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November 15, 2013




Three vehicles had been broken into on Merritt Street, according to a 12:15 p.m. report.

Police received a 1:11 p.m. report that a vehicle on Front Street had been broken into. “Nothing was taken, but she wanted it logged,” wrote police.

A 6:51 p.m. report that it “appears a fistfight is about to start” brought police to Atlantic Avenue, where they determined it “appears to be a misunderstanding between three individuals.”

A woman on Lucia Road reported at 8:25 p.m. that she had lost her hearing aid.



A 3:05 p.m. report of suspicious activity at Stop & Shop on Howley Street led to the arrest of Matthew B. Daffe, 24, of 611/2 Loring Ave., Salem, on charges of shoplifting by asportation and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Also arrested was Timothy A. Allain, 35, of 16 Cedar Crest Ave., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

A Summit Street woman reported at 6:15 p.m. that somebody had stolen a mailbox that had been mounted on a tree in front of her house.


A 63-year-old man will be summonsed to court on charges of assault and threatening to commit a crime after a 7:54 a.m. report that a man had “made reference to a handgun” during a road-rage incident on Mason Street.

Police received an 11:58 a.m. report that an intoxicated driver had struck a parking barrier at the Babies “R” Us store on Andover Street and then “began randomly yelling at people” and “started throwing beer cans.” Officers located the vehicle and wrote later: “Appears there is no problem at this time.”

A 1:51 p.m. report of a homeless encampment brought police to 14 Foster St. “Male party was checked out and sent on his way back to Salem,” an officer wrote later.


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