, Salem, MA

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September 12, 2013



Somebody walking a dog at Humphrey and West streets found an ax on the sidewalk, according to a 10:20 p.m. report.


Police received a 4:01 a.m. report that a man had seen three people with a dog walking by a bank on Pleasant Street. “One yelled ‘stop’ at him,” wrote police. “He did not and called police.” And officer determined later that the group of people were “only looking for directions.”



Police received a 2:30 p.m. report of a suspicious man with a trash bag and wearing a dress shirt in the area of Greenwood Avenue and Humphrey Street.


Police received a report shortly before 8:30 p.m. that a 16-year-old girl had been followed and assaulted — possibly sexually — by a man driving a “dirty-looking” four-door older-model white Honda Civic near the Clarke Elementary School on Middlesex Avenue. The male was additionally described in a be-on-the-lookout alert as being in his 30s, 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, with a thin chinstrap beard. Two males were also reportedly in the back seat of the vehicle, which was last seen heading toward Vinnin Square on Paradise Road.



A Warren Street woman reported at 7:37 p.m. that she had heard her neighbor yell inside her home “I am going to get them, I am going to get them, they’re in the yard” while she was working on her garden.

An 8:30 p.m. request for a well-being check on an intoxicated man brought police to 2 Margin St. Leslie Ferreira, 31, homeless, was arrested on charges of two counts of illegal possession of a class E substance. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

Police received a 9:09 p.m. report that a $1,600 window had been broken overnight at Salem Grill and Chicken, 105 Lafayette St.

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