It wasn’t crime but rudeness that brought police to Pope Street at 3:09 p.m. A woman called them after her son left a message on her phone. Police logged that it “was not threatening in nature, just meant to hurt (her) feelings.” She said she just wanted it documented. Police suggested she stop answering his phone calls.
Police investigated a possible road rage incident on Webb Street at 5:28 p.m. A woman described being followed by a man whose Volvo had almost hit her car. The man argued that he had the green light and the woman gave him the finger. “He indicated that he had gotten upset,” according to the log, “so he followed her. But was not sure why at this time.” Officers sent both on their way.
A man reported his 2003 BMW missing from the Church Street municipal parking lot at 9:34 p.m.
After being found on a Washington Street bench at 12:50 a.m., a man was taken to Salem Hospital. He told police he had been assaulted by two to five men after getting into “an altercation inside O’Neill’s,” according to the log. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Jeremy Lee Manes, 35, of 810 Martin Road, Essex, Md., was arrested at 1:52 a.m. at the Hawthorne Hotel by patrolmen Gilbert Priddy, Rafael Gonzalez, Sean Andrus and Ryan Arundel on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 and violating the city knife ordinance. Police had been initially summoned regarding a possible case of domestic assault within one of the hotel rooms.
A report of an “undesirable” at the Salem Housing Authority on Charter Street involved a Brazilian man who was said to have complained, “The only reason why you’re not helping me is because I’m Brazilian, have a beard and have tattoos.” He was gone when police arrived.