A citizen turned in a lost pocketbook to the Salem Police Department at 2:05 p.m. after finding it at Boston and Watson streets. The Nine West leather pocketbook contained a pen.
Police responded to a past motor vehicle break at 2:42 p.m. The owner said sometime overnight someone entered his unlocked Chevrolet Impala and rummaged through the vehicle. The only item taken was a small, green cloth bag used to hold golf balls.
Police went to Symonds Street for a report of a dog bite at 4:23 p.m. A mother reported her 10-year-old son had been bitten in the left rear buttocks by the next door neighbor’s dog, and the bite broke the skin. The boy told police he was across the street when a black Labrador retriever named Roxy ran across the street and bit him. The mother brought the boy to Beverly Hospital to be checked out. Police spoke to the owner, and she believes a friend of her husband’s left the gate open. The dog is licensed in the city and is up-to-date on its shots. The animal control officer was notified.
Police recovered and safely disposed of a hypodermic needle in the vicinity of 309 Bridge St. at 6:36 p.m.
Police went to 12 School St., which had been boarded up after a recent house fire, on a report of a suspicious party near the building at 11:07 p.m. Police think it was a possible scrap metal theft. Witnesses from King’s Roast Beef said they heard noises coming from the rear of the building, then saw a man in dark clothes run to the back of the property with a handful of window screens, according to the log. The person ran onto Buffum Street Extension and then onto School Street to Tremont Street, dropping the screens on School Street while fleeing. Police spoke with two males in the area who stated they were simply out walking. Police took the five screens into evidence to dust them for prints.