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April 19, 2014

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Salem

Thursday

An off-duty police officer observed a teenager reach over a fence and grab a black bike from a front yard on Jackson Street at 4:36 p.m. When the officer confronted him, the teen dropped the bike and ran. Police brought the bike back to the station.

A woman went to the police station to report that someone had created a National Grid account under her name and run up a $785 heating bill. The woman told police she had previously lost her wallet. Police said there are no suspects at this time.

A Hathorne Street resident reported that the front tire on her Giant mountain bike had been slashed. She told police she had left the bike in the hallway overnight with the front door unlocked.

Police responded to a report of loud music at the Ward 2 Social Club on East Collins Street at 11:28 p.m. An officer said he could hear the music from the parking lot and advised the bartender to turn it down.

Friday

A teenager skateboarding on the sidewalk on Canal Street picked up a recycling bin that was in his way and threw it on the roof of a building, police said. Police said the owner of the building noticed his bin was missing, so he watched his surveillance tape and saw a teenager pick up the bin and throw it onto the roof. He said the teenager was wearing a green jacket and a green stocking cap and carrying a backpack. Police searched the area for the teen but did not find him. The building’s owner said he would get the bin down with a ladder.

A woman reported to police that she received a bill saying she owed $12,591 on her former boyfriend’s student loans. The woman told police that the former boyfriend had forged her signature as a co-signer on the loan.

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