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October 15, 2012



A juvenile with a BB gun racked up three charges — malicious damage, minor in possession of a BB gun and unlawful discharge of the gun — after a complaint at 8:44 p.m. of a window shot out on Memorial Drive.

An unwelcome surprise for pedestrians was a man on Derby Street walking up behind them and screaming in their ears. Police intervened at 8:56 p.m. and determined that the man was not drunk and not wanted by the system, despite his lack of cooperation. He was sent on his way.


Marc L. Tranos, 32, of 47 Memorial Drive, Salem, was arrested at 1:08 a.m. at Essex and Washington streets by Patrolmen Rafael Gonzales and Daniel Tucker on charges of possessing a Class B and Class C substance. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant.

A car speeding away alerted a woman on March Street at 1:26 a.m. that someone had vandalized her vehicle, leaving messages on it. These included “2 chairs,” “Turn up the music,” “Lets go” and “XOXO.” These were left via washable paint.

With his window busted, a resident on First Street couldn’t be sure what, if anything, was taken from his vehicle when he alerted police at 9:40 a.m.

When her child was taken by the Department of Children and Families, a woman on Wharf Street called police at 10:35 a.m., wondering if the restraining order against her ex had been violated. Police noted that she has a court order saying she should have custody and “that the child should not have been taken from her and that there is a conspiracy against her,” according to the log. Police were unable to reach the department to straighten out the situation.



Melissa Thyne, 37, of 55 Buffum St., Salem, was arrested at 8:34 p.m. by Officer Dana Martin at the Brooksby Village Drive Walmart on a charge of shoplifting.

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