, Salem, MA

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August 3, 2013





Police were unable to locate anything amiss near 98 Lafayette St. after a 4:18 p.m. report of a suspicious woman with youths and an open container of alcohol.

A 6:49 p.m. report of an accident brought police to Margin and Endicott streets, where they determined one vehicle had been exiting a driveway when it struck a second vehicle. Subsequently arrested was Donald J. Lord, 79, of 29 Crowdis St., Salem, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without being licensed. No injuries were reported.

An officer was unable to locate a blind woman who was reported to be “walking off sidewalk” on Essex Street at 7:04 p.m.

A Jefferson Avenue man reported about 8 p.m. that his wife was “always angry” and that she had yelled at him “because he had left the common door open in the hallway” and “because he had open[ed] a phone bill that was in his name.” Police advised him of his rights to a harassment prevention order.

Residents lost power in the area of 133 Fort Ave. after an Infiniti I30 veered off the road and struck a telephone pole and guide wire in the area about 8:15 p.m., according to the log. The driver of the vehicle told police the crash happened when he took his eyes of the road briefly to speak with a friend, according to the incident log. The driver, a Peabody man, was subsequently issued a citation for a marked lanes violation. There were no injuries.


Police were unable to locate a person who was reported to be sleeping on the gazebo at Washington Square at 10:47 a.m.

An 11:04 a.m. report of a mother-daughter domestic dispute brought police to 461/2 Essex St., where they determined the two were arguing over money.

A man will be summonsed to court on a charge of assault and battery on a health care provider after he spit in the face of a security officer at Salem Hospital, according to a 2:42 p.m. log item.

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