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September 9, 2013



Yes, you can get pulled over for skateboarding. Police cited one young man who was observed as “he came within inches” of hitting an elderly woman at the MBTA Station, according to the log at 6:45 p.m. He was advised that it’s illegal to skateboard in Salem. The fine is $50.

A mountain bike locked to a wooden fence on Wharf Street was reported stolen at 6:52 p.m.

Dylan S. Vautour, 19, 4 Barley Lane, Wayland, was arrested, as logged at 7:16 p.m., on Rainbow Terrace on charges of driving with no registration, no insurance policy and fake plates. Police originally went to arrest him on an “out-of-town warrant,” according to the report. Involved in the arrest were officers Roberson Troncoso, Michael Ball, Joshua Gerrard and Sgt. Frederick Ryan.

Police are suggesting it was more than an accident on Norman Street when a man took off in his van before a woman passenger could get inside. The woman was knocked to the ground, as logged at 7:42 p.m. The man is sought for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — the vehicle’s door.

Add a Nissan mountain bike on Palmer Street to the list of stolen bicycles, as logged at 8:19 p.m.

A man reported a bag of his clothes, left by a wall at the Essex Street Mall, missing as of 8:53 p.m.

No, they’re not tripping the light fantastic at Loring Avenue and Leggs Hill Road. The report at 9:22 p.m. of an “elderly female dancing in the street” was actually a woman exercising. Police told her to stay on the sidewalk.

Dorcas Francisca Mena, 22, 109 Boston St., Salem, was arrested, as logged at 11:18 p.m., at Boston Street by officers Karla Caldera and John Anderson on a charge of disturbing the peace. Police had responded to a report of a loud party and noisy music.

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