, Salem, MA

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July 23, 2013




Police received an 8:43 a.m. report that a solicitor with “very yellow eyes” was going door-to-door on Pickwick Road “selling nothing.” Police wrote that the man told a resident he was just “practicing his sales skills.”

A man on Harbor Avenue reported at 9:41 a.m. that somebody had apparently tried to use his boss’ inflatable jet boat the night before, “but they sucked the dock line into the jet drive, choking it.” Police wrote: “The boat is no longer operable.”

A man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 1:50 p.m. report that somebody had a heard a “thud” in a hallway at an Anderson Street address and found him on the floor.

Police received a 7:17 p.m. report that a woman in a pink shirt had approached a woman on Leggs Hill Road and “made a motion to kick her car” when asked if she was OK. Police were unable to locate her.


A man reported at 10:01 a.m. that somebody had told him not to park on Stevens Road because it was a private way. “He was informed it is not private parking,” wrote police.

A woman reported at 1:19 p.m. that there were cars parked in the wrong direction on Goldthwait Road and that she was getting tired “of these people from out of town.”

Police received a 7:35 p.m. report that a woman in a black dress was staggering in the middle of the roadway at Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue, but they didn’t report finding anything suspicious after responding to that area.

Police responded to an 8:50 p.m. report that a “suspicious white pickup truck” was “suspiciously driving around the high school” on Humphrey Street. Police wrote later: “Person giving driving lessons.”


Police received a 10:54 a.m. report that a vehicle with out-of-state plates had been parked in front of a hydrant on Central Street for 48 hours. An officer determined it was parked about eight feet from the hydrant.

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