, Salem, MA

Local News

July 5, 2013




A mail carrier reported at 11:51 a.m. that she had almost been run over by a gray Kia in the Town Hall parking lot earlier in the morning.

Police received a 2:11 p.m. report that somebody was setting up “what appears to be a mobile paddleboard shop” at the entrance to Preston Beach. “Unknown if they have the proper permit at this time,” wrote police.

A motorist reported at 6:02 p.m. that there were youths on rocks “a distance from shore” near Eisman’s Beach, but an officer was unable to locate them.

Police received a 6:37 p.m. report that a loud bang had shaken a house on Salem Street.

A Blaney Street caller reported at 10:21 p.m. that a 12-year-old boy had gone missing, but he returned home later.

Police responded to 82 Burpee Road after a 10:21 p.m. report of an accident between a motorcycle and a vehicle. The biker was transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries; the operator of the vehicle was cited for operating with a suspended license.

Five males were fighting in the park across from Red Rock Bistro on Humphrey Street, according to a 10:56 p.m. report.


A 1:05 a.m. report that a vehicle had struck a pole brought police to 521 Humphrey Street. Subsequently arrested was Tyler Peterson, 17, of 52 Little Nahant Road, Nahant, on charges of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, underage possession of alcohol and a marked lanes violation. No injuries were reported.



The Fire Department extinguished a fire in a trash barrel at Pierpont Park shortly before 3 p.m.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Perkins Street at 4:19 p.m. and arrested Erickson Thompson, 44, of 2 Perkins St., Apt. 3, Peabody, on a charge of operating with a suspended license.

A female reported at 4:42 p.m. that she was “stuck in the swamp next to the parking lot and is slowly sinking” near 50 Swampscott Ave. She later refused medical attention.

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