, Salem, MA

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August 27, 2013



A man reported at 6:17 p.m. that the catalytic converter had been cut out of his vehicle while he was having dinner at Carrabba’s restaurant on Newbury Street. Shortly thereafter, police received multiple phone calls regarding similar thefts, according to the log. Police checked multiple businesses on Newbury Street but couldn’t locate anybody suspicious.


The manager of New York and Company store at Northshore Mall reported “a $1,900 theft” at 11:06 a.m.

A 1:04 p.m. report of shoplifting at Stop & Shop on Howley Street resulted in the arrest of Christina M. Connor, 32, of 43 Boston St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. She was also wanted on two warrants out of Gloucester District Court, according to the log.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the Fire Department responded to a report that a man at the gas station at 129 Newbury St. had injured his leg with a pressure washer.



The owner of Newman’s Bakery on Humphrey Street reported at 2:04 a.m. that footsteps had been heard on the business’s roof. “Possibly an animal,” police wrote later.

Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious after a 6:16 p.m. report that men were jumping a fence on Elm Place and possibly stealing railroad ties.



Police responded to 18 Rantoul St. after a 10:38 p.m. report of a yelling in a backyard and arrested a 33-year-old man on seven outstanding warrants, according to the log.

A 4:32 p.m. report that a female was drinking alcohol in a park on Rantoul Street resulted in the arrest of Kathyann M. Claffey, 29, of 6 Chapman St., Beverly, on a charge of violating the city’s open container ordinance.

Police responded after an 11:13 p.m. report that kids were drinking on the beach near Ober Street. An officer wrote later: “Small group dispersed from the area. Small campfire extinguished, all trash picked up prior to the group leaving.”

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