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Salem Man Tells Police Stranger Broke In, Urinated on His Rug

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: 


Thursday, Oct. 3


  • At 4:57 p.m., a US Postal Service employee called police to report that someone had just stolen a package from the back of her truck while it was parked on Linden Street.
  • At 5:13 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Lafayette Street. A man was placed into protective custody.
  • At 8:29 p.m., police responded to a report of loud yelling on Washington Street.
  • At 8:45 p.m., a Washington Square North man called police to report that he believed someone broke into his house earlier in the day and urinated on his living room rug. When police asked the man if he thought his dog could have been responsible for the urine spot, he said he didn't think so because "the urine smelled different." A report was filed.
  • At 9:49 p.m., police responded to a report of threats on Broad Street.
  • At 10:41 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Rainbow Terrace.
  • At 11:26 p.m., police responded to a loud house party on Forest Avenue.

Friday, Oct. 4

  • At 12:04 a.m., police responded to a fight in the street near the intersection of Leach and Green streets.
  • At 1:53 a.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Becket Street.
  • At 2:37 a.m., a Loring Avenue resident called police to report that someone broke into her unlocked vehicle and stole her purse, a laptop and other assorted items.
  • At 3:30 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Rainbow Terrace. Michael R. Douglas, 27, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on a charge of trespassing.
  • At 4:03 a.m., police woke up a man who was found sleeping in the bushes on Lafayette Street.
  • At 8:27 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Bridge Street. 
  • At 9:18 a.m., a Franklin Street man called police to report that someone stole firewood from his property. 
  • At 9:33 a.m., police responded to a report of wires down on Canal Street.
  • At 9:47 a.m., a man was arrested at Probate Court on Federal Street. Paul M. Dunton, 30, of 85 Fayette St., Lynn, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 10:37 a.m., police responded to a dispute between neighbors on Hartford Street.
  • At 11:05 a.m., police responded to a dispute on Beaver Street.
  • At 11:08 a.m., police responded to a past domestic assault and battery on Heritage Drive.
  • At 11:36 a.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on North Street after it had been involved in a short pursuit in Peabody. Cindy L. Cooper, 55, of 20 Shop Road, Elgin, S.C., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol.
  • At 12:24 p.m., police responded to a report of threats on Highland Avenue.
  • At 1:17 p.m., police responded to a report of an unwanted person on Broad Street. A man was issued a no trespass order.
  • At 2:40 p.m., a Crowdis Street woman called police to report that someone slashed a tire on her vehicle earlier in the day.
  • At 3:54 p.m., police responded to a report of wires down on Derby Street.
  • At 4:07 p.m., police responded to a past hit-and-run motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Swampscott Road.

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Chris Helms October 04, 2013 at 09:23 PM
It tied the room together, man.
Zachary Kamel October 04, 2013 at 09:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wu598ENenk

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