, Salem, MA

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September 5, 2013




A 12:36 a.m. report of a large group in a backyard brought police to 16 Roslyn St., where they broke up a college party consisting of about 20 students, according to the log.

A 3:30 a.m. report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the Congress Street bridge, where they found a female asleep inside it. She was taken into protective custody. A subsequent breath test determined that her blood alcohol content was .19, according to the log.

Police responded to a 6:18 a.m. report that there was an injured dog on Hawthorne Boulevard and determined a female had seen the dog “limping along the sidewalk and then limp into traffic.” Police wrote: “She brought the dog out of the street, where it immediately laid down on the sidewalk and refused to move.” Using dog biscuits, an officer was able to lure the animal into the back of a police cruiser and bring it back to the station, where it was held for the animal control officer.

An 8:20 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to Dunlap Street. Subsequently arrested was Joseph William Duffy, 45, of 68 School St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and malicious destruction of property over $250.

Police received a 2:16 p.m. report that a male was wearing a johnny on Essex Street. An officer wrote later: “I spoke with the hospital, and they stated he had been treated and released. No issues.”

A woman reported at 3:27 p.m. that her catalytic converter had been sawed off her vehicle while it was parked in a lot at Salem High School.



Police conducted a traffic stop at Endicott and Sylvan streets at 10:55 p.m. and subsequently arrested Wastter Guerra, 23, of 10 Lincoln St., Lynn, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


Police received a 1:04 p.m. report that somebody had stolen $400 worth of razor blades from the Stop & Shop at 301 Newbury St. A subsequent be-on-the-lookout alert described the suspect as a 30-year-old white male in a black 2006 Lincoln sedan, according to radio reports.

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