, Salem, MA

Local News

July 4, 2013



An officer was unable to locate two teenagers who were reported to have set off fireworks in the middle of Humphrey Street at 10:37 p.m.


A 5:45 a.m. report of a possible drunken driver on Elmwood Road resulted in the arrest of Michael Faiella, 71, of 30 Portland St., Lynn, on a charge of drunken driving, third offense.



Police responded to an 8:37 p.m. report of a suspicious “man on canoe” at 55 Conant St., but they were unable to locate anything amiss in that area.

A 10:34 p.m. report of “prostitution/drugs” brought police to the Motel 6 on Newbury Street, but an officer later called it “unfounded.”


Police received a 1:24 a.m. report of a gunshot on Calumet Road but didn’t report finding anything suspicious after responding to that area.

Copper downspouts had been stolen from the post office on Conant Street, according to a 10:52 a.m. report.

Heroin had been found in a room at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street, according to an 11:59 a.m. report.

A truck had backed into a light pole at Plains Park, according to a 4:11 p.m. report. There were no injuries.



The DPW was contacted after a 4:16 p.m. report that cars were swerving around glass in the roadway at Essex and Cedar streets.

A swastika had been spray-painted on a tree at 15 Thoreau Circle, according to a 5:17 p.m. report.

After receiving a 5:21 p.m. report of domestic abuse at 6 Fossa Terrace, police arrested Dylan J. Pringle, 34, of 20 Hawthorne St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police were unable to locate a drunken person who was reported to be yelling at people near Porter and School streets at 7:41 p.m.

Police responded to an 8:31 p.m. report that a male was shooting a BB gun at cats near 204 Bridge St., but they were unable to locate him.

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