Police Blotter, Salem Evening News, September 21, 2009
Police were called at 10:54 p.m. to the neighborhood of Federal Court on the report of a suspicious person. Officers found a man walking down the street pushing a shopping cart with painting supplies in it and a portrait of a Federal Street home. The man said he had just made a painting of the home. The man's story checked out and police advised the painter to try to do his work in the daytime.