, Salem, MA

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March 12, 2013




Police received a 7:56 a.m. report that a United States Postal Service box was “lying down” at Cornell Road and West Shore Drive.

Police responded to an 8:36 a.m. report of a suspicious item that had washed up near Edgemere Road. “Caller was out looking at storm and took pictures of what appears to be a bale of pot that has washed up,” an officer wrote. The caller emailed the picture to the department, and then an officer went and found the object, determining that it was a “foam block from a float.”

A dock broke loose in Marblehead Harbor, according to a 9:45 a.m. report.

A motorist was transported to Salem Hospital after police and the Fire Department responded to a 12:26 p.m. report that a car had struck a tree on Humphrey Street.

Five youths were throwing snowballs on Marion Road, according to a 7:57 p.m. call made to 911.

Police received an 8:23 p.m. report that a vehicle was “hanging over the cliff” in front of Veterans Middle School on Pleasant Street but determined that the vehicle was actually “up on the hill and the tree stopped it from coming down.” Police wrote: “Driver got lost and turned down the wrong way.”


A purse with $18.66 in change and 25 cents in Canadian coins was found at a business on Pleasant Street, according to a 7:49 a.m. report. “No ID in it,” police wrote.

Police received a 10:02 a.m. report of a disoriented woman in a raspberry-colored hat and a blue trench coat at Pleasant and Spring streets at 10:02 a.m. Police were unable to locate her.

A seawall on Spray Avenue was collapsing, according to an 11:02 a.m. report. Police spoke to its owner in Swampscott and wrote, “He has been notified and is meeting engineers later in the day to check the situation.”

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