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Salem Woman Reports Finding Burglar in Her Home

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: 

Monday, Jan. 13

  • At 5:08 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on New Derby Street.
  • At 5:09 p.m., police responded to a report of someone trying to pass a false prescription at the Target on Traders Way.
  • At 5:11 p.m., police checked on a dog left in a car on Lynde Street. The owner was unable to be located.
  • At 5:42 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Buffum Street. Michael P. Walsh, 53, of 9 Buffum St., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidating a witness.
  • At 5:52 p.m., police made an arrest on Paradise Road. Joseph M. Phillips Jr., 26, of 7 Ocean Terrace, Salem, was arrested for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
  • At 6:28 p.m., police responded to a trash picking complaint on Pickman Street.
  • At 6:39 p.m., police responded to the emergency room at Salem Hospital to take a report of a past hit-and-run accident on Bridge Street. A skateboarder told police he was struck by a motor vehicle that kept going.
  • At 6:47 p.m., police made an arrest on Congress Street. Curtis Lee, 53, of the streets of Boston was arrested for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
  • At 7:23 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Heritage Drive.
  • At 7:32 p.m., police responded to the Deli House on Congress Street after an employee told police someone stole the store's cell phone. Police were provided with surveillance footage of the incident.
  • At 8:32 p.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Boardman Street.
  • At 8:54 p.m., police responded to a disturbance near the intersection of Margin and Mill streets.
  • At 9:28 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Downing Street.
  • At 10:53 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle near the intersection of Valley Street and Cherry Hill Avenue. Kayla A. Provencher, 23, of 15 Macarthur Circle, Peabody, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute.
  • At 10:57 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Mason Street. Keith Green, 50, of 22 Mason St., Salem, was arrested on charges of assault and threatening to commit a crime.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

  • At 12:01 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Grove Street.
  • At 12:13 a.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Hardy Street.
  • At 12:22 a.m., police responded to a past assault on Buffum Street.
  • At 1:07 a.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Hardy Street.
  • At 1:08 a.m., an employee at the 7-Eleven called police to report an unarmed robbery. The man told police he was assaulted by a shoplifter.
  • At 2:05 a.m., a Dearborn Street woman called police to report that she woke up to find a burglar in her house. The burglar reportedly broke in through a first-floor window and left through a side door.
  • At 4:00 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Highland Avenue.
  • At 5:51 a.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Leach Street.
  • At 8:09 a.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Chase Street.
  • At 8:50 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Franklin Street.
  • At 8:59 a.m., police arrested a juvenile at Salem High School on Willson Street for reportedly disturbing a school assembly.
  • At 10:16 a.m., police responded to a trash picking complaint on Whalers Lane.
  • At 10:19 a.m., police responded to a report of malicious destruction of a motor vehicle on Prince Street.
  • At 10:51 a.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Leach Street.
  • At 12:05 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Oakland Street.
  • At 1:02 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Walgreens on New Derby Street.
  • At 1:14 p.m., police made an arrest near the intersection of Summer and Norman streets. Elizabeth C. Steadman, 33, of 179 Boston St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 1:20 p.m., a man called police to report that another motorist had just flashed a handgun at him near the intersection of Congress and Lynch streets.
  • At 2:33 p.m., police made an arrest on Highland Avenue. Kevin P. Brown, 42, of 13 Abington Road, Danvers, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 4:12 p.m., police responded to a report of welfare fraud on Symonds Street.
  • At 4:50 p.m., police responded to a dispute between landlord and tenant on Watson Street.
  • At 4:59 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Mill Street.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to owen.boss@patch.com.
Chris January 15, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Those two days police logs seem way busier than normal, a definite uptick in vehicle break-ins, and the breaking and entering at night while people are home on Dearborn street is scary. Regarding the gun, the Salem News article on the story says the man first flashed the gun at a Police office earlier in the afternoon, but they didn't get the guy. He was driving a green minivan, but the Police officer didn't get a plate, or the make and model of the minivan, they think it may have been a Ford or a Dodge.
Owen Boss (Editor) January 15, 2014 at 09:45 AM
I think the sudden uptick in vehicle break-ins have a lot to do with how warm out it has been lately.

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