A woman on Beaver Street showed police harassing text messages from a number "listed to a party known only as Andrew," according to the log at 5:57 p.m. The woman was told she could seek a protective order from the court.
The ex-boyfriend violated a restraining order by calling her, a woman told police at 8:30 p.m. He was brought in and demonstrated that the numbers he called were not hers. She "will be summonsed into court for filing a false report to a police officer," according to the log.
This counts as a good excuse, particularly in Salem. A man drew suspicion when he was seen under a porch on Summit Avenue at 12:17 a.m. and then walked into another yard. Confronted by police, he said, "He had just arrived from work and was chasing his black cat," according to the log. Police note that moments before, a black cat had run past. The man "was advised not to go into other people's yards this late at night."
Smoke on First Street at 3:11 a.m. was traced to a calzone box left in the oven.
Spotted rummaging through a car at 5:06 a.m., two youths ran when challenged by the owner. The owner told police he had an idea who they were, but he wouldn't tell.
Gary D. Woodbury, 56, of 29 Hancock St., Salem, was arrested at 6 a.m. at his address by Patrolmen Jonathan Bedard and David Tucker on two counts of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — a shoe.
It was a tough night for Wranglers. A Jeep Wrangler was broken into and the stereo faceplate stolen on Belleview Avenue, according to a 9:18 a.m. log entry, and another Wrangler was busted into on Harbor Street and an FM transmitter taken, the theft logged at 9:56 a.m. A nearby van — not a Wrangler — was also spotted by police with smashed windows. A third Jeep Wrangler was robbed on Mount Vernon Street, its soft cover slashed, the radio taken, and a toolbox and binoculars stolen, according to the log at 11:36 a.m. Yet another Wrangler left unlocked on Collins Street had four speakers taken from it, the theft reported at 2:34 p.m.
Jonathan Garakwa Ngarambe, 22, of 10 First St., Salem, was arrested at 3:41 p.m. at Salem Superior Court and charged with intimidation of a witness. Ngarambe had been "hampering jury selection," according to the log. Patrolman Mark Fabiszewski and Capt. Thomas Griffin responded.
Five minutes was all it took for a workman on Essex Street to lose $300 worth of tools. He told police at 4:29 p.m. that he left his gear on the front porch to go around back "for no more than five minutes, and when he returned, the bag of tools was gone," according to the log.
Michael Joseph McCausland, 33, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was arrested 8:14 p.m. on Lafayette Street by Patrolmen Jonathan Bedard and David Tucker on a charge of trespassing at the Lafayette Hotel.
A CD player was taken and a vehicle door damaged in a break-in at Washington Square, according to the log at 8:48 p.m.
Joshua Levi MacLean, 20, no address, was arrested at 5:41 a.m. on Loring Avenue by Salem State police for breaking and entering in the night and trespassing.
James R. Cloutman, 27, of 5 Heritage Drive, Salem, was arrested at 11:41 a.m. on Federal Street by Officer Mark Fabiszewski on a charge of possessing a Class A substance. Police had been called regarding an overdose.
Amanda Elizabeth Hadley, 32, of 239 Jefferson Ave., Salem, was arrested at 4:34 p.m. on Roslyn Street on a charge of possession of a Class A substance. Responding were Patrolmen Jonathan Bedard, David Tucker and Thomas Cunningham and Sgt. Frederick Ryan.
Jacob Santiago, 26, of 8 Stevens St., Peabody, was arrested at 6 p.m. on Ord Street by Patrolman Timothy Salvo and Sgt. Frederick Ryan on charges of driving with a suspended license, having defective equipment and driving with unnecessary noise. Despite the fact that he was driving illegally, Santiago was playing his stereo very loud, according to police. "He stated that he didn't have his license and gave the name of Emmanuel Santiago," according to the log. Police realized it was a false name.
Rocks through the back windows of two vehicles were reported at 10:32 a.m. on Endicott Street and at 10:50 a.m. on Oberlin Road.
An accident with personal injury was reported on Andover Street at 1:35 p.m. Another with injury was reported on Liberty Street at 2:12 p.m.
Jonathan Johnson, 20, of 28 Sherwood Ave., Danvers, was arrested at 9:19 p.m. at home by Officer Kevin Wood on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Police had responded to a report of "brothers fighting."
A driver on Wadsworth Street called police at 7:02 a.m. when he suspected "something in (his) gas" that wasn't supposed to be there.
A broken window on River Street was blamed on vandalism at 9:37 a.m. A "man broke another man's window," according to the log.
Police were notified of "inappropriate" content on the social media site Tumblr from two Beverly High students. Nothing criminal was seen, but an officer "did pass on the information to a high school adjustment counselor to reach out and speak to them about the postings," according to the log.
A house break was reported on Brimbal Avenue at 5:42 p.m.
A house was listed at 7:50 p.m. as the victim of an egg attack.
Audrey Farmer-Roper, 47, of 245 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested at 8:46 p.m. at her address by Patrolmen Harold Geary and Thomas Nolan on charges of aggravated assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shannon E. Kavanaugh, 19, of 11 Spring St., Beverly, was arrested at 9:18 p.m. at home by Patrolmen Harold Geary and David Leblanc on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon and on an outstanding warrant. Police had responded to a report of a mother/daughter argument.
Crystal A. Harris-Eaton, 28, of 21 Daniel Terrace, Peabody, was arrested at 11:01 p.m. on Trask Court by Patrolmen Kevin Coletti and Eric Lynch on a charge of assault and battery.
Cigarette smoke set off a sprinkler system at a Rantoul Street address at 1:33 a.m.
Garret Joseph Rogalski, 27, of 4 Gary Ave., Beverly, was arrested at his address at 4:05 a.m. by Patrolmen Michael Bucci and Timothy Radcliff on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
A GPS was lost following the break-in of a vehicle on Elliott Street, reported at 1:24 p.m.
An ambulance was called following an accident with injuries on Hale Street at 1:30 p.m.
A man whose car had been vandalized told police he suspected an ex-girlfriend, jealous of his marriage, according to a 5:09 p.m. log entry.
Drunk and belligerent at a middle school basketball game, a man was said to have pushed a mother on his way to his car, according to a complaint logged at 5:16 p.m. Police were on the lookout for him.
It doesn't sound like he was coming back to apologize. A caller told police at 5:48 p.m. that a blue truck nearly hit two pedestrians at Washington and Orne streets. When they "yelled at him, he put it in reverse and drove back toward them," according to the log.
The high school vice principal asked police to register an iPhone stolen from the locker room, as logged at 1:36 p.m.
A Nonantum Road man claimed at 11:39 p.m. that he discovered his ex-girlfriend slashing his tires, keying his car and putting sugar in the gas tank.
Ellie Mae and Frankie Blue are moving out before April, but that's not soon enough for the animal control officer. After getting a complaint about their "excessive barking" on Lynn Street, she's demanding the two dogs get a license and the barking be curbed or risk a citation, according to a 2:34 p.m. log entry.
Police were called to Tracey Street on word of a "homeless person ripping open trash bags, making a mess," according to the log at 6:13 p.m. An officer told him to be more careful when looking for cans.
A scam that cost someone $4,000 was reported at 7:04 p.m. It involved Sears, televisions and the bogus use of a man's description.
A mom called police at 8:32 p.m. on Basford Court because "her son is in a tree and is refusing to come inside for the night." Eventually, the boy came down on his own. Police suggested options for the mother in the future.
Evidence of an egg attack on a house at Benevento Circle was washed away in the morning, according to a 9:19 a.m. log entry.