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February 13, 2013



A Hillside Avenue man reported at 12:30 p.m. that he had been chased into his residence by a loose dog. An officer was unable to locate the animal.

A 12:33 p.m. report that people were throwing snowballs at passing vehicles brought an officer to Main and Holten streets. “The officer checked the area and stated that there was no one around,” police wrote.

A sinkhole was reported at Kosciusko and Lowell streets at 12:46 p.m. Police contacted the DPW.

Police received a 1:11 p.m. report of a shovel in the high-speed lane on Route 128 south just before the exit for the Liberty Tree Mall.



A 4:39 p.m. report of a disturbance brought police to the Department of Transitional Assistance at 35 Congress St. Police will summons a 19-year-old man on a charge of assault and battery after they determined that he grabbed a woman’s leg while she was holding her baby. Lt. Scott Englehardt said the man had mental health issues and didn’t know the woman. She was not injured during the incident.


Police conducted a traffic stop on Lafayette Street at 1:45 a.m. and arrested Abimael Sanchez, 22, of 35 Palmer St., Salem, on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a license and having no inspection sticker.

At 5:27, an officer at Salem State University arrested Jacqueline Toomey, 18, of 7 Pratt Drive, Norton, on a charge of domestic assault and battery. According to the log, Toomey “engaged in a physical altercation with one of her roommates.”

The glass front door of Giovanni’s Pizza, 44 Jefferson Ave., was smashed at some point overnight, according to an 8:05 a.m. report.

Police received a 9:41 a.m. report of a scam from a Shore Avenue woman who said a man she met on had persuaded her to send a series of MoneyGrams before his trip to London “to purchase diamonds.” The money amounts were for $979, $650 and $1,000. The woman reported that on Feb. 6, the man sent her an Edible Arrangement, but when she called the company to ask where it was purchased from, they said Lincoln, Neb. The man had said he lived in Boston.

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