, Salem, MA

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September 11, 2013



Officers were unable to locate a man who was reported at 9:40 a.m. to be “looking in yards and houses” on Elm Avenue.

A woman reported at 10:43 p.m. that her driver’s side window had been smashed at some point overnight while her vehicle was parked on Bryant Street. An offensive word had also been scribbled on the trunk, according to police.

Brendan Walsh, a candidate for the city’s School Committee, reported at 11:20 a.m. that four plastic zip-ties had been cut from a political sign he had posted to a fence on Jefferson Avenue, according to the log. Walsh told police that the sign itself wasn’t defaced and that four other zip-ties had not been damaged. An officer wrote: “Walsh wanted to document that the incident occurred just in case other signs of his are damaged in any way in the future.”

An 11:31 a.m. report that a woman on a bench was screaming brought police to Essex and Washington streets, where they advised her “to keep her voice down.” Police wrote: “She agreed and left the area.”

An officer was unable to locate a man who was reported at 11:48 a.m. to be exposing himself in the area of Grove and Irving streets.

Police received a 12:40 a.m. report that a white Volkswagen Jetta had followed a trolley around the city for approximately 30 minutes. The operator of the trolley speculated that the vehicle might have been “eavesdropping on the tour,” according to the log. Police didn’t locate the vehicle.

A 4:08 p.m. report that a female was sitting in the roadway brought police to 462 Lafayette St., where a Salem State University student told them she “needed quiet to read since her dorm room was very noisy.”

Police were unable to locate a “possible wanted person” who was reported to be at Canal and Ropes streets at 5:49 p.m., nor an outside argument that was reported to be in the area of 188 Ocean Ave. at the same time. Also, officers were unable to locate a man who was reported three minutes later to be “laid out” near 135 Lafayette St.

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