, Salem, MA

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May 17, 2014




Police received an 11:41 a.m. report that a scout for a German television show called “Lost Father” would be in town for the next day or two. “He will go to MHS and will be looking for houses that fit what they are looking for,” wrote police. “He will also be taking photos along the causeway and in the downtown area...he related they don’t have the budget to film in an area like NY City but feel that Mass. is very friendly to the film industry.”

A Green Street Court woman reported at 12:46 p.m. that she discovered somebody had written “drop dead” on her door in marker when she woke up in the morning.

Police received a 1:37 p.m. report of a scam phone call from a Garfield Street woman who said a “talkative IRS agent with an Indian accent” had claimed she underpaid her taxes and that her husband would be “arrested in 30 minutes.”

Somebody reported to police at 6:17 p.m. that they’d found a book on Devereux Beach.


Police received a 12:36 a.m. report that somebody had been ringing a door bell on and off since 11:30 p.m. “Every time they open the door, no one is there,” wrote police. Later: “Checked the doorbell and it was jammed, causing a malfunction.”



Police received a 10:45 a.m. report that a suspicious white man in his 20s had dropped a black package near a retaining wall at 1 Loring Ave. Police wrote later: “Old container of chicken.”

A man at a Morton Road address reported at 4:29 p.m. that an elderly man “came to his residence and does not want to return to his own residence.”

An 8:09 p.m. report that youths were screaming in the area brought police to 174 Humphrey St., where they determined it was a “Boy Scout troop doing project, they are all done now.”

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