, Salem, MA

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February 21, 2013



Police received a 1:37 p.m. report that an ice sculpture at 180 Essex St. had been toppled. An officer checked the area and determined that two others had been damaged, as well.

A 1:57 p.m. report of domestic assault on Jefferson Avenue resulted in the arrest of @text1_Bullet:Ahmed Mehalba@text1_Bullet:, 40, of 357 Jefferson Ave., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Officers responded to a 3:36 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Family Dollar store at 138 Canal St. and determined that a woman had walked out with a $7 bottle of Gain laundry detergent under her coat. Police spoke to the woman, who admitted stealing the item and said she was “very sorry.” She was issued a no-trespass order.



A 3:29 p.m. report of a swan with a possible broken wing brought police to the Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St. “Duck is in the parking lot,” police wrote later. “Animal control cannot catch the duck.”

St. Adelaide Church at 712 Lowell St. was evacuated after a report of a gas leak and National Grid was called to the scene, according to a 6:36 p.m. log item.

A Sprague Street woman reported to police at 7:20 p.m. that somebody kept ordering Chinese food to her house.



An officer at 8 Glendale Drive at 8:07 p.m. arrested @text1_Bullet:Amanda Herrick@text1_Bullet:, 31, of 6 Yale St., Danvers, on a charge of drunken driving.



Police responded to a 12:35 p.m. report of a disturbance at 6 Lee Park and arrested @text1_Bullet:Aaron C. Vose@text1_Bullet:, 27, of 27 Brunswick Road, Baltic, Conn., on charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing.

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