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February 21, 2013





A Bridge Street man reported at 5:33 p.m. that he had been awakened the night before by a “vibrating noise coming through the walls.” Officers checked nearby apartments but found nothing suspicious. “No vibrating noise at the present moment,” police wrote.

An 8:24 p.m. report of a telephone pole fire brought police and the Fire Department to 50 Grove St., where they determined that equipment there was smoldering and “occasionally a flame would appear.” National Grid was contacted to fix the problem.

Officers responded to Central Street after a 10:40 p.m. report that someone had walked out on an open tab. @text1_Bullet:Melissa Cote@text1_Bullet:, 25, of 14 Gardner St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of defrauding an innkeeper. She was also the subject of a warrant.

An 11:02 p.m. report of “yelling and banging” brought police to 49 Essex St., where they determined two people had been watching “Jackass: The Movie” and “might have been laughing loud.”

A man will be summonsed on a charge of assault and battery on a medical employee after he allegedly punched a Salem Hospital employee in the jaw while he was awaiting treatment, according to an 11:20 p.m. report.

Police responded to an 11:36 p.m. report of domestic assault at 71 Palmer St. and arrested @text1_Bullet:Patrick Devine@text1_Bullet:, 24, of 30 Tucker St., Lynn, on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, malicious destruction of property under $250, larceny of property under $250, and threatening to commit a crime.


An officer observed a pickup truck run a stop sign at Gedny and Margin streets at 6:15 a.m. and arrested @text1_Bullet:Elvis@text1_Bullet: @text1_Bullet:Brito@text1_Bullet:, 41, of 14 Dana St., Lynn, on charges of operating after license suspension and a red light violation.

The Fire Department extinguished a stove fire at 11 Church St., according to a 12:09 p.m. report.

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