, Salem, MA

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May 2, 2014




Police took a report at 4 p.m. of a car that was damaged overnight on Park Street.

Police took a report of shoplifting at the Super Stop & Shop, 224 Elliott St.

A juvenile was reported missing at 8:34 p.m. on Cabot Street.


Police took a report of an unwanted person in the store at 246 Elliott St., Alexander’s Wine and Specialties, at 4:51 a.m. The person was advised to leave the store, and the owner was advised of the options. After the woman left, the officer learned she had been served a no trespass order in December 2013. Police plan to summons the person.

Police checked on a homeless camp on Manor Road and found a shelter in the woods amid scrap metal and junk at 9:13 a.m. The person was told to dismantle the shelter and clean up the area.

A truck struck a low branch on a tree at 12:31 p.m. by 156 Cabot St. The Tree Department was called to clear away and cut up the branch. There were no injuries. Minor damage was reported to a truck owned by General Linen Service of Somersworth, N.H.

Police took a report of a stolen wallet on Conant Street at 2:14 p.m.



Police took a report of a past motor vehicle break-in on Butler Street at 5:34 p.m. The owner reported that when he came out to his vehicle at 6:35 a.m. that morning, he noticed his glove box was left open and everything inside was taken out and sitting on the front passenger seat. The vehicle had been left unlocked, but apparently nothing was missing.

Police responded to Wal-Mart, 450 Highland Ave., on a report of a shoplifter at 7:29 p.m. Loss prevention said the man, described as wearing jeans, sneakers, a gray sweatshirt and black baseball cap, had removed the spider wire from an electronic phone package and put it in his pocket. Police and loss prevention were unable to locate the suspect.

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