Police received an 11:06 a.m. report that a suspicious man had asked a woman on Lafayette Street if she needed “any work done.” Police wrote: “She said she felt uneasy by him and he is currently sitting in blue pick-up outside [the] house.” An officer determined he was a handyman looking for odd jobs while he waited to pick up his mother from a nearby nursing home.
A 49-year-old Salem man was arrested on a warrant after an 11:29 a.m. report of a hitchhiker at Lafayette and Laurel streets.
A boy on Circle Street reported at 11:40 a.m. that a motorist in a Mercedes Benz had opened the vehicle’s door in an effort to knock another boy off his bicycle. Police wrote: “The operator of the Mercedes was swearing at the boys. They did not obtain a plate.”
Police were unable to locate anybody suspicious after a 9:20 p.m. report that somebody rang a doorbell on Clifton Avenue and then ran off.
Police received a 3:23 a.m. report that a woman on Crescent Street was being kept awake by somebody who was “talking very loud on the phone.”
A landlord on Walker Road reported at 1:46 p.m. that he or she was receiving harassing calls from a friend of a tenant.
Police received a 10:14 p.m. report that five youths were trying to get into a vacant property on Manson Street. “Caller reports youths were informed the police were to be called, ran through yards,” wrote an officer.
Lawn ornaments on Burrill Street were “either damaged or stolen” on July 7, according to a 9:07 a.m. report.
Police were unable to locate a Northeast Environmental truck that was reported to be putting something in a sewer at 250 Atlantic Ave. at 10:55 a.m.
A Puritan Road woman reported at 9:14 p.m. that she believed her landlord was stealing her property.
A woman at 286 Newbury St. reported at 6:36 p.m. that her neighbor had stereo speakers facing her window and that he or she had also thrown a drink on her.
Police received a 7:43 p.m. report that a suspicious male was carrying a bow and arrow at 1 Ledgewood Way. An officer determined he was a resident of the nearby condominium and that nothing was amiss.
A woman on Quail Road reported there was something in the roadway at 9:44 p.m. An officer determined it was plastic cups. “He removed them as best as possible,” wrote police.
A FedEx truck was issued a parking citation after a 12:36 a.m. report that it was parked on Hancock Street.
Police received a 7:42 a.m. report that a suspicious woman wearing a camouflage sweatshirt and carrying purple bags was possibly going through vehicles at 77 Walnut St., but an officer was unable to locate her.
A Chestnut Street woman reported at 12:23 p.m. that a roommate she had evicted the night before had “refused to take her two cats with her.” Police wrote: “She relates that the roommates stated she would be back at the end of this month to collect the rest of her belongings and her cats.”
Police received a 9:49 p.m. report that a baseball had gone through a window near Plains Park.
Police responded to a 1:27 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 7 Collins St. and arrested Kevin Tracy, 30, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault.
An officer was unable to locate a man who was reported to be yelling near the Wal-Mart on Brooksby Village Drive at 4:06 p.m.
A Lafayette Street woman reported at 8:47 a.m. that somebody — possibly her homeless cousin — had stolen her cellphone from under her pillow and $200 from her wallet while she was asleep.
Police received a 9:50 a.m. report that a Broad Street woman’s roommate had made a threatening post on Facebook in regard to their ongoing dispute. The post reportedly read, “Oh lord, let me be the mature person in this situation, and not commit heinous acts of crime.”
A Buffum Street woman reported at 10:32 a.m. that somebody had stolen her $100 pool filter overnight.
A 1:47 p.m. report of a break-in in progress brought police to 87 Rainbow Terrace, where they determined a male had been locked out of his house. “Advised to wait for his mother to return,” wrote police.
Police responded to a 3:52 p.m. report that kids were throwing rocks near 35 Congress St. “Upon arrival these officers did not witness any children throwing rocks,” police wrote. “These officers did advise a small group of children to stay off of the property.”
A Pope Street man reported at 4:20 p.m. that he had heard a woman outside his door say, “If you come out the door you’re in trouble.” Police wrote that the man “has no idea who the female voice belongs to and he didn’t see anyone.” An officer advised him to keep his door locked and to contact police if he heard the woman again.
Police responded to a 5:29 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 12 Barr St. and determined a boyfriend and girlfriend were arguing over “her talking with her ex-boyfriend on her cellphone.”
An 8:51 a.m. report of a suspicious man brought police to the library at 318 Essex St., where they determined he was waiting for it to open. “He related he was burning sage to calm him,” wrote an officer. “He was advised that this was not a good idea.”
A Parlee Street woman reported at 12:44 p.m. that three solar lights had been stolen from her lawn overnight.
Police were unable to locate a female who was reported to be in pajamas near 233 Lafayette St. at 12:52 p.m.
A 1:43 p.m. report that kids were swearing brought officers to Salem Common, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.
A 5:34 p.m. report of an argument at 21 Crosby Ave. resulted in the arrest of Jenna M. O’Brien, 21, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
Police responded to 8 Munroe St. after a 7:47 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance. Haley Elizabeth MacDonald, 18, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery.
Police responded to Herrick and Heather streets after an 8:32 a.m. report that a woman was yelling. “This woman apparently had just moved into the area,” wrote police. “An alarm had gone off in her building and she became frightened and ran to the street. I asked for help from a Spanish-speaking passerby who assisted us in getting her back to her home.”
Police responded to two reports that tires had fallen off vehicles within a half-hour of each other, the first at 11:03 a.m. at Balch Street and Blaine Avenue. The second was at 33 Sohier Road and was reported at 11:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.
A 2:05 p.m. fireworks complaint brought an officer to Dix Park. “A group of youths ran from the area of the basketball court on my arrival,” wrote the officer.