, Salem, MA

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December 18, 2012



A 5:14 p.m. report of possible gunshots brought officers to 57 Orne St., where they were unable to find anything suspicious. “Fireworks suspected,” wrote an officer.

A report of shoplifting at the Target at 227 Highland Ave. at 9:54 p.m. resulted in the arrest of Maria Parkinson, 32, of 55 Broad St., Lynn, on charges of shoplifting, attempting to commit a crime and two counts of malicious destruction of property, and Maxima Parkinson, 28, of 12 Pope St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting.


A man took a screen out of a window at 72 Palmer St., according to a 9:58 a.m. report, but police later determined the person in question was the property owner and he had been repairing the screen.

A tenant at 25 Ord St. reported to police at 11:01 a.m. that her landlord had called her father “saying she does drugs.” The landlord denied doing so.

At 11:59 a.m., the Fire Department extinguished a car fire in a 2006 Honda Accord outside Sunshine Laundry at 19 Boston St. The car apparently caught fire while its owner was doing laundry inside. The fire, which appeared to have started in the dashboard area of the vehicle, is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a 1:12 p.m. report of a man in a johnny in the street at 81 Highland Ave., but were unable to locate him.

A man was removed from his jury service on a civil case and placed into protective custody after he “returned from lunch in a visibly intoxicated state,” according to a 2:19 p.m. report.



Police received a 4:10 a.m. report that a deer had been struck at Andover Street and Watson Parkway.

Assorted work tools were reported stolen from a vehicle at 27 Pickering St. at 7:19 a.m.

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