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False Prescription Fraud Reported at Essex Street CVS

The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Salem Police Department.
Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log: 

Wednesday, May 21:

  • At 4:28 p.m., a resident on Highland Avenue called police to report a past phone scam attempt.
  • At 4:30 p.m., police responded to a report of unleashed dogs near the intersection of Salem and Dow streets.
  • At 4:56 p.m., a resident entered the police station to report that his bike was stolen while parked at a Salem Academy Charter School rack on Congress Street.
  • At 5:22 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious package on Washington Street.
  • At 6:40 p.m., police made an arrest on Endicott Street. Bryna C. Rudolph, 33, of the streets of Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 6:44 p.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Mason Street.
  • At 8:42 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious motor vehicle on Larch Avenue.
  • At 9:28 p.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Harbor Street.

Thursday, May 22

  • At 7:25 a.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity near the intersection of North and Orne streets.
  • At 8:12 a.m., police responded to a road rage incident involving a school bus driver on First Street.
  • At 10:25 a.m., police responded to a report of a person sleeping on the floor inside 135 Lafayette St.
  • At 10:55 a.m., an officer disposed of a hypodermic needle discovered on Mason Street.
  • At 11:43 a.m., police responded to the CVS store on Essex Street after receiving word of an "ongoing fraud inside the store" involving one of the employees and false prescriptions. An investigation by Salem detectives is ongoing.
  • At 12:11 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious woman going through a clothes bin on Jefferson Avenue.
  • At 12:48 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Lynde Street.
  • At 3:10 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Congress Street.
  • At 3:11 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Peabody Street. Scott E. Banks, 35, of 64 Ashton St., Lynn, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 3:56 p.m., a coyote sighting was reported on Conners Road. Police were unable to locate the animal.
If you have a question about this police log, please send it to owen.boss@patch.com.

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