, Salem, MA

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February 9, 2013




A Farrell Court woman reported at 8:34 a.m. that people “complain about her gardening in the nice weather in February” and “slam their doors on purpose and complain when she parks her car to unload groceries.” An officer advised her to contact police at the time of the incident.

Police received a 9:37 p.m. report that a Peach Highlands woman’s son, a lobsterman, had gone to tie traps in Beverly Harbor and hadn’t returned yet. His boat was subsequently found docked in Beverly and he was fine, police said.


A caller from Maple Circle reported at 12:11 a.m. that she could hear “strange” noises in her house. Officers responded to the address but found nothing suspicious.



Police responded to 311 Cabot St. after an 8:52 p.m. report of a possible fake $10 bill.

A man will be charged after he allegedly sold seven prescription pills to an Alcoholic Beverages Control officer inside the Sports Page Pub in full view of the bartender, according to an 11:09 p.m. report. The man was also cited for marijuana possession.



A woman reported at 3:32 p.m. that her wallet had been stolen from her purse at the Northshore Mall on Tuesday evening.

Police responded to Pete’s-A-Place at 19 Central St. after an 8:50 p.m. report of a panic alarm and determined an employee had hit the alarm because “there was a drunk guy swearing.” An officer found the man and advised him against returning.

A black Honda SUV crashed into a parked vehicle at 117 Tremont St. and then fled the scene, according to a 9:54 p.m. report. Officers followed the trail of leaking fluid from the vehicle and determined it had gone into Salem, but the vehicle soon returned to the scene. Police arrested Pedro Torres, 34, of 105 Tremont St., Apt. 3, Meriden, Connecticut, on charges of drunken driving, leaving the scene of property damage, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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