, Salem, MA

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April 2, 2014




Police responded at 3:31 p.m. to a two-car accident at Bagel World on Sylvan Street and a report of a possible concussion.

Police removed hypodermic needles near the stop signs at Crane Avenue and Rita Road and Crane Avenue and Nichols Road.

Four drivers were issued verbal warnings for speeding in the area of Lake Street and Huntington Drive between 10:08 and 10:39 p.m.


Police issued eight handicapped-parking tickets in the morning at Northshore Mall.

Joseph Ferrante, 60, of 30 Bresnahan St., Peabody, was arrested at 10:25 a.m. on Foster Street and charged with drunken driving.



An alarm at Beverly Bank in the North Beverly Plaza on Dodge Street was set off by “several birds” in the attic.

Police dismantled a “homeless encampment” on Woodland Avenue.

Police reported receiving “over 100” harassing phone calls over the last four days, interfering with legitimate calls for service. Verizon reportedly said it could not block the phone number, according to police. “This situation will result in a major problem soon,” the police log said.

Zachary R. Fredriksen, 19, of 10 Woodside Road, Hamilton, was arrested at 12:35 p.m. and charged with two counts of possession of a class B substance and interfering with a police officer.



A woman came into the police station to report that she received a letter saying she had won $35,000 but had to send a $3,900 “processing fee.” Police told her the letter was a scam and to throw it away.



Robert Cook, 32, of 6 School St., Salem, was arrested at 7:09 a.m. on Route 128 south and charged with driving with a suspended license.

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