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60-Foot Tree Falls on Clark Street Home

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:

Oct. 30:

  • At 12:00 a.m., police responded to a 911 hang-up from a home on Wisteria Street. Responding officers determined the accidental call was storm-related.
  • At 12:01 a.m., a Winter Island Road resident entered the police station to report that a 17-year-old had been missing since 12:30 p.m.
  • At 12:26 a.m., police responded to an accidental burglar alarm at The Black Lobster on Bridge Street.  
  • At 12:56 a.m., police responded to an alarm on Colonial Road.
  • At 1:07 a.m., police responded to a reported robbery with a possible stabbing at 420 Essex St. A man there reportedly told police that he said he "was attacked by an unknown male, who fled the area."
  • At 1:48 a.m., a Symonds Street resident called police to a report a missing person. Though police search the area to no avail, the missing person reportedly returned home "within an hour." 
  • At 2:31 a.m., police responded to an alarm on Wilson Street.
  • At 6:04 a.m., a Clark Street resident called police to report that a 60-foot tree had fallen onto the roof of his house. The man was given the number to Emergency Management at the Fire Department and was advised to contact his insurance agency. 
  • At 6:36 a.m., police responded to a report of low-hanging wires on Mall Street.
  • At 7:19 a.m., police reportedly noticed that 12 six-foot sections of a safety fence had fallen at a construction site on Mason Street. Caution tape was placed on the street-side of the sidewalk for safety concerns.
  • At 7:32 a.m., police responded to a report of wires down on Forrester Street.
  • At 7:32 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Albion Street and determined the resident there was fine.
  • At 9:05 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Warren Street.
  • At 9:09 a.m., police responded to a reported disturbance.
  • At 9:35 a.m., a resident entered the police station to report that he had been the victim of identity theft.
  • At 9:49 a.m., police responded to a report of wires down on Monroe Road.
  • At 11:02 a.m., police responded to a four-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Colby Street. One of the motorists involved was transported to Salem Hospital for minor injuries and another was cited for following too closely.
  • At 11:07 a.m., police responded to a custody dispute on Leach Street.
  • At 11:34 a.m., a woman called police to report that she lost a bracelet at The Kernwood Country Club.
  • At 11:48 a.m., police responded to a report of a person stuck in an elevator on Highland Avenue.
  • At 12:15 p.m., police responded to a report of "someone smoking pot" on Pope Street.
  • At 12:45 p.m., police responded to a report of someone making suicidal threats on Lafayette Street.
  • At 1:26 p.m., police responded to a report of two kids throwing eggs on Kernwood Street.
  • At 1:32 p.m., a Lafayette Street woman entered the police station to report that her credit card had been used fraudulently.
  • At 1:44 p.m., a School Street resident entered the police station to discuss accidental damage to a satellite dish on School Street. The woman said she hired someone to help her move and they accidentally damaged the dish and now her landlord was threatening to withhold her security deposit.
  • At 2:25 p.m., police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle into a utility pole on Jefferson Avenue. The vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole on the opposite side of the road and went through a chain-link fence and off an embankment. The driver reportedly told police that "he sneezed approx 2 to 5 times and the next thing he knew he had struck the pole." Verizon was called to repair the pole.
  • At 2:39 p.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident in the Target parking lot on Highland Avenue.
  • At 2:49 p.m., police responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Boston and Aborn streets. One of the operators was reportedly cited for following too closely.
  • At 2:50 p.m., police responded to a report of a preacher with a megaphone on Essex Street.
  • At 2:53 p.m., police received word that a large branch had fallen into the roadway on Phillips Street.
  • At 3:27 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at The Salem Willows. A motorist told police he accidentally struck and damaged a parking meter while looking at a downed tree.
  • At 4:40 p.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on Derby Street.
  • At 5:14 p.m., police responded to a report of wires down on North Street.
  • At 5:17 p.m., police responded to an alarm at a business on Central Street.
  • At 7:03 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on a person in a vehicle on Mason Street.
  • At 7:09 p.m., police responded to a reported domestic dispute on Lions Lane. A woman there told police that she and her brother got into an argument and he attacked and strangled her. A warrant was reportedly issued for attempted murder and domestic assault and battery.
  • At 7:29 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Colby Street.
  • At 8:03 p.m., a resident entered the police station to report a missing juvenile.
  • At 8:59 p.m., police responded to a report of shoplifting at a store on Congress Street. An employee at the store told police a man left with a 12-pack of beer without paying for it and he would review the surveillance tapes.
  • At 9:56 p.m., the property managed of a building on Canal Street entered the police station to ask for advice regarding tenants who were having late-night parties.
  • At 10:55 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Lafayette Street. Police reportedly found a man laying in the handicapped spots of the Wendy's parking lot. The man was placed into protective custody.

Oct. 31:

  • At 12:41 a.m., police responded to the area of Boston Street for a report of a motorist being followed.
  • At 12:55 a.m., police responded to a reported disturbance on Derby Street.
  • At 1:01 a.m., police responded to a report of "solar panels making weird noise" on Highland Avenue.
  • At 1:27 a.m., police responded to a reported domestic assault and battery on Lafayette Street.
  • At 1:32 a.m., police responded to a report of water in the basement of a building on Bridge Street.
  • At 1:51 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Roosevelt Road.
  • At 4:04 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at a business on Boston Street.
  • At 4:58 a.m., a Gallows Hill Road resident called police to report a suspicious male outside.
  • At 5:35 a.m., police responded to a report of early construction work on Blaney Street.
  • At 6:48 a.m., a woman called police to report that a pedestrian had struck her car with a bookbag while she was driving on Boston Street.
  • At 7:20 a.m., police responded to a reported domestic dispute on Loring Avenue.
  • At 8:30 a.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Essex Street.
  • At 9:13 a.m., a resident entered the police station to report receiving harassing phone calls.
  • At 9:22 a.m., police responded to a report of a damaged telephone pole on Dearborn Street.
  • At 10:14 a.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on Canal Street.
  • At 10:25 a.m., a gold necklace found on Margin Street was turned over to police.
  • At 11:25 a.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on Raymond Avenue.
  • At 12:11 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Allen Street.
  • At 12:23 p.m., police received word of a past motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Wilson Road.
  • At 1:14 p.m., police received word that a man was found disoriented on Congress Street. The man was reportedly placed into protective custody.
  • At 1:32 p.m., police responded to a report of a utility pole about to fall onto Lafayette Street.
  • At 1:51 p.m., a resident entered the police station to report that a change-purse was stolen at Target on Highland Avenue.
  • At 1:54 p.m., a Langdon Sreet resident called police to report receiving harassing pone calls.
  • At 2:42 p.m., an officer on patrol reportedly observed a man passed out on a porch at the intersection of Bridge and Northey streets. The man was reportedly placed into protective custody.
  • At 3:08 p.m., police responded to a report of a woman using an air horn to overpower the volume of a religious group preaching on Essex Street.

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