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Salem Detectives Nab Alleged Prostitute on Lafayette Street

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, Dec. 4

  • At 4:13 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Summer Street.
  • At 5:16 p.m., police responded to a dispute between a landlord and tenant on Balcomb Street.
  • At 5:48 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud band on Canal Street.
  • At 5:59 p.m., police responded to a report of bones found in a basement on Osborne Street.
  • At 6:04 p.m., Salem detectives responded to a Backpage.com advertisement for a woman named Brianna who was advertising "let me pamper you." After an undercover operation at 104 Lafayette St., Joanna Leahy, 39, of 104 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of prostitution.
  • At 6:12 p.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Highland Avenue.
  • At 6:31 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Belleview Avenue.
  • At 8:00 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Lafayette Street. Kristina M. Morales, 29, of 96 Congress St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense.
  • At 8:51 p.m., police responded to a sudden death on Bow Street.
  • At 9:37 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Ravenna Avenue.

Thursday, Dec. 5

  • At 12:31 a.m., police responded to a dispute on Canal Street.
  • At 1:34 a.m., police responded to a report of possible gunshots on Tremont Street.
  • At 1:50 a.m., police responded to a report of possible gunshots on South Street.
  • At 6:15 a.m., police responded to a past break-in at a home on Lafayette Street. Scrap copper and copper wiring was reportedly stolen.
  • At 7:09 a.m., police and fire units responded to a vehicle fire on Commercial Street.
  • At 7:23 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on Lafayette Street.
  • At 8:37 a.m., police responded to a report of wires down on Jefferson Avenue.
  • At 9:43 a.m., a Mason Street resident called police to report that he found a small dog in his backyard. The animal control officer was notified.
  • At 10:01 a.m., police responded to a past assault and battery on Endicott Street.
  • At 10:13 a.m., a North Street resident called police to report that their tires were slashed overnight.
  • At 11:21 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Heritage Drive.
  • At 1:20 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Traders Way.
  • At 1:32 p.m., police made an arrest on Colonial Road. Patricia Devine, 44, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of being a fugitive from justice and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 1:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance on Highland Avenue.
  • At 2:20 p.m., police made an arrest on Canal Street. Angelo A. Zammit, 32, of 289 Andover St., Danvers, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 3:02 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Highland Avenue. Susan T. Bradshaw, 41, of 71 Kingsdale St., Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting merchandise by concealment, third offense.
Other Arrests:

Christopher Burque, 46, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

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