Alleged Vandal Nabbed After Tagging Twitter Handle
The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Thursday, Dec. 27:
- At 5:30 p.m., police responded to a neighbor dispute on Congress Street. The dispute was reportedly over a stolen package.
- At 5:49 p.m., a resident entered the police station to ask for help dealing with an abusive boyfriend.
- At 6:26 p.m., a Bridge Street woman called police to report a scam. The woman said she befriended a man on the internet who sent her a check in her name for $5,300 and asked her to cash the check and send him $3,100 by Western Union.
- At 6:38 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Pope Street.
- At 8:46 p.m., a Manning Street woman who listed a dresser on Craigslist and got a check in the mail from an interested party made out for $975 with instructions to send back $1,800.
- At 9:09 p.m., police responded to a reported domestic assault and battery on Silver Street. Julio A. Nunez, 38, of 4 Silver St., Salem, was arrested on charges of assault, malicious destruction of property valued above $250 and threatening to commit a crime.
- At 9:51 p.m., a woman called police to report that her vehicle was broken into while parked on Ocean Avenue.
- At 10:27 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Ropes Street. Braima Seidi, 46, of 4 Ropes St., Salem, was arrested on three counts of domestic assault and battery.
Friday, Dec. 28:
- At 3:30 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Mason Street.
- At 6:57 a.m., hypodermic needles were discovered on Bridge Street.
- At 8:29 a.m., a Boardman Street resident called police to report that they had been the victim of credit card fraud.
- At 10:54 a.m., police responded to a building on Loring Avenue for a report of graffiti on the wall. One of the words police found written on the wall was a Twitter account handle and officers were able to track down the alleged perpetrator using that information. The alleged suspect was given a no trespass order.
- At 12:12 p.m., police responded to a report of a man bleeding on Abbott Street.
- At 2:05 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen cell phone at the intersection of Church and Brown streets.
- At 2:40 p.m., a woman called police to report that her son's Churchill Street apartment was robbed. An XBox system and computer were reportedly stolen.
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