, Salem, MA

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May 21, 2013




Police received an 11:33 a.m. report that a 100-year-old woman on Rowland Street was having difficulty breathing. She subsequently refused transportation to a hospital.

A Jersey Street man told police at 12:18 p.m. that he had been contacted by a man who said he had “overheard his neighbor talking about killing a hitchhiker.”

A Franklin Street woman reported at 1:54 p.m. that she had found a “strange note” pinned to her door.

A woman fell and hit her head while trying to cross Atlantic Avenue, according to a 3:38 p.m. log item. She refused medical attention.

Police received a 4:46 p.m. report that lumber had been stolen from somewhere on Baldwin Road.

A 6:27 p.m. report that a motorist had struck a vehicle on Bessom Street and then left the area resulted in the arrest of Patricia Patrick, 64, of 2 Pleasant Court, Marblehead, on a charge of drunken driving.

Police received a 7:40 p.m. report that kids were on the roof of a Brook Road building. Police wrote later: “Getting a Frisbee.”


A man reported at 1:22 p.m. that he had paid $419.69 for a kayak at a used kayak sale and then gone to get his truck to pick it up — but the kayak had been sold again by the time he returned.

A Hazel Court woman reported at 10:02 p.m. that she had received a strange voicemail “which sounded like a pocket dial with a conversation between a male and a female.” Topics discussed included “breast implants” and “rashes on a baby,” according to the log. The message also featured “what sounded like a fake baby crying.” Police wrote: “She called the number back and the female that answered did not know how her number was dialed but would check her phone.”

Police received an 11:56 p.m. report of five or six teens lying down in the middle of Cornell Road, but police were unable to locate them.

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