, Salem, MA

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May 21, 2013



Police received a 4:43 p.m. report that there were four men dressed in camouflage and wearing bandanas near Fort Avenue and determined they were playing paintball. “They were advised that they were trespassing and advised to leave the area,” wrote police.

A 4:44 p.m. report that a man was making threats brought police to 31 Salem St., where they determined he was “just upset that he had just fell on the ground.”

The front door and living room window of a residence at 26 Dunlap St. had been damaged by BBs, according to a 5:13 p.m. report.

Police received a 7:25 p.m. report that a man had taken pictures of a house at 22 Barnes Circle. When somebody asked the man why he was taking pictures of his house, the man replied, “It won’t be your house for long,” then left the area, according to the log. Police were unable to locate him.


A Granite Street man reported at 6:20 a.m. that he had found a car ashtray with $1.14 in change in it in his driveway.

A 12:30 p.m. report that a man was stealing metal from the DPW yard at 5 Jefferson Ave. resulted in the arrest of Allen Delisle, 26, of 8 Oak St., Peabody, on charges of two counts of receiving stolen property over $250, receiving stolen property under $250, larceny by false pretense, larceny over $250 and trespassing. An officer said Delisle stole a large metal grate.

Police received a 1:53 p.m. report that an $800 coin-operated dryer had been stolen from 245 Lafayette St.

Police received a 3 p.m. report that an oral surgeon’s office at 100 Highland Ave. had received more than 20 unwanted phone calls in the past half-hour.

A caller reported at 5:08 p.m. that the traffic lights at North and School streets were “taking too long to change.”


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