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May 23, 2014

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Salem

Wednesday

A locked bike worth $200 was reported stolen from the front of Salem Academy Charter School, 45 Congress St. Shetland Park, at 4:56 p.m.

Police investigated a report of a loud group behind 32 Palmer St. at 11:20 p.m. When the officers got out of their cruiser, the group began to run. Police had earlier received a call for the same group being loud and possibly drinking. Police placed a man into protective custody.

Thursday

Police responded to a road-rage incident involving a school bus driver and a motorist at 8:12 a.m. The bus driver said she was involved in an argument with another driver. The motorist accused the bus driver of almost hitting her vehicle when the bus turned from First Street into the driveway. The bus driver said she did cut the corner slightly during the turn, but she did not almost hit the motorist. The bus driver told police the motorist turned her vehicle around and followed the bus to 4 First St. and continued to have words with her, prompting the call to police. Police told the motorist it is never a good idea to confront another driver and to report such incidents to the police or the bus company.

Police took a report of fraud, in the form of fake prescriptions, at 11:43 a.m. at CVS Pharmacy, 426 Essex St. Police spoke with loss prevention about the ongoing issue with an employee.

A resident complained at 1:39 p.m. that at least once a week, he sees people walking their dogs, both on and off leash, in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The resident said he confronts these dog walkers, and on different occasions, he has been met with some hostility. He spoke with the cemetery’s superintendent and was told the “no dogs” signs were not replaced after renovations, and there are no plans to replace them. Police contacted the animal control officer about the matter.

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