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6 - October 21, 2011 | Salem Community Patriot


Oldies Sock Hop at the Elks


submitted by Louise Landry, Derry Salem Elks Over 200 attended a 50s Sock Hop at the Derry Salem Elks recently. Many wore poodle skirts and leather jackets in while they danced to the oldies.


Serving hamburgers and hot dogs are Shirley Elliott, Barbara Baxter, Cindy Hugh, Lori Norton and Tina Hugh.


Man Assaults and


Injures Several Officers, Kicks Out Cruiser Window


by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz A domestic disturbance on Wednesday, October 12, turned into quite the chaotic arrest, according to Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten.


Around 9:11 p.m. a caller who was a neighbor of the couple


involved reported to police that they could hear loud arguing that had been going on for some time and appeared to be out of control. Police responded to the Cluff Crossing Road residence and encountered a hysterical female that appeared to have been physically abused and assaulted in the face and neck area. Officers were able to locate the large male subject, Alfred


Figueroa, 34 of Salem in the bedroom of the apartment. Figueroa immediately became combative and extremely violent towards the officers that encountered him, trying to burn an officer in the face with a lit cigarette.


Alfred Figueroa


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Officers continued to fight with Figueroa, who was extremely violent and believed to be intoxicated under the influence of PCP. Officers tasered him several times before gaining control of him and transporting him to the Salem Police Department for booking and processing. Figueroa refused the services of a bail commissioner. While placed in a holding cell at the Salem Police Department he was told around 11 p.m. that he would be transported to the Rockingham County Jail in Brentwood, as he refused the services of a bail commissioner. Figueroa, while still in the cell unzipped his pants and urinated on the officer’s pants and shoes. Shortly after, Figueroa was placed in a cruiser for transport to the jail and while the officer was en route with him to Brentwood, Figueroa went became unmanegable while in the back of the cruiser. While the officer was in the area of Route 107 in Kingston he radioed to dispatch for assistance as Figueroa had kicked out the back window of the cruiser. When the officer attempted to further restrain him Figueroa charged at the officer, attempted to flee and escaped for a very short amount of time. The officer was able to tackle, taser and detain him in a muddy ditch, holding him there until officers from Kingston, Fremont and Brentwood arrived to assist. Figueroa was first transported to Exeter Hospital and then the jail. The transporting officer suffered a separated shoulder as a result of the incident near route 107 in Kingston. Another officer also suffered a separated shoulder as well as a sprained ankle during the arrest at the residence. Alfred Figueroa is charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, one count of domestic assault, three counts of resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and a felony charge of escape. No bail was set as he refused the services of a bail commissioner. The injured officers are now out on leave, leaving the already short-handed department that much more hard up for help. “We have a total of three officers out injured, one being deployed to Afghanistan


very soon, one pending retirement and one vacancy,” Deputy Chief Patten said. The newest officers hired are currently at the police academy in Concord.


Youth of the Year Annual Award Dinner


submitted by Denise Dolloff, Boys & Girls Club of Salem The Tuscan Kitchen will host the Boys & Girls Club of Salem’s 45th Annual Award


Dinner. Scheduled for Monday, November 7, the Annual Award Dinner recognizes contributions made by members of the community. Awards will be presented for outstanding service, dedication, and commitment on behalf of the Club. The evening culminates with the announcement of the Club’s Youth of the Year. The


Youth of the Year program begins with the selection of “Youth of the Month.” From this pool of candidates, three finalists are selected and are required to complete a series of essays and interview with a panel of judges. One individual is then chosen to represent the Club as its Youth of the Year. Each of this year’s finalists will receive a savings bond donated by Enterprise Bank.


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The winner receives a scholarship provided by Steve and Diane Hatem; a family yoga membership provided by Camille Flaherty of Yoga Balance of Life; and an award package provided by The Ninety-Nine Restaurant. The 2011 youth finalists include Salem High School students Max Wildfeuer, Nicholas Garcia, and Hari Nath. The event is sponsored by Gabriel Chiropractic Office with the social hour sponsored by Salem Co-operative Bank. In addition to the Youth of the Year announcement, local businesses and individuals will be honored for their support and dedication: • Windham Country Club will receive the Richard P. McCoy Service Award for outstanding service and commitment to the Club;


• Mike Stevens will receive the Stewardship Award for dedication to the school-aged programs at the Club;


• Aaron Shamshoyan will receive the Marketing & Communications Award for his commitment to the production of the Positive Place; • Erin Daley will be presented with the Woman of the Year Award for her service and dedication which has made a lasting impact on the success of the Boys & Girls Club of Salem; • Mary Reese will be honored for her outstanding volunteer service with the Auction and Golf Tournament; • Peter Rayno will be acknowledged by our Board President for his outstanding service as a Board Treaurer, host of Positive Place and his tireless efforts with fundraising for the Club. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour. Dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. and will be followed by the award presentations. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the Club at 898-7709, ext. 16 or reservations and payment can also be made through the Club’s Website: https://www.salembgc.com/ registration/dinner.asp.


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