, Salem, MA

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April 13, 2013




Police received a 1:35 p.m. report from a Widger Road man who reported a solicitor had been trying to sell cookies at a restaurant to support “youth education,” but that when he called the numbers provided by the solicitor “all were disconnected.”


A 12:22 a.m. report of shoplifting at a store on Pleasant Street resulted in the arrest of Pedro Miguel Pacheco, 27, of 24 Central St., Marblehead, on a charge of shoplifting.



Police received a 2:06 p.m. report that somebody had thrown a restaurant bag out of a motor vehicle near 61 Pine St. “The officer stated that there was a receipt in the bag with a telephone number,” wrote police. “He will attempt to contact the person.”

A Hamerick Road man reported a raccoon with babies was under his deck at 2:50 p.m.

A female caller reported a dispute with her boyfriend in the parking lot at Chandlers Ice Cream at 68 Andover St., according to a 2:59 p.m. report. Garrett Dooley, 22, of 504 Walpole St., Norwood, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and malicious destruction of property over $250.

A John Road man reported at 5:30 p.m. that his neighbor on Tara Road had pointed a BB gun at his home, but police later called the report unfounded.

A man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 7:08 p.m. report that an intoxicated man was leaning against a building at 53 Lowell St.



Police received a 4:45 p.m. report that skateboarders were riding down the middle of Pleasant Street.

A Bay View Drive man reported at 8:28 p.m. that his wife had heard a loud bang and found a screen had been removed from a window of their residence — and then she saw “two kids walking quickly down the street.”



Officers observed suspicious activity in the area of the Wendy’s at 91 Lafayette St. and arrested Stephen Jenkins, 22, of 5 Pond St., Salem, on a charge of violating the city’s knife ordinance, according to a 5:17 p.m. log item. A 21-year-old homeless man was arrested at the same time on a warrant.

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