, Salem, MA

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April 25, 2013




Police received a 5:38 p.m. report that unknown parties had been sleeping in the basement of 15 Lynde St. “Unknown how entry is gained,” police wrote.

At 6:44 p.m., an officer at Bridge and St. Peter streets arrested Paul McGrath, 32, of 22 Hayes Ave., Beverly, on a charge of operating with a suspended license and a marked lanes violation.

Police and the Fire Department responded to an 8:04 p.m. report of a possible fire in the sauna at 38 Swampscott Road, but it was later called “unfounded.”

A 9:55 p.m. report of a smashed window at 59 Loring Ave. resulted in the arrest of Javier Rivera, 18, of 104 Rainbow Terrace, Salem, on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250.


Police responded to a 12:21 p.m. report that a wallet left unattended in a cubicle at the Department of Transitional Assistance at 35 Congress St. had been stolen. “She stated there’s about 20 employees in cubicles in her area, and they all have clients at different times that could be walking in and out of the cubicle area,” an officer wrote.

An officer on a detail at Canal Street and Broadway at 1:11 p.m. stopped a man on a motorized scooter and advised him that it was forbidden to operate one on a public roadway in Salem. The officer issued the individual an ordinance violation.

A 2:23 p.m. report of an unruly customer brought police to the Department of Transitional Assistance, where a security officer told police “a male party was getting irate with the female employees, and he asked the male to sit and wait.” The man left the office before police arrived.

Police received a 3:31 p.m. report of a dog in a pickup truck with the windows rolled up at 50 Traders Way, but an officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

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