Darlin R. Hernandez, 31, of 10 First St., Salem, was arrested at 7:17 p.m. by Patrolmen Thomas Cunningham and Jonathan Duzz on two counts of malicious destruction of property. In the same incident, Melvin A. Phillip, 31, of 21 Parsons St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of violating a protective order. Checking the noise outside on Winthrop Street, a couple were dismayed to see a man they identified as Hernandez taking a baseball bat to one of their cars. He also ripped the storm door from the woman’s apartment. The woman also noted the presence of ex-husband Phillip in Hernandez’s vehicle. Following the arrest and release on bail of the suspects, she complained to police that Hernandez was seen driving past her apartment twice. She was advised to call police if she saw him again.
Police took the report of an assault on Savoy Road, as logged at 7:37 p.m.
A family of three tossed out of their apartment in Lynn turned up in the lobby of a Salem building. The trio, including a 2-week-old daughter, were taken back to the Lynn line, where Lynn police returned them to their apartment. The landlord was contacted.
Ulysses D. Gonzalez, 32, of 42 Leavitt St., Salem, was arrested at 11:01 p.m. on Dow Street by Patrolmen Dana Mazola and Michael Levesque on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. In the same incident, Lee Ernesto Gonzalez, 27, of 60 Dow St., Salem, was charged with domestic assault and battery. Police responded to a report of a dispute between two brothers.
At 11:58 p.m., police note an effort to find people who stay on the streets despite bitter cold weather. Sgt. Dennis King reported that he “checked areas throughout the city and specifically the downtown for this population to get them inside Lifebridge,” according to the log. The staff at Lifebridge reported “a busy but uneventful evening” with 33 people seeking “winter protocol/harm reduction.”