, Salem, MA

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August 1, 2013



Police responded to 44 Dow St. after a 6:55 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined a woman was arguing with her granddaughter over the latter “not listening” and “not following the rules of the house.” The granddaughter said she was angry “over the fact that she was not allowed to go to the movies with her friend” but also said she would “cool off and listen to her grandmother for the rest of the night.”

Police responded to a 7:40 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance on Lafayette Street and subsequently arrested Juan J. Vasquez, 30, of 100 Lafayette St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

About 7:45 p.m., officers on Lafayette Street arrested Victor Mariscal, 22, of Cambridge, on a charge of giving a false a name to a police officer. He was also wanted on three warrants, according to the log.

An 8:24 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance on Lafayette Street resulted in the arrest of John Callahan, 46, of 56 Margin St., Salem, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

Police responded to a Griswold Drive address after a woman reported at 8:37 p.m. that her mother had arrived to pick up her daughter, but that the daughter wouldn’t get in the vehicle because “grandma smelled liked alcohol.” The mother wanted to make a “formal report” about her mother attempting to pick the girl up while intoxicated and said she was “attempting to show that her mother needs help.” Police spoke to the grandmother, who lived on Halsey Way, and she said she would “never try and put my granddaughter in my car if I was drunk” and that “she was right down the street, I would have walked there — why would I drive?” Police wrote: “The grandmother ... did not appear to be intoxicated. She spoke without hesitation and was steady on her feet when she got out of her bed to speak with us.” An officer also wrote that the woman who reported the incident “admitted” that she might qualify for housing through the Department of Children and Families “if she can prove that her mother is danger to her or her daughter.”

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