, Salem, MA

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January 7, 2013




An officer responded to Walmart at 450 Highland Ave. at 2:45 p.m. on a report of a past shoplifting. Employees reported that a man walked into the store and took a $128 DVD player off a shelf and then went to the service desk, “where he tells the clerk it was a present,” according to the report. The store was running a no-receipt refund promotion, so the clerk gave him the $128. The store reported to Salem police that the man was arrested in Lynn, and he admitted to the theft. The report states that the store would like to press its own charges.

Police were dispatched to 298 Washington St. at 4:19 p.m. on a report that “a party” was sleeping in the rear of the building. When the officers arrived, a child stated that it was not a person but an animal. The officers observed a sleeping raccoon and told the child to stay away from it.

At 7:08 p.m., a woman reported that someone stole an iPad sometime between Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Friday at 5 p.m. The device was valued at $400.

An attempted break-in at 16 Fort Ave. was reported to police at 7:43 p.m. A woman at the residence reported that there were some pry marks on the door near the deadbolt. No entry was made, according to the report.

A hit-and-run accident was reported on Palmer Street at 8:23 p.m. The car was reportedly struck while parked outside 64 Palmer St.

Jonathan W. Panient, 23, of 12 Pope St., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and malicious destruction of property worth $250 or less, according to an 10:28 p.m. log item. Panient allegedly hit a woman in the face and smashed her cellphone, according to the log.


William T. Reardon, 51, of Lynn was arrested after making an illegal U-turn at Essex and Summer streets, according to a 9:20 a.m. item. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, subsequent offense, and an improper left turn.

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