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October 20, 2012




A “highly intoxicated” woman told police at 12:59 a.m. that there was a building-wide argument at 278 Rantoul St. “She claims that everyone was yelling and screaming at each other for no apparent reason,” wrote police. Officers determined the building had quieted down and advised the woman to “get some sleep.”



Police received an 8:04 p.m. report that $300 in cash had been taken from a woman’s Dodge Neon, possibly after it had been towed away from Salem State University.


An officer on patrol at 90 North St. at 12:27 a.m. came upon an accident in which a man apparently fell asleep and drove into a telephone pole. The man was cited for operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger.

An officer was on patrol on First Street at 3:26 a.m. when two people “popped up in the backseat” of a vehicle. “Contact was made and they checked out,” wrote an officer. “They were sent on their way without incident.”

Police received a 9:38 a.m. report that a Herbert Street man thought he might have given out his social security number “to the wrong people online.” Police advised him to monitor his credit report.

A “whiskey barrel planter” and the plants inside it were stolen from an island at 211 Washington St., according to an 11 a.m. report.

A man was arrested after he allegedly stole money from a tip jar at a business at 145 North St., according to an 11 a.m. report. Arrested was Inegust Tifari Dyce, 17, of 391/2 Mason St., Salem, on a charge of larceny from a building and disturbing the peace.

An “undesirable” was reported to be sleeping in a window box at 20 Central St. at 12:02 p.m. Police were unable to locate the person.

A landlord on Prescott Street reported at 2:34 p.m. that a person renting an apartment had been “banging things around downstairs,” “not paying the rent” and “leaving the water running when he is not home.” Police advised the landlord to call back if there was more banging and subsequently returned to the address at 3:44 p.m., when the landlord reported the tenant was “banging and running the water again.” Police spoke to the man, who said “he was taking a bath” and “told us to speak with his lawyer.” He was advised to stop the banging.



Police received a 5:36 p.m. report of loud music on Princeton Street, but an officer later called it “unfounded.”


A ladder and drill were reported stolen from a Columbia Road address at 8:47 a.m.

An operator of a white Volkswagen Jetta was texting while driving on Maple Street, according to a 2:39 p.m. report. An officer searched the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

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