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Handgun Butt Washes Up on Salem Shoreline

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:

Sunday, Feb. 10:

  • At 4:07 p.m., police responded to a report of shoplifting at the Walgreens on New Derby Street. John Lapointe was issued a no trespass order and will be summonsed to court on a charge of shoplifting merchandise valued under $100. He was reportedly caught with a pair of sunglasses.
  • At 4:47 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Cross Street. Two vehicles were tagged for interfering with snow removal and seven others were moved.
  • At 5:10 p.m., police received reports of smoke showing in a parking lot on Bridge Street. Responding officers determined that the apparent smoke was caused by MBTA workers in a nearby tunnel.

Gun Handle Washes Up

  • At 5:14 p.m., police responded to a report of a firearm found in the ocean on Derby Street. A man walking the shoreline looking for sea glass told police he found the butt of a small handgun. The handle of the handgun was placed into an evidence bag an transported back to the police station.
  • At 9:07 p.m., police responded to a report of cars parked in the roadway on Howard Street. When they arrived, five vehicles were moved and one vehicle was ticketed for impeding snow removal.
  • At 9:45 p.m., police responded to a road rage incident at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Marlborough Road.
  • At 10:05 p.m., police responded to a dispute over a parking spot on Loring Avenue. A man told police that someone parked their vehicle in his handicapped spot after he shoveled it out. The man was advised that the handicapped spot was not assigned to anyone.

Monday, Feb. 11:

  • At 8:57 a.m., a Boston Street business called police to report receiving a fake $20 bill. The owner also reported receiving a fake $100 recently. Both bills were turned over to police.
  • At 12:25 p.m., the owner of the 7-Eleven on Norman Street called police to request a no-trespass order against a former employee who he accused of stealing.
  • At 4:08 p.m., police and fire units responded to a burning plow truck on Jefferson Avenue. This was the third reported snow plow fire in Salem in the last four days. Click Here for our full story.

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Letty C February 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM
So, here's my question... Residents cannot shovel snow into the street (of which contracted powers get paid waaaaay too much money to plow). But the DPW and contractors are allowed to plow and block & driveways of residential areas. In addition, Salem has the NERVE to post a reminder that it is our responsibility to ensure that the sidewalks are clear? HOW DARE YOU?! TAKE SOME OF THE PARKING TICKET MONEY TO CLEAR THE STREETS!!!! Mayor Driscoll, you are the worst thing to happen to Salem since the Witchcraft Trials. I used to brag about the wonderful City of Salem. I now cannot wait to move away from the corruption. Good luck to you, Mayor Dreadful and your minions. One day, Salem will return to the amazing and historical city that I knew when I moved to it. In the meantime, I am always looking for a way to find a way to move AWAY from the area until you are gone.

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