, Salem, MA

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December 6, 2012




A man was reported to be “yelling” and “jumping in the street” at 242 Bridge St. at 9:17 a.m., but police were unable to locate him.

Police responded to Bridge and Washington streets at 11:16 a.m. after a report of a man doing pushups. “Clear,” police wrote later, “Frank was advised to stay out of street.”

A Highland Avenue woman told police at 1:12 p.m. that “nothing was missing from her apartment, but she was concerned that some items on a bureau and table were moved and not as she had left them.” Police reported that there were no signs of forced entry.

A woman on Essex Street reported at 1:36 p.m. that a package containing $180 worth of King Arthur baking flour had been stolen from her door after UPS delivered it.

Police received a 1:50 p.m. report that when a woman went to retrieve the bicycle she had chained to a pole in the area of Broadway and Canal Street, “it was gone and so was the pole.”

A 4:08 p.m. report of a “barefoot” jogger in the roadway brought police to Highland Avenue, where they determined the person was on the sidewalk. “No problem,” police wrote.



Police fielded a 1:40 a.m. report of domestic assault and battery at Motel 6.

Tools were reported stolen from a vehicle at Comfort Inn at 5:33 a.m.

Paint was thrown on a vehicle at 62 Nichols St., according to a 2:12 p.m. report.

Police received a 4:09 p.m. report of two men with a sledgehammer at Walgreens at 107 High St., but an officer later called it “unfounded.”



Police and the Fire Department responded to a 4:22 p.m. report that smoke was seen coming from the roof of 131 McKay St. and determined that it was a “boiler issue.”



A Tedesco Street woman reported at 8:05 a.m. that her son had thrown his bicycle helmet on the ground and she wanted an officer to “intimidate the hell out of him” so he’d wear it.

A woman on Ocean Avenue reported at 5:26 p.m. that her front door was “wide open” when she returned home. “Checked the house, all in order,” police wrote.

Police received a 6:40 p.m. report that a man fell down while kicking a vehicle that didn’t stop for him at a crosswalk at Village and Pleasant streets.

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