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November 5, 2012

Police/fire

(Continued)

Counterfeit bills reported at the Salem Diner drew police at 5:46 p.m. A similar call came from Market Basket on Highland Avenue on Sunday at 12:08 p.m.

A man was taken to Salem Hospital after telling police that an unknown person had punched him in the jaw and robbed him on Palmer Street, as reported in the log at 6:15 p.m.

Suspicious items spotted on Highland Avenue, as logged at 9:04 p.m., were possibly model rockets.

Sunday

Robert P. McLaughlin, 23, of 143 Canal St., Salem, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. on Canal Street by Patrolman William Riley on a charge of disturbing the peace. Police had responded to a complaint about a loud party.

A Loring Avenue resident complained at 9:05 a.m. of systematic vandalism. “For the past three weeks, there have been missing pickets” on his fence, according to the log. He fixes them, but a few days later, there are more missing. The homeowner suspects college students.

A Fairmount Street man told police at 12:46 p.m. that two leaf blowers valued at $1,000 were stolen from a trailer in his driveway overnight.

Boxford

Sunday

Zachary Monaco, 19, of 18 Curtis Road, Boxford, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. on Curtis Road by Officer Matthew Dupont on charges of assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, and unarmed robbery. Police indicated that a fight with a girlfriend was involved.

Marblehead

Friday

“Flashing” on Smith Street was the complaint from a merchant. He named the culprit at 1:16 p.m. and expected to have the evidence exposed on video. But “cameras in the store were down at the time,” according to the log.

Matthew Vitrwal, 21, of 11 Shepherds Way, Barnstable, was arrested at 8:52 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue on two counts of assault and battery on a police officer. Responding were officers Chuck Sinclair, Dean Peralta and Eric Osattin. Police had answered a “report of two individuals fighting in the back of the bank,” according to the log.

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