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News in Salem

18

Feb

2017

Spencer St. Cyr Named Police Officer of the Year

Salem’s Police Officer of the Year for 2016 is a young man credited with saving the lives of two innocent people and preserving critical crime scene evidence in a federal case. Officer Spencer St. Cyr did all of that and more on the night of August 20, 2016, and now his peers at the Salem Police Department have selected him for this prestigious annual honor.

11

Jan

2017

Police Investigate Property Damage Case

The Salem Police Department is currently investigating an act of property damage that occurred this week at the General Electric plant that is located at 1501 Roanoke Blvd.

27

Oct

2016

Police Make Arrest in Shots Fired Incident

Early this morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to the area of Ward Street and Springfield Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired.

24

Oct

2016

Commonwealth's Attorney Secures Plea in Couvrette Case

City of Salem Commonwealth’s Attorney, Tom Bowers, has secured a no contest plea and conviction against Edward Francis Couvrette, a former Salem businessman.

6

Oct

2016

Guilty Pleas Secured in Child Murder Case from 2015

The City of Salem Commonwealth’s Attorney has secured guilty pleas against two adults who were responsible for the death of a four-year-old and injuries to a six-year-old who lived in the same home on Front Avenue.

28

Aug

2016

Salem Police Investigate Ambulance and Motorcycle Accident

This afternoon at 2:24 p.m., Salem Police Officers and Salem Fire and EMS members responded to the 1800 block of West Main Street in reference to a vehicle collision involving a motorcycle.

29

Jul

2016

Salem Police Make Arrest in Thursday Night Shooting

On July 28, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Salem Police responded to the 200 block of Chestnut Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a wounded victim lying outside of a home.

19

Jul

2016

Grand Jury Hands Down Additional Charges in James' Case

On Friday, July 15, a Grand Jury for the City of Salem returned indictments in connection with the November death of a three-month-old child.

19

Jul

2016

Arrest Made in Indecent Exposure Case

On July 7, officers responded to the 1800 block of West Main Street in reference to an indecent exposure complaint.

8

Jul

2016

Salem Police Seek Suspect in Road Rage Incident

On Thursday, July 7, at approximately 3 p.m., the Salem Police Department responded to the 100 block of Upland Drive in reference to a road rage incident.
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