, Salem, MA

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November 9, 2012



A woman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a two-car accident at Washington and Norman streets just after 6 p.m.

At 6:31 p.m., Salem State University police arrested Christopher Mathieson, 28, of 300 Sumner St., East Boston, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Three people, including a 2-year-old boy, were hospitalized with unspecified injuries after a three-car accident on Highland Avenue just before 7:30 a.m. that police said was caused by the erratic driving of 84-year-old Lynn man. Police wrote that the man was reported to be “all over the road” and “cutting cars off” as he headed into Salem from Lynn, and that he drove up on a guardrail at Highland Avenue and Traders Way, dismounted from it, then drove through a red light and struck two cars in the intersection. “The operator was asked what had happened and he could only offer his windows were fogged up,” police wrote. The man will be summonsed on charges of operating to endanger, failure to remain in marked lanes and failure to stop for a red light. An “immediate threat” complaint will also be filed with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the log said. All three cars were towed.

Tools were reported stolen from a construction company working at Collins Middle School at 9:35 a.m.

A tip jar was stolen from Starbucks on Washington Street by a man in a red and white cap and a black hooded sweatshirt, according to an 11:19 a.m. report.

David Okeny, 17, of 111 Broadway St., Salem, was arrested at Salem High School at 11:33 a.m. on charges of possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in a school zone.



Police received an 8:41 p.m. report of firecrackers in a mailbox at 30 Garden St. A subsequent search of the area didn’t yield any suspects.

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