, Salem, MA

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June 26, 2013



An officer was unable to locate a male who was reported to be “trying to hitchhike” on Washington Street at 9:04 a.m.

Police responded to the area of 174 Main St. after a 9:19 a.m. report that a man with a bald head and dressed in black was “waving a badge at oncoming traffic,” but they were unable to locate him.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Summit Street at 10:49 a.m. “due to the suspicious activity of the occupants,” according to the log. Police wrote: “The officer searched the vehicle and occupants and stated that there was a straw with white residue on it and a bag with green leafy substance residue on it. The officer sent the parties on their way.”

Police were able to get a child out of a vehicle that had its windows up at Northshore Mall, according to a 12:07 p.m. log item. Police wrote that the child was in “good condition” but that they would be filing a report with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families about the incident.



A Kelleher Road woman called 911 on her cellphone repeatedly during the night, according to a 5:37 a.m. log item. “State [police] handled some calls and transferred six or more calls,” wrote police. “She denied any emergency and was verbally abusive.” The woman said she didn’t want the Beverly police at her home, but state police requested that an officer respond to her location; the woman refused to let the officer in and was “verbally abusive to him also.” The officer confirmed that she didn’t need an ambulance or have an emergency.

A trash truck hit a city meter at Chapman and Bow streets, according to a 9:38 a.m. report.

Police attempted to serve a summons at 30 Railroad Ave. at 11:53 a.m. “Party refused to open door,” wrote an officer. “I can see party peeking out window, and hear movement inside the apartment. At one point I can clearly hear the sound of the front door latch.”

Police conducted a traffic stop on Webber Avenue at 6:18 p.m. and arrested Meryl S. Brown, 23, of 7 Sunset Drive, Beverly, on a charge of operating with a suspended license.



Around 5 p.m., an officer at 232 South Main St. arrested Joan Doyle-Grenier, 61, of 2 Nimitz Way, Salem, on charges of two counts of larceny over $250.

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