, Salem, MA

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September 13, 2013



Police were unable to locate a 10- to 12-year-old boy who was reported at 3:15 p.m. to be “holding his stomach” on Sutton Street.

The Fire Department extinguished a brush fire on the median near 246 Newbury St., according to a 4:34 p.m. log item. One lane of the roadway was closed while they did so.

A 4:57 p.m. report of an oven fire brought police and firefighters to 16 Eastman Park, where they determined somebody “put the oven on broil,” causing smoke.

Police received a 5:22 p.m. report that two males were driving very slowly through the parking lot of the Peabody Municipal Light Plant and “pointing to the exterior cameras.” An officer spoke to one male who said he had just been “dropping off a bill” and “having a conversation” with the other.

Somebody reported at 6:08 p.m. that he had seen an elderly man without a shirt jump a fence and steal wood from a vacant building at 4 Hancock St. An officer later determined the man had permission to take the wood.

Police received a 6:17 p.m. report of “suspicious smoke in the house coming from an unknown source, nobody in the house” at 10 Clement Ave. An officer determined the smoke was from food on a stove.

Police received an 8:56 p.m. report that two males were walking up the hill behind Don’s Power Equipment at 29 Newbury St. An officer wrote later: “Swedish tourists were sent back to Hampton Bay Hotel, those parties were a little lost.”

A 9:08 p.m. report that a female was screaming for help brought police to 21 Caller St., where they determined she had been “yelling at her boyfriend over the phone.” An officer advised her to keep her voice down.

Police received a 9:36 p.m. report that a male was staggering on Lake Street. “Party checks out, lives a few houses down and will be walking home,” an officer wrote later.

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