A woman on Chestnut Street complained to police at 9:31 a.m. that earlier in the week someone had thrown "an exotic fruit at her front door and it exploded." The mess was cleaned, but later an ashtray was thrown. Her son said he saw three teens do it. A report was put on file.
A woman on Lynde Street told police at 2:22 p.m. that she came home to her apartment to find she was missing a flat-screen TV, video games, $300 in cash and gold jewelry. Police report no suspects or witnesses.
Police responded at 4:40 p.m. to a report of a "past rape" on Chase Street.
David Pare, 37, of 175 Boston St., Salem, was arrested at his home address at 6:02 p.m. by Patrolman Daniel Tucker and Sgt. Andrew Dacy on a warrant issued after he was accused over the weekend of assaulting his children with a broken shovel. Police noted, "A shovel broken in two pieces in plain view in the backyard," according to the log.
A woman in a wheelchair complained at 8:58 p.m. that she was nearly hit by a Witch City van as she rolled over a Derby Street crosswalk. Police told the driver to be more careful because some streets "are not as well-lit as others and especially downtown where there are a lot of pedestrians," according to the log.
Conflicting stories led to the arrest of a Lynn man after he was accused by the mother of his 5-year-old son of threatening her life, grabbing her and pushing her to the ground. Police arrived on Summer Street at 8:11 p.m. where she said she'd been pushed by the father, in front of her son. She asked that he be arrested as she is in a custody fight. The father and two witnesses told police she hadn't been pushed and had harangued the father. A companion of the alleged victim supported the mother's story, however. According to the log, an officer approaching the scene observed the father trying to separate himself from the women. The mother later visited the police station to add that he'd threatened to kill her. Jamal R. Maupin, 34, of 848 Western Ave., Lynn, surrendered after he learned of an arrest warrant.
A Liberty Hill Avenue resident told police at 10:09 p.m. that his car had been stolen from a parking lot nearby while he was away in Maine.
Breaking glass drew police to Congress Street at 11:36 p.m. They discovered broken dishes and a couple in a nearby apartment having a verbal dispute. The man "was very angry and decided he wanted to throw a few dishes out the window," according to the log. The woman decided she wanted to stay at the Waterfront Hotel for the night.
A thief stole all four wheels from a 2007 Acura while it was parked on Pope Street, according to a 1:12 a.m. log item. A green SUV was seen in the area before the theft.
A man reported his car stolen on Willson Street at 7:56 a.m.
A resident on Heritage Drive reported at 10:41 a.m. that she had two tires slashed overnight. Police have no witnesses.
Stutz Volvo on Highland Avenue reported three shattered windows as a result of what police believe was a pellet gun, according to an 11:56 log item. Police have no suspects.
Anastacio Gonzalez, 64, of 41 Harbor St., Salem, and Robert J. Bell, 48, of 10 Lexington Drive, Beverly, were arrested at 1:46 p.m. in the Salem Willows Park by Patrolman Michael Levesque on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct. Patrolman Mark Fabiszewski also participated in the arrest.
Denny German, 29, of 29 Albion St., Salem, was arrested at the home address at 3:21 p.m. by Patrolmen Thomas Pelletier and Frederick Dubiel on charge of domestic assault and battery. Police say German admitted to smashing a vase into his sister's head. The sister was semiconscious when police arrived and lying in a small pool of blood. Police attempted to stem the bleeding with a wet towel prior to the arrival of Atlantic Ambulance.
A Schwinn mountain bike was reported stolen out of a backyard on Walter Street at 4:47 p.m.
A resident complained to police at 2:06 p.m. that a neighbor dumped a pile of dirt on his property.
Police investigated a report at 7:58 p.m. of a dog on Osborne Street barking for hours on the porch. The resident said she put the dog out because it's cleaning day, all day.
A woman on Endicott Street told police at 9:01 p.m. that "she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike," according to the log. No report that an ambulance was needed.
Someone drove onto a lawn and into a 6-foot fence on Sabino Farm Road, knocking it down, according to the log at 9:55 p.m.
Police responded to a report of a couple having an argument inside their Ford Explorer at Bill & Bob's Roast Beef. Yet, police discovered "there was not a problem," according to the log at 1:17 a.m., They were not arguing, but singing.
A rock was thrown "through the rear window and out the windshield" of a vehicle on Winona Street, according to the police log at 3:10 a.m.
A Holten Street apartment owner told police at 4:33 a.m. that his apartment was broken into. Police are investigating.
A tombstone was reported tipped over at Oak Grove Cemetery at 7:28 a.m.
Eggs bombarded a house on St. Ann's Avenue, according to a complaint at 9:15 a.m. "Youths are congregating in the area at night," the resident told police.
Burglary was reported at 1:16 p.m. at a house on Northend Street. The likely time was between 5 and 9 a.m. Taken was a flat-screen TV, a bike and video games.
Lee Adam Wendell, 28, of 1 Butler St., Salem, was arrested on Pierpont Street at 3:05 p.m. and charged with violating an abuse prevention order. He was also wanted for outstanding warrants.
"Snappy was escorted into its natural habitat," according to a log item at 4:52 p.m. regarding a turtle blocking Goodale Street.
A suspicious package on Herrick Road at 5:45 p.m. was reportedly "full of clams" and "covered with flies."
A line painting job by the DPW at 11:31 p.m. on Lake Street was "shut down" by police because of the lack of a detail officer. One officer reported he was nearly in an accident as a result of the activity.
Basketball players were moved out of Pierpont Park at 1:25 a.m.
Broken flood lights, trash and toilet paper contributed to vandalism at West Memorial School reported at 6:36 a.m.
Police will summons a person for shoplifting at the Brooksby Village Drive Walmart at 5 p.m.
A report of a house break on Regent Drive drew police at 7:49 p.m.
A report of power outages on Locust Street resulted in notification to other agencies at 9:48 a.m.
An accident with personal injury was investigated on Andover Street at 12:59 p.m.
Officers responded to a reported larceny on Riverside Avenue at 5:14 p.m.
A reported breaking and entering drew police to Twi Field at 5:50 p.m.
An accident with personal injury was reported at Maple and Newbury streets at 11:54 p.m.
A report of skateboarders on Mohawk Street resulted in a police response at 1:35 p.m., the individuals were "spoken to."
Police investigated a report of larceny in the vicinity of Holten Richmond School at 2:24 p.m.
Amy Max, 32, of 5 Sycamore Drive, Salem, N.H., was arrested on drunken-driving charges on Washington Street after an off-duty Andover police officer followed her for a bit and called Boxford police. Officer Michael Ferraro made the arrest.
A report of a dead duck at 5:55 a.m. proved to be premature. It had waddled away from Main Street before police arrived.
A large turtle was saved from a potentially awful fate after Officer A.J. Paglia moved it from Washington Street and toward nearby wetlands. Turtles are on the move this time of year, according to police.
Catherine J. Lander, 54, of 39 Georgetown Road, was arrested on Georgetown Road by Officer Eric Renda at 11:26 a.m. and charged with drunken driving, marked lanes violations and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage and personal injury. Lander was stopped after she returned to the scene, according to police, and was pointed out by the driver she'd hit head-on.
Ruby Valentine, 19, of 104 Main St., Topsfield, was arrested at the Main Street shopping complex by officers Michael Balsley and Joseph DeBernardo and charged with assault and battery.
A young man was Medflighted from Crane Beach. Few details were available, but officials indicated his condition was not life-threatening.
A breaking and entering was reported at 10:35 a.m. on Wallis Street.
Police noted a woman "curled up crying" near a bank drive-through on Cabot Street at 7:48 p.m.
A group of homeless people near the Dumpster at the One Stop Market on Cabot Street was dispersed at 8:07 p.m.
A complaint of assault on Grant Street was lodged at 8:14 p.m.
The case of a man pushing a woman was recorded on Bridge Street at 9:15 p.m.
Police took a report of "two men fighting" on Rantoul Street at 9:23 p.m.
A 10:45 log item records the theft of a purse at Overtime Sports Bar & Restaurant on Rantoul Street.
A woman complained at 11:43 p.m. that her purse was stolen at The Pickled Onion on Rantoul Street.
Police received a report of a stolen vehicle overnight on Windsor Road at 6:02 a.m.
A complaint of abuse from "a young female" near Balch Street was recorded in the log at 1:57 p.m.
Residents reported a burglary on Odell Avenue over the weekend, according to a 2:43 log item.
Police were called to Beverly Hospital at 4:21 p.m. for "assistance with two drunk patients," according to the log.
A suicide text at 6:58 p.m. led to a check of a man in Danvers.
Russel T. Hurd Jr., 69, of 14 Myrtle St., Beverly, was arrested at 7:33 p.m. at the home address on two counts of domestic assault and battery. Officers Harold Geary and Mark Panjwani participated in the arrest, which was sparked by a report of a man fighting a woman.
Police investigated a burglary on Cabot Street at 7:42 p.m.
Police responded at 10:36 p.m. to a report of "girls fighting" on Cabot Street.
Credit card fraud was reported on Cabot Street at 7:14 a.m.
Police noted at 9:22 a.m. that the back doors of a River Street business appeared to have been the object of an attempted break.
In a 9:48 a.m. report, police note confusion around the parking situation on Everett Paine Boulevard. According to one complaint, "Baseball people are totally abusing the parking." Some are parking near the Nature Center, violating a sign that orders "No parking beyond this point." Police commented, "Several violations all over the area."
A woman on Pickett Street complained at 11:05 a.m. about a pile of furniture on the sidewalk labeled "free." Because the furniture looked so shoddy, she wondered if "people were coming in from out of town and dumping their junk furniture."
At 11:30 a.m., a woman called lamenting that she and her husband are getting a divorce and still living under the same roof and wondering what would happen if she called 911. She was informed that "just because she calls 911 it does not mean her husband will be removed from the house," according to the log.
Police heard a complaint at 12:01 p.m. of a nearby workman on Leggs Hill Road "swearing his head off." There were threats to "kick butts." The dispute was mediated.
A man at the Tedesco Country Club took out his car keys and, inadvertently, credit cards and money that were soon gone with the wind. He was left at 2:39 p.m. looking for $200 in cash, a check for $500, various credit cards and IDs.
When someone parked their car in the private space of a Lee Street woman, police told her at 8:46 p.m. there was nothing they could do because it is a private space. She demanded, however, that police do something, saying they'd done something in the past. Officers ran the license plate, but could not find a phone number to call. The woman was advised to call her landlord. She "got very upset and demanded to speak to the supervisor," according to the log. Later, she insisted the car was on a public way. In the end, the car was moved.
An Indianhead Circle resident found a 2-foot angel in his yard at 7:31 a.m. According to the log, "He will leave it in the yard, and the owner can just come by and pick it up."
Power was lost to the waterfront, according to a 5:32 p.m. log item from Foster Street.
A beachgoer reported at 7:19 p.m. finding a brand-new Kindle at Devereux Beach. The finder and police are trying to locate the owner.
Two men were put into protective custody at 9:35 p.m. after a report of an attempted theft near the boatyard at Redd's Pond.
Susan E. Sprow, 67, of Topsfield was arrested at 4:40 p.m. on Route 101 east in Hampton on a charge of drunken driving and illegal conduct after an accident following two separate incidents, a hit-and-run and a subsequent rollover involving a single vehicle.