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May 15, 2013

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Police advised a landscaper working at 50 Traders Way at 4:10 a.m. to cease work until 7 a.m., according to the log.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Mall Street at 12:32 p.m. and arrested Francisco Vasquez, 26, of 38 Salem St., Salem, on charges of distribution of a class A substance and possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute in a school zone; and Ariel Hernandez, 25, of 21 Harbor St., Salem, on charges of three counts of distribution of a class A substance and three counts of possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute in a school zone. Police executed a search warrant at Hernandez’s residence after the traffic stop.

Police received a 2:25 p.m. report that a bunch of kids were “beating up a kid” at Highland Avenue and Valley Street. An officer determined that the youths were engaged in a verbal dispute over “drama” at school.

Danvers

Sunday

Police received a 5:33 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Best Buy on Independence Way and arrested Stephanie Powers, 45, of 1 Purchase St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting.

Youths were throwing things near the McDonald’s on Andover Street, according to a 10:34 p.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate them.

Monday

Police fielded a 2:49 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Walmart on Brooksby Village Drive.

Tuesday

Police received a 1:06 a.m. report of “prostitution” and “many people in room” at the Knights Inn on Newbury Street, but an officer later called it “unfounded.”

Potholes were reported at Andover Street and Veronica Drive at 8:51 a.m.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Andover Street at 11:47 a.m. and arrested Menileke Dunwell, 29, of 22 Dalton Court, Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense; and having no inspection sticker.

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