, Salem, MA

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November 7, 2012





A Tremont Street woman told police at 4:10 p.m. that a white vehicle with tinted windows had followed her around “most of the day,” including “from her residence, to a doctor’s appointment in Peabody, to picking up her son at the Salem High School, then to Danvers to her son’s doctor appointment,” and finally back to her residence. An officer determined the vehicle belonged to a private investigator who had been hired to investigate the woman.

Police received a 5:46 p.m. report that a woman’s Toyota Corolla had been damaged, apparently while it was parked at the North Shore Children’s Hospital. “When she got home, she noticed that the roof of her vehicle was caved in,” police wrote. “It appears as though someone walked over her vehicle and jumped on the roof.”

Plain-clothes officers of the Special Response Unit allegedly observed a woman shoplifting in Walgreens on New Derby Street at 7:30 p.m. and arrested Jamie Lee Primus, 24, of 59 Federal St., Beverly, on a charge of shoplifting.

Police responded to an 8:48 p.m. report that a man was violating a no-trespass order by being inside a room of the Clipper Ship Inn and arrested Nicholas Cowley, 33, of 56 Margin St., Salem, on a charge of trespassing.


Police received a 3:23 a.m. report that a skunk had been struck by a car on Loring Avenue, but the animal was gone by the time police arrived.

A police vehicle struck another vehicle in the parking lot of 201 Canal St. at 7:47 a.m. when an officer “was unable to stop his motor vehicle due to untreated ice.” Both vehicles sustained minor damage, but no injuries were reported.

Allied Collision Center at 63 Jefferson Ave. was broken into overnight, according to an 8:15 a.m. report, but nothing of value was reported stolen.

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