, Salem, MA

Local News

July 19, 2013



A 10:21 p.m. report of an argument in the street brought police to Washington and Pond streets, where they found two women arguing in a vehicle over why one of them “did not buy a dog kennel” for the other.

An officer was unable to locate anything suspicious after a 10:52 p.m. report of a “loud bang” in the area of Butler Street.


Police received a 1:02 p.m. report that 11 solar-powered lawn lights had been stolen “anytime in the last couple of weeks” from the property of 6 Parlee St. An officer told the woman who reported the theft that the lights might have been recovered at Witchcraft Heights school, and the woman agreed to come view the items at the station next week.

A 2:04 p.m. report of a domestic dispute on Beaver Street resulted in the arrest of Jean Lorraine Amirault, 51, of 6 Beaver St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

An officer determined that nothing was wrong with a woman who was reported to be “talking to the sky” at Essex and Washington streets at 2:58 p.m.



A GPS device and tools were reported to have been stolen from a vehicle at the Motel 6 at 8:06 a.m.

Police received a 3:55 p.m. report that a male had punched another male at 5 Dyer Court.



An unidentified woman was transported to Beverly Hospital after a single-car accident near the Beverly line on Hale Street about 11:20 a.m. An officer said the woman’s dog had tried to jump out the window and she accidentally steered the car into an embankment and a tree when she went to grab it. The woman was only hospitalized as a precaution and the dog was uninjured, he said.

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