, Salem, MA

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July 24, 2013




Police and the Fire Department responded to a 12:34 a.m. report that a fire alarm was sounding at 84 Cabot St. “Microwave fire caused by metal on Chinese food container,” an officer wrote later.

An officer conducted a check of the high school on Sohier Road at 2:13 a.m. and found “carny trailers” in the lots. “Appears carnival coming to town!!!!!” wrote the officer.

An individual was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 2:23 p.m. report that a 15-year-old was “causing problems” and “breaking things” near Standley and Old Standley streets.

Officers responded to Federal and Rantoul streets after an 8:31 p.m. report that people were trying to get into a vehicle. “All is fine,” an officer wrote later. “Keys locked in car.”

Police were unable to find anything amiss near Bridge Street and Virginia Avenue after an 11:30 p.m. report that a BB gun was being shot in the neighborhood.


A Cabot Street woman reported at 12 p.m. that she’d seen people going in and out of an apartment “with brown paper bags.” Police wrote: “She believes there is drug activity going on, but has not actually observed any drugs.”



An officer was unable to locate youths on bikes who were reported to be “looking in yards” on Puritan Avenue at 2:57 p.m.

A package was stolen off the porch of 77 Paradise Road, according to a 3:29 p.m. report.

Police received a 5 p.m. report that three youths were “yelling and screaming” near Burrill and Columbia streets and that one had urinated on a nearby building. Police wrote later: “Made contact with subjects and got their info.”



Police received a 7:16 a.m. report that somebody had kicked in a window at 54 Charles St. and stolen $5,000 in cash from the residence. An officer said the money was in an envelope and that the resident discovered the break-in upon returning home after being away overnight. Police are investigating.

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