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August 30, 2013



A 10:17 p.m. report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart on Highland Avenue led to the arrest of Katie M. Doherty, 30, of 330 Walnut St., Lynn, on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. She was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.


An 8 a.m. report of a disturbance on Canal Street resulted in the arrest of Melissa Rey Pizzaro, 26, of 101 Canal St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 12:42 a.m. report that a woman was being followed brought police to the Salem Common. Subsequently arrested was Jason M. McKenney, 30, homeless, on a charge of drinking in public and giving a false name to a police officer.

Police responded to a 1:12 a.m. report that a Honda Accord had struck a telephone pole at School and Dunlap streets. The operator of the vehicle fled on foot before officers arrived.

A Broad Street man reported at 8:18 a.m. that his neighbor has been harassing ever him since his dog bit him the previous week. The man said somebody had written “beware of dog” in chalk on the sidewalk outside his home, complete with arrows pointing at his residence.

An ambulance was involved in a minor accident on Swampscott Road as it was responding about 11:30 p.m. to a report that a bicyclist had struck a vehicle near Wal-Mart on Highland Avenue. No injuries were reported in either incident.



Police were unable to locate anything amiss after a 7:23 p.m. report that somebody had heard screaming near 7 Appleton St.


Police received a 2:10 p.m. report that people were drag racing near Andover Street and Rosewood Drive.



An officer investigated a car parked on the side of the road at Boston and Garden streets about 2 a.m. and subsequently arrested Samantha Olson, 20, of 7 Marvin St., Methuen, on a charge of drunken driving.

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