A Merritt Street woman reported at 9:27 a.m. that a building alarm had gone off at 10:40 p.m. the previous two nights. Police advised her to check with her property manager. The woman also asked “why there were so many planes going overhead,” according to the log. An officer wrote: “I told her it was most likely due to our proximity to Logan Airport. She wondered how to get them diverted over Salem to reduce the noise and acknowledged it would take a community effort to do that.”
Police received a 2:19 p.m. report that a suspicious man was in the woods near the country club on West Street, but an officer couldn’t locate him.
An 8:57 p.m. report that a man had been “punched in the back of the head and spit on” during a domestic disturbance on Pleasant Street resulted in the arrest of Meredith MacKay, 26, of 1365 Pawtucket Blvd., Apt. 24, Lowell, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
A Smith Street resident complained at 1:35 a.m. that a neighboring apartment was “being really loud and probably has 10-plus people there with loud music and drumming.”
Police received a 3:18 p.m. report from railroad police that somebody was trying to steal track from near 4 Allens Lane, but police were unable to locate anybody doing so.
A mother and daughter were yelling at each other in the library on Main Street, according to a 4:31 p.m. report. An officer was unable to locate them.
A 12-year-old was transported to North Shore Medical Center after a 4:33 p.m. report that he had sustained a head laceration during a fall at the McCarthy School on Lake Street.
Police received an 11:52 p.m. report that a deer had run into a car at the YMCA on Lynnfield Street. “Deer deceased,” wrote an officer. “Removed by DPW.”
A 12:15 a.m. report that a group of people were playing tennis in a parking lot brought police to 36 Keys Drive, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious.
Police responded to 61 Fulton St. after a 6:42 a.m. report of “larceny of flowers.”
A vehicle was towed after its axle broke during an accident at Summit Street and Centennial Drive at about 8 a.m., according to the log. No injuries were reported.
A Collins Street woman reported at 9:07 a.m. that a woman was running around her building yelling that her 2-year-old child was missing. Police wrote that the reporting party “is familiar with the woman, and believes she may have a drug problem. Caller also believes the woman in question already brought her child to day care.” An officer determined the child was at day care.
Police responded to an 11 p.m. report of a suspicious person behind a the building at 75 Central St. and determined he was “practicing his bike-riding skills.”
An officer at the Veterans Memorial High School at 11:19 a.m. arrested Ajah Joseph, 17, of 144 Washington St., Peabody, on a charge of disturbing a school assembly.
Police determined that the people who were reported to be in a suspicious vehicle on Stevens Street at 12:49 p.m. were private investigators.
Police fielded a 1 p.m. report of a “party with a camera taking pictures” at the high school on Essex Street, but an officer later called the reported “unfounded.”
Police received numerous reports of a sick skunk at Estabrook Road and Phillips Avenue around 4:46 p.m. Police wrote later that the sick skunk was “now eating her dead baby,” and that it was the same skunk which had “attacked someone in the area this a.m.”
An 11:26 p.m. report of a suspicious black Taurus with a group of kids in it brought police to 196 Aspen Road, where they determined the youths were “dropping off friends.”
An Ocean Avenue resident turned in four boxes of ammunition to police at 6:04 p.m.
A woman reported at 6:46 p.m. that another woman had attempted to steal her pocketbook in the parking lot of the Market Basket on Highland Avenue.
Police conducted a traffic stop on Washington Street at 2:55 a.m. and arrested Michael Bussey, 19, of 30 Rabbit Road, Salisbury, on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon. He was in possession of brass knuckles, according to the log.
A traffic stop at 211 Washington St. at 9:29 a.m. led to the arrest of Aleksandr Goncharenko, 34, of 104 Bridge St., Salem, on charges of operating a vehicle without a license and operating a vehicle without an inspection sticker.
A Loring Avenue man reported at 12:50 p.m. that somebody had moved his scooter after picking its lock, resulting in three scratches.
A Norton Terrace woman reported at 1:04 p.m. that somebody had left three Dunkin’ Donuts cups in her car — for the second time in a week. An officer advised her to call police if she saw anyone with a Dunkin’ Donuts cup near her vehicle.
Police received a report of a road rage incident at North and Mason streets in which a man in a hat showed a handgun to another motorist, according to radio alerts at about 9:55 p.m. The suspect was said to be in a silver 2006 Toyota Solara and may have had a female passenger.
A 6:27 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Walmart on Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrest of Avery Morrow, 18, of 99 Bowers St., Nashua, N.H., on a charge of shoplifting.
Police responded to a 9:34 p.m. report that men had tried to steal a television from the Walmart on Brooksby Village Drive, but they were unable to locate them.
Cash and credit cards were stolen from a vehicle at 562 Maple St., according to a 3:58 p.m. report.
At 5:55 p.m., an officer on Deer Run arrested Larry Tibbets, 37, of Main Street, Topsfield, on a charge of drunken driving.