, Salem, MA

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September 3, 2013




The Fire Department responded to 7 Clifton Ave. at 7:12 a.m. on a report of a garage being struck by lightning. “There was quite a bit of smoke showing,” said Lt. Eric Fowler. It had not been determined if the lightning struck the garage or a nearby tree, which had a big section apparently damaged by lightning. There was minimal damage and no injuries reported during the fire. The biggest challenge was gaining access to the garage because the doors open electronically, Fowler said.


Russel T. Hurd Jr., 72, 14 Myrtle St., was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery on a person over 60 and intimidation of a witness


Justin T. Clancy, 18, 6 Mulberry Drive, Peabody, and Erik B. Krezmien, 20, homeless, were arrested on MacArthur Road at 12:41 a.m. on charges of nighttime breaking and entering for felony and receiving stolen property over $250. Police were called to the street on a report that a “party entered vehicle.” Clancy was additionally charged with violating the city’s knife/weapon ordinance.



Money was reported stolen from a wallet at Motel 6 at 8:25 p.m.


Jason Papagikos, 37, 295 Lynn Shore Ave., was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 128 on a warrant, according to a 3:11 a.m. report.

Stephen Bruce, 39, 11 Clifton St., Salem, was arrested for forging or misusing RMV documents after a traffic stop on Endicott and Sylvan streets, according to 7:12 a.m. report.

A snowblower was reported stolen from 9 Rainbow Terrace at 1:01 p.m.



A woman reported to police at 9:54 a.m. that she saw a “guy with a big belly” sleeping on a bench at Crocker Park. The caller suggested officers check the park in the overnight hours.


A man reported to police at 2:55 a.m. that he was “jumped” and “pushed off” his moped by another male as he was driving on Sewall Street. He declined medical treatment. Police checked the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

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