, Salem, MA

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July 31, 2013



A 9:55 p.m. report that a woman was passed out in a vehicle brought police to Lothrop and Dane streets, where they determined she was “not passed out, just sleeping.”


Multiple mailboxes had been vandalized in the area of Landers Drive and Middlebury Lane, according to a 4:44 a.m. log item.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Highland Avenue at 1:27 a.m. and arrested Byron Ramirez, 26, of 16 Rockaway St., Lynn, on charges of operating without a license and speeding.

Police responded to 42 Harbor St. after a 1:57 a.m. report that a group was “chanting” in the street. An officer advised them to leave the area and to “keep the noise down,” according to the log.

Two neighbors on Essex Street each called police at roughly 10:40 a.m. after they had an argument over “a dryer they purchased together.”

A Garden Terrace woman reported at 12:16 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend had threatened to “plant drugs in her house and call immigration on her.”

Police responded to Washington Square after a 2:16 p.m. report that an older man had been seen kissing a “young girl” and determined a 19-year-old female had kissed her father.

A man reported at 6:44 p.m. that he thought the garage at 77 Jefferson Ave. was on fire because he “felt a lot of heat coming from the building.” An officer determined there was no fire: “The front of the building’s garage door face[s] into the sun, and that was the heat that was felt,” wrote police.

An officer was unable to locate an individual who was reported to be jogging through the train tunnel near 242 Bridge St. at 9:03 p.m.


A man reported at 12:02 a.m. that, for the past week, a woman who lived at 12 Pope St. had been standing too close to him, saying nasty things about him to other residents “loud enough for him to hear” and “making faces at him.”

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