Driver 'Guns It' Following Salem Traffic Stop
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, March 21:
- At 4:47 p.m., a Lowell Street man called police to report that a metal door and cast iron bathtub were stolen from a yard on Bridge Street sometime over the last two weeks.
- At 5:12 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Prince Street.
- At 5:19 p.m., a Loring Avenue woman called police to report that someone stole her laundry out of the community laundry room in her building.
- At 6:33 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on First Street.
- At 7:11 p.m., police in plainclothes attempted to stop a motor vehicle with an expired registration on Harbor Street and the driver "gunned it" in reverse and nearly hit an officer, according to Lt. Mary Butler. Warren T. Kline, 27, of 1 Cypress St., Wilmington, was later arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle), negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for police.
- At 7:34 p.m., a hypodermic needle was discovered at the intersection of Washington and Mill streets.
- At 8:33 p.m., police responded to a report of a barking dog on Summit Street.
- At 8:54 p.m., a man entered the police station to check to see if he had a warrant out for his arrest. Timothy J. Leslie, 29, of 6 Sable Road, Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
- At 9:21 p.m., police responded to a report of a person sleeping in a car on Loring Avenue. A man told police she was just resting.
- At 9:58 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on a child left unattended on a sidewalk near the intersection of Canal and Pond streets.
Friday, March 22:
- At 12:22 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Osborne Street.
- At 1:14 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Ocean Avenue.
- At 7:19 a.m., police responded to a report of a hypodermic needle in the snow at the intersection of Washington and Norman streets.
- At 8:48 a.m., police located a man on Osborne Street known to have an outstanding warrant. Tobias M. Allendorph, 42, of 21 Osborne St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
- At 9:49 a.m., a Lafayette Street man entered the police station to report that his car was egged, keyed and tagged over the last few days.
- At 10:59 a.m., hypodermic needles were discovered on Margin Street.
- At 12:10 p.m., Salem detectives executed search warrants at New York Fried Chicken Food Market and Salem Grill and Chicken on Lafayette Street. Click Here for our full story.
- At 12:21 p.m., police responded to a report of fresh graffiti on Essex, Bridge and Canal streets.
- At 1:06 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Gerrish Place.
- At 2:24 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Boston Street. A man on a stolen motorcycle reportedly laid down the bike, which crossed the center line and collided with a tractor-trailer. The operator, described as a 50-year-old white man, reportedly took the registration off of the motorcycle and fled the scene on foot toward Aborn Street. Police were unable to locate the cyclist. Click Here for our full story.
- At 3:19 p.m., a woman called police to report that her 2013 Harley Davidson FLHX was stolen from a parking lot on Bridge Street. The vehicle was the one involved in the aforementioned crash. The woman told police she kept a key to the motorcycle in the saddlebag.
- At 3:31 p.m., an employee at Busa Wine and Spirits called police to report that a woman had just stolen alcohol from the store and she wanted to give police the license plate of the vehicle that she left in.
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