A cat set off a residential alarm on Dodge Street, according to a 2:03 p.m. report.
Police received a 4:22 p.m. report of a “skunk wandering in area all day” at Mulberry and Arthur streets.
A mailbox was reported stolen from 24 Bates Park Ave. at 1:21 p.m.
Police responded to a 4:09 p.m. report that a man was watching an ATM from his Jeep at 65 Dodge St. and determined that he was reading his Kindle.
A large disturbance in the train lot at West and Oak streets was reported at 12:46 a.m., but police were unable to locate anything amiss.
A man fell asleep inside a store at 411 Cabot St., according to a 3:55 a.m. report.
Police received an 11:57 p.m. report that a person who got out of a taxi at 461 Rantoul St. “ran before paying the $20 cab fare.” Police searched the area but couldn’t find anybody.
An 11:13 a.m. report of two people causing a problem at 91 Herrick St. resulted in the arrest of Waleed Elshazly, 34, of 12 Perkins St., Gloucester, on a charge of larceny from a person.
A riding lawn mower was reported stolen from 243 Essex St. at 1:39 p.m.
A woman was transported to Beverly Hospital with unspecified injuries after a four-car accident on Brimbal Avenue around 6:15 p.m.
A Central Street woman reported at 4 p.m. that her son had “backed up into her with his vehicle” and stolen $100.
A motorcyclist was transported to Salem Hospital with unknown injuries after an accident with a Honda Accord at 210 Andover St. just before 8 a.m.
Two tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on Tracey Street, according to an 8:50 a.m. report.
The Fire Department responded to a 10:59 a.m. report of an injured swan on the side of the road near 648 Lowell St. and found that somebody had placed traffic cones around the bird, firefighter John Spofford said. Firefighters swaddled the bird in linens provided by Atlantic Ambulance and determined that it was uninjured before releasing it into a nearby pond. Police wrote that the bird had been sunning itself.
Police received a 12:25 p.m. report that somebody was “illegally dumping cardboard in the donation box” at 3 Bourbon St. and found that two men who work for 1-800-GOT-JUNK were responsible. “They will be picking up the cardboard, and they were advised to leave the area,” police wrote.
An officer issued four tickets at the Northshore Mall after going there at 1:13 p.m. to check handicapped parking spots.
Police responded to an 8:49 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart and arrested Paul Uccello, 27, of 51 Lawrence St., Malden.
A vending machine at the Days Inn was broken into, according to a 10:06 a.m. report.
Police responded to a 6:30 p.m. report of a “party threatened with gun” at 11 Summer St. and found that a woman in a parking lot there had pointed a handgun at a dog because she felt threatened by it. An officer said three guns were seized from the woman and her license to carry firearms will be reviewed but that she was not cited or arrested.
An Aborn Street woman reported at 9:57 p.m. that a vehicle on the street had been egged and that she had previously found a broken beer bottle and a burned American flag on her steps.
Police responded to an 11:27 p.m. report of a disturbance at 11 Beacon St. A woman there had been having a conversation with her sister “three blocks away.” Police wrote: “She was advised to use the telephone or speak in closer proximity at this time of night.”
Somebody broke into an apartment on Washington Street and stole money, according to a 12:14 a.m. report.
Police received a 1:40 a.m. report of a coyote in the street at 27 Fort Ave. “Animal OK, went back into woods,” police wrote.
A 9:51 a.m. report of a “male party with sword” brought police to Jefferson Avenue and Willson Street, but they were unable to locate anybody matching that description.
Police responded to North Shore Medical Center after a 12:14 p.m. report that a man was calling a patient there and threatening to “harm her” and “harm security and hospital staff.” Police contacted Verizon for subscriber information on the phone number the calls came from and will seek a warrant for the arrest of a man they believe responsible.
A man was taken into protective custody after he “called the police station stating that he was intoxicated and gave his location” at 12:31 p.m.
A Rockaway Avenue woman reported at 11:32 a.m. that “Democratic signs” had been taken from her yard.
A caller from the Marblehead Garden Center reported at 11:48 a.m. that a maroon truck had been driving “crazy” up and down West Shore Drive during the day. Shortly thereafter, the driver of the truck called police and told them he was at 9 Heritage Way. “Said he is driving between his house and a job site and does not need any trouble from the loser people in town,” police wrote. The man had been making deliveries to a job site.
Police received a 1:22 p.m. report that an Atlantic Avenue woman had twice tried to cross the street using a crosswalk, and “both times, women driving and talking on cellphones almost hit her and did not stop.”
Kids were smashing a television in front of a house on Commercial Street, according to a 6:26 p.m. report, but police later wrote: “No sign of a smashed television in the area.”
An Orne Street woman reported at 7:34 p.m. that somebody might be harassing her, though “she wasn’t sure who exactly.” She also reported that “someone” had access to her apartment and that two men talking in the street might be behind the harassment.
Police received a 10:22 a.m. report that a woman had been “nearly run over” when she tried to use a crosswalk on Atlantic Avenue and that she had “screamed at the woman driving,” but the woman did not stop.
A Lattimer Street woman reported at 8:44 p.m. that her neighbor had told her that another neighbor knocked over her trash barrel. “She was informed police typically do not pick up trash,” police wrote. “Unknown why the neighbor that informed her did not pick up the trash either.”
Ray Satterwhite, 44, of 17 Central Ave., Hamilton, was arrested at 5:44 p.m. on charges of operating with a suspended license (subsequent offense) and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.