Police responded to Salem Hospital, 55 Highland Ave., for a report of a motor-vehicle break-in. A woman told police she had parked her gray, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta at 3 p.m., and when she got off work at midnight, she found the front passenger side window had been smashed and the purse she had left on the front passenger seat to be missing. The brown leather backpack, valued at $250, contained a passport and driver’s license. Police advised her to watch her credit report and not leave valuables in her car.
The canvas top to a Jeep Wrangler SUV was reported slashed at 7:57 a.m. at the parking log at the Salem Heights apartment building at 12 Pope St. The damage happened sometime overnight.
At 11:30 a.m., a woman reported that someone used a cinder block to smash the passenger front window of her 2010 Toyota Highlander parked at Collins Middle School. Nothing appeared to be missing from the car.
Police took a report, using an interpreter, at Salem Heights apartments, 12 Pope St., at 12:46 p.m. that someone had entered an unlocked 1992 Lexus LS400 sedan and rummaged through the vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle.
Police took a report at the station of identity theft from a resident at 2:27 p.m. The victim said that in September, he was approached by a well-dressed man who asked him if he needed a cellphone. The victim gave the man his personal information but never got a phone. Instead, the man is now receiving bills from Verizon in the amounts of $112.61, $45.63, $156 and $112.61 for four different numbers.
Rudy Arismendy Reyes, 20, of 11 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested at 3:16 p.m. and charged with driving with a suspended license after police saw him driving on Harbor Street. Police knew his license had been suspended. The arresting officers were Special Response Unit Patrolman Deni Gaito and Patrolman Thomas Pelletier.