roadway causing a hazard to themselves and motorists” near 300 Puritan Road at 8:41 p.m.



Police responded to a 7:21 p.m. report that a boat and trailer had been left on the street in front of a residence on Mooney Avenue the night before and determined that both their registrations had been removed and the boat was without an engine or outdrive. “I then checked the location where a boat’s registration would be and was able to see the outline of where the boat’s registration numbers had been prior to being removed,” wrote an officer. That number revealed that both the boat and trailer had been stolen out of Gilford, N.H. The boat was transported to the Salem police station and police in Gilford were notified that it had been recovered.

Officers were unable to locate a group of “young-looking kids” who had attempted to purchase alcohol at a store at 95 Congress St. and “became upset and started to yell” when the clerk asked for identification, according to a 7:38 p.m. log item.

Police responded to Derby Wharf after a 7:55 p.m. report that kids were throwing rocks at boats and spoke to two males who “stated they were just throwing rocks in the water and not aiming at boats.” Police wrote: “Both stated that they would stop throwing rocks and leave the area.”

An 8:22 p.m. report of a fight in the parking lot of the Market Basket on Highland Avenue led to the arrest of Lee Ernesto Gonzalez, 27, of 60 Dow St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

Officers responded to a 10:08 p.m. report of a loud party at 11 Roslyn St. and spoke to man who said he had three friends over to “pre-game” before going out to celebrate his birthday. The officers advised him “that he should end it for the night, to which he related that they were just getting ready to leave for the night.”

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