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July 8, 2013




Police responded to a report of an “undesirable group” at the McDonald’s on Canal Street just after 1 a.m. A man told police that he and some friends had walked to McDonald’s and realized that only the drive-through window was open. The man told police he asked a motorist if he would buy food for him and his friends if he gave him money.

A Parlee Street resident reported at 1:26 a.m. that someone had stolen his mountain bike from his driveway. Police said it appeared that whoever took the bike left a Razor scooter in its place.

A man told police he had locked his mountain bike to the bike rack at the Salem train depot on the morning of June 26, and when he returned that afternoon, the lock had been cut and the bike stolen.

Police said a son called 911 because his mother was telling him to help around the house, and “he didn’t feel like it.” Police advised the son that he is 18 and can be thrown out of the house if he doesn’t like his mother’s rules. They also told him not to call 911 unless he has a real emergency.

Laurent E. Madore, 66, of 18 St. Paul St., Salem, was arrested and charged with unlawfully obtaining a controlled substance.

Police were called to North Shore Medical Center for a report of a past assault and spoke with seven victims. Police said they would issue a summons for a woman on charges of seven counts of assault and battery and three counts of assault and battery on a health provider.

A Pearl Street resident told police she was unloading groceries in her driveway around 2 p.m. when she realized someone had entered her car through the passenger door and stolen her shoulder bag, Louis Vuitton wallet and Apple iPhone, with a combined value of $1,100.

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