Salem Police Department

  • Agency: Salem Police Department
  • Address: 95 Margin St, Salem, 01970 MA
  • Chief: Robert M St Pierre (Chief of Police)
Phone: 978-744-1212
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Salem Police Department is located at 95 Margin St, Salem, 01970 MA. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert M St Pierre. The Salem Police Department phone number is 978-744-1212.

Salem Police Department News

Missing dog from 36 Belleview Ave Chihuahua got out of the yard, if located please call Salem Police 978-744-1212. Thank You!

The Salem Police Department is happy to announce that we are once again participating in the 11th annual It Starts With ME Turkey Drive! For more than a decade, ISWM (A Salem-based charity founded by lifelong Salem resident Melanie McKinnon) has provided families and veterans around the North Shore with complete Thanksgiving meals. They also donate boxes of food to local shelters for the holidays. What started out as a small gesture, has grown tremendously thanks to everyone's generous donations. Last year, with your help, ISWM donated 430 complete Thanksgiving meals, everything from the tin roasting pan to the dessert. 84 boxes of food were also donated to local shelters. Let’s exceed those numbers this year! To help the SPD support this amazing cause, food can be dropped off in the ISWM donation bin in the front lobby of the station. We are accepting donations until Saturday, November 17th. Below is a list of items needed (please, no items that need to be refrigerated): - Tin roasting pans - Stuffing - Gravy - Bags of potatoes - Squash - Cans of corn - Cans of green beans - Cans of peas - Canned cranberry sauce - Juice - Boxed desserts (cake/cookie/brownie mixes, etc.) Thank you for your support! #ISWMTurkeyDrive

FOUND: Men's gold wedding band, two names are inscribed, I am not sure of the time frame. if you visited Salem within the last few months and lost a men's gold wedding band please give our property officer a call at 978-744-0171 EXT 124, leave your information on the voice mail and your call will be returned. Thank you!

The Salem Police Department is happy to announce that we are once again participating in the 11th annual It Starts With ME Turkey Drive! For more than a decade, ISWM (A Salem-based charity founded by lifelong Salem resident Melanie McKinnon) has provided families and veterans around the North Shore with complete Thanksgiving meals. They also donate boxes of food to local shelters for the holidays. What started out as a small gesture, has grown tremendously thanks to everyone's generous donations. Last year, with your help, ISWM donated 430 complete Thanksgiving meals, everything from the tin roasting pan to the dessert. 84 boxes of food were also donated to local shelters. Let’s exceed those numbers this year! To help the SPD support this amazing cause, food can be dropped off in the ISWM donation bin in the front lobby of the station. We are accepting donations until Saturday, November 17th. Below is a list of items needed (please, no items that need to be refrigerated): - Tin roasting pans - Stuffing - Gravy - Bags of potatoes - Squash - Cans of corn - Cans of green beans - Cans of peas - Canned cranberry sauce - Juice - Boxed desserts (cake/cookie/brownie mixes, etc.) Thank you for your support! #ISWMTurkeyDrive

It's been a great night full of fun but we've reached the end. Please get home safe and we look forward to seeing you next year!

The big day is here! We're ready for a fun night and we hope you are too! Remember the keys to a successful night: 🔑 Take the train. Avoid traffic and parking, take the Commuter Rail 🔑 Roads start to close at 4:00 pm 🔑 Fireworks at 10:15 pm mark the end of the night 🔑 Dress up but leave the weapons behind 🔑 Have fun but behave! Increased penalties are in place tonight 🔑 If it seems weird (and not #SalemMA Halloween weird) call us and let us know Keep an eye on here and our Twitter (@SalemMAPolice) during the night for updates.

If you're coming to #SalemMA tomorrow we have some tips for you: ► No Weapons Allowed ► Take the @MBTA_CR ► Respect the parking ► Fireworks mark the end ► See something, say something Help us make #HauntedHappenings a successful night!

Our good friends at the Peabody Police Department had one of their own hurt at a car accident this afternoon. They're in our thoughts tonight, and we'll be here to help however we can. Please always remember to slow down and move over whenever you're driving near a stopped emergency vehicle.

The city has announced the road closing for Wednesday night. There's no change from past years for the most part, but we encourage you to check out the release for details if you plan on being around downtown. As always, the best mode of transportation if your planning to come visit from out of town is the MBTA Commuter Rail. https://www.salem.com/home/news/city-salem-announces-planned-road-closures-no-parking-areas-october-31

Crowds in #SalemMA are starting to slow down, but we still have a long night ahead of us. If you're coming out to watch the game please drink responsibly, be mindful of your behavior, and get home safe! Go Sox!

The Downtown area is very busy with vehicle and foot traffic, we encourage using public transportation or the shuttles if you are visiting Salem today. We will make the necessary street closures throughout the day. Thank you!

COME JOIN US TO SUPPORT THE TOBIN FAMILY

The Salem Police expect large crowds to be visiting the city on Saturday and Sunday October 27th and 28th. As a result we anticipate making the following road closures between 10:00 am and 11:00 am: Washington Street from Bridge Street to New Derby Street Front Street from Lafayette Street to Washington Street Essex Street from North Street to Washington Street Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard to Liberty Street These road closures will be put in place as we evaluate the size of the crowds downtown and closure times may vary. We will be posting updates on Facebook and Twitter as we close the roads. The free satellite parking program will also be in place this weekend, and an additional lot will be added: Salem High School (77 Willson Street) North Shore Medical Center (108 Jefferson Avenue lot ONLY) Salem State O'Keefe Center (225 Canal Street lot ONLY) We STRONGLY recommend taking public transit to Salem. The MBTA Commuter Rail's Salem Depot station is only steps from downtown Salem and will be running trains regularly throughout the weekend. There are multiple garages along the rail line, including Lynn and Beverly. On the weekends the T is running a special $10 all you can ride fare. There will also be a road race on Saturday morning starting at 8:00 am. The route will be as follows: Restaurant Row to Memorial Drive to Szetela Lane to right to Webb Street. Webb to left Andrews crossing Washington Square into the common exiting at Forrester Street. Washington Square East right to Essex Street, left onto Hawthorn Blvd. Left on Derby Street to Fort Ave to Winter Island Road. Winter Island back to Columbus Sq. turning right to Columbus Ave right onto Bay View, Left on Cheval, a left onto Beach Ave and left on to Columbus Ave straight out to Fort Ave going back to Fire prevention bldg. going right on Memorial drive to Rest Row for Finish. We do not plan on any road closures for the race, however drivers should exercise extra caution while the runners are out. As always follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend for important updates. If you have an emergency or see something suspicious dial 911. For non-emergency incidents you can contact us at 978-744-1212. Although we monitor our social media accounts please do not submit tips or requests for the police through them, you will get the best response by calling directly.

PARTY LOCATED!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE - SALEM PD

We strongly urge visitors to Salem to take advantage of public transportation and shuttles, the roads in Salem are gridlock. We have several streets closed. Street Closures Washington Street Inbound and Outbound are closed to traffic Essex Street is closed at Summer Street to traffic Front Street is closed at Central Street to traffic

What are two things that never seem to go together? "Free" and "Easy parking in Salem" But we're trying! The city will be running the FREE shuttle from Salem High School (77 Willson St) and North Shore Medical Center's 108 Jefferson Ave lot the next two weekends. We can't help the traffic much however, so we still strongly recommend taking the MBTA Commuter Rail into the city to avoid the wait.

We have officers working with the Department of Public Services and Fiesta shows while they set up this years carnival. Our officers are monitoring the work area to ensure the safety of workers and the public. Traffic is heavy on Washington Street heading away from Bridge Street right now. Use patience and avoid the area for the next couple of hours if possible. Once workers are out of the street traffic should return to normal October levels.

We're gearing up for another busy day in #SalemMA The MDA Bike Ride is today. The same route as usual, into Salem on Lafayette Street from Marblehead, to Derby Street, to Congress Street. We expect the ride to arrive around 12:15/12:30 pm. Expect SIGNIFICANT traffic delays and please respect the "No Parking" areas. We're anticipating parking will fill up quick as it has the past couple weekends. Please seriously consider taking the Commuter Rail if your visiting. If you decide to drive, add extra time, expect delays, and use extra caution. As always we encourage you to call us at 911 if you see anything suspicious. We have extra officers working today and our communications personnel are standing by to help if you have a problem. Our non-emergency phone number is 978-744-1212. Please don't send us a message here requesting the police, we will not see it in a timely manner. We'll update this thread as the day goes on with any significant events

Traffic and parking updates for today: As of 11:30 am both the Museum Place Garage and South Harbor Garages are full. We've closed Front Street at Washington Street and Central Street. We've also closed Church Street at Washington Street.

We have a couple big events coming up this weekend On Saturday, October 13th the Witch City 5K will be taking place starting at 9:00 am. The race begins at the Willows up Fort Ave, Restaurant Row, Memorial Drive, to Essex Street, left onto Little Hawthorne Boulevard, left onto Derby Street, to Fort Ave, to the finish at Restaurant Row. There will be no road closures and runners should be off the road by 10:30. On Sunday will be one of the most visible events of Haunted Happenings - the MDA Bike Run. We expect the riders to arrive in Salem between 12:15 and 12:30 pm. The route is the same as usual, down Lafayette Street, right onto Derby Street, right onto Congress Street, and ends at Shetland Park. There will be "No Parking" signs posted along Derby and Congress Streets. The roads will be closed for the duration of the ride, expect significant traffic delays. Make sure to follow us here and on Twitter (@SalemMAPolice). We'll be posting updates throughout the weekend, especially about parking and the status of the MDA ride.

On Monday, October 8th at about 8:10 pm Officer Tim Beaupre was on regular patrol on Highland Avenue when he observed a vehicle perform a marked lanes violation. Officer Beaupre stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. During the interaction the operator told Officer Beaupre that there were “several pounds of marijuana” inside the car. Officer Sean Andrus and his canine partner Turbo responded to the traffic stop and performed a sweep of the vehicle. Turbo hit on several areas of the vehicle indicating the presence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle officers located several pounds of marijuana, THC cartridges, marijuana edibles, white powder consistent with cocaine, cash, and other items related to drug use. All together approximately $18,000 worth of drugs and paraphernalia were seized. The operator, Scott Burch, 45 years old of Rhode Island, was arrested and charged with: Marked Lanes Violation Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle OUI – Liquor Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Substance, subsequent offense Possession of Class B Substance, subsequent offense Open Container of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle Assisting with the arrest were Officer Sean Andrus and his canine Turbo, Officer Matt Fisher, and Sergeant Phillias Verette.

Our Community Impact Unit has issued notices to the landlords of two addresses in Salem in an attempt to address ongoing quality of life issues. Known as a Keeper of a Disorderly House notification, these notices are powerful tools the police can use to force a landlord to take corrective action when their properties are creating an issue in the neighborhood. In both of these cases the landlords had been previously notified their properties had been identified as disorderly. The first is 16 and 16 1/2 Hancock Street. In June 2018 the Salem Police notified the landlord that the home was identified as disorderly. The landlord has been cited twice since then. On two consecutive days the police were called to the property for loud disturbances. One visit resulted in a fine, while the second resulted in 3 arrests. As a result of the continued disturbances at the address the landlord has been cited again and additionally a criminal complaint has been filed in Salem District Court. The second is 29 Hancock Street. This problem property has a history with the CIU dating back to 2008. Recent complaints focus on drug dealing and useage at the property. Between January 1, 2017 and September 10, 2018 the Salem Police have responded to 22 calls for service at the address. In addition police responded to 11 overdoses, including one fatal overdose. The landlord has again been cited as a Keeper of a Disorderly House. Additionally, a criminal complaint has been filed in Salem District Court against the landlord for Being the Keeper of a Disorderly House, Operating an Unlicensed Lodging House, and Violating the Sprinkler Requirement for a Lodging House.

We have posted planned road closures for the month of October. As events come closer we will be posting reminders. We try to announce road closures ahead of time, however we may close additional roads as needed to ensure the safety of the public.

We're anticipating another busy day in Salem! Plan ahead and expect heavy traffic, especially downtown. Whatever you do, don't block the box! Yesterday the majority of our surface lots and garages were full by 11:30 am and totally full by 1:30 pm. We strongly encourage taking the MBTA commuter rail into the city. As always, if you See Something, Say Something. Dial 911 to report and emergency or call us at 978-744-1212.

Planning to come to Salem today? We strongly recommend avoiding the traffic and taking the MBTA Commuter Rail! ****Update: As of 1:30 PM all city owned surface lots and garages are full in Salem. The MBTA Garage is also full. Plan on taking the MBA Commuter Rail to get to Salem. There should still be room in the garage in Lynn and the T reports over 400 spaces in Beverly.*****