A man reported at 4:43 p.m. that he had been forced to walk in the roadway at Tedesco and Tufts streets with cars speeding by “as no one has bothered to clear the sidewalks.” Police wrote: “He is petrified and does not want to become a statistic. He said he already checked and there is no bylaw regarding removing the snow, so he would like the speed limit enforced.”
A 6:42 p.m. complaint about a vehicle brought police to Heritage Way and Village Street. Police wrote later: “Horrible parking job. Owner is now moving car.”
An officer notified police in Swampscott after an 8:44 p.m. report that somebody had seen an elderly male “trying to signal that he needed some sort of assistance” on Humphrey Street. Police wrote: “Caller was passing by and did not feel safe stopping.”
Police received a 6:48 a.m. report of a residential break-in at 948 Humphrey St., but police wrote later: “Officer reports elderly male was confused.”
A 43-year-old man was transported to Salem Hospital after an 8:52 a.m. report that he’d fallen on ice in the vicinity of 54 Pleasant St.
A package had been stolen off the porch at 860 Humphrey St., according to a 4:31 p.m. report.
Police received an 8:20 p.m. report that a man had stolen boots from Olympia Sports at 450 Paradise Road.
Police received an 8:03 p.m. report that a vehicle had been stolen from the depot at 10 Park St.
A Herrick Street woman turned in a Samsung cellphone she found on her front steps, according to a 7:52 a.m. log item. An officer wrote: “I turned it on to attempt to identify the owner, but phone is passcode protected.”
An officer conducted three traffic stops and issued three citations while performing red-light enforcement at Dodge Street and Tozer Road, according to a 1 p.m. log item.