, Salem, MA

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August 24, 2013




A 10:43 a.m. report of an injured swan brought police to 11 Chandler Road. An officer wrote later: “The officer followed the swan to Tedesco Pond where it appeared to be fine once it started to swim out.”

A Walter Street man reported at 11:02 a.m. that somebody had entered his home while he was sleeping and stolen a bicycle.

A dispute over pet rats brought police to a Bridge Street address at 12:48 a.m., according to the log. No further information was provided.

A 1:43 p.m. report that a 4-year-old boy had knocked on a neighbor’s door saying “he could not wake his father up” brought police to 1000 Loring Ave. An officer found the man in question “asleep on top of the covers in the bedroom,” woke him up and determined he “appeared to be fine.”

A woman reported at 2:09 p.m. that a car she had bought at a man’s workplace at 61 Mason St. had broken down soon thereafter and needed approximately $3,000 in repairs. Police advised her to seek a complaint in small claims court.

At 2:20 p.m., an officer near Jefferson and Dove avenues arrested Wayne Godin, 47, of 24 Whalers Lane, Salem, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating an unregistered vehicle on a public way. He was also wanted on three warrants, according to the log.



Police were unable to locate two men who were reported to be in the backyard of 32 Holten St. at 10:37 p.m.


An 11 a.m. report of shoplifting at the CVS on Newbury Street resulted in the arrest of Douglas Bitopoulos, 29, of 98 Bellevue Ave., Winthrop, and Brian Dalton, 34, of 37 Bowdoin St., Boston, each on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Police were unable to locate anything amiss after a 1:21 p.m. complaint that kids were throwing a football near 106 Sylvan St.

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