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November 29, 2013



Juan Pablo Fernandez, 33, 42 Peabody St., Salem, was arrested, as logged at 6:27 p.m., on Prince Street, by patrolmen Rafael Gonzalez and Sean Andrus on charges of running a stop sign and possession of cocaine. “A small amount of cocaine was discovered” following the traffic stop, according to the report.

Theodore E. Giesbrandt, 34, 5 Gardner St., Salem, was arrested, as logged at 9:13 p.m., at his address by patrolmen Rafael Gonzalez and Sean Andrus on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of domestic assault and battery. Police had responded to a dispute.

A complaint at 9:36 p.m. regarding a fight at Gallows Hill Park turned out to be inspired by a football game. Police advised the players to “call it a night.”

A driver on New Derby Street will get a summons for driving after suspension of her license following “a random computer registration check,” logged at 10:18 p.m.


A woman appeared at the Tavern in the Square at midnight so drunk she couldn’t say who she was, where she came from or who might come for her. Police took her into custody only to discover mom was downtown looking for her.

A drunken man hopped in a cab on Margin Street and promptly passed out before he could even say where he wanted to go. Police were called at 12:37 a.m. and they took him into protective custody.

No arrest followed a fight on Wheatland Street, logged at 1:15 am. The combatants reported a kicked barrel, two women screaming in the street, a woman bystander knocked down, but no visible injuries on anybody. Officers suggested the fighters could level charges at the district court.

Brandon D. Dixon Jr., 26, 101 Mason St., Salem, was arrested at his address, as logged at 2:02 p.m., on charges of assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness. Responding were patrolmen Michael Levesque, Mark Fabiszewski and Sgt. Robert Lubas.

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